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How to Support Someone with Fibromyalgia: Learn – Love – Listen
Oct06

How to Support Someone with Fibromyalgia: Learn – Love – Listen

If someone you love has fibromyalgia, it can be hard to understand what they’re going through. You know that they are constantly tired. You know that they are in pain. You know that their personality is changing and they experience confusion. Yet, it may be hard for you to believe that someone is actually suffering so much. Chances are, your loved one is frustrated by your lack of understanding. Know that your disbelief and ignorance...

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Tough Conversations with Seniors | The Basics
Oct03

Tough Conversations with Seniors | The Basics

Finding the right senior care option for yourself or a loved one can feel like everything is falling into place. But how do people and families reach this point, and even more so, how do you start those tough conversations with seniors? Here at SeniorCaring.com, we realize that aging is a wonderfully diverse experience for everyone and there’s no definite answer on the best way to approach seeking elder care other than starting with...

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What is Nursing Home Abuse and How to Stop It?
Sep06

What is Nursing Home Abuse and How to Stop It?

A recent government inspection discovered that nursing home abuse is happening to residents and many abuse cases are not being reported to authorities. An audit found more than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients were unreported to police, revealing that Medicare is failing to enforce federal law that requires nursing homes to report incidents within 24 hours of it happening. In cases where...

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LGBT Seniors in Long Term Care
Aug09

LGBT Seniors in Long Term Care

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT seniors, have seen it all and then some. Many of them have spent their entire lives fighting for equal rights – they remember the police raid of Stonewall Inn in New York City, protests, bans preventing them from working for the U.S. government or serving in the military, and laws blocking them from getting married. Today, they’re finally seeing more protections for LGBT people...

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Battling White Coat Syndrome
May05

Battling White Coat Syndrome

White coat syndrome or white coat hypertension is a serious issue that many seniors deal with every day. The term “white coat” comes from references to the white coats traditionally worn by doctors, and the “effect” essentially pertains to the rise in blood pressure when you’re in a medical setting instead of at home. As we age, we can become more apprehensive about going to the doctor’s so it’s important to address any issues you may...

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When to Take the Keys From a Senior
Apr12

When to Take the Keys From a Senior

Driving is just one of the many priveledges earned in a lifetime. It gives us a sense of confidence and independence. But as you age, your skills behind the wheel may begin to deteriorate. And, this usually isn’t related to aging, but more so the health concerns associated with growing old. As a caregiver, knowing when to take the keys from your aging loved one can help save their life or even someone else’s. And while...

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