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Organization tips for senior care

An organized home makes you feel better, but sometimes for older adults, it can be hard to keep a home clutter-free. According to a study in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

“Problems with clutter have been associated with stress and life dissatisfaction. Helping older adults realize the benefits of decluttering their living environment and advising them on how to do this can help them feel accomplished and in control.”

That’s why older adults need an organized home that meets their needs. It boosts overall mental health and makes […]

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4 Tips For Caregiver Self-Care

While being a caregiver for a loved one can be deeply rewarding, it’s easy to get burned out and stressed, which can negatively impact your mental and physical health. According to the CDC, the stress of caregiving has been associated with the following: 

  • Higher levels of depression and anxiety
  • Increased use of psychoactive medications
  • Worse self-reported physical health
  • Lower or compromised immune function
  • Increased risk of early death

That’s why caregivers must make time for self-care and focus on their mental health. While you may feel guilty caring […]

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3 Common Scams Targeting Seniors

Scams are everywhere these days, especially those that target older adults. As it turns out, seniors can be a popular target by fraudsters. According to reporting by Consumer Reports, 3.5 million older adults are victims of financial exploitation each year, with an average loss of $34,200. While scams can target anyone, those older than 60 are often more vulnerable. With scams prevalent on the phone and online, sometimes it can be easy to get scammed if you don’t know the hallmarks of the common scams. 

With that in mind, because we work with […]

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5 Hygiene Best-Practices For Seniors

Personal hygiene makes you feel better and helps your overall health. For seniors, it is particularly important for preventing disease and potential falls. That’s why older adults need to prioritize overall hygiene.

At Special Touch Home Care, we’re particularly passionate about ensuring seniors stay hygienic and healthy, so we wanted to put together some best practices for hygiene. Here are some of our top tips:

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4 Simple Exercises For Seniors

Everyone can benefit from adding more movement and exercise into their lives, but it can be particularly beneficial for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

“In addition to cardiorespiratory endurance (aerobic) activity, older adults can benefit from muscle-strengthening activities. Stronger muscles help reduce the risk of falling and improve the ability to perform the routine tasks of daily life.”

Keeping muscles strong can be crucial to long-term health and make you feel better due to the endorphins. However, as we age, it’s essential to focus on low-impact activities that have a lesser chance of leading […]

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3 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

More and more people are encountering Alzheimer’s in their personal lives, so caregivers and seniors must know the signs to be proactive about treatment. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s; by 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Their study found that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, which is more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined (wow!)

Because Special Touch Home Care helps loved ones support many senior patients, we know how important it is to […]

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