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The Truth About 4 Myths Surrounding Home Care in Palm Desert, CA
The Truth About 4 Myths Surrounding Home Care in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 15, 2019

Home care is one option your family may be considering for helping your senior loved one age gracefully. However, there may be certain people in your family who have heard myths about what it means to have someone provide care in your loved one’s home. Since falling for these myths delays proper care, it’s important to understand the truth behind these four common misconceptions you may encounter during your family…

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Solutions for Chronic Constipation in Older Adults in Palm Desert, CA
Solutions for Chronic Constipation in Older Adults in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 24, 2019

As people age, the risk for constipation rises. It’s essential that constipation be recognized and treated quickly to prevent pain and bowel obstruction. Here are some ways to help your senior loved one with chronic constipation. Encourage Fluid Intake Many seniors don’t drink enough water, and they may become dehydrated. Aging adults with poor fluid intake may experience painful bowel movements, hemorrhoids, and rectal bleeding. If your loved one is on…

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How Seniors Can Benefit by Engaging with Their Communities in Palm Desert, CA
How Seniors Can Benefit by Engaging with Their Communities in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on April 10, 2019

Seniors who engage in their communities can have better health and stave off various age-related conditions. While around town, they can form friendships with other residents. Building social connections can boost quality of life for aging adults. Take a look at a few key reasons the elderly should be active in their communities. 1. More Happiness Merely being around others can boost mental and emotional health. Interacting with neighbors, attending…

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Fun Ways to Enjoy a Break from Caregiving in Palm Desert, CA
Fun Ways to Enjoy a Break from Caregiving in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on March 27, 2019

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be an enjoyable experience as long as you remember to take care of yourself in the process. It’s easy to get worn out and overwhelmed if you forget to take breaks and do things that bring you joy. Below are some fun things family caregivers can do when taking a break from their caregiving-related responsibilities. 1. Go on a Cruise Exposure to…

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Why Do Aging Adults Have a Higher Risk of Falling in Palm Desert, CA
Why Do Aging Adults Have a Higher Risk of Falling in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on March 13, 2019

Falls can be especially dangerous for older adults. They may be unable to bounce back as quickly after a fall as a younger person might. Here are some of the top causes of falls in older adults and what you can do to prevent your senior loved one from sustaining an injury. Age-Related Eye Diseases Poor vision related to age-related eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration can…

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Why Should You Visit a Senior Loved One with Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
Why Should You Visit a Senior Loved One with Dementia in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on February 27, 2019

Being diagnosed with dementia doesn’t mean your elderly loved one needs to move in with you and other family members immediately. He or she can continue living alone and maintain healthy habits that slow the progression of the condition. However, you should visit your loved one as often as possible to brighten his or her mood and check on his or her wellbeing. Here are some of the reasons it’s…

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Benefits of Socializing for Aging Adults in Palm Desert, CA
Benefits of Socializing for Aging Adults in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on February 13, 2019

Seniors need regular social interaction to help them stay physically and mentally healthy. However, many older adults live alone and find it difficult to connect with others when they don’t go to work each day. The importance of social interaction for seniors is evident in these benefits they receive from making spending time with others a priority in their lives. Reduced Rates of Depression and Anxiety People rely on their…

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Ways to Help Seniors Maintain Good Emotional Health in Palm Desert, CA
Ways to Help Seniors Maintain Good Emotional Health in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on January 30, 2019

Family caregivers need to focus on their aging loved ones’ emotional health just as much as their physical wellbeing. Good emotional health can help seniors age gracefully, leading to a happier and healthier life. Here are some of the ways seniors can maintain their emotional health. 1. Manage Stress Knowing the causes of stress and anxiety can help your loved one develop a plan to combat those issues. Your loved…

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Tips to Take Care of an Elderly Loved One in Palm Desert, CA
Tips to Take Care of an Elderly Loved One in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on January 16, 2019

As the caregiver to an aging parent, you’ll want to make sure you do everything you can do to keep him or her as comfortable, content, and safe as possible. Caring for an elderly loved one can pose many challenges, but with the right tools and mindset, the experience can be mutually fulfilling. Here are some things you can do to be an effective caregiver to your parent. Monitor Medications…

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Tips to Calm Agitation in Aging Parents with Alzheimer's in Palm Desert, CA
Tips to Calm Agitation in Aging Parents with Alzheimer's in Palm Desert, CA
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on December 26, 2018

Agitation is a common behavioral symptom of Alzheimer’s disease that can arise at any time of the day or night. When your aging loved one gets upset, try using one of these strategies to help your parent calm down. 1. Remove the Source of Irritation Your loved one may react to something in the environment that causes pain or confusion. For instance, agitation may be spurred by a noisy environment,…

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