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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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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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Preparing for the Future

Death is an idea we would rather avoid. It’s ugly and uncomfortable. However, it is a reality, and one we must face sooner rather than later. That reality is often embodied in a will. Writing a will almost feels like a seal of approval. You sign the documents and suddenly you’ve signed your own death […]

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Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

It’s only natural for the elderly to want to live in their own homes for as long as possible. The comfort and peace-of-mind that come with familiar surroundings helps seniors reduce stress and live happier, healthier lives. Unfortunately, infirmity can increase with age and the risk of injury can grow in and around the homes […]

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Combating the Winter Blues

The holidays are over. Here in New England, winter has set in and its grip won’t loosen for another month or two. With all that seasonal snow, cold, and darkness, no wonder so many people get the Winter Blues. Fortunately, there’s a lot that can be done to combat the gloom that has been clinically […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Metro Home Health Services!

It’s that time of year. Time for delicious smelling turkey and spending time with family. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite recipes for the Thanksgiving table. The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving meal is the turkey. Everyone’s got a twist, from the black pepper pomegranate molasses, shalot-dijon gravy, to a peach rosemary […]

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Debit or Credit? What Seniors Need to Know

When you go to pay for a purchase at your favorite store and the cashier asks you “debit or credit?” which do you say? If you’re a senior, do you know the difference? If not, you may find yourself in financial trouble if you don’t answer correctly. Debit cards are a relatively recent consumer financial […]

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Online Shopping: Is it an addiction?

There’s no question that online giants such as Amazon are dominating the retail shopping industry. There is almost nothing you can’t find online and the Internet has revolutionized how and where we shop. For most people this is a convenience. But for some, it can be a nightmare. Psychologists are beginning to recognize that online […]

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Beginning a New Sport as a Senior

If you’re a senior, your golden years should be the beginning of a golden era in exercise. Light or moderate, low-impact exercise on a regular basis has been proven to yield significant health benefits for the elderly. Regular exercise and a proper diet can maintain (and even add to) healthy muscle. Exercising enables seniors to […]

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Metropolitan Home Health Services, Inc. at ElderFair–Health & Wellness Expo 2015

On April 15, 2015, Metropolitan Home Health Services, Inc. was part of the Somerville Cambridge Elder Services  ElderFair–Health & Wellness Expo.  This ElderFair was an exciting and informative event for seniors and their caregivers in Somerville, Cambridge and Surrounding communities. It featured scores of exhibitors, health and wellness information, free health screenings, resources, exhibitor giveaways […]

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