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Battling Social Isolation While Self-quarantining

During the coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine is a necessary solution, especially for older adults. Older adults are more susceptible to the highly contagious virus that causes Covid-19. The big problem with self-quarantine is that isolation can be a very real problem. You can help your elderly family member to deal with the challenges that self-quarantine can bring.  Social Isolation Is Alwa...
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Desserts Don’t Have to Be Unhealthy

It may be a habit for your parents to have a meal followed by a dessert. They've grown up with the meal and dessert. Families gathered at the table to discuss what they did during the day. Times have changed, but that change may be hard for your parents. If they still want dessert, don't try to talk them out of it. Instead, make healthier desserts. Here are some ways to do that. Make Sugar-F...
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Aging at Home Helps Older Adults Thrive as They Age

ARP's “What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults” found that 87 percent of older adults wanted to age at home. Close to 9 out of 10 men and women 65 or older do not want to downsize or move from where they are. Not only is this appealing to them, but it also helps them thrive. Aging at home eliminates some of the common fears of aging. People are not moving to a new, unfamiliar are...
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How Can Caregivers Get More Sleep?

Caregiver Fishkill, NY: Caregivers and Sleep
The Family Caregiver Alliance says that studies show people who are caregivers are more likely to have sleep problems than other people, especially those who care for seniors with dementia. In fact, about 70 percent of caregivers to older adults with dementia report having sleep problems. 60 percent say they sleep less than 7 hours per night. Up to 20 percent say they use alcohol or medications to...
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Dutchess County Chambers Gala of 2020

Dutchess County Chambers hosted an "Hollywood on the Hudson" Gala for business leaders of which Jancare Private Health Services was a sponsor.  Caregiver of the Month:  Lenora Gordon Leonora Exemplifies the true meaning of a compassionate caregiver & a true team player who goes above & beyond.  Happy Birthday to 2 of our Dedicated & Valued employees; Sonia Wilson 2/23 & D...
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Recognizing Heart Disease in Seniors

Heart disease is a term used for a variety of conditions that impact the heart. These include conditions of the blood vessels, arrhythmias, and even congenital defects. Whatever the kind of heart disease an older adult has, it’s important that it be taken seriously. Understanding the symptoms caused by the kind of heart disease they have can help you to know when they need medical attention. Below...
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How Elderly Care Can Help Prevent Falls

Falling is a common problem for older adults. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the number one cause of death due to injury and non-fatal injuries in people aged 65 and older. Seniors who fall may suffer broken bones, head injuries, or even become disabled due to injury. Because of the prevalence and danger of falls, it’s important that older adults take steps to reduce their r...
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What Does the Term “Aging in Place’ Mean?

“Aging in place” is rapidly becoming a popular term in gerontology. With the increased aging of the population,  aging in place has been introduced as a way for seniors to have more freedom and independence while being members of their communities. In the article, “What Does the Term ‘Aging in Place’ Mean?” from SeniorMatters.com, we’ll explore the topic of aging in place....
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5 Fun, No-Fail Activities for People with Dementia

image.png 132 KB View full-size Download Everyday activities can become difficult for older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia. That’s why failure free activities are so important- they always come out right no matter what! To keep your older adult feeling good, here are 5 simple activities from the article, “10 Fun, No-Fail Activities for People with Dementia,” that have no ri...
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Gearing Up for Summer Heat: Steps to Take Now – JANCARE Private Health Services, Inc.

The summer can be a joyful time of spending moments with our grandchildren, going on a luxurious vacation, or tending to our beautiful gardens at home. It can also be a dangerous time for seniors if the proper precautions aren’t taken. The following is taken from the Care.com article, “12 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors” by Gillian Kruse and lists several ways we can take steps to ensure we have a...
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