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Useful Steps to Help Seniors Avoid Social Frailty

It was only a few years ago that we were self-isolating to avoid COVID-19. Older adults were particularly vulnerable, so extra precautions were taken to keep them safe. Solitary lifestyles adopted out of necessity became the new norm for a number of older adults who have yet to break from this isolation. We now understand …

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Step-By-Step Guide: What To Do When a Loved One Dies

After losing a member of the family, the very last thing you want to do is complete a list of to-dos. The pain and loss alone are overwhelming enough. Taking the time to sort out your grief is crucial. Yet there are, unfortunately, a number of tasks that need to be handled, at various intervals …

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What to Do When a Person With Dementia Doesn’t Recognize You

You’ve been taking care of Mom since her dementia diagnosis. You have been working through a number of the challenging symptoms. However one day, she looks at you and calls you by a different name – that of her husband or younger brother or father. Do you correct her, reminding her that you’re her son? …

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Senior Hygiene: How Frequently Should an Older Adult Bathe?

Sinking into a soothing, warm, bubble bath at the end of a stressful day and stepping into a hot, invigorating shower first thing in the morning are daily pleasures for a great many of us. But it really is possible to have too much of a good thing with regards to senior hygiene and bathing …

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Break Out of an Ordinary Caregiver Routine With These Tips

It’s hard to admit but even harder to avoid. Becoming bored with your role as family caregiver is a very common response to spending a great deal of time together, completing exactly the same tasks, participating in exactly the same activities, and running out of interesting conversation topics. This is not by any means associated …

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Managing the Cost of Home Care in Maryland

The cost of home care in Maryland can be a significant financial burden for families. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of homemaker services in Maryland is $4,506 per month, while the average cost of home health aide services is $$4,594 per month. This was assuming approximately 40 hours of …

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