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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 20, 2015

While most people enjoy a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverages from time to time, it’s best to discourage diabetic seniors from alcohol consumption. Numerous studies show that diabetics who drink alcohol are putting themselves at great risk. In the following article, Rhode Island live-in home care providers explain…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 13, 2015

As people age, their risk of cancer increases significantly as a result of various factors, including weight and BMI. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 34,000 cases of cancer each year are attributed to obesity. Home care providers in Rhode Island want families to understand the relationship between obesity…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 6, 2015

When a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the news can be devastating for both the senior and the family members who support him or her. With that in mind, there are a number of resources and outreach programs available for family caregivers of elderly parents with Alzheimer’s disease. Rhode…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 30, 2015

Animals offer companionship and comfort to their owners, but they also provide other therapeutic benefits. Elderly people who are sick, undergoing surgery, or managing depression are perfect candidates for a program known as pet therapy. Doctors, home care providers, and nursing homes may recommend pet therapy to these clients in…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 23, 2015

It’s especially important for seniors who have already incurred a lifetime of sun damage to protect themselves from skin cancer. Fortunately, there are several effective preventative measures seniors can take against skin cancer. Home Care Assistance, a notable provider of home care in Rhode Island, encourages caregivers and family members to…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 16, 2015

Seniors with limited mobility can still perform many basic exercises from a wheelchair, and Home Care Assistance of Rhode Island hopes family caregivers will share these modified moves with their senior loved ones. The following exercises can tone and strengthen the muscles of the arms, upper body, abdominal area and…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 9, 2015

Everyone is susceptible to diabetes, but the elderly are at a higher risk due to a number of factors. Age, diet, genetic and environmental influences are only some causes of diabetes in seniors, so it’s important to monitor your elderly loved one closely for signs of diabetic disorders. The experienced…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 24, 2015

As a caregiver of a terminal parent or loved one, you may experience signs of depression. The professionals at Rhode Island Home Care Assistance have provided some helpful tips for you to understand, prevent, and manage your experience with depression. Don’t Internalize Your Feelings While caring for a terminally ill…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 17, 2015

Quitting smoking is hard regardless of age, but it can be particularly challenging for seniors who have relied on lighting up for decades. Here are a few tips to share with your senior loved one that can help him or her put down the cigarettes for good. Smoking Cessation Timeline…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 10, 2015

Eating is an enjoyable and necessary part of life and mindful eating habits make a big health impact, especially for the elderly. At Rhode Island Home Care Assistance, we know it’s not always easy getting seniors to eat well, but the following general food guidelines for seniors are easy to…