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How to Make Your Elderly Loved One’s Home Safer in McKinney, TX
How to Make Your Elderly Loved One’s Home Safer in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

Age-proofing a house can sometimes feel overwhelming. While you don’t want to restrict your senior loved one’s movements, you also need to make sure he or she has a safe environment to live in. You may also be surprised to discover just how many dangers exist in a home for…

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Elderly People and Colorectal Cancer [Infographic]
Elderly People and Colorectal Cancer [Infographic]
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

There are several diseases seniors are at risk for, including rare conditions such as colorectal cancer. It’s important to know what might cause this disease and the potential symptoms that might indicate its development. The staff at McKinney Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic explaining the risks and…

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Modern-Day Challenges for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
Modern-Day Challenges for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 13, 2020

2020 holds great promise for aging adults, who benefit from living in the most advanced time for healthcare and technology. Yet life isn’t all roses for older adults, who also must still contend with the issues that affect everyone as they age. These are the six most common challenges seniors…

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Tips for a Senior to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth in McKinney, TX
Tips for a Senior to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 6, 2020

Consuming large amounts of sugar can increase the risk of obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension, which are issues that could lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, learning healthy ways to satisfy your senior parent’s sweet tooth could enhance his or her overall wellbeing. Take a look at some healthy…

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Tips to Help an Elderly Loved One to Avoid Isolation in McKinney, TX
Tips to Help an Elderly Loved One to Avoid Isolation in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 30, 2020

According to a study published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, social isolation can have a big impact on health in seniors. Isolation increases the risk of falling, developing a dementia-related condition, and being readmitted to the hospital. If you’re caring for an older loved one who isn’t being as…

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Activities for Older Adults with Mobility Limitations in McKinney, TX
Activities for Older Adults with Mobility Limitations in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 23, 2020

Having limited mobility doesn’t mean your senior loved one must limit his or her fun. Older adults who face challenges with moving around can still find many enjoyable ways to occupy their time. These six activities are awesome for getting your loved one interested in doing things throughout the day,…

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How Hip Fractures Pose Dangers for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
How Hip Fractures Pose Dangers for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 16, 2020

Seniors who fracture their hips could experience minor problems or life-threatening accidents. Aging, weakened bones, and medication side effects are some of the reasons older adults experience slips and falls that can lead to hip fractures and other severe injuries. Below are some of the reasons hip fractures are dangerous…

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Normal Blood Sugar Levels for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
Normal Blood Sugar Levels for Older Adults in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on January 9, 2020

Approximately 12 million Americans 65 and older have diabetes, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if your older loved one isn’t diabetic, he or she may be considered prediabetic or be more likely to develop this condition if he or she has consistently high…

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Treating Dementia in Seniors in McKinney, TX
Treating Dementia in Seniors in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on December 26, 2019

Dementia is an incurable progressive condition that impacts many seniors. However, with a proper care plan, the disorder can be managed. Below you’ll find ideal treatment options family caregivers can use to help their senior loved ones and reduce symptoms associated with dementia. 1. Manage Medications Although there’s no medication…

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What Harm that Can Occur When Older Adults Fall in McKinney, TX
What Harm that Can Occur When Older Adults Fall in McKinney, TX
By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on December 19, 2019

As adults age, their physical abilities may decrease and their bones begin to weaken, which are age-related issues that put them at higher risk for slips and falls. A tumble in the senior years could have severe consequences. Continue reading to learn what can happen if seniors fall and ways…

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