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Hospital Readmission Rates in Prescott, AZ
Hospital Readmission Rates in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on September 9, 2019

During the past decade, hospitals came under increasing scrutiny for rising readmission rates that seemed to be higher for seniors. While earlier reports of increased readmissions were largely anecdotal, we now have years’ worth of data that show there’s still a serious need to continue working to eliminate the preventable…

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How to Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s at Home in Prescott, AZ
How to Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s at Home in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on August 26, 2019

Alzheimer’s causes cognitive deficits, which can pose challenges for both seniors and their caregivers. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your aging loved one manage the disease. Here’s a guide to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Allow Independence Even though most seniors with Alzheimer’s…

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Amazing Brain Games for Seniors Who Have Parkinson’s in Prescott, AZ
Amazing Brain Games for Seniors Who Have Parkinson’s in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on August 12, 2019

In seniors with Parkinson’s disease, the destruction of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain is commonly associated with a variety of progressive physical symptoms. However, over time, cognitive symptoms also eventually occur. There are many different brain-stimulating games to consider playing with your older loved one to slow the progression of…

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What Family Caregivers Should Know About Respite Care in Prescott, AZ
What Family Caregivers Should Know About Respite Care in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 22, 2019

If you’re the primary caregiver for a senior loved one, you may experience burnout. In addition, you may need to get away for a few days or weeks to attend a business event or care for your children. As a result, you may need to consider respite care. Here are…

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Foods to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Prescott, AZ
Foods to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 8, 2019

Recovering from a stroke isn’t easy, but seniors can speed the process up with a healthy diet. Eating nutrient-dense foods gives the body the ability to repair the damage that has been done and boosts the immune system so it can fight off infections. Following a healthy diet can also…

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Healthy Meal Plan for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Prescott, AZ
Healthy Meal Plan for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 24, 2019

When devising meal plans for seniors with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to consider both their dietary needs and their mealtime difficulties. Certain foods may slow the progression of the disease. When seniors have poor appetites, caregivers may need to focus more on calorie content than on nutritional content. Ahead, learn about…

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Therapeutic Activities for Aging Adults with Parkinson’s in Prescott, AZ
Therapeutic Activities for Aging Adults with Parkinson’s in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on June 10, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system, and it can impact an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical health. There currently isn’t a permanent cure for this disorder, but many seniors are able to minimize the symptoms with various pastimes, treatments, and hobbies. Here’s a quick look at…

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Enhancing Family Caregivers' Sleep Hygiene In Prescott, AZ
Enhancing Family Caregivers' Sleep Hygiene In Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 27, 2019

Family caregivers generally have long days that might include running errands, preparing meals, getting their children off to school, and completing daily chores. Taking on these duties can be exhausting, which is why they need to get plenty of rest each night. Good sleep hygiene can boost a caregiver’s health…

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Healthful Goals Older Adults Should Work Toward in Prescott, AZ
Healthful Goals Older Adults Should Work Toward in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on May 13, 2019

Older adults often establish goals as a means of accomplishing specific tasks within given time frames. Once accomplished, the completed goals provide a sense of satisfaction. There are several goals seniors should consider setting to live healthier, happier lives. 1. Eat Healthier To remain healthy, seniors need to include a…

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Insomnia in Older Adults in Prescott, AZ
Insomnia in Older Adults in Prescott, AZ
By Carol White, 9:00 am on April 22, 2019

As people age, their sleep patterns change. Insomnia isn’t uncommon in seniors. However, if it isn’t recognized and treated, it can lead to serious health consequences. Here are some things that can cause seniors to not sleep well. Medication Side Effects If your senior loved one takes certain medications such…

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