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Healthy Habits to Prevent Common Colds

Older adults are more vulnerable to common colds and infections due to aging. Thus, be it you, the senior, or the caregiver providing home care service in Woodbridge, Virginia, upping your preventive measures is a must. Here are some of the...

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults

As the year starts anew, it’s common for people to start creating and working on their New Year’s resolutions. For older adults, resolutions that focus on making healthy decisions and lifestyle changes are ideal in achieving healthy aging....

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Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers This Christmas

Christmas is often associated with fun and positive feelings. However, for family caregivers, Christmas is associated with added work and more stress. In some cases, this festive time of the year can even bring some resentment because family...

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Effective Ways to Help Seniors Cope With Sundowning

Sundowning or Sundowners syndrome is a symptom that’s often associated with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It is characterized by the individual’s inability to distinguish night from day. Often, a person who has Sundowners have trouble falling...

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Tips to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones from Financial Abuse

The issue of elder financial abuse has been around for centuries and it's important for family members to discuss it with their elderly loved ones, to protect them from falling victim. OptimumCare Home Care Services is dedicated to bringing...

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Caregiver Fatigue: 5 Signs and Prevention Techniques

You might often hear the term “caregiver burnout” but what exactly is it? What are its signs and how can we, as primary caregivers for our loved ones, prevent it from happening? Caregiver burnout, as you might expect, is the term used to...

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