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Caregiver Resource Articles

Caregiver Resource Articles2019-02-26T09:17:44+00:00

Understanding Arthritis Pain, Causes, and Management

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

While pain is an unpleasant sensation, it plays a vital role in the body’s defense system. Without pain, we wouldn’t know if we have been injured, are sick, or if we have a life-threatening illness. Pain, however, can occur without an obvious cause or can be a symptom of [...]

Why Everyone Should Plan for Long-Term Care

April 26th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

For most people, daily activities seem trivial – we often take our ability to complete basic tasks without issue for granted. However, many things can happen to inhibit our ability to completely care for ourselves like injury, illness, or inability. In fact, the average life expectancy in the US [...]

How to Manage Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

April 12th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease and around 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive nervous disorder that destroys the dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. With PD, a large part of the brain’s substantia nigra, largely responsible for producing dopamine, [...]

7 Signs of Kidney Disease You Should Take Seriously

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

According to the CDC, about 96% of people with kidney disease are not aware of their condition. This is because many people don’t know the symptoms and mild kidney damage does not halt kidney functions so it can go unidentified. Kidneys, however, play an essential role in the body [...]

Franchise Family Guest Author Highlight: David Kafora

March 18th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Periodically, AmeriCare will feature guest authors from our franchise family. Throughout these posts, we hope to offer a peak behind the scenes to show the tremendous amount of compassion and expertise of our wonderful team members. Our owners and their teams truly are the heart and soul of AmeriCare’s [...]

Be Aware of These 6 Signs of Heart Disease

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Heart disease affects one in four Americans. When the heart is not working properly, it affects other parts of the body and could have serious consequences if not treated promptly and properly. Fortunately, there are some warning signs of heart disease that you can monitor and notify your healthcare [...]

7 Ways Seniors Can Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

February 8th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease or cardiovascular diseases account for 1 in 3 deaths in the United States every year. Even though the risk of heart disease increases with age, there are a lot of things seniors can do decrease their chances of experiencing heart or [...]

10 Tips for Having Tough Conversations with Aging Parents

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Parents often need extra help as they age but they may resist the extra attention to their personal matters. Having tough conversations with your parents about their future health and well-being can be difficult for you and frustrating for them. Conversations about caregiving or financial management are difficult for [...]

Why Seniors Should Share with Younger People

December 20th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Seniors have a lifetime of experience and knowledge to share. However, due to generational gaps in outlook and expectation, elderly people tend not to connect regularly with younger generations. Ideological differences due to technological advancements and reliance along with differing cultural attitudes create barriers between generations but bridging this [...]

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