North River Home Care Blog

Reduce the Risk of Falling in the Elderly

Below is a cute video put out by The Joint Commission about reducing the risk of falling.

Roughly 1 of every 3 people age 65 and older is injured from a fall every year. Reducing the risk of a fall can help seniors live healthier and longer lives.

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Hearing Impared Elders – Good Tips on Communication

If you have an elder that is one of the 23 percent of folks with some degree of hearing loss, you may want to try these top ten tips when trying to communicate with them. There are many things that can frustrate an elder, but not being able to understand what someone is saying to them due to hearing loss is right at the top of the list.

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Flu Season Public Service Announcement

As an elder care provider in the Boston area, we are concerned about the flu. It’s that time of year again. We’ve had many home care clients, caregivers, and families asking us how to prevent and avoid the flu.

There are some great ideas on the CDC website: CDC Flu Website

and on the Health and Human Services website: Health and Human Services Flu.Gov

Here’s another approach to avoiding the flu (video is from the Dept.

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Why Choose In-Home Senior Care Provider Like Us

Caring for an aging and ailing loved one can be a daunting task. Most families make an effort to keep their elderly loved ones at home, sacrificing much of their own lives in the process. For some families, care giving begins to take its toll on the care provider and they eventually find themselves being forced to consider alternatives that they may never have otherwise.

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Arthritis Home Care

Problems with joints and bones are a painful fact of life for many people. However, these conditions are often exacerbated in the elderly. These afflictions make getting around difficult at best, thereby forcing many to rely on mobility aids for walking or even standing, and possibly home care. Most of the aged population just chalk up the aches and pains to ‘arthritis’

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Financial Scams and the Senior, Care Needed!

Financial scams involving seniors have grown exponentially over the past several years. These scams come via postal mail, unsolicited telephone calls, and sometimes even through the Internet. The scam artists tend to prey on the unsuspecting and many have found the seniors to be prime targets. The reason that the elderly end up being the targets of these scams could be that they get confused more easily or have a more trusting nature than other sectors of society.

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Elderly Care During the Heat of Summer

Keeping cool during the summer heat can be a challenge for everyone. As the temperatures begin to rise, most of us go indoors and turn the thermostat down on the air conditioning without a second thought. However, some of the most vulnerable among us may not have that option. When providing elderly care it is important to be aware of some of the following points.

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