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By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

Falling at home is one of the most common causes of serious injuries among older adults. Although experiencing falls can be scary for both seniors and their loved ones, the steps that are taken immediately after a fall can make a significant difference in an older adult’s ability to recover…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

As aging adults find the activities of daily living difficult to complete, it’s common for their adult children to take on various caregiving duties. While caregiving can be a loving and rewarding experience, the role reversal can sometimes weaken the relationships between aging adults and family caregivers as a result…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

If your senior loved one lives with chronic or even sporadic migraines, it can interfere with his or her quality of life. While over-the-counter medications are the most common solution, some prefer holistic methods, such as drinking natural teas. Below are some soothing teas that are known to relieve migraine…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 70 million Americans have hypertension, and only about half of those people have their conditions under control. Because hypertension can be especially dangerous for people over 65, it’s important for seniors to reduce their blood pressure levels in the following…

By Kathy Corcoran, 7:11 pm on September 4, 2020

Caregiver Appreciation At Home Care Assistance of Hartford, we love finding ways to help our senior clients get out and enjoy nature in the gorgeous summer weather! Check out the brilliant smiles all around as Judy and our dedicated caregivers enjoy a ferry boat excursion along the scenic Slipaway River,…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020

When people think about food allergies, they tend to think about children being allergic to nuts or cow’s milk. However, food allergies are a real and growing concern among the elderly population. Late-onset food allergies can cause symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening. Learn why food allergies suddenly appear…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020

If seniors want to make the most of their lives, they should maintain positive attitudes and see their senior years as a time of potential and growth. Here are seven ways seniors can keep their outlook upbeat.  1. Counter Negativity with Positivity  There are many negative stereotypes about aging. While…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on August 7, 2020

Some aspects of caring for an aging parent can be mundane, demanding, challenging, or exhausting at times. Fortunately, such moments can be balanced out by some of the more emotionally rewarding and meaningful aspects of caregiving—one of which is participating in fun, engaging, and beneficial activities with your parent. Here…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020

Proper dental care is important for everyone, but it’s particularly significant for older adults. It’s also one of the things that can easily be pushed aside as more pressing health complaints pile up. However, there are good reasons to make good oral health a priority. Make sure your elderly loved…

By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases among seniors, and it can affect their movements and comfort levels. Before your aging loved one agrees to take medication to control the condition, try some of the natural remedies mentioned below. These techniques can treat inflammation, make it easier to move…