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By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on March 11, 2024

With age, the immune system weakens. As a result, seniors often experience more frequent occurrences of colds, flu, and pneumonia than the average healthy adult. If you provide care for a senior loved one, suggest some of these tips to naturally boost his or her immune system and prevent illness….

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on February 23, 2024

Whether it’s because of personal safety reasons or the need to move into a smaller living space, many seniors will eventually face the need to get rid of certain things they’ve acquired over the years. When your senior loved one has to make some room, it’s likely he or she…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on February 9, 2024

Healthy habits are essential for a senior’s wellbeing, yet many seniors encounter mental and physical challenges that may make it challenging to eat, sleep, and exercise as recommended. As a family caregiver, you can play a vital role in promoting healthy habits by using the following strategies with your aging…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on January 26, 2024

According to the Dementia Society of America, more than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s. There’s currently no known cure for this disorder, but seniors can make a few lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of sudden memory loss. Here’s a look at five major risk factors for…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on January 12, 2024

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’ll likely want to learn as much about the disease as possible so you can provide high-quality care. Your loved one’s doctor can be a great resource during this journey, but there are a few details about the disease that…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on December 29, 2023

Telehealth services can be an excellent way for seniors to speak to doctors while remaining comfortably at home. This new way of providing medical services allows doctors to examine individuals remotely and write necessary prescriptions. However, it can feel a little intimidating and confusing for seniors who aren’t proficient with…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on December 15, 2023

The choice to leave their aging loved ones with dementia alone is difficult for many family caregivers because of the negative impact dementia has on memory, critical thinking skills, and motor functions. There may be times when you need to step away to handle professional and personal situations, but leaving…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on November 24, 2023

A large number of seniors experience some form of diabetes during their lifetime that will require special care and treatment. A diabetes management plan is essential to avoid damage to the kidneys, eyes, heart, nerves, teeth, and gums.  Engage in Physical Activity Exercise is like the fountain of youth for…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on November 10, 2023

Caring for an elderly loved one can be a stressful proposition even under the best circumstances. Caregivers balance a demanding array of financial, medical, and emotional responsibilities, and this devotion often comes at the price of sound sleep. If you provide care for your loved one and are experiencing insomnia,…

By Lifestar Home Care, 8:00 am on October 27, 2023

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide. Though genetics plays a role in determining who develops the condition, research has found ways to both prevent and slow the progression of the disease. If your senior loved one is at risk for developing the…