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By Julie Friend, 1:32 pm on April 11, 2019

Think about the word “caregivers.” What comes to your mind? It’s probably not the Millennial generation. In that case, it might surprise you to find out that those ages 20 – 34, Millennials, are now becoming “primary” caregivers. They are a fast-growing group as their parents are stepping into the role of the “secondary” caregiver. Right now, approximately 5.3 million…

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By Julie Friend, 10:31 am on March 22, 2019

Among seniors, depression is actually a pretty common and unfortunate issue. Depression in the elderly can affect all aspects of your loved one’s life and senior care, and there are both causes and symptoms to be you should aware of to spot red flags. Many times, senior depression goes unnoticed for several reasons, including not wanting to discuss feelings of…

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Five key signs you may need senior care in Knoxville, TN
Five key signs you may need senior care in Knoxville, TN
By Julie Friend, 2:55 pm on March 5, 2019

Trying to decide whether or not your loved one needs in-home senior care can be difficult. Something that is helpful is understanding exactly what it is and how it works. In-home senior care allows seniors to age comfortably in their own home for as long as possible while receiving care, instead of being placed in a facility. Depending on your…

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Older adult with smart phone in Knoxville, TN
Older adult with smart phone in Knoxville, TN
By Julie Friend, 1:57 pm on February 22, 2019

Innovative technologies are changing the future of home care for aging adults. Fall prevention has already been improved with detection devices that monitor safety and security for people at home. If Grandma doesn’t get out of bed by a predetermined time of day, a silent alarm can be triggered for her to be checked on. New motion sensors are for…

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Adult Day Care or Senior Care in Knoxville, TN
Adult Day Care or Senior Care in Knoxville, TN
By Julie Friend, 11:49 am on February 8, 2019

Do you have an aging loved one depending on you for wellness decisions? Being responsible for an older adult’s welfare can be a daunting task. Today there are so many options for senior care that you may have to sift through a great deal of information to discover what is best for your family member or dear friend. For example,…

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home care for senior veterans
home care for senior veterans
By Julie Friend, 10:03 am on January 24, 2019

The elderly population of the U.S. perpetually grows, keeping agencies and health care systems searching for more effective ways to provide excellent, yet affordable, health care alternatives. The Veterans Administration (VA) has led the way with innovative home care for many years. In spite of controversies and bureaucratic problems you may have read about, it has kept a focused mission…

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Does medicare pay for in home care
Does medicare pay for in home care
By Julie Friend, 10:29 am on January 11, 2019

What happens after you or your loved one arrive home from the hospital but are in need of additional help or in home care? Naturally, in home care might be needed when someone is ill or recovering from an illness or surgery. One might need skilled nursing, physical or speech therapy, or another medical service. Medicare may pay for you…

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10 nutritious snacks for adults in senior care in Knoxville, TN
10 nutritious snacks for adults in senior care in Knoxville, TN
By Julie Friend, 11:26 am on December 19, 2018

Older adults in senior care need proper nutrition just as much or more than any other age. Eating a healthy variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables, high-quality protein, nuts, seeds, and legumes is essential to their wellbeing. Reducing or even avoiding red meat, lunchmeats or other processed foods, and sweet snacks is also a good idea. A strong human…

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By Julie Friend, 1:20 pm on December 11, 2018

Certainly, you’ve misplaced your keys once or twice. Everyone makes this mistake from time to time. Also, you’ve probably met someone and forgotten his or her name within just a moment. This shouldn’t cause worry because these are normal memory problems that people deal with on occasion. Areas of concern are memory loss affecting daily activities like missing appointments or…

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Benefits of In Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Knoxville, TN
Benefits of In Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Knoxville, TN
By Julie Friend, 10:03 am on November 26, 2018

Benefits of In Home Care vs. Nursing Homes As much as anyone would like to deny the aging progress, eventually there may come a time for needed assistance. Sometimes it’s needed because of recovery from injury or surgery. Sometimes the family has noticed the need or learns of the diagnosis of dementia. And sometimes, it could be the normal process…

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