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The Dangers of Pneumonia for Seniors in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Dangers of Pneumonia for Seniors in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
By Manpreet Dhalla, 5:38 pm on January 26, 2016

One of the most common and serious upper respiratory conditions seniors face is pneumonia. Knowing the facts about pneumonia is an important part of caregiving that providers of at-home care in Ft. Lauderdale want to share with family caregivers. Read on to learn about the dangers pneumonia pose for seniors. What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. The lung’s air sacs, called alveoli, become inflamed and make it difficult to breathe. The infected lungs secrete pus and dead cells, which build up in the air sacs and make it more difficult to breathe properly. Pneumonia usually develops from…

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Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on January 19, 2016

Caring for a senior loved one is a rewarding experience, but it comes with its fair share of complications. The demands associated with caregiving can be overwhelming, but the following tips provided by Ft. Lauderdale Home Care Assistance could help you reduce stress and stave off burnout. Take a Break It’s important to take time for yourself in order to be an effective caregiver. You can take the day to rest at home or go out and enjoy a hobby that you love. Be sure to go to dinner with friends, plan an outing at the movies, take a walk…

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Helping Seniors Adapt to In-Home Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Helping Seniors Adapt to In-Home Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on January 12, 2016

Seniors may have trouble adapting to in-home care because they fear losing their independence, which is why family caregivers may have trouble broaching the subject with an elderly parent. If you find your loved one is less than receptive to the idea of help around the house, the following tips can help your loved one adjust to in-home care Ft. Lauderdale families can trust. Create an Open Dialogue If your senior loved one is apprehensive or even resentful of the idea of in-home care, it’s important that you understand why. Knowing why your loved one is resistant to live-in or…

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How to Determine When It's Time for Your Senior Loved One to Have In-Home Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
How to Determine When It's Time for Your Senior Loved One to Have In-Home Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on January 5, 2016

As the primary Ft. Lauderdale caregiver for a senior loved one or family member, one of the most important things one can do is watch out for signs that indicate aboost in assistance is needed around the house. Often times, seniors don’t want to admit they need more help or the changes occur so slowly seniors legitimately don’t realize they need more help. If you notice the following signs, they could signal that your loved one needs help from local in-home care providers. Changes in Activities and Relationships Getting out of the house, keeping up with hobbies, or meeting with…

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