How to Help Seniors Cope During a Summer Heat Wave

Many of us look forward all year to the summer heat, as it means we can finally go to the beach, take out the boat, and spend time outdoors. It’s important to realize, however, that the dog days of summer have a much different impact on our senior population. The elderly are more vulnerable to…

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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing to Keep a Loved One at Home

The demographical statistics surrounding COVID-19 fatalities can be alarming for those with older loved ones who may be needing additional care. A significant percentage of the pandemic-related deaths so far have been directly related to outbreaks that occurred in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. If you are able to do so, the best protection…

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Coping with the Loneliness of Social Distancing

The social distancing and lockdown guidelines currently mandated by our federal, state, and local governments are intended to flatten the coronavirus curve in an effort to protect our most vulnerable (the elderly and immuno-compromised), while also giving hospitals time to build up supplies and develop caregiving strategies. This effort to bolster the physical health of…

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How Coronavirus Affects the Elderly

The COVID-19 dominating all news headlines has quickly turned into a global pandemic. The strict social distancing and quarantine measures being put in place right now are an effort to “flatten the curve,” primarily to protect the most vulnerable in our society (particularly the elderly and those with comorbid health conditions). Coronaviruses (CoV) are actually…

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Cahoon Care Update about the Novel Coronavirus

We at Cahoon Care Associates understand that as things develop, there are a lot of questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the impact it may have. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is providing daily updates and recommendations. While this is a public health concern, the CDC continues to…

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How to Create a Medication List for Your Loved One

Seniors are often on multiple medications, and they can contribute to the senior’s overall health. But in a medical emergency, it’s important for first responders, doctors, and anyone else involved in a patient’s care to know about those medications. This is where a medication list can be an important safety precaution. Does your loved one…

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Three Heart Attack Symptoms in Seniors You Need to Know

In This Article:  Heart Attack Symptoms in Seniors to Watch For Heart Attacks and Seniors Reducing a Senior’s Risk of Heart Attacks Your Next Steps February is American Heart Month, an event designed to remind Americans to focus on heart health. At Cahoon Care, we wanted to take this opportunity to share a few important…

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10 Signs of Elderly Depression to Watch For

Has Mom or Dad seemed more “down” than normal? Maybe they’re unusually quiet or seem to be withdrawing from activities that they usually enjoy. While it can be easy to write off behavior changes as being a part of the aging process, you might actually be seeing signs that your aging parent is depressed. [pro_ad_display_adzone…

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Flu Prevention For Seniors

How to Protect Your Parents During Flu Season No one enjoys getting the flu, but the illness can be particularly dangerous for those over 65. The flu can lead to issues like pneumonia and dehydration, and can make pre-existing conditions like asthma worse. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can help to…

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