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Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Credits For Home Care Agencies

By Derek Jones on Feb 9, 2016

How To Make Workers’ Comp Work For Your Home Care Agency Why care about Work Comp? We know this section should be self-explanatory because it can be such a hassle and costly to your business’ success. But Worker’s Comp is something all home care agencies should be working on to improve safety for caregivers and margins for the bottom line. A National Caregiver Study in 2012 showed that home caregivers have extremely strenuous jobs, probably even more so than you thought: 94% reported experiencing musculoskeletal pain in at least one body part 66% said the pain impacted their overall quality of life Even with the safety practices your business puts in place, the unique home environments we place caregivers can cause risk read more »

A review of our 2015

By Emma Chapman on Feb 1, 2016

A special thank you to all of our users and partners for another great year together. We’re excited to share a few highlights!

Can Seniors Really Use In-home Technology?

By Derek Jones on Jan 28, 2016

Do Seniors Benefit or Suffer From New Age Tech? Whether technology is good or bad for seniors, a large amount of older adults struggle to adjust with the rapidly changing technology. As their cognitive abilities decline and advanced technology devices become more widespread, seniors are left to adjust or in most cases, lag behind. It’s easy to point to mental capability as the culprit for why seniors can’t fully grasp current technology but there are other factors that contribute to why they don’t want to try. Something as simple as font size on a screen can be an issue for seniors with failing vision. Because seniors are retired, they tend to fall back on technology and can’t adjust to learning read more »

How Old is Too Old to Donate Organs?

By Derek Jones on Jan 28, 2016

Senior Citizens can Donate Organs Just Like Everyone Else If you’ve ever been told a maximum age limit on organ donation, you need to get that out of your head now! There is NO age limit for seniors to donate organs and only a handful of medical conditions automatically disqualify people. In every case, medical professionals will judge when the organ is actually needed. Listen to these amazing stories on each side of the donation process. Carlton, a man from Texas, had his liver donated to a 59 year old woman (who is still progressing well) when he passed just shy of his 93rd birthday. Harold Wendt is one of the oldest transplant patient receivers in the world, who received read more »

Take The Stress Out of Your Senior Parent Relationship

By Derek Jones on Jan 28, 2016

Adult Children can Establish Friendly Relationship with Senior Parent We are thankful to our parents for raising us, there’s no denying that. Yet, when it comes to taking care of them, sometimes it seems they are trying to get payback for what we did as kids. As adults with a senior parent, we can live in a stressful environment with our folks or decide to make a change for the better. If your parent has a health condition, depression, or stubborn attitude that makes it difficult to take care of them, here’s some ways to take down the stress level a few notches. Find Balance and Control There may come a point where you need to start managing things for read more »

The Shocking Truth On Heart Health for Seniors

By Derek Jones on Jan 28, 2016

What helps older adults develop a healthier heart and prevent deadly diseases Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US for both men and women. While getting older doesn’t necessarily guarantee heart disease, it becomes more common. Not shocked yet? Check out these numbers: 42.2 million American adults ≥60 years of age have Coronary Vascular Disease (CVD) source For the 60–79-year-old age group,  21.1% of men and 10.6% of women have Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) source For the 65–74-year-old age group, 63.9% of men and 70.8% of women have high blood pressure source These numbers really show why all seniors should be concerned and actively pursuing a healthier heart. What Causes Heart Disease? Obesity, diabetes, high read more »

3 Easy Tips For Seniors To Maintain Healthy Eyes & Improve Vision

By Derek Jones on Jan 18, 2016

Learn how to develop healthy eyesight before eye problems occur When you think about it, losing the ability to see the world around you can be scary. We completely rely on our vision for even the most basic tasks. As we age, it’s easy to get in the mindset that deteriorating health is just part of life. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Here’s three easy ways to fight poor vision and maintain healthy eyes no matter what age you are! Easy Tip # 1: Add fruits, nuts, and veggies to main dishes Vegetables Bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, corn, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and all dark green, leafy vegetables Fruits Grapefruit, strawberries, oranges, lemons, berries, cantaloupe Nuts Sunflower seeds, read more »

What Does a Thyroid Problem Look Like in Senior Adults?

By Derek Jones on Jan 18, 2016

How Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism Affect Us As We Age 20 million Americans have a thyroid problem. As people age, they become more susceptible to developing a thyroid disorder, such as hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer. The American Thyroid Association estimates that 1 in 4 patients in nursing homes may have undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Even a “small” thyroid problem is a big deal because the thyroid has some major responsibilities. Besides the thyroid being the control center for your metabolism, it also produces hormones that affect every vital organ. Without proper thyroid health, seniors risk harming the rest of the systems in their body. Seniors need to be 100% sure they have proper thyroid health. Here are common thyroid conditions to be aware read more »

3 Scary Truths About Glaucoma in Seniors And What to Do About Them

By Derek Jones on Jan 18, 2016

Learn how to fight Glaucoma to protect your eyes Glaucoma is THE leading cause of blindness in the USA and over 3 million Americans are currently living with the condition. The most common form of glaucoma is open angle glaucoma —  and 90% of those 3 million afflicted with it are over the age of 40.   Here are some eye-opening facts about glaucoma followed by some helpful hints to reduce your risk of developing the disorder: Fact #1: 50% of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it! The most common form of glaucoma, open-angle, has almost no apparent symptoms. This means that 1.5 million Americans have glaucoma and may not even realize it. Fact #2: There is no read more »

[Video] Aging 2.0 Reactor Panel with Geoff Nudd, Founder & CEO ClearCare Online

By Derek Jones on Jan 16, 2016

  CEO of ClearCare Online, a home care scheduling system for private-duty home care, discusses aging, technology, and how to raise venture capital with other co-panelist at the Aging 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Scott:                    For our first panel session of the conference and our final main segment for today, by the way, just so you know, and we have a short 5-minute closing after the panel. We have gathered together a really unique panel session here today to reflect on all the innovations that we’ve heard so far today and really to put their expertise at work here, and talking about how we can achieve greatest impact out of these innovations. We have compiled across section of viewpoints in read more »

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