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Summer heat

Summer Heat: A Dangerous Problem For Seniors

  Whew, it’s hot out there! And what’s simply uncomfortable for most of us can be downright dangerous for the elderly. Sadly, close to 400 Americans lose their lives during heat waves each year. Many of them are elderly people who don’t recognize the dangers of overheating. To help keep your loved one safe, it’s important…

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Senior with caregiver

When is the right time to move to a senior living community?

It’s probably the most common question we hear at Hearthstone: “How do I know when it’s time for my Mom (or Dad) to move into a senior living community?” The answer is different for every senior, and for every adult child who is struggling with the realization that a parent may no longer be able…

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Water

The Danger of Dehydration

Did you know that dehydration is a leading cause of hospitalization for seniors? With summer temperatures rising, it’s important to make sure your loved one is staying well hydrated. Dehydration is more than just “feeling thirsty.” It’s a serious senior health issue that has been linked to confusion, impaired cognition, and falls. Left untreated for…

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Enjoying Summer Travel With Your Senior

When it comes to spending “quality time” with an elderly parent, taking a vacation together may be just the ticket. Whether it’s to another country or simply another part of the state, travel can be a life-and relationship-enriching experience.

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Give Yourself A Break (Because Caregivers Need Vacation Too)

For most people, summertime means vacation time. It’s a chance to relax, unwind and leave the worries of work behind. But if you’re the caregiver for an elderly parent, the thought of making vacation plans may feel too overwhelming, too difficult to arrange, or too guilt-inducing. Give yourself a break! Caregiving is emotionally and physically draining….

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