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Outdoor Activities for Seniors and Their Caregivers

It’s officially fall, a time of cool, brisk temperatures and beautiful changing leaves. Unless you live in South Florida (like I do!) and then the only thing that marks the start of fall is the upsurge in pumpkin flavored products. While those who live in warm climates may still need tips for summer and heat... Read more

Smoking Cessation: How to Develop a Plan to Quit for Good

Did you know that around 70% of cigarette smokers say they want to quit?  And yet, only 3-6% of smokers who try to quit without help are still off cigarettes one year later.*  Because cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of mortality, kicking the habit for good is truly a life and death decision.... Read more

Washington’s Wooden Teeth

Ask most people to name some things about our first president and chances are you’ll hear about cherry trees and wooden teeth. So it would probably surprise those people that neither stories are actually true. George Washington likely never cut down his dad’s cherry tree as a child (the story in which he famously said... Read more

How to Organize Your Medications {Free Printable!}

The other day I tackled organizing my medication shelf. I had been sick the week before and had spent too much time rummaging for over-the-counter medications, unaware of what hid behind the next bottle or box. For many seniors, medication management is an important component of care. Updating and reconciling medication is more important than... Read more

3 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that predominantly affects postmenopausal women.  A decrease in the body’s estrogen levels leads to low bone mass which in turn increases the risk of fracture.  According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately of 30% of postmenopausal women in the United States have osteoporosis and of these, 40% will sustain at... Read more

What’s Next?

Greetings one and all…. I hope this posting finds you doing well and loving life. What a fabulous time of year. The summer is waning, and fall is waiting in the wings. Absolutely delightful! So, take a few moments to sit, relax, and savor the moment. Your “to do” list can wait as we ponder... Read more

Caregiver Support: Running Out of Gas

Recently, I was enjoying a beautiful lake day with my family, the sun in my face, the wind in my hair, the boat skipped gently along the water.  Everything seemed to be going as it should. Until we heard, “Putt…putt…putt…putt…” And with a marina in our sight line—the boat ran out of gas. We sat... Read more

Grow Your Compassion

At Preferred Care at Home, when we choose who we work with, we actively seek out those with the ability for exceptional compassion and caring. It’s been the middle pillar to our first and favorite mission statement: “Reliable, Compassionate, Affordable.” Compassion can mean many things. It can be small and personal gestures and kindness, such... Read more

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