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  • Aging • Safety Managing the Risk Factors for Stroke

    Although a stroke can come with warning signs, it can be too late by the time you notice. The signs and symptoms can come on rapidly and create terrifying situations. The best thing you can do is understand the risk factors for stroke and how best to manage them. High Blood Pressure – High blood […]

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  • Caregiving Wellness Corner – Tips & Tricks to Help Calm the Nerves

    Ever felt nervous about a work project, a doctor appointment or being late for a meeting? Everyone feels anxious sometimes and the result can be headaches, stomach upset, a racing heartbeat or feeling miserably tense. At times like this, you want to calm down — but how? For ongoing anxiety, learning and practicing yoga and […]

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  • Aging • Safety Staying Safe and Preventing Falls

    Falls account for nearly one-third of all non-fatal injuries in the U.S., according to Injury Facts. For some people, falls result in embarrassment, skinned knees or broken bones. For others, falls can signal the beginning of lifestyle changes – or even lead to death. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, and many more […]

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  • Aging • Safety Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

    Too much heat is not safe for anyone, it can be even risker for the elderly. Elderly people are more prone to heat stress than younger people and may be adversely affected. As we age, our bodies don’t adjust as quickly to sudden changes in temperatures, and various medical conditions and prescription medicines can contribute […]

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  • Aging All The Lonely People – Special Screening

    Wednesday, June 15th 6:30 PM – West Newton CinemaPlease join us for a special screening of All The Lonely People, a new groundbreaking documentary about a handful of people’s stories of resilience, overcoming crippling social isolation and loneliness. Followed by Q&A with Producer Joe Applebaum. Advance ticket purchase required Tickets available on a sliding scale […]

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  • Caregiving • Dementia Consistent Support & Care For Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Diseases is a degenerative brain disease. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is trouble remembering new information, according to the Alzheimer’s Association1. As Alzheimer’s advances, symptoms get more severe and include disorientation, confusion, and behavior changes. HouseWorks Caregivers help families provide consistent routines and support for people with Alzheimer’s – at home, where […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Care

    When it comes time to start researching care alternatives for your loved one, it can be overwhelming. There are so many different options and different levels of care, we get it! If you are noticing subtle changes in your loved one’s health or mobility that could lead to dangerous situations, hiring Personal Care may be […]

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  • Caregiving PCAs, CNAs, HHAs: Finding the Right Aide for your Needs

    When looking to hire a caregiver or home care agency for your loved one, you may have some questions about which caregiver is the right one. With options for care like Personal Care Attendants (PCAs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) you may be unsure where to start. We’re here to help! […]

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  • Safety Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe This Winter

    With cold months upon us and snow in the forecast, it is important to make sure your loved ones are prepared for a safe winter. The winter temperatures can not only create a hazardous environment, but can also pose a threat to mental and physical health. Whether you are worried about your loved ones’ risk […]

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  • Aging • Safety Signs Your Loved One Might Need Help at Home

    Here’s what to look for during the holidays These subtle signs are often the first indications of age-related decline. As you visit during the holidays, take note of any unusual changes, including: Weight loss Changes in balance, mobility, mood or memory Untidiness: piles of dirty dishes, laundry, etc. Expired food in the refrigerator or cabinets […]

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