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Stay Safe and Beat The Heat This Summer

According to almost 400 people die each year from overexposure to heat – most of which are seniors. That’s why it’s important that your loved one takes extra precautions to avoid the risk of developing heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Here are a few tips Freedom Home Care found that could be helpful. Know Your Body Knowing the different changes that occur in the body as we age is the first step to preventing heat-related illness or death. When the temperature in the body changes, many times its hard for some older loved ones to tell whether they’re too
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"Senior Share Houses" Roomates for Senior Citizens

With the rising costs of living, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for seniors to age-in-place. But it’s not just seniors who are finding it harder to rent or own in today’s housing market. Singles are struggling to locate affordable housing options, as well. As a result, many people are turning to shared housing as a way to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with living alone. While some older loved ones might be initially apprehensive about living with someone they don’t know, there are a number of benefits to pairing up with a person who is trustworthy and compatible. Seniors
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Social Engagement and its Benefits for Seniors

  The fear of becoming irrelevant as we get older is a very real one. But it’s often something we don’t think about until it actually happens. You might notice it with co-workers – the subtle hesitancy to ask for your input on the latest system changes, while soliciting input from someone else with “fresh ideas.” It may even hit closer to home with friends or family who once turned to you for advice, but no longer seem to take a real interest in what you have to say. We’ve also seen it here at Freedom Home Care. Loved ones
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