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Assisting Family Members With Multiple Sclerosis

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You can be the primary caregiver for a senior loved one suffering from multiple sclerosis. The job of caregiving can consume much of your energy and can challenge your patience. You need to ensure that the medicines are up to date, do the household chores, make sure that doctor appointments are not missed, and that your senior loved one keeps up with the physical routines. There are many ways to cope and the tips shared by experts in senior care and nursing care can be helpful to you.    Make Certain That The Home Is Safe And Accessible  You need to contemplate the current and as well as the upcoming accessibility needs of your senior loved one. You may also consult with experts on your opinions. To ensure accessibility, you may have to perform home renovations, some of which can be simple and others costly. It is important to ensure the safety of your senior loved one and offer as much independence as possible to the person. Also, make sure to build a setting that helps reduce your stress and strain. Renovate the home to offer easy entry and exit and make the doorways wide enough for a wheelchair or a walker.    Get The Right Equipment  Problems like general discomfort and bedsores can be easily avoided if the wheelchair is properly sized with a good cushion. You may also consider a hospital bed that raises and lowers as it can help make life easy for everyone. Another option is […]

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What Are The Benefits Of Telehealth For Seniors? 

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It is important to visit a doctor for an annual check-up or regarding a chronic health condition to ensure good health and this is especially important in the case of seniors. However, the coronavirus pandemic has made a trip to a medical office dangerous. Luckily, adults in the country have the option to get the medical attention they need without taking any risks from leaving senior care facilities, assisted living homes, or their own homes, thanks to telemedicine and telehealth services.   Understanding Telehealth  Even though the coronavirus pandemic has made telehealth services much popular, the option has been available for many years. Technically, telehealth is improving healthcare services and support via telecommunications and technology solutions. Most of us think of telehealth as virtual doctor appointments taking place with the help of video calls. It is true that this a telehealth solution, but it is not the only solution offered by telemedicine services. Telehealth services offer online health education, remote monitoring of patients, online storage of medical imaging and charts, etc.   Telehealth Services And Seniors  Any aged person can benefit from telehealth services and seniors can especially benefit from these services. The main problem is to get older adults comfortable with telehealth services to consider its options. As per the results of a recent survey, only one percent of older adults ever had an online doctor’s visit in their life, but more than half of the older adult population were willing to try telehealth services. A good way to […]

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What Are The Benefits Of Gardening For Seniors?

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Retirement does not mean that the only exciting thing in your life is the weekly bingo game. Your golden years can be a great time to start a new hobby. Gardening can be a great option for seniors and can be filled with challenges, surprises, and many changes making it a great choice for elderly adults of all skill levels.   Whether you grow some small outdoor plants, indoor succulents, or keep a small farm in the backyard of your house, gardening can be an enjoyable activity for virtually anyone. Some of the benefits of gardening for elderly adults as shared by staff in senior assisted living and other senior living facilities across the nation are shared below.   Eat What You Grow  If you grow vegetables and fruits in your garden, you can harvest them and feed your family. As per the experts, a well-maintained garden can help you save about six hundred dollars per year on groceries. Even though you are not concerned about the budget, you need to understand that there is no substitute for fresh produce. Gardening can be an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, and you can easily control what is in your food with gardening. If you are concerned about the presence of fertilizers and pesticides in the food you eat, you can opt for gardening.   Ensure Vitamin D  As per the experts in senior living, 44% of senior men and 26% of senior women are deficient in vitamin D. It […]

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