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Is It Just a Case of the Blues? Mental Illness in Seniors Is More Common Than You May Think!

In one’s older years, it is common to be dealing with sleeping problems, fatigue or loss of appetite. And often, they’re written off as just that. Yet for around 8 million older adults over age 65, these symptoms are suggestive of something a lot more than normal aging – they’re signs of mental illness in […]

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Comprehensive Home Care’s Tips on Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

While abusing a senior is something that would never even occur to most people, it’s a tragically common occurrence in the U.S.Elder abuse occurs in many forms, from physical to emotional, and it affects the most frail and vulnerable among us. Because elder abuse is often a silent problem, it’s essential for families and friends […]

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Is Your Senior Loved One at Risk for Elder Abuse?

Helping seniors stay healthy, happy and independent is the goal of not only our Charlotte NC senior care professionals, but of every family caregiver who has ever assisted a loved one. Because the health and happiness of seniors is so important to us, it’s essential that we discuss something that can be difficult for many […]

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The Latest in Helping Elderly Parents Avoid Phone Scams

Phone scams geared toward the elderly are nothing new, with an astonishing $36 billion lost each year to financial abuse. And the latest senior con circulating is difficult for most seniors to detect until it’s too late, and helping elderly parents get back money lost isn’t an option. Center for Elder Law and Justice attorney […]

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Is It Okay to Lie to Someone with Dementia?

At an early age, we learn the tale of George Washington’s mishap with the cherry tree and his bold admittance to his parents, “I cannot tell a lie; I chopped down the cherry tree!” Truthfulness is integrated within our character, and even telling a little white lie can wrack us with guilt. But could it […]

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Caring for Older Parents? Ask These Questions First Before They Move in

Probably the most noble and admirable decision adult children will make is to open up their house to an aging parent. Our parents raised and took care of us when we needed help and support, so it seems like a no-brainer to return the favor when it becomes unsafe for Mom or Dad to live […]

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Charlotte Home Health Experts Share Tips to Avoid Common Parkinson’s Complications

Many seniors with Parkinson’s disease receive the largest part of their care at home from loved ones, especially during the early stages of the disease. As a professional Charlotte home health care agency, we at Comprehensive Home Care understand the unique concerns experienced by family members who provide care for a senior with Parkinson’s, and want you to know you’re not alone! We’re always available to provide recommendations and to partner with you in ensuring your loved one receives […]

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The 5 Stages of Parkinson’s Disease and How Home Care Can Help Through Each

More likely to strike men, and more prevalent than MS, muscular dystrophy, and ALS combined, Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed in as many as 7 – 10 million people worldwide, with an additional 600,000 Americans diagnosed each year. And although each individual’s experience with Parkinson’s differs in level of severity, there are five main stages of progression that are routinely experienced by all.   In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Comprehensive Home Care shares the facts below to help you better understand the stages of Parkinson’s disease:  […]

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Charlotte, NC Home Care Experts Share Top Exercise Tips for Seniors

Participating in an ongoing exercise plan is challenging at any age. Exercising is exhausting. We don’t seem to have the time it takes. We’re still sore from yesterday’s workout. All of us have made excuses like these for not exercising; but frailty and aging make it even more difficult to commit to an exercise plan. […]

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Try These Elderly Exercise Ideas to Help Seniors Thrive!

Throughout the aging process, the benefits of exercise continue to outweigh any barriers faced, and it’s vital for older adults’ overall health and wellbeing to maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. And while it’s particularly challenging for seniors who are confined to a bed or wheelchair to exercise, there are still plenty of elderly […]