Senior woman with red Santa's hat holding hot tea and looking through window. Xmas, home, age, alone, senior concept.
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How Can I Help My Senior Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues?

Ah, the holidays: they’re the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most challenging. For a lot of older adults who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic health issues, or are suffering from isolation and loneliness,…
Family problems between son and father
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Orange County Home Care | Caregiving Within Difficult Family Dynamics

It is no surprise that difficult family dynamics can affect a caregiver's attitude. For people who have been brought up by loving parents who took care of all their needs, providing the same degree of care may simply be second nature. But…
Mid adult woman embraces her senior mom
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What NOT to Say When a Loved One Is Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Even though you may have been feeling relatively perky prior to that moment, without…
Hands aiming a pistol
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Dementia and Guns: A Deadly Mix?

With a heated level of debate rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys, it seems impossible to calmly come to an agreement regarding the issue of gun control. Yet no matter which side of the issue you are on, there’s one little-mentioned situation…
Hospice Nurse visiting an elderly male patient
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Caring for Seniors: Is It Just the Blues or Something More?

Sleeping problems, not enough appetite, and fatigue are common concerns in one's older years. And frequently, they’re written off as just that. Yet for nearly 8 million seniors over age 65, these signs and symptoms are indicative of something…