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Help Our Elderly Veterans Get The Care They Need

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As we celebrate Veterans Day today we wanted to share a story of true grit that encapsulates the sacrifices our Veterans made during WWII and other wars to follow globally. We love that we get to help elderly Veterans and their spouses get up to $2,200 per month to pay for in home care to keep them independent at home instead of moving to a facility. Help us get the word out about these little known VA Benefits! The above man’s name was Horace Greasley (the one with his shirt off). He was a British POW famous for escaping over 200 times to visit his girlfriend, a local Jewish girl. Why did he keep going back? Loyalty. He returned every time with extra food or other contraband to share with his fellow captives. Greasley spent 5 years as a prisoner of war, during which time he served as camp barber and worked in the…

Five Ways to Stay Engaged When the Weather is Bad

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The days when birthday celebrations and bingo were the highlights for seniors have long since passed. Today, countless communities offer seniors a well-rounded list of activities that will keep seniors stimulated and engaged when the weather is bad. If you take care of a senior loved one, you are a senior living on your own, or if you are considering obtaining a license for non-medical home care so you can start a home healthcare business, look over these five ways to keep seniors engaged during bad weather: 1. Swimming Swimming is a great activity to enjoy all year. It helps improve endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. In fact, an Australian study discovered that men over the age of seventy who regularly swam were thirty-three percent less likely to fall when compared to men who do not regularly swim. To get the most out of the pool, plan ahead of time. If your senior loved…

Tips to Weatherproof Your Loved One’s Home

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The cold months of winter can be harsh for seniors. It is imperative that your loved ones stay safe during the wintertime. Your loved one’s safety not only includes dressing suitably for the cold weather but also ensuring their homes are ready for the winter season. Depending on where your loved one lives, there may only be a little bit to do to winterproof in and around their homes. On the other hand, if your senior loved one lives in the colder regions, your to-do list may be long. Here are a few tips to help weatherproof your loved one’s home this winter. Interior Check the furnace and make sure it is in good working order. Also, clear away any materials that can become a fire hazard. Purchase and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and stock up on batteries for both devices. If there are any other heating units, have them inspected and…

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