October National Days

October 1  National Homemade Cookies Day  World Smile Day  October 2  National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day  National Fried Scallops Day  October 3  National Techies Day  National Boyfriend Day  October 4  National Cinnamon Bun Day  National Taco Day  National Golf Lover’s Day  National Vodka Day  October 5  National Do Something Nice Day  National Apple Betty Day …

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Geriatric Eye Care

Whether you’re 20 years old or 80 years old, vision is one of our most important senses. As you reach your 60s and beyond, knowing what to expect when it comes to age-related problems that can cause vision loss is the first step in taking care of your eyes. The American Optometric Association recommends an…

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Tips for the Long-Distance Family Caregiver

Some families live close together. Others move to new states seeking better employment opportunities, cheaper colleges, or a lower cost of living. When you live hours from your mom and dad, it’s hard to know if they’re doing well on their own. How can you tell if your parents need help or if they’re okay?…

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Why Do Elderly Couples Often Need Home Care Assistance?

Aging at home may be your parents’ goals, but sometimes a helping hand is needed to make sure everything goes as planned. Home care assistance helps older adults with ADLs and IADLs. The common reasons that older adults require home care is to ensure they: Get out of bed safely Take a shower and dress…

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How to Help Your Senior Deal With Mobility Issues

Most people dread the prospect of having to deal with the challenges of getting older. In fact, the thought of having to deal with mobility issues is so frightening that many people choose to ignore the issue until they have no other option. For seniors who are already dealing with mobility issues, it can be…

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Home Health Care Nurses Can Administer Medications That Family Caregivers Can’t

After your mom’s illness or surgical procedure, you plan to provide the care she needs. She wants to return to her bed and bathroom as quickly as possible. You’ll help her with bandage changes, medication management, or whatever else is needed. Can you provide everything she needs, or is it time to address her need…

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National Days in August 2021

August 1 • International Mahjong Day • Respect for Parents Day • American Family Day • National Friendship Day • National Sisters Day August 2 • National Coloring Book Day • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day August 3 • National Watermelon Day • National Night Out Day August 4 • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day…

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Top Causes for Mini-Strokes

Unfortunately, there are many elderly people who will have a mini stroke. Family caregivers often worry about larger strokes in their elderly loved ones. However, it is just as important to know more about mini-strokes. Learning about the causes of these strokes can help you to prevent them in your elderly loved one. Having Hypertension…

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Items You Need to Start Painting With Your Dad

The founder of Doodlewash established World Watercolor Month in 2016. The goal each July is to inspire others to get out watercolor paints and tap into their creative side. Watercolors offer a fun way to connect with your dad. Here are the main items you need to get started painting together in July. Graphite Pencils…

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Creating an Estate Plan

It’s never too early to start preparing for the future. The first step you’ll need to take is to evaluate your situation and then develop a strategy that helps meet your needs. When you create your estate plan, consider the following factors and how they interact when working with a qualified estate-planning attorney. Account Registration…

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