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How to Help an Elderly Parent Handle Debt in Portland, ME
How to Help an Elderly Parent Handle Debt in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, retired seniors aren’t immune to debt. If your aging parent is facing mounting credit card bills or other forms of debt, there are a few things you can do to prevent him or her from falling deeper into debt.  Set Up Joint Accounts When you set up joint accounts, you can help handle your loved one’s…

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By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

The thought of old age comes with many misconceptions. Some associate getting older with slowing down or developing various health problems. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. People reaching their golden years actually find many benefits to being older. 1. Senior Discounts Out of respect or the desire to appeal to older consumers, many businesses offer reasonable senior discounts. Various…

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Effective Ways to Overcome Caregiver Stress in Portland, ME
Effective Ways to Overcome Caregiver Stress in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

Caring for an elderly loved one is an extremely rewarding job, but it also comes with some challenges. Even if you have the support of other family members and maintain a positive mindset, taking care of an aging parent can be difficult. You are almost certain to experience stress at various times, and you need to be able to handle…

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Ways for Helping Aging Adults Enhance Their Balance in Portland, ME
Ways for Helping Aging Adults Enhance Their Balance in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

A senior’s sense of balance generally worsens over time. Medications, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and inflammation can lead to poor balance. If your senior loved one’s flexibility and balance decrease, he or she could fall and break one or more bones. Here are some of the things family caregivers can do to help their loved ones increase their balance.  Encourage Dancing …

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Things to Avoid Doing as a Family Caregiver in Portland, ME
Things to Avoid Doing as a Family Caregiver in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

The level of care each older adult requires varies. Caregivers perform tasks daily that rely on their emotional, mental, and physical abilities. However, to provide the highest level of quality care possible, there are some things family caregivers must avoid doing. 1. Neglect Education & Training Needs While providing basic care doesn’t require an inordinate amount of knowledge or experience,…

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Can “Prehab” Boost a Senior’s Recovery Following Surgery? in Portland, ME
Can “Prehab” Boost a Senior’s Recovery Following Surgery? in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 30, 2020

It never hurts to be prepared, and it’s important for seniors to take this advice to heart when getting ready for surgery. One way to do this is with what’s referred to as prehabilitation, or “prehab.” Here’s how this approach to surgery prep can help older adults with the recovery process. What Is Prehab? Prehabilitation refers to steps an individual…

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When Is Surgery Unsafe for Seniors in Portland, ME
When Is Surgery Unsafe for Seniors in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 16, 2020

Statistically, seniors are often considered a high-risk group when it comes to nearly any type of surgery. Therefore, it’s understandable for both older adults and family caregivers to have concerns if surgery is a possibility. While every situation is different, there are some instances when surgery is generally considered unsafe for seniors. Chronic Health Issues Aren’t Managed Well According to…

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What are the Causes of Frequent Fatigue in Aging Adults in Portland, ME
What are the Causes of Frequent Fatigue in Aging Adults in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

Seniors battling fatigue may assume it’s a natural consequence of aging. In fact, if seniors regularly experience fatigue, even after a good night’s sleep or a restorative nap, it may be cause for concern. Ahead, learn more about the signs of fatigue in seniors, the possible causes of fatigue, and what seniors and their caregivers can do to boost energy…

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How to Maintain a Healthy Body in the Golden Years in Portland, ME
How to Maintain a Healthy Body in the Golden Years in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

It’s never too late to adopt the kind of lifestyle habits that can contribute to better health and wellbeing during the senior years. The good news is a shift to a healthier lifestyle can happen gradually and in a way that’s comfortable enough to encourage long-term positive changes. Here are six specific ways seniors can maintain healthy bodies while aging….

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Why Are Ride-Sharing Services Safe for Seniors to Use in Portland, ME
Why Are Ride-Sharing Services Safe for Seniors to Use in Portland, ME
By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are well suited to seniors for many reasons. However, you’re likely wary of this transportation option because of reported passenger abuse and sexual assault by drivers. Here are some of the pros of ride-sharing and how to ensure your aging loved one’s safety. Uber vs. Lyft Presently, the two largest ride-sharing providers are…

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