Choosing a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Continuing our discussion of providing healthcare support for an aging loved one from the previous published post on healthcare for older adults, we explore choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility in this post.

In the last blog, we discussed things to look for to determine if an aging loved one might need healthcare support. In some cases, they may be able to stay in their home if they just get a little help from friends and family, or a home health aide. But if you’ve identified that your loved one does need help beyond the care you can provide, it may be time to consider choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility for them to move into.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving, aging

Health Care for Older Adults: Recognizing Need for Healthcare Support

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 31, 2017 10:35:47 AM

In this blog we’ll discuss making decisions about health care for older adults, recognizing a need for healthcare support when it comes to a loved one. In the next blog, we’ll cover choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Each year you get to spend with your parents and other elder loved ones is a gift. Still, you know there may come a day when you must have a difficult conversation and make some difficult choices regarding health care for older adults in your life and the elder care he or she requires.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving, aging

5 Tips for Managing Your Child's Chronic Disease

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jul 19, 2017 5:13:57 PM

As a parent or caregiver of a child, you may have questions or need support. Here are 5 of the best tips for managing your child’s chronic disease or illness.

Navigating our disjointed healthcare system is hard enough. But when you are caring for a child who has a chronic disease or condition, it can get overwhelming really fast. The following tips can help.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, family health, healthy living, health tips

Tips for Staying Hydrated

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Water is essential for maintaining the function of every system in our bodies. But when we get caught up in our daily activities, it can be easy to forget to drink water or make sure we’re getting enough of it.

Did you know water makes up about 60% of your body weight? When you consider that fact, you would think we wouldn’t have to worry about a shortage of it. But staying properly hydrated can be difficult. This can lead to dehydration and other health issues.

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Topics: health conditions, healthy living, health tips

Keep Your Cool: Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Roll out the beach mats, summer is here! Whether you’re hitting the golf course, grilling in the backyard, taking a bike ride, or building a sandcastle with the grandkids, you’re going to be feeling the heat for the next few months, and we want you to do it safely! Longer, hotter days are the perfect storm for heat stroke, but luckily you can predict and prevent it.

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Topics: health conditions, healthy living, health tips

Ready to Show Some Skin? Get the Facts About Melanoma First

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The first day of summer is right around the corner. For many of us, that means outdoor BBQs, summer vacations, family picnics, and trips to the beach to look forward to. But before you fire up that grill or buy that new bathing suit, don’t forget to plan for protecting your skin and learning facts about melanoma, or skin cancer. More time spent outdoors means more exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, so take a moment now to educate yourself about skin cancer with these facts about melanoma and be ready for the changing seasons.

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Topics: health conditions, healthy living, health tips, cancer prevention

Caregiver Duties: Tips for Helping Loved Ones

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

When a family member or friend is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, there are a lot of questions that run through your head. This biggest one is probably, “What can I do to help?” Being a caregiver for an ill loved one doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. Yes, there will be challenges that you will face, but with the right tips and tricks, you can face these challenges head on and become the best caregiver you can be for your loved one.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

Let's Talk About Incontinence

Posted by The Engaged Patient

May 4, 2017 9:10:56 AM

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control. It can affect both men and women and there are different types, causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients

Fit Seniors: Is Age Really Just a Number?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 26, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Think you're too old to exercise? Think it's too late to start trying? We know a 78-year-old record-setting weightlifter who might tell you otherwise.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), healthy living, care coordination, patients, fitness & exercise, older adult, aging, strength, functional capacity

The Big Role Reversal: Managing an Aging Parent's Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 21, 2017 1:39:07 PM

It can be challenging helping an aging parent manage their health, even when they are open to receiving your assistance. But what about the additional challenges you face when they resist your help?

Whether that resistance is due to pride, denial, or the desire to not be a burden, here are a few things to remember and some tips that may encourage mom or dad to accept the help they need.

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Topics: share your health stories, health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

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