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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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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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Keeping Your Mind Active in Long Term Care

Your mind is your most powerful tool, but it can be difficult to maintain it. Many people regard physical health as more important than mental, so when their ability to exercise their body begins to dwindle, they neglect their mind. While it may seem trivial, exercising your mind is the key to keeping yourself sharp. […]

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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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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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Seniors and Siri

Seniors and smartphones can be a powerful partnership when the phone features one of the several digital personal assistants (DPAs) now available to answer questions and provide information about all sorts of things – from where to go to when to do something. Siri, of course, is the popular voice-in-the-cloud personal assistant app on Apple […]

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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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Social Seniors: The Importance of Friendship

There is nothing more valuable in life than good friends. No matter how old you are, we all need human contact – it’s key to our well-being. Friendship transcends money, status, and reputation, to name just a few. And while friendship is important at every stage in life, it is especially vital in later years. […]

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Becoming a Parent Again: Raising Your Grandchildren

A sad fact about our society today is that there is an increasing number of grandparents raising their grandkids because their own children are unable or unwilling to do it due to a variety of factors that can include parental death, homelessness, neglect, drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness. In fact, a recent study revealed […]

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