4 Tips for Better Sleep While Caregiving

4 Tips for Better Sleep While Caregiving

As a 24/7 caregiver for her mother, my 52-year-old patient — I’ll call her Becca — gets little rest. At night, lying on the couch next to her mother’s hospital bed, she is jolted awake by her mom’s frequent cries of pain and confused conversation with people who aren’t there. During the day, she catnaps fitfully in the chair next to her mother’s recliner as the TV...

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Health Benefits of Laughter

Health Benefits of Laughter

There are many health benefits to laughing.  Countless studies have proved that laughter is not only good for the soul, but good for your health. Here are some of the ways: Laughing helps relax your body – Laughing actually relieves physical tension and stress that can build up in your muscles.  Some studies show that a good laugh can leave muscled relaxed up to 45...

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HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR SENIORS

HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR SENIORS

Healthy eating is especially important for Seniors. Like others, their diet should include plenty of fresh foods and vegetables, but good nutrition is often neglected because of the difficulty of preparing the food or lack of interest in eating. Good food choices can also be a tasty source of hydration, so critical for seniors. In this special program sponsored by Specialty Home Care in Hershey,...

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Explaining Alzheimer’s to Your Children or Teens

Explaining Alzheimer’s to Your Children or Teens

Explaining Alzheimer’s to Your Children or Teens Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of families; awareness of Alzheimer’s is quite high in America though it still may be a difficult conversation to have with younger children and adolescents. There may be a time when a grandparent experiences trouble remembering their grandkid’s name or their behavior seems strange to the child and it will come time for an...

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Foods That Promote Longevity

Foods That Promote Longevity

Foods That Promote Longevity Hippocrates, the wise ancient Greek physician, said “let thy food be thy medicine”. It’s an age old saying much like the idea most people are familiar with: “you are what you eat”. A healthy and nutrient dense diet is vital to promote longevity, restore overall wellness, and prevent life threatening disease. It’s never too late to start a nutritious diet full...

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Home Care Standard Bureau – A+ Rating Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Media Contact: Press Release The Home Care Standards Bureau press@hcsb.us Donald Davis Specialty Home Care (717)533-4400 http://www.specialtyhomecare.com HOME CARE STANDARDS BUREAU RATES SPECIALTY HOME CARE IN HERSHEY, PA AN A+ RATED AGENCY: With more than 20,000 home care agencies in the United States, finding the right one can be difficult. Home Care Standards Bureau (HCSB) has made it easier to find...

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Important Qualities of a Caregiver

Important Qualities of a Caregiver

Making a decision to hire in-home care for your loved one can often be a difficult decision. Choosing the Right help maybe even more difficult: According to an article from Seniorhousingforum.net there are some basic qualities one should look for.. here is an excerpt from that article.   “…make sure you are looking for the following five qualities: Listens –It is very important that a...

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10 Reasons to Become a Caregiver

10 Reasons to Become a Caregiver

As a caregiver you have a vital role to play in the life of another person. It can requires dedication, compassion, stamina and hard work. Despite the challenges the rewards can be unsurpassable. In fact to National Opinion Research Center 83% of caregivers looked at their experience as positive.   Here are some of the reason to consider becoming a caregiver. Caring for somone who...

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