Let's Celebrate: It's Caregivers' Day in the U.S.

February 19th is Caregivers’ Day! The third Friday in February was designated as a day to celebrate and appreciate caregivers by the Providers’ Association for Home Health and Hospice Agencies in 2015. If you are a caregiver or if you know a caregiver, take some time this Friday to acknowledge the incredibly essential and complex work that caregivers do.  This week, we want to say thank you to every single caregiver. We want to thank those who work professionally as caregivers, as well as those who provide unpaid care for someone they love. We want to say a heartfelt thanks to caregivers for prioritizing the health of their family members in need of care, and of clients the ...

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Reviewing Senior Care Options Caring Senior Service

When an aging loved one needs professional care, it can be a daunting task to evaluate your options. There are many different types of care available depending on your loved one’s needs and wishes. Senior care falls on a spectrum ranging from minimal assistance to round-the-clock medical attention. And this care can take place at home or in a facility. Let’s explore the different types of care available to help you determine the best fit for your loved one.   Senior Care Options   Facility-Based Care   Some types of senior care require a senior to move into a residential facility to receive care. These facilities house other seniors with similar needs, meaning that a senior ma ...

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Let's Talk About Blood Pressure

As we age, our blood pressure tends to rise. High blood pressure is a condition faced by tens of millions of American adults , and 85% of Canadians between sixty and seventy-nine years of age receive treatment for high blood pressure - it’s quite a common condition, particularly for seniors. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately “ 9 out of 10 Americans will develop high blood pressure during their lifetime. ” Considering the prevalence of high blood pressure, it’s important for seniors, their loved ones, and their caregivers to be informed about what it means to have a blood pressure condition, and the strategies for managing bloo ...

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Benefits of Home Care for Seniors with CHF Caring Senior Service

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that  affects how the heart pumps blood through the body. Seniors with CHF may experience difficulty breathing or periods of fatigue, which can make it difficult for them to complete routine tasks and participate in activities they once enjoyed. They may require help to remain safe at home and manage their condition properly. That’s where caregivers come in! Home care can help seniors with CHF continue living at home safely and also reduce their risk of hospital admission. Learn more about how seniors with CHF can benefit from home care.  How CHF Affects Daily Living Heart failure is the leading cause of death in the US. Howev ...

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8 Ways to Celebrate the 2020 Holiday Season at a Distance

The holidays are going to look different for most families this year. COVID-19 cases are spiking in both the US and Canada, and this means that it isn’t advisable to travel for the holidays and/or to gather in large groups with our loved ones.  Sacrificing our holiday plans and traditions isn’t easy, but it’s important, especially for our senior loved ones, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. So, we’ve put together a list of eight ways to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones – at a distance.  1. Acknowledge all your emotions. The holidays can bring up difficult emotions for us at the best of times. As we celebrate this year during a pandemic, it makes sense that ...

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Lifetime Precautions after a Hip Replacement Caring Senior Service

Surgeons perform over 450,000 hip replacements each year in the United States. These surgeries can help seniors reduce pain and improve mobility by removing damaged portions of the hip joint and replacing them with implants. However, hip replacements can also leave seniors with some lifetime precautions. Seniors who undergo a hip replacement may need to avoid certain activities and take measures to care for their joint implant and help avoid dislocation. Let’s learn more about lifetime precautions after a hip replacement.    Lifetime of a Hip Implant   There are several different types of hip implants available. They can be made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. And the shape of the ...

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Music Therapy for Seniors

First, we at Mavencare would like to acknowledge Social Workers’ Month this March. Our caregivers work tirelessly to provide the support needed by our seniors and loved ones, and we are so grateful for all the hard work they do every day. If you have a social worker in your life, whether a friend, family member, or community member helping care for a loved one, please make sure they know how much they are appreciated. March is also Music Therapy Awareness Month in Canada. According to the Cleveland Clinic , “music therapy is the clinical use of music to accomplish individualized goals such as reducing stress, improving mood and self-expression.” Patients listen to music, play instru ...

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