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Ways to Cheer Up Seniors Who Are Lonely in Oklahoma
Ways to Cheer Up Seniors Who Are Lonely in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on July 17, 2017

No one likes to feel lonely, yet many seniors experience this emotion. Living alone at home after retirement can create a situation where seniors are more likely to feel depressed. Here are a few ways family caregivers can cheer up their lonely senior loved ones. Perform a Random Act of Kindness Several age-related health conditions can make it difficult to perform simple tasks. Staring at an overgrown lawn or worrying…

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Signs of Hoarding to Watch for in Aging Adults in Oklahoma
Signs of Hoarding to Watch for in Aging Adults in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on July 3, 2017

Hoarding is a mental disorder that can affect people of all ages. Recognizing the early signs of hoarding is the most effective way to prevent consequences of the disorder. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality at-home senior care. Oklahoma families trust in Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved…

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Which Foods Seniors Should Avoid in Oklahoma
Which Foods Seniors Should Avoid in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on June 19, 2017

Everyone knows eating fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins keeps the body healthy. For seniors, maintaining a healthy diet also includes avoiding certain foods. Not every senior has the same care needs, which means they don’t all need the same senior care services. Oklahoma families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide individualized care plans to meet your elderly loved one’s unique care needs. Our holistic Balanced Care Method was…

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Advice for Maintaiingn a Healthy Heart Rate in the Golden Years in Oklahoma
Advice for Maintaiingn a Healthy Heart Rate in the Golden Years in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on June 5, 2017

Heart rate, which refers to the number of times the heart beats per minute, is one of the prime factors in determining health. A normal heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Chronic rates that are higher or lower than normal commonly indicate a disorder, which may require medical intervention. Here are a few ways aging adults can maintain a steady heart rate.   1. Get Adequate…

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Nutritional Advice for Seniors Who Have Had Strokes in Oklahoma
Nutritional Advice for Seniors Who Have Had Strokes in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on May 22, 2017

Seniors recovering from strokes can face a few challenges such as the inability to eat on their own. However, with the help of a few dietary changes, older adults can manage stroke symptoms and speed up recovery. Caregivers should encourage their loved ones to make healthy lifestyle choices that keep recurrent strokes at bay. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t have expertise or…

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Common Health Concerns for Women Over 65 in Oklahoma
Common Health Concerns for Women Over 65 in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on May 8, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, older women are prone to a number of health conditions. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality non-medical home care. Oklahoma families trust in Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved ones age in place safely and comfortably. Here are…

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Manage IBS in Seniors in Oklahoma
Manage IBS in Seniors in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on April 17, 2017

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition, especially in women and Caucasians. Some doctors estimate 10 percent of the elderly population experience it. While it is usually not a constant problem, it tends to occur during times of stress. Mucus in the stool, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and frequent changes in stool consistency are all common symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease can intensify IBS symptoms, and seniors living with Alzheimer’s may…

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Ways the Elderly Can Maintain Good Oral Hygiene in Oklahoma
Ways the Elderly Can Maintain Good Oral Hygiene in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on April 3, 2017

Oral health plays a significant role in determining overall health. Small, localized problems in the mouth can quickly become widespread, systemic issues that affect the heart and other organs and organ systems. People should practice good oral hygiene at every stage of life. Encourage your senior loved one to take special steps to prevent infection, decay, and other dental issues. A professional caregiver can help your loved one adopt good…

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The Link between Sugar and Fat and Heart Disease in Oklahoma, OK
The Link between Sugar and Fat and Heart Disease in Oklahoma, OK
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on March 20, 2017

Seniors are often warned about the role of a high-fat diet in developing heart disease. However, many are confused about the impact of sugar on heart health. Studies often have conflicting conclusions on the best ways to protect the heart. Seniors and their loved ones should be aware of how both sugar and fat can increase the risk of heart disease. If you are the primary family caregiver for an…

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St. Patrick's Day Activities in Oklahoma
St. Patrick's Day Activities in Oklahoma
By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on March 6, 2017

Even if your loved one isn’t Irish, he or she may still be interested in St. Patrick’s Day-themed activities, and many of these activities may be beneficial if he or she is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Participating in the St. Patrick’s Day activities could trigger memories, help boost your loved one’s mood, and give you a great opportunity to bond. To make the mood more festive and to set a…

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