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Are Our Elderly Getting Enough Sleep?

by Charlie Kimball

There are an amazing number of problems which are associated with lack of sleep. Is your elderly loved one getting enough?  The sleep patterns of our older generations seem to change as they get older. Think about how you feel when you’ve gotten very little sleep over the night.  You might be a bit groggy, […]

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7 Resolutions For Our Senior Citizens

by Charlie Kimball

It’s about the time to sing Auld Lang Syne and rush in the New Year.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were looking at 2014?  This is the time for making New Year’s Resolutions, making a new list and checking it twice.  We thought we’d offer some healthy goals to add to the list. Learn […]

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How to Get the Elderly to be More Active

by Charlie Kimball

Elderly loved ones need to be getting up and moving around on a daily basis to stay healthy.  Just a little bit of activity each day has been shown to relieve depressive symptoms, keep the brain active, and more.  Despite the wonderful health benefits of exercise, many of our elderly loved ones don’t want to […]

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3 Biggest Holiday Stumbling Blocks For the Elderly Diet

by Charlie Kimball

It’s easy to blow your elderly diet when the holidays are here! It seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year, and here we are just about to celebrate another one!  Holiday cheer usually means putting on the pounds with the pastries, hams, and other yummy holiday food gifts. Our elderly loved ones […]

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8 Signs of Depression in the Elderly

by Charlie Kimball

A personal emergency response system can help with the physical problems of growing older by providing a safety net, but what about the mental portion?  Those issues of depression in the elderly can run much deeper during the holidays, as a combination of seasonal affective disorder, old memories, and more. For some, this is the […]

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9 Strategies to Get Grandma to Take a Bath

by Charlie Kimball

From when we’re very young until we’re very old, bathing and self-care is important.  Many of our elderly loved ones take pause before they enter the bathtub or the shower.  There are a number of reasons for this hesitance, including the fear of falling, forgetfulness, and pain. Washing ourselves off is vital to staying a […]

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Going to the Emergency Room

by Charlie Kimball

Sometimes, it’s necessary for you as a caregiver to take a stand and press the button on your loved one’s emergency medical necklace and go to the emergency room.  If you do use a medical alert necklace to notify emergency medical services, they will need to be prepared for your loved one’s arrival. Here’s what […]

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