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6 Life Hacks You Need

At Astracare, safety for the elderly is one of our TOP concerns.  Abilities change as we age.  That doesn’t mean you have to be bed-ridden all day.  You can be active and smart at the same time!  Plus, life hacks are for everyone.  Due to this, we have put together a list of hacks for you! Non-skid socks are a MUST for everyone with tile or marble floors. We found an option that is both comfy and practical!  Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Non-Skid-Slip-Socks-Hospital/dp/B002HT29AQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502835082&sr=8-2-fkmr1&keywords=elderly+non-skid+pad+for+tub The anti-slip movement Continue reading →
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Why Florida is the Best Place for Retirement

You’ve reached retirement.  It’s the best time of your life, and that’s actually a fact.  Did you know that statistically people are happier during retirement compared to any other part of their lives? Anyways, you are trying to decide what your next adventure will be, and the idea of moving comes up. Many of our clients moved from other places to Florida for retirement, but what are some of the benefits? You’ll have sun and the ocean pretty much every day.  Retirement just feels better Continue reading →
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Happy Mind = Happy Life

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the middle of the night in full panic – maybe worrying about your job, family, or anything else on that to-do list you have. Perhaps it’s a little different for you, you find yourself overeating when you’re extremely stressed, or not being able to get to sleep because of racing thoughts. No matter how it manifests itself, anxiety and stress is real for many Americans. The Anxiety and Depression Association reports that at least 40 million Americans Continue reading →
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9 Ways to Stay Feeling “Young” at Any Age

9 Ways to Stay Feeling “Young” at Any Age 1. Fall in Love! Whether you’re rekindling the flames with your life-long partner, sparking a new love, or maybe falling in love with a new hobby you’ve taken up, fall in love over and over again! Did you know that love reduces risk of high stress levels? 2. Get more Sleep! How are you supposed to feel your best if you aren’t spending the time to recharge your body? Did you know that sleep helps your Continue reading →
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When is it time to give up driving?

Information about Elderly Drivers and how Companion Care can Help To many people, driving equals independence. From the big wheels we pedal as children to the moment we pass that driving test as a teenager to our first road trip, driving is an integral part of the fun and utility of our lives. Eventually, we become elderly drivers. As we get older, our ability to drive lessens and becomes a detriment. Continue reading →
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How to help seniors plan for their later years

How to help seniors plan for their later years Let’s face it. Father time catches up to all of us eventually. We can’t deny it. We can fight it tooth and nail, but, ultimately, we all are going to get old – just as our parents did and as our grandparents did before them. The best approach to dealing with aging is to plan for it and make provisions for a comfortable life. Taking steps now to determine what you want life to be like Continue reading →
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6 Misconceptions about Home Healthcare Services

6 Misconceptions about Home Healthcare Services There’s no place like home. The scents, the colors, the memories, home is where we feel most comfortable and, often times, it’s where we are the happiest. This is true at any age but for seniors, it’s especially true. Whether you are recovering from an illness or entering your elderly years, we all want to main the sense of normalcy that being at home brings. However, as get older, we may need more help than we once did. Home Continue reading →
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6 Things Seniors Worry About as they Get Older

6 Things Seniors Worry About as they Get Older Each stage in life brings its own set of challenges.  With becoming an adult comes the search for who you are personally and professionally. Becoming a parent brings on the responsibility for shaping another’s life. Entering your senior years presents its own challenges. These challenges, while common to many people over the age of 65, can be particularly tough to encounter given the amount of time and effort invested in creating a life that satisfies both Continue reading → Continue reading →
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The Benefits of Home Healthcare

The Benefits of Home Healthcare Everyone needs help sometimes. As our loved ones advance in age, there may come a time where they will need medical assistance or help around the house on a regular basis. Perhaps you have a loved one who suffers from a chronic disease or is disabled. They may require attention on a daily basis. In either case, you and your loved one will have a decision to make, but what are the options? While hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing Continue reading →
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Tips for Preventing Home Health Caregiver Burnout

Tips for Preventing Home Health Caregiver Burnout Most people don’t consider the day when they have to take care of a parent or a loved one. It’s just not something we think about or plan for. Thoughts of our future typically center on business accomplishments, raising a family, maybe travel. However, the reality is that many of us will take care of a loved one at some point in our lives. Statistics show that informal caregivers make up 80 percent of all long-term care in the Continue reading → Continue reading →
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Tips for Having “The Talk” with Aging Parents about In Home Healthcare

Tips for Having “The Talk” with Aging Parents about In Home Healthcare Many of us grow up viewing our parents as heroes. They take care of our every need, they support our hopes and dreams, they teach, they love, they guide. Growing up, it felt like our parents had the right answer in every situation. It’s hard to imagine a time where they may need our help. However, tasks may become more difficult for them and their need for in home healthcare services becomes more Continue reading →
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Take a Break: The Importance of Respite Care to Caregivers

Take a Break: The Importance of Respite Care to Caregivers Caregivers are the personification of love. Pure and simple. They voluntarily make sacrifices of their time, their energy and their finances to care for loved ones when they need it the most. There are a multitude of specific motivations for the 44 million Americans who are caregivers but they all center on a sense of duty and obligation to loved ones. While the heart of the caregiver is a courageous and kind, the path of Continue reading →
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Diary of a therapy dog: Helen’s Surprise

Diary of a therapy dog: Helen’s Surprise “What a day, Helen had no idea I was coming to visit. I was never going to miss her Birthday (and there is always the chance someone will drop some cake on the floor)!  Why do people wag their fingers and say, “Chocolate is not good for dogs!?”  Helen was almost as excited to see me as I was to see her! It Feels great when she pets my fur (yes it is soft, huh)! I licked her Continue reading →
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Therapy dogs and Seniors

Therapy dogs and Seniors When you are in a long-term care or an assisted living facility, life can get lonely. You have had a major change to your life and routine and are not able to do the things that your once took for granted. The changes in routine can leave you depressed and lethargic. Everybody needs a “pick me up” sometimes, but it’s especially critical when you are in a new environment. Being able to smile is important, and a visit from a therapy Continue reading →
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