Archives for Elderly Care

Understanding Your Risk of Getting Diabetes

  The Pervasiveness of Diabetes While everyone is familiar with the term diabetes, it is more difficult to know what it means or even more difficult to realize that it could be affecting you. In a survey conducted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), around 68% of people did not know that diabetes is closely related to heart disease. Furthermore, the survey also revealed that about 25% of the diabetic population do not even know that they have the disease. It is important to get regular check-ups at the doctor as diabetes and prediabetes are something they check for. Even
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Benefits of Regular Check-ups for Seniors

Regular check-ups and screenings are an important health habit. However, they become more and more important the older we get. Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and arthritis are more likely to occur the older we get and more likely to go undiagnosed the less we see a doctor. Several of these conditions don’t show symptoms until they’ve gotten worse. Nearly a quarter of visits to family physicians and 60% of hospital visits are from older adults. An annual checkup is an opportunity for a doctor to find something early and treat it or cure
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5 Ways to Entertain Your Senior Loved One

Your senior loved one may be getting impatient indoors. If you are looking for ideas to keep your loved one busy, we have 5 great tips to help provide entertainment for seniors. Check out our entertainment ideas for seniors below. Entertainment Ideas: Spend Time Outdoors With nicer weather finally here, there’s no better way to entertain your senior loved one than by heading outside and soaking up some vitamin D. There are many outdoor activities we at Freedom Home Care think they will love! To name a few, going on a walk, fishing, having a BBQ, and visiting local parks
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When Is Elderly Care Necessary?

There may come a time when you notice that your loved one may need assistance in day to day life. You might be wondering – is elderly care necessary? Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing is here to help. We offer personalized elder care services to fit your family member’s needs. Read more below on elderly care services and how to find elderly care for your loved one. Signs Your Loved One May Need Help You may want to consider elder care if you begin to notice your loved one is experiencing difficulty with daily living and activities safely and
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