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Nutrition in the Elderly: Unique Considerations

In recent blogs, we have discussed the special challenges to meeting the nutritional needs of aging individuals, as well as suggestions for overcoming those challenges. Unfortunately, in some situations, the elderly and those caring for the elderly will face even more challenges than previously discussed. Side effects of medication. Many aging persons must take a

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Nutrition and the Elderly: Overcoming Challenges to Eating Well

Recently, we explored several challenges to eating well that are specific to the aging population. These include, but are not limited to, isolation, loss of ability, loss of memory, lack of knowledge, and apathy. There are also challenges unique to different physical conditions and illnesses, many of which we will address more thoroughly in future

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Nutrition and the Elderly: Challenges to Eating Well

The eating habits of Americans have changed drastically over the past 50 years. Increasingly busy lifestyles coupled with widespread availability of fast and processed food presents challenges for people of all ages. However, as individuals age, there are several new challenges to a nutritional diet. Isolation. For many aging individuals, mealtime was once a meaningful social

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Holiday Travel: Helping your Elderly Relatives

As it usually goes with the approaching holiday seasons, many of our family members may find themselves traveling to different cities and regions to meet and celebrate together. This undoubtedly will include a percentage of our elderly family members, and special precautions and measure should be taken to ensure that their travels are as safe

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Meet Theresa, an AccuCare Caregiver

“The funny thing is, I always respected those who worked with elderly people because I never felt that it was something that I would be able to do myself. I originally went to college for accounting, but thankfully after visiting with a friend who worked in an elderly facility, I realized that I loved people

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Seasonal Changes

It’s happening as we speak – the seasons are beginning to change, the weather cooling down, the days getting shorter. Though we cannot stop the changing of the seasons and what comes about because of it, we can prepare those who might be affected most. With the weather beginning to cool down and the evening

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Profile of Deanna Rice, AccuCare Caregiver

“Truly listening to patients makes me be a better professional. My love for animals makes me a better person.” It seems that we all know that special someone who puts her energy, heart and soul into everything she does. She is ready for the next challenge. She has a kind word for each person she

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Home Health Caregivers

AccuCare is looking to expand our extraordinary team of Caregivers and Nurses.  The caregiver will report to Jane Olsen, RN, Director of Nursing/Operations.  The responsibilities and qualifications for the caregiving position include: Exceptional patience, listening skills and customer service traits when interacting with clients, their families and AccuCare colleagues. Willing to learn about the interesting

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American Heart Month

February is not just a month to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it is also a month to celebrate the health and wellness of our heart. Around 610,000 people die every year in the Unites States from heart disease, which is 1 in every 4 deaths. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent heart disease. Quit smoking Healthy Diet. Eating

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