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How Can Home Care Services Help Seniors with Housekeeping?

Housekeeping is a vital aspect of daily life, offering both health benefits and the removal of clutter. For older adults, maintaining a clean home goes beyond aesthetics. It reduces the risk of accidents like slipping or falling and contributes to a positive mental state. Despite its importance, seniors often find housekeeping tasks strenuous. This is […]

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How to Enhance the Health and Wellness of Seniors on Valentines Day

Who said Valentine’s Day is only for sweet, romantic couples?  Recognizing that the day symbolizes the spirit of love and connection, incorporating seniors into this celebration is not only practical but also heartwarming. However, it’s important to keep in mind the needs of your senior loved one and what they might actually enjoy receiving as […]

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Helping Aging Parents Navigate Life Changes with Confidence

Helping your aging parents means navigating new and challenging issues. It’s crucial to recognize that they are also dealing with deep emotions, particularly the fear of losing their sense of freedom and confidence. Regardless of your parents’ cognitive abilities and the resources at your disposal, consistent effort can help them maintain their confidence and pride. […]

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8 Questions To Ask When Interviewing a Caregiver

When hiring a caregiver, ensuring a smooth and empathetic fit for your loved ones in need of care is vital. There must be a thorough assessment of the caregiver’s qualifications and the alignment of their skills and certifications with the needs of their loved ones. Paying attention to qualifications and interpersonal skills is essential when […]

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What Bills Will Impact Receiving Food Stamp Benefits

Most people who meet the earnings prerequisite are entitled to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously called the Food Stamp Program. But what determines the level of your home SNAP benefit is your earnings, plus some specific expenses. Also, you may be eligible for some deductions when your food stamp benefits and household income […]

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Are Canned Foods Healthy?

If you were asked to make a healthy choice between canned and fresh foods, which would you choose? Contrary to popular belief, canned foods can sometimes even be healthier than fresh foods. But this simple question about whether or not canned foods are healthy cannot be awarded a simple answer because more factors determine the […]

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What Are the Best Vitamins for Dementia Patients?

Did you know that over 55 million people suffer from at least one form of dementia? This was according to the World Health Organization’s study conducted in March 2023. But the great news is that many more research studies have recommended that vitamins help with the condition in one way or another. Note that vitamins […]

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Getting Paid To Take Care Of A Loved One From Home

Nearly 80% of adults who live at home and receive care assistance depend solely on their relatives and friends for help with their daily activities. Many people, including relatives or friends choose to serve as in-home caregivers to ensure their loved one receives the best quality care. The arrangement can be extremely rewarding. However, the […]

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Introduction To Meditation

Stress can take a significant toll on our overall health, often causing various negative symptoms and exacerbating any existing conditions. Although our bodies are naturally equipped to handle small doses of stress, excessive or chronic stress can feel almost impossible to manage. Unfortunately, many people believe there is nothing they can do to combat stress, […]

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5 Best Mental Health Practices For Anxiety

Currently affecting about 40 million adults nationwide, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety is defined as excessive or persistent worrying about the same thing or several small things. This worry can lead to many negative physical symptoms, including a rapid heart rate, sweating, nausea, and headaches. Fortunately, anxiety disorders […]

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Over 65? 5 Things To Do Each Morning To Boost Your Mood

How many times have you woken up in the morning with absolutely no desire to get out of bed? Do you find yourself in a cranky mood or unmotivated to complete daily tasks when you wake up? If you answered ‘yes’ to either question, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Unfortunately, many […]

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5 Benefits Of Companion Care

There are many things that nobody tells you about getting older. Aside from a decline in health and the visible signs of aging, getting older can be lonely and, at times, unsafe. Elderly individuals who live by themselves often lack the mental, physical, and emotional support they need in their day to day lives. They […]

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Healthy Eating Past The Age Of 65

A well-balanced mix of food serves as an essential step towards healthy living, especially for aging seniors above the age of 65. Proven by the National Institute of Health, eating healthier meals filled with body-benefiting nutrients can help seniors grow healthy and reduce the chances of issues like heart disease, stroke, or heart disease. According […]

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Consumer Directed Services (CDS) For Medicaid Patients In Missouri

Emerest is a home healthcare agency that works with Missouri’s Consumer Directed Services (CDS) program. CDS is a Medicaid-funded program that enables you to hire the caregiver of your choice to help with daily activities. This personal care attendant (PCA) can be a friend, neighbor or family member (other than spouse). Most importantly, it will […]

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Why Remote Patient Monitoring Is Here To Stay

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. Perhaps the most significant and most enduring change has come in our approach to healthcare. Effects of the pandemic and the subsequent quarantine have inspired healthcare professionals to adopt telehealth programs and provide patients with virtual care more quickly. Before […]

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Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimers And/Or Dementia

Learning how to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia can be a challenging and emotional journey. Because there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, it is often the care and support of family members that make the biggest impact on a person’s quality of life. However, as a person’s […]

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Connecticut Adult Family Living (AFL). Choose Your Own Caregiver

Most seniors who live at home rely on someone they trust to assist with daily activities and needs. Although these family caregivers are often more than happy to help their loved ones for free, full-time care requires a significant commitment. As a result, many people decrease their work hours or even quit their jobs to […]

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Patient Education Guide 101 Understanding Your Basic Vitals

Your vital signs are measurements of your body’s most basic functions. Vital signs allow your healthcare provider to assess your health and can help detect or monitor medical issues. One of the main reasons our vitals are so beneficial is that they can be measured anywhere, including in medical settings, at the site of a […]

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3 Diy Fall Home Decor Ideas

Welcome to Fall! It’s that time of year when our senses awaken to cool, crisp weather, pristine landscapes, and the sweet tastes and smells of Autumn. Fall is also an excellent time to partner with your elderly patients to create some festive DIY crafts! If you’ve wanted to share some time with your patients but […]

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5 ways seniors can improve mental health

From birth through senior years, you are given recommendations for optimal physical health and well-being at various stages. For example, you are encouraged to take care of your heart by eating well and engaging in

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How to make the most out of pumpkin season

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! From the front porch to the kitchen and areas in between, nothing says fall like the sight and smell of fresh, bright pumpkins. Reminiscent of cool days and crisp, cozy nights, pumpkinsPumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! From the front porch to the kitchen and areas in between, nothing says fall like the sight and smell of fresh, bright pumpkins. Reminiscent of cool days and crisp, cozy nights, pumpkins elicit feelings of relaxation, harmony, and seasonal bliss.

These feelings also often give way to a desire to decorate, cook and craft. So, why not take advantage of all the naturally therapeutic opportunities stemming (pun intended) from these fall gems. Here are some pumpkin-themed activities that you can do with your caregiver:

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What Emerest has to offer for veterans

At Emerest, our mission is to provide customized care to fit any client’s needs. Our caregivers help seniors with various tasks, including housework, personal grooming, and in some cases, medical care. With Veterans

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Understanding diabetes in elders and how to manage it

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed every year on November 14. WDD originated in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness about diabetes. And, with

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Showing gratitude for loved ones over the holidays

Fall ushers in a sense of calm and tranquility, setting the perfect tone for moments of reflection, family togetherness, and heartfelt gratitude. Despite the challenges this year may have presented, we all still have a great

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Memory loss: is it normal or should I speak with my doctor?

From time to time, we all have moments where we forget things. But as we age and forgetfulness and memory loss become more prevalent, it is often hard to distinguish what’s normal and what’s not. Emerest’s Nursing Director, Lauren Weissberg, put together

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How to avoid seasonal depression

Have you noticed the air temperature getting colder, hours of daylight getting shorter, and nights getting longer? Well, that means winter is in full swing. And, while many people perceive winter as a joyful time to slow dow

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3 Healthy Spring Recipe Ideas For Seniors

Spring is in full bloom—flowers are budding, bees are buzzing, and gardens are full of fresh vegetables awaiting their debut! One of the most exciting things about Spring is the anticipation of the bounty of fresh, healthy