Understand Your Senior’s Coverage Plan Q. 84-year-old mother, who has been in excellent health all of her life, recently fell and spent several days in the hospital following hip surgery. She’s now coming home and my family and I are trying to work through the medical healthcare maze. Can you help? Most families don’t know [...]
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Managing Cholesterol Important to Senior Health Question: During my last doctor’s check-up I received abnormal cholesterol results for the first time in my life. What does that mean for me – an 80-year-old senior – and what can I do about it? Debbie Seplow, owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Phoenix, says that [...]
You’ve just returned to your childhood home for the holidays, but things don’t look the same. Are the conditions of aging jeopardizing your senior’s health and safety at home? Complete this checklist and if you see any of these situations, your senior may need extra help. Look in the refrigerator, freezer and drawers. Spoiled food [...]
Diabetics Can Enjoy the Holidays with Advance Planning Question: I’m a 79-year-old man who was just diagnosed with diabetes. This will be my first holiday season that I’ll need to be careful what I eat. Can you give me some suggestions, particularly since I live alone? Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Phoenix checked with [...]
Holiday Help Wanted? Call a CAREGiver Question: I am an 88-year-old widow who loves the holidays. Back in the day, I decorated every room in the house and placed lights outdoors as well. I am unable to do any of that these days, and my children live away. They are all coming home this holiday, [...]
Stress Can Contribute to Parkinson’s Disease, Research Reveals Q. I’m very concerned about my 70-year-old mother, a full-time caregiver to my dad, who has been an invalid for years. I’ve been trying to convince her to get additional help because I’m worried the stress will begin to take its toll on her. What can happen [...]
Illness, Restricted Activity Lead to Decline in Seniors Question: As I approach 80, I would like to continue to remain at home. What are ways that can help me do that? Attempting to remain healthy and active is a good place to start. Research reveals that illnesses and injuries, which lead to hospitalization or activity [...]
Take Time for Yourself to Avoid Holiday Caregiver Stress Q. As a working mother of three children and caregiver to two senior parents, the holidays are among the most stressful times of the year for me. I’m a good manager, so I always get everything done, but I end up frazzled and unhappy by the [...]