Author Archives: Metro Home Health Services

Malnutrition in Seniors

Signs to Look For (and How to Be Sure) While some symptoms can be associated with illnesses or other health issues, they’re important to know, for everyone’s sake. Symptoms of malnutrition include (but are not limited to): Constant tired feeling Weight loss Dizziness Constant cold feeling Poor concentration Slow to heal from injuries Lack of […]

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How to Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

You never think it’ll happen to you – or, worse, someone you love. That lively, happy person who filled your days with joy becomes a stranger, a shell of their former self. Someone you don’t recognize. Someone who doesn’t recognize you. It scares you. Where do you go next? What are you supposed to do […]

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What to do when the caregiver gets sick

You thought you had it all planned out. You know what to do when you’re running low on adult diapers, food, or medicine. You can handle it when the power goes out or the plumbing acts up. To everyone you know, you’re strong and capable – admirable, even. You put on a smile and deal […]

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Understanding Hoarding

Understanding Hoarding Hoarding is an often misunderstood term. Many people apply it to situations that are nothing like hoarding, or they consider hoarding to be far beyond their current situation. In both scenarios all of those involved are hurt by their lack of action and understanding. Tackling a hoarding problem takes self-awareness and a willingness […]

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Seniors/Elders Dating Again

Love doesn’t end if you pass a certain age, and neither does happiness. Elders who may be without a close partner later in life do not need to settle for loneliness, but can instead seek out a new partner who might live within similar circumstances. These connections can be tough to make in a secluded […]

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Remembering the Departed

For nursing home residents, death is ever-present. If you have ever visited a nursing home or have family in one, you may have noticed the way in which nursing homes and assisted living places will acknowledge a resident’s death—a small flower, a card, or some short announcement. Death is a frequent visitor to these homes, […]

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Depth Perception and Elders: How to Move Around Without Injury

As adults age, their depth perception changes. This creates a myriad of problems with navigation, movement, and responses. When it’s difficult to see and judge proper distances, elders can trip and fall or accidentally drop something. For elders, poor depth perception is dangerous. They can have difficulty judging if their walking path is clear, and […]

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Best Fall Muffin Recipes

Fall is a time of vivid colors and aromas. No other season in the year has so many tastes and smells associated exclusively with it. With Fall you have pumpkins and apples galore, and more sweets and treats than you can eat! One of the best parts of baking in the Fall is finding new […]

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The Benefits of 24 hours Overnight Care

For many patients, being watched overnight is a sign of weakness or fragility, as well as an invasion of privacy. To them, this form of care is insulting and unwanted. However, while those might represent their immediate feelings, the benefit of supervisory care in these situations cannot be underestimated. Oftentimes immediate family isn’t close enough […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention that works

As we age, it’s harder to take care of our bodies. Health issues take us off guard, and we forget to watch what we eat. Before we know it, we’re facing the possibility of type 2 diabetes and a life-long battle. Thankfully, there are a couple strategies that allow us to prevent type 2 diabetes […]

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