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Personal Care Agreements

Many families reach a point when they see that an ill or older relative needs more than occasional help. But who’ll provide that care? The answer is usually close to home: an adult child. A child might be the default choice, or is selected because they live closer or have fewer family responsibilities. The person…

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Volunteer Opportunities for Retired Seniors

Volunteering is rewarding and gives us a feeling of accomplishment knowing that we’re helping others and doing something bigger than ourselves. If you are a senior who’s interested in volunteering in your community, there are all kinds of opportunities both in and outside of the home. Here are some ideas: If you like animals, you…

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Summer Activities for Seniors and Caregivers

Enjoying the warm summer can still be a reality for elders and caregivers. Finding interesting activities suitable for a senior’s abilities may take some creativity, but it is well worth switching up the routine to get out and about. The Benefits of Getting Outside A main advantage of heading outdoors, even for a short period…

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First Aid Kit for Seniors Living at Home

First aid is an important consideration when caring for an elderly person at home. It is important to know that seniors are more vulnerable to accidents and injuries since they often lack strength, flexibility and can have brittle bones. Also, their sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste may have declined, making them more vulnerable to…

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4 Ways to Get Free or Low-Cost Financial Advice

Not every retiree can hire a financial planner, nor is every person in retirement savvy about managing their finances and investments. But it turns out there are a lot of free and low-cost ways seniors can get help. From banks to libraries and even on the internet, here’s a look at four ways retirees can…

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Getting Educated about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive, irreversible disorder of the brain and the most common form of dementia. The disease affects the cognitive parts of the brain that are involved in thinking, remembering, and using language. It can severely impair a person’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities. The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia…

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15 Ways Seniors Can Save Money

Seniors are frequently on a fixed income and have a lifestyle that embraces a selection of money-saving options. Hallmark Homecare is one of those options offering a much more affordable solution to in-home care. Hallmark’s specialty is connecting experienced, fully insured, trustworthy and reliable in-home caregivers with families seeking to hire in-home care. And, our…

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A Healthier Heart

February is “Heart Month”, so let’s talk about something most of us don’t talk about very often…. our heart. Not the most exciting thing you’ve thought about today, let’s admit, but a healthy heart sure is important! To start with the bad news, heart disease is still the top killer of Americans. But, the good…

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