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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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Edema in Seniors: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

According to Mayo Clinic, “edema” is “swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues”. This condition can affect any part of your body but mostly occurs in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Edema happens when tiny...

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Reasons for Loss of Weight and Appetite in Seniors

While an occasional loss of appetite is nothing you should be worried about, a consistent loss of appetite can become a serious health risk. There are a number of reasons why a senior may start eating less and OptimumCare Home Care Services,...

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Simple Ways to Protect Seniors During Quarantine

In this challenging time where the coronavirus outbreak is still threatening the lives of many people, one of the most important things we can do to fight against this deadly virus is to stay healthy at all times. Whether you’re planning to...

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Epilepsy in Children: What to Do as a Parent

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, epilepsy is one of the most common childhood brain disorders in the United States. It can be caused by anything that injures the brain, including head injuries, infections, or brain development...

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