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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is in full swing in NYC and surrounding areas and, while everyone wants to have a bit of fun in the sun, there are a few important things that should be kept in mind if you are caring for a senior loved one. If you are providing home health care for a loved one in NYC, here are is what you need to know:

Is it Alzheimer’s?

Written by Courtney Petley  Geriatric Care Manager @ GeroPartners, LLC

Alzheimer's is different from the normal forgetfulness of aging. Alzheimer's is one of many conditions that cause the radical changes in memory, reasoning, and behavior known as "dementia." The normal forgetfulness of aging is just an inconvenience, a slowing down. The serious changes of dementia eventually result in the inability to live on your own.

Here are some helpful distinctions developed by the Alzheimer's Association:

What is Low Vision: Common Conditions

Low Vision is defined as reduced vision that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. While low vision can happen at any age, it is a prevalent problem among seniors. According to the American Family Physician, one in three adults over the age of 65 has some sort of sight-threatening condition.

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7 Kinds of Love According to the Ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks may have lived thousands of years ago, but they may still have a thing or two to teach modern society. For instance, the Ancient Greeks had seven different words for love. While, in the modern-day US, the word ‘love’ often evokes the notion of romantic love, we are aware, at least in part, that love comes in many forms.

Major Challenges Posed By COVID and How to Tackle Them

While the distribution of vaccines is now a possibility, COVID continues to pose a serious threat to our seniors. As we continue to adjust to all of the extra safety precautions that have become a requirement due to this virus, there are also important elements and unintended consequences that need to be addressed.

How to Choose the Right Home Health Care Agency

Many seniors and caretakers are turning to home health care as their preferred mode of care. Not only does home health care allow more freedom and independence for seniors, but it also helps ensure that family members are still able to oversee the care of their loved ones. If you're looking into home health care, check out our tips for choosing the right home health care agency. 

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5 Benefits of Recieving Care from a Home Health Care Agency

When it comes to choosing the right type of care for a senior loved one who needs support and assistance, there are plenty of options. While, in the past, caretakers were forced to choose between placing their loved one in the care of a nursing home or tending to the care themselves, home health care provides another alternative.

Managing Senior Health During COVID-19

While COVID-19 continues to threaten the senior population, it is important to remember that any health conditions that a person faces can turn into a dangerous problem if they are not properly managed. If you have a senior loved one who is self-isolating due to COVID, it may be up to you to ensure that they receive proper care. Here is what to keep in mind:

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