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Articles by Jody Guerrieri, Author at Preferred Care at Home

Quality Care Starts with Compassion

One of the reasons I love working in senior home care is the opportunity to spend time with seniors. I talk a lot about being an advocate for the elderly and providing quality care by exceeding seniors’ expectations. This week, I was reminded that quality care starts with compassion. On the way to meet Mrs. […]

Improving Home Safety for the Elderly: Part 1 – Fall Prevention

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

In part 1 of this series, I want to offer some tips and suggestions to help prevent elderly falls. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. Slip and falls are also the leading cause of injury-related deaths among […]

Study: Dance Therapy Improves Balance Levels in Seniors

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

Any elder care services provider will tell you that exercise is essential for maintaining the well-being of senior citizens. In fact, our last blog entry discussed that exact topic. Today we’re going to focus on a very specific type of exercise that can help seniors avoid taking unnecessary falls that could potentially lead to serious injuries. No […]

The Benefits of Elder Home Care

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

There are many upsides that elder home care provides for your aging parents, for you, and for your family. Having your parents at home gives your children the benefit of having a loving grandparent nearby and it minimizes the disruptions that your parents may have to go through. Senior living communities or nursing homes may […]

The Elderly Benefit Greatly from Regular Exercise

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

It’s no secret that regular exercise has a host of health benefits. Yet most of the older adults in the country still live inactive lifestyles. This trend has to stop, because one of the effective ways to provide elderly care is to show the elderly how they can care for themselves and getting them on […]

Elderly Care and the Sandwich Generation

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

Millions of Americans find themselves among the Sandwich Generation, a group responsible for raising their children, and providing elderly care for their parents. To say the least, this is nothing less than challenging and at times stressful. We all hope that our parents will age gracefully but unfortunately for many of us it does not […]

Safeguarding Stairs to Protect Seniors

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

Sadly, thousands of American seniors fall and injure themselves every year. Although not all of the injuries are serious, some of them are. Thousands of elderly individuals end up in a hospital as a result of falling on an annual basis. Even more disconcerting is that these tumbles can even end up being fatal on […]

Elderly Home Care Agencies: What to look for

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

Choosing a home care provider to meet the ongoing needs of elderly loved ones can be a challenging prospect to many families and caretakers. Unfamiliar to the field, sticker shock and curious practices can turn off many prospective shoppers, and result in families shouldering the increasingly burdensome needs of many beloved seniors. This often results in those […]

August is Cataract awareness month.

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

It is important for everyone to know the signs and symptoms of cataracts. It is important to see your eye doctor on a regular basis for ensuring overall eye health, but how do you know if you should make a special trip to have a discussion about the possibility of having cataracts? A cataract is […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Week

Written By Jody Guerrieri, RN. |

When most people think of Alzheimer’s disease, they think of memory loss. However, it is also an illness that incapacitates not only the patient who has the disease, but also those who take care of them at home. More than 27 percent of Americans have a loved one with the disease, and it is the […]

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