UTI Information for Seniors

UTI Information for Seniors

A common illness that is often misdiagnosed in seniors is UTIs. UTI can often similar symptoms to dementia. This causes the true problem of the UTI to be overlooked. Continue reading to learn more UTI information for seniors in Pittsburgh. Meet Alice: Alice is an 88-year-old woman living on her own in her home. She…

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A Two-Part Guide to Long-Term Care

Guide to Long-Term Care

According to statistics cited in Morningstar, 52 percent of people turning 65 will need long-term care services in their lifetime. Many of those people will need at least 1.5 years of long-term care, and about 14 percent of all people will need it for longer than five years. This means that, statistically speaking, you will…

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The Right Pets Can Help the Elderly

Elderly lady with cat

The adult children are away with their own families, and grandma’s once hectic house is now an empty nest.  While the huge decrease in responsibility may be a well-deserved break, such changes often result in seniors becoming lonely or even depressed, especially upon the passing of their spouse.  One of the cures for such changes…

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Affordable Care Plan for Seniors

Affordable Care Plan for Seniors

There is no way around it. Senior care is costly. No matter what service your loved one requires, the truth is that it will likely cost more than you are expecting. The odds are 1 in 5 that your loved one will have over $25,000 in out of pocket long term care costs. And that…

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Making Life Easier Through Mobile Apps for Seniors

Mobile Apps for Seniors

When the seniors in our lives act like they’ve got nothing to gain from technology, and they opt out of the help their cell phones can bring. The Apple Watch has a reputation for having biometric sensors so that it can track heart rate and count steps — it’s marketed as a health aid. But…

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Learning a New Skill as a Senior

Learning a New Skill as a Senior

You may have heard the phrase you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, which means when someone ages their ability to learn something new is not there. However, this is not true, and more so it is almost more capable for a senior to be able to learn something new. As you grow up,…

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Tips to Prevent Strokes in Seniors

Tips to Prevent Strokes in Seniors

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and the primary cause of long-term disability in the United States. Millions of people are affected by the devastating effects of a stroke; however, almost 80% of them are preventable. As seniors age, they become more susceptible to having a stroke.   In fact, The National Institute says…

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Foods to Include in a Senior’s Diet

As the human body ages years of activity or inactivity pays a heavy toll on our body’s health and our energy levels. Choosing what to eat to help us track and maintain an exercise routine is important. Since we get our energy from digesting foods, it is important for us to pick the right foods…

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Home Health Care Guide for Beginners

Home Health Care Guide for Beginners

If you are new to home health care, chances are you are unfamiliar with how agencies operate. Many people have questions such as, “What kinds of services do you provide” and “What are the pros of home health care vs the pros of a facility.” Hopefully this home health care guide for beginners serves as…

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Four Enjoyable Activities For Seniors to Enhance Quality of Life

Enjoyable Activities For Seniors

At Home Seniors Services knows that staying and feeling as healthy as possible is essential, no matter the age. As we grow older, numerous significant mental and physical changes arise, and it is crucial to address and mature from these difficulties to remain healthy. You can do many things to maintain your physical and emotional…

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