Articles For Families

How To Boost Your Immune System

It's never a convenient time to catch a cold, but when it happens during the winter, it's even worse. The chilly months keep seniors bundled up inside looking for ways to keep busy. But it should not force us to burrow under the covers with a cold. With a healthy...

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Winter Activities For Seniors

The cold winter weather can keep many seniors bundled up indoors. It is important to stay busy to keep away those winter blues. They are many winter activities and exercises to keep seniors feeling happy all winter long. Cook together. Nothing warms the heart like a...

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Winter Caregiver Depression

The holiday season brings a lot of joy but often for many of us it also comes with unwelcome guests, stress and depression. In an effort to provide the best possible care for a family member or friend, the physical and emotional toll can often be draining and...

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Holiday Shopping for your Aging Love One

The best part of the holidays is spending time with your loved ones and watching their face light up as they open the perfect gift. However, coming up with gift ideas for seniors can be difficult. This holiday season we wanted to share some ideas that have helped our...

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Self-Kindness

“Giving yourself some loving attention is not selfish. It is sensible. If you feel loved and cherished--even if it is only by yourself--then you will have more love to give to others, too.” ― Penelope Quest, Reiki for Life: A Complete Guide to Reiki Practice. Such...

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How To Beat The Winter Blues

There are many reasons to be excited about the holiday season. But winter also means less sunshine and more difficulty getting out of the house. And while you may also be sad that Christmas is over, something else might be to blame: seasonal affective disorder....

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How To Make Thanksgiving Special For Seniors

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you may have started to make your holiday plans. Thanksgiving traditions usually include watching football or the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade but make sure to plan some activities that bring everyone together....

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Family Caregivers Month

As we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month in November, we’d like to honor the hard work and dedication of family caregivers. The theme this year is “Caregiving Around The Clock” because caregiving is a 24/7 job. Managing the needs of a loved one is never easy....

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Preparing Your Aging Loved One For Winter

Winter will be here before you know it! Taking care of a loved one during the winter is not an easy job. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the elderly. Fall is the perfect time to start planning ahead. There is no better feeling...

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Cold Weather Brings on the Arthritis Pains

Over 50 million Americans 18 and older have been diagnosed with Arthritis by a doctor. That’s 1 in 5 adults. You already know how painful and debilitating arthritis can be in it’s worst forms, but during the winter it is even worse. The cold and rainy climate often...

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What Seniors Need To Know About Flu Season

Adults 65 and older are at more risk of developing the Flu than the rest of the population. Data provided by the Center for Disease Control shows that this this age group makes up 70% of all flu related hospitalizations every year. The immune system simply weakens...

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Robert Van Dyk To Be Honored at AHCA/NCAL conference

Bob Van Dyk, President and CEO of Van Dyk Health Care, was named the recipient of the 2017 Jan Thayer Pioneer Award by the National Center for Assisted Living. He will receive the award Sunday, October 15 at the 68th Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo in Las Vegas....

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Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

September is National Preparedness Month which is the perfect time to make sure that you have a plan in place during a crisis. When it comes to disasters, senior citizens are at the highest risk due to their vulnerable health. Disasters like severe weather can strike...

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Autumn Safety Tips for Your Aging Loved One

Fall is a wonderful time to get outdoors and enjoy nature before the bitter cold of winter. While the conditions are not as extreme as the winter, you should take steps to ensure your aging loved one’s home is safe for the upcoming colder weather. Here are...

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is a very demanding responsibility, and the constant emotional stress and long hours can eventually lead anyone to burnout. This is a real problem, but unfortunately is rarely discussed. Here are the warning signs to be on the lookout...

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How To Let Go When a Loved One Is Dying

Being able to come to terms that a loved one is dying is one of the most difficult things you and your family will ever have to do. It is an extremely trying time for all involved, the person who is ill doesn’t want to cause such pain, and many family...

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10 Tips on Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Taking care of a person with dementia is extremely difficult for both families and caregivers. People who suffer from dementia and related conditions such as Alzheimer’s have a degenerative brain disorder that make it increasingly harder for them to...

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