Amada Senior Care Blog

The Effects of Stress On Older Adults

When your body senses danger, your brain sends signals directing your muscles to tighten and your adrenal glands to release stress hormones. Stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, force your breath to quicken, blood pressure to rise, and senses to sharpen. These physiological changes speed up your reaction time, increase your strength, improve your stamina, and enhance your focus. This reaction is referred to as the stress response, and it’s entirely normal and necessary for survival. Once your brain accepts you are not in danger, your body returns to its normal pre-stressed state. Chronic stress, on the other hand, is…

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Read This BEFORE You File Your Long-Term Care Insurance Claim

Many Americans purchased long-term care insurance in an effort to protect themselves from the financial risks associated with long-term care. Unfortunately, when seniors are ready to cash in on their investment, their claims are often denied and they end up spending months or even years trying to convince their insurers to approve their claim. Here is what you need to know before you file a long-term insurance claim.  Is it the right time for you to file a long-term care insurance claim? Before your file your long-term insurance claim, you should make sure at least one of the following scenarios…

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes in Older Adults

The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, making diabetes a common concern among older adults. Unfortunately, older adults are also at a greater risk for developing many of the other complications associated with the disease. Here is what you need to know about diabetes in older adults. Seniors with diabetes are at a greater risk for serious falls than seniors without diabetes. Click To Tweet Older adults with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure Click To Tweet People with type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Click To…

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Fighting Cancer With Community

“The cancer has spread to my liver.” Meet Lisa Reid-Liard, a former Amada employee, who has been fighting the battle against colorectal cancer. For the past three years, Lisa worked as an office manager for Amada South Bay where she spent much of her time caring for seniors and Veterans. Regardless of whether Lisa was guiding seniors through their long-term care options or caring for them at their bedside, Lisa made sure each person was taken care of with a friendly smile, a warm heart, and deep empathy. Lisa’s compassionate heart did not end with her clients. She’s always been and continues to…

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Why is Malnutrition Common in Older Adults?

Who comes to mind when you think about malnutrition?  Many will think of the homeless living in your city, or the children residing in less-developed countries. But what about the elderly? According to the Alliance For Aging Research, malnutrition is an underrecognized and underreported problem among older adults in the United States. Here are a few shocking statistics about malnutrition in the elderly. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition. Click To Tweet Up to 65 percent of hospitalized older adults could face malnutrition. Click To Tweet Malnutrition can increase hospital stays by up to 2-4…

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