Category Archives: Home Health Care Products – Senior Care Services

Enjoy Every Day: Today’s Apps and Gadgets That Can Help Seniors Live Longer and Better

The number of available phone apps is on the rise. Many of them can help seniors like you live a healthier lifestyle, understand conditions and treatment options and inform you of useful preventative health measures that will reduce your risk of many diseases. Here is a rundown on some of the best apps for health.

Braun Healthy Heart

This is one of the latest heart health apps. It is designed to help people suffering from heart-related illnesses manage their risk factors and live a healthier lifestyle. It also provides a way of monitoring your heart health between visits to your physician. The app allows you to keep updated records of your blood pressure, results from blood tests and detailed risk factors, all easily accessible on your mobile phone.

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Walk-In Bath Tub – Minor Change, Major Improvement

Walk in bath tubsThe smallest changes can make the most improvement in a senior’s quality of life. Families of seniors are not taking any chances and are doing what they can to ensure their seniors are safe and happy.  As a younger person we take for granted how easily we can get into the tub to take a shower. Just lift our leg up over the side, find our balance in the tub with just one foot in and push off with the other leg to end up both feet and our bodies in the tub.  Well it is not as simple as it sounds for a senior with mobility and balance issues.  Seniors are often not as flexible, stable or physically able to perform many of the simplest tasks that we might not consider as a younger person.  Signs your senior is having difficulty getting into and out of the tub:

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Convenience and comfort: Furnishing for a bright retirement

Growing old and heading into retirement comes with a host of challenges. Elderly parents may find that they are not as active or as healthy as they used to be. These changes in mobility and health often call for a different approach to daily living.
Nowadays retirees have various attractive living options. The most popular of these include moving in with their children or relocating to senior living communities. Regardless of the choice they make, senior citizens need to pay special attention to the furniture gracing their homes.
Those who opt to live on their own may find it easier to dwell in smaller homes. There is less clutter that way and the reduced space means that there are fewer household and maintenance chores to do. It is also simple to furnish small spaces.
When selecting furniture for the elderly, it is important to choose pieces that combine functionality with comfort. Wise homeowners in such situations always put practicality and therapeutic value above fashion and décor. It is crucial to go for ergonomically correct furniture that is easily accessible and comfortable to use. Uncomfortable or unsuitable furnishings usually have a detrimental effect on their users and senior citizens are especially vulnerable.
The best furniture items for retirees are those that are suited to their needs. Here are some general tips to consider when selecting furniture for those retirement years:

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Home Healthcare Detroit

It is often difficult to grow older.  Finding a way to juggle the everyday needs in life with an aging body and mind can be a challenge.  It is a fortunate thing to have family and friends to count on for assistance in and around the home, but often there is a need for professional services like home healthcare.  In Detroit, there is an array of services in the home to assist with healthcare.  Home healthcare is not just for those with detrimental or severe medical or mental illnesses or conditions.  And especially in Detroit, home healthcare can be as minor as providing assistance with daily activities.

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Home Health Care San Jose

Worrying about an elderly loved one falling is a major reason that your family member may need to have home health care in San Jose.  Leaving an elderly person with health or mental issues alone may be detrimental to his health.  Having help in the home, such as a home health worker or nurse, may prevent serious injury by falling.

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Home Healthcare Detroit

People of an older age may require help in the home.  Should there be a medical condition require daily monitoring or assistance is needed with home testing or administering of medications through IVs, a Detroit Home Healthcare caregiver may be present in the home of an elderly person.  Elderly people prefer to have his or her hair cut and styled that differs from people of a younger generation.  Home healthcare workers are familiar with the older people’s hairstyles.  Elderly women’s hairstyles include short bobs, hair wrapped into a bun, color treated hair, permed hair or a color rinse. Elderly men’s hairstyles include short contoured haircuts with shaved sides, comb over longer hair on the top to hide baldness and a wavy longer windblown look.  Men may also have color treated hair or use a color rinse.

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Disabled Home Care

There are many seniors who have limited means because of a disability, but still wish to remain living independently. This remains a possibility through disabled home care. Disabled home care closely resembles home health care, but differs in certain assistance which  they provide. We’ll take a deeper look at disabled home care, the services it provides, and in what ways it differs from home health care.

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Home Care Products

There are many ways to keep a senior in their home these days, as companies and individuals are continuously developing new and innovative home care products.  If you can think of an application or a different use for a similar product, it may have already been created and available for you, so you just may want to do an internet search to find it.  If you can’t find it on the internet, perhaps it’s a business opportunity for you!

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Donation Pickup Services

There are many questions that arise when one is considering a donation pickup service – here are a few of the more common questions and answers.

1.  IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

All donations are tax deductible at their present Fair Market value, which is the price a buyer would pay and a seller would accept.

2.  WHY DOESN’T THE DRIVER WRITE AN AMOUNT ON MY RECEIPT?

The IRS places responsibility for the fair market value upon the donor.  The driver does not see what items are donated in the bags or boxes and cannot make that determination.

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Senior Health Products

Many seniors take over the counter (OTC) pain-relievers to help alleviate joint discomfort and to feel more healthy overall.  However, Ibuprofen (brand names Advil, Motrin) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be unsafe for many older adults, especially when taken daily. Geriatricians much prefer that older senior adults take health and pain-relieving products like acetaminophen (Tylenol), because it causes few side effects and only rarely interacts with other medications a person may be taking.  These are just of few of the many senior health products available.

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