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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When Should My Parents Get Flu Shots? Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

What if you could prevent a trip to the doctor this flu season for your aging parent or grandparent? October is the time of year when seniors are encouraged to get flu shots by the CDC. Your loved one’s immune system is not as strong as it once was. You can help aging relatives prevent from getting sick this flu season by helping them get flu shots.

Getting a flu vaccination and following a few simple flu prevention tips for seniors can help save lives, as people who are older are at a greater risk of getting serious complications from the flu. In fact, it’s estimated that people over the age of 65 account for between 71% to 85% of seasonal flu-related deaths. Flu prevention for seniors is serious business.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults as a Caregiver

Fall Prevention Awareness Week occurs from September 22 to 28, so we’d like to bring your attention to two related statistics from the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Falls are the leading cause of life-threatening or general injury for senior citizens in the United States. In addition, 1 out of 4 seniors aged 65 or older fall each year. Unfortunately, people injured due to falls can suffer from head injuries, broken bones, fractures to the hip, and more.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why Fingerprinting Background Checks Are Necessary for Caregivers

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The demand for home care is on the rise as baby boomers near retirement age. In fact, the Census Bureau reports that only about 1% of those ages 65 to 74 live in nursing homes as many older adults prefer the comfort of their own home and maintaining their independence.

With home health care agencies and caregivers in demand, it’s important to ensure that the person providing care to your loved one is trustworthy and reliable. While most home care agencies perform some form of verification, the term background check has become a catch-all for any effort to find out about an individual’s past before hiring them.

To ensure a reputable caregiver from a top-notch agency is caring for your loved one, fingerprinting and name-based background checks are musts. In this blog, we’ll explore why and discuss how to select a reputable home care agency.

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