The CDC just announced that the 2018/2019 flu season is the longest flu season in history. Elevated flu activity is at 21 weeks, which breaks the 2014/2015 record of 20 weeks. If your parents haven’t had the flu yet, it’s great news. They’re not completely safe yet. Eleven states are still reporting elevated flu activity.…

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Elderly Care in Spokane Valley WA: Seeking Medical Attention After a Fall

Once your elderly family member falls, it’s vital that she sees a medical professional right away. Even if she’s not excited about the idea, there are some reasons why it’s important. She Might Have an Injury She Doesn’t Notice. A fall can be shocking, which sometimes means that your senior doesn’t notice an injury at…

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Elderly Care in Spokane Valley WA: As a family caregiver for an aging adult was living with Alzheimer’s disease, you have likely noticed your senior exhibit a wide range of symptoms and challenges since their diagnosis.

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Elderly Care in Spokane Valley WA: When you think about your parent going into the hospital to receive care, you want to think they are in the best hands possible, and that their environment is one of healing. Unfortunately, there are risks your senior faces anytime they are in the hospital.

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Elderly Care in Spokane Valley WA: As a family caregiver for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease, you will use a wide variety of tools and skills throughout your experience to make sure you meet your parents needs as effectively and efficiently as possible. One you may not know about can actually be one of the most beneficial. This is respite care.

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Elderly Care in Spokane Valley WA: Many older adults take multiple medications to manage conditions. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 29 percent of Americans take more than one. Taking several different medications increases the risk for drug interactions and medication mix-ups.

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