Provider's Perspectives Newsletter - February 2014

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What to Look For in a Home Care Provider

Home care providers don't always offer the same services. How do you know that you are referring your patients and clients to the right non-medical care agency? Ask home care companies about the caliber of their caregivers, their experience and their training. For more details about what to look for in a home care provider, keep reading on our website.

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Look out for These Illnesses in 2014

Health headlines from 2013 show that last year held many changes. While the Affordable Care Act may have been a big news story, infectious diseases like the bird flu and salmonella provided a wide variety of headlines. Even if you are feeling well, it is important for you and your senior home care services personnel to keep these illnesses in mind.

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Fibromyalgia: A Brief Synopsis

Fibromyalgia affects more than 10 million Americans, and is accompanied by chronic pain, stiffness and cognitive issues. Fortunately, people who struggle with this condition can take advantage of senior care services that can encourage fibromyalgia patients to exercise and do other activities that can help treat the symptoms of the disease.

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History of Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's

As a healthcare provider, you have access to the medical history of the people in your care. If your patients or clients have had concussions in the past, the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease is higher. To prevent the progression of Alzheimer's in these patients, have them take tests to keep their minds active.

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Consistent Daily Routines Help Seniors Sleep Better

Senior care providers like you can introduce and encourage a variety of schedules and activities. This can encourage your patients and clients to sleep better at night. These activities can include physical activity, meals and socialization.

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