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Identifying and Understanding MRSA in Plano, TX
Identifying and Understanding MRSA in Plano, TX
By Marvin, 9:00 am on August 18, 2016

MRSA is a type of infection that is very common in healthcare settings like hospitals and nursing homes. It can be a challenge for Plano caregivers to prevent MRSA because it spreads so rapidly. This infection can potentially be life threatening and is not easy to treat. In order to prevent MRSA, it’s important to understand what it is and how it spreads. What Causes MRSA? Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria cause MRSA infections. This infection is similar to a typical staph infection, only it cannot be treated with typical antibiotics. The MRSA bacteria developed antibiotic resistance after years of doctors prescribing antibiotics for basic colds and other infections. The staph…

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How to Determine Whether or Not Seniors Are Eligible for Medicare in Plano, TX
How to Determine Whether or Not Seniors Are Eligible for Medicare in Plano, TX
By Marvin, 9:00 am on August 11, 2016

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people over age 65. It consists of four parts that cover stays in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as well as providing prescription drug coverage. Plano senior care providers can look to the following information to determine whether or not their loved ones are eligible for coverage. Enrollment Is Usually Automatic Most people qualify for Medicare upon reaching the age of 65. Your loved one should qualify if he or she: Is a U.S. citizen or a legal resident Has resided in the U.S. for at least five years Has worked in Medicare-covered employment for a minimum of 10 years  If all of…

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5 Nutritious and Delicious Peach Recipes in Plano, TX
5 Nutritious and Delicious Peach Recipes in Plano, TX
By Marvin, 9:00 am on August 4, 2016

Peaches are a common summer fruit that can be easily incorporated into a number of delicious and nutritious recipes. Each peach offers a variety of much needed daily nutrients for seniors. One large peach contains 19 percent vitamin C, 11 percent vitamin A, 10 percent fiber and 10 percent potassium. Following are five healthy recipes Plano elder care providers can prepare for the seniors they care for. 1. Peach Salsa 1 cup of chopped tomato 1 cup of chopped peaches 1 cup of chopped cucumber ½ cup chopped red onions 3 to 4 diced jalapeno peppers ½ cup of chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons of lime juice 3 tablespoons of orange…

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Does Cannabidiol Oil Benefit Arthritis Pain in Plano, TX?
Does Cannabidiol Oil Benefit Arthritis Pain in Plano, TX?
By Marvin, 9:00 am on July 28, 2016

Statistics indicate that nearly half of all seniors over the age of 65 suffer from some form of arthritis. Many require common OTC or prescription analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications in order to be able to function. More and more studies indicate that cannabidiol or CBD oil offers the same relief without the potential for serious side effects. Here are some interesting facts about CBD oil for Plano live-in caregivers to consider. How CBD Oil Is Made Cannabidiol oil is derived from either hemp or marijuana plants, which are considered to be close cousins. The oil is a resin contained in the leaves, stalks and seeds of the plants. The oil is…

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Sorting Dementia Fact from Fiction in Plano, TX
Sorting Dementia Fact from Fiction in Plano, TX
By Marvin, 9:00 am on July 21, 2016

Dementia is a generic term that refers to memory loss and cognitive malfunction. Statistics indicate that more than 24 million people on the planet live with some form of dementia. By 2040, this number is expected to more than triple. Though dementia is not uncommon, there are many misconceptions revolving around the disorder that Plano elder care providers would like to clear up.  Dementia Comes with Age While some memory difficulty occurs secondary to the aging process, dementia is not to be expected. Cardiovascular disease, infections and brain cell deterioration are some of the reasons that dementia develops. Some contributing factors are treatable, though this is not always the case. …

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What Is Relocation Stress Syndrome and How Can You Prevent It in Plano, TX?
What Is Relocation Stress Syndrome and How Can You Prevent It in Plano, TX?
By Marvin, 9:00 am on July 14, 2016

In the past twenty years, healthcare professionals have become aware of relocation stress syndrome (RSS). It is also referred to as transfer trauma and it is defined as a unique set of physical and mental issues that can occur after moving to a new place. It is becoming more and more common as many aging seniors leave the homes they lived in for years and move to assisted living facilities, retirement communities, and nursing homes. Though RSS can occur among people of all ages, seniors tend to experience more severe cases of this condition. Why Does RSS Happen? Even if a senior has chosen to move voluntarily and is happy…

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When Should You Hire an In-Home Care Provider for Your Senior Loved One in Plano, TX?
When Should You Hire an In-Home Care Provider for Your Senior Loved One in Plano, TX?
By Marvin, 9:00 am on July 7, 2016

While Plano senior home care providers are becoming more common and can be extremely helpful for seniors, knowing when to bring one in for your senior loved one can be a difficult decision. Luckily, there are some common signs you can look for that might tell you when and if it’s time to hire a home care provider.  Unmanaged Mail or Bills Managing the mail, even when it’s a letter from a friend, can be a difficult task for seniors with cognitive or physical limitations. Likewise, bills can become overwhelming to retrieve, pay, and account for. If your senior loved one is managing his or her own finances and you’ve…

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