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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are You Prepared for a Loved One’s Care Transition?

    In a blog post for the Aging Life Care Association, Nancy Gillette, HouseWorks’ Chief Growth Officer, shares the top 5 things families need to know about transitions home from a hospital or rehab facility. https://blog.aginglifecare.org/blog/are-you-prepared-for-a-loved-ones-care-transition/

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  • How to Help Your Senior Plan for the New Year

    While we welcome in the new year, now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year with your senior loved one. In 2021, consider setting goals that focus on improving your senior’s overall health physically, emotionally, and mentally. Making your senior’s wellness goals a priority will ensure that their desires and list of […]

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  • HouseWorks to Participate in “Revolutionizing Aging” Discussion

    Where does technology fit into the aging process? How does technology help us deliver care of the highest quality that keeps our clients safe and comfortable at home? These are questions we think about quite a bit, and for good reason. At HouseWorks, we believe technology has the power to enhance our service delivery, so […]

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  • Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus

    A recent New York Times report documents how a hghly contagious fungus is spreading amongst vulnerable populations in skilled nursing facilities: “Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care and low staffing.” -NY Times Read the full article on nytimes.com

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