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Fairfield Family Care Senior CHECK-UP™

July 13, 2013

Now, Fairfield Family Care will provide a daily “safety check” phone call…. and give peace of mind to seniors who live alone. Family, friends and neighbors will have confidence in knowing that their loved ones are safe.

Living with Urinary Incontinence

July 9, 2013

Over 25 million Americans experience incontinence. Yet most seniors who are dealing with the condition may well feel that they are all alone, because this isn’t a topic that comes up very often! They may avoid discussing the issue, even when family caregivers know there is a problem.

Social Security

June 25, 2013

Social Security retirement benefits alone will not adequately help us meet these challenges; however, the program itself, how it is funded, and how the payouts work must be understood by every retiree.

Confusion About Sun Screen

June 21, 2013

It’s important to practice good sun safety, and that includes using sunscreen. But with thousands of products on the market, it can be hard to know how to choose the best one. To help protect consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of updating their requirements for sunscreen labeling.

"Remember When…?" The Value of Reminiscing

June 12, 2013

All people reminisce. Remembering times past is a pleasant diversion, stimulates the mind, and helps give us perspective and a sense of who we are. As a study from the Association for Psychological Science stated, “Nostalgia is now emerging as a fundamental human strength.”

The difference between Medicare and Medicaid

June 4, 2013

CarePlanners has been a great resource in helping our clients navigate through the health care system. They have been an affordable wealth of knowledge for patients and families.

Caregiving in the Late-Blended Family

April 23, 2013

“Caring for an aging spouse is extremely difficult under the best of circumstances,” said researcher Carey Wexler Sherman. “When step family tensions and conflicts are added to the mix, the stress can become overwhelming.”

Take Good Care of Your Feet

April 22, 2013

Most of us start life with trouble-free feet. What goes wrong? Of hundreds of known foot ailments, most can be traced to heredity, improper foot care, injury (often caused by shoes and socks or stockings that don’t fit well), and/or the effects of aging.

The History of Homecare

April 19, 2013

In the latter part of the 1800’s because of an increasingly urban society, many urban families were often unable to care for loved ones because of lack of space or because all family members including children were employed six days a week for 12 hours a day. During this period many unfortunate people needing care were housed in County poor houses or in facilities for the mentally ill.

How Much Do You Know About Seniors and Nutrition?

March 20, 2013

While the basic guidelines for a healthy diet are pretty much the same for people of every age, older adults have special needs and concerns. Nutrition affects the all-around health of seniors, is a factor in a senior’s ability to properly absorb medications, and can have an impact on various health conditions that are common as we get older. If a senior loved one’s nutrition habits aren’t supporting good health, it might be time to sit down over a good meal and bring up the topic.

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