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Getting Your Senior Ready for In Home Care in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on December 14, 2017

In-home care services benefit seniors by helping them preserve their independence. While seniors tend to develop close relationships with their caregivers, it can take some time to get used to in-home care. Once your loved one is interested in having a regular caregiver, use the following tips to help him or her enjoy a smooth transition to receiving in-home care. Discuss Your Loved One’s Needs Your loved one’s care should be tailored to fit his or her specific needs. Often, seniors only need assistance with a few tasks in the beginning. For example, your loved one may need transportation services…

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Getting Your Senior Ready for In Home Care in Arkansas
Making the Process of Aging Easier for Older Adults in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on November 30, 2017

Aging in place gives seniors the opportunity to remain at home as they get older instead of going to a nursing home or assisted living facility. However, it’s important for the home to be as safe as possible. Caregivers can make it easier for their senior loved ones to age in place with the following tips.  Place Items in Easy Reach Put items your loved one uses often, such as lamps, reading glasses, remote controls, and phones near his or her bed. Placing these items within close reach makes it easier to reach without having to get up, which reduces…

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Making the Process of Aging Easier for Older Adults in Arkansas
Natural Ways of Relieving Parkinson's Symptoms in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on November 16, 2017

Once diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, seniors must work with their healthcare providers to determine medications and treatment plans to best manage the symptoms. For seniors who prefer a more natural approach to alleviating their symptoms, there are also several lifestyle changes that can make living with Parkinson’s disease more tolerable. 1. Follow a Healthy Diet While there is no specific diet recommended for seniors with Parkinson’s, certain foods contain nutrients that are good for maintaining overall health. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are high in fiber. When combined with a sufficient amount of liquids, these food choices prevent constipation, which…

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Natural Ways of Relieving Parkinson's Symptoms in Arkansas
Identifying Early Symptoms of Parkinsons's Disease in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on October 26, 2017

Parkinson’s disease develops when nerve cells degrade and the brain cannot properly control body movements. People generally do not show symptoms of Parkinson’s disease until they are about 60 years old, and it can take a while for a doctor to notice and diagnose this condition. Noticing Parkinson’s disease as early as possible can help your senior loved one seek treatment, so you should be on the lookout for these early signs of the disease.  Serious Facial Expressions Also known as “masking,” serious facial expressions are common among seniors with Parkinson’s disease. Your loved one might appear serious, depressed, or…

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Identifying Early Symptoms of Parkinsons's Disease in Arkansas
7 Healthy Habits for Seniors in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on October 12, 2017

Focusing on health not only increases a senior’s life span, but it can also boost his or her quality of life. Sticking to healthy habits later in life can enhance a senior’s physical and mental health. During the golden years, it is important to focus on maintaining these seven healthy practices. 1. Taking Regular Walks Walking is a gentle form of exercise that can help seniors lower cardiovascular disease risks and alleviate arthritis symptoms. Spending time in nature has also been linked to a lower risk of depression, which means it is good for emotional health as well. Seniors should…

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7 Healthy Habits for Seniors in Arkansas
8 Ways for Aging Adults to Boost Health in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on September 28, 2017

Being healthy is mostly associated with maintaining a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine. Oftentimes, the positive changes in health that come from maintaining healthy habits are gained over the long term. However, seniors can receive an instant health boost by making just a few simple changes to their lifestyles. 1. Take a Deep Breath Seniors should take a break from a busy day for some deep breathing exercises. A quick and effective stress management activity is to inhale, hold the breath, and then exhale, all for a slow count of five. Deep breathing can have an immediate effect on…

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8 Ways for Aging Adults to Boost Health in Arkansas
Reducing the Risk of Falls in Aging Adults in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on September 14, 2017

The older your senior loved one becomes, the more likely he or she is to fall during normal everyday activity. Falling can lead to issues such as broken bones, deep wounds, and life-threatening head injuries. Reduce your loved one’s risk of falling, both at home and while out in public, with these easy tips.  Buy a New Wardrobe  It may sound extravagant, but your loved one’s wardrobe could be his or her number one reason for falling. Baggy pants, long dresses and skirts, slippery shoes, shoes with heels, and socks without grippers can cause a senior to trip and fall,…

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Reducing the Risk of Falls in Aging Adults in Arkansas
Health Care for Seniors in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on August 24, 2017

Finding the right caregiver for your senior loved one can take some time, but the process ensures peace of mind when you finally find the perfect person. These traits can narrow your choices in the search for an ideal caregiver. 1. Professional Experience The right caregiver should provide professional care at all times, even on difficult days, or if your senior loved has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. An experienced caregiver is typically the best choice, but don’t overlook someone with slightly less experience if he or she has other traits that are necessary to provide compassionate, professional care. A trial period…

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Health Care for Seniors in Arkansas
Steps to Take If Your Elderly Loved One Has a Stroke in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on August 10, 2017

Seniors are at risk of strokes due to inactivity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions. As a family caregiver, you should know what to do in case your loved one has a stroke. Here are some things to remember in the event your elderly loved one experiences a stroke.  Know the Symptoms  If you know the signs of a stroke, you will be able to recognize when it happens. Your loved one may suddenly begin to have trouble with vision or difficulty speaking. Another symptom to look out for is a weakness on one side of…

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Steps to Take If Your Elderly Loved One Has a Stroke in Arkansas
Walking Trails for Older Adults in Arkansas
By Kyle McDaniel, 9:00 am on July 27, 2017

Older adults in Arkansas can boost their physical health through outdoor activities such as exploring walking trails. Walking in nature may also help seniors increase their energy levels and reduce their likelihood of experiencing depression. Seniors may find the following trails in Arkansas appealing and easy to walk. 1. Tollantusky Trail  This 1.5-mile paved loop trail in Conway is easy to follow and is open throughout the year. The trail allows seniors to walk through the woodlands along an edge where they can see beautiful views of the Arkansas River. If a senior needs a break, there are resting stops…

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Walking Trails for Older Adults in Arkansas