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What is Low Vision or Vision Impairment?

Home Care in Liverpool NY: What is Low Vision or Vision Impairment?

Anyone with non-correctable reduced vision is visually impaired. Visual impairment or loss of eyesight that makes activities of daily living difficult is often referred to as low vision. A person may still have some use of their vision and be considered to have low vision. According to a study by the World Health Organization, approximately…

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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

Home Care in Liverpool NY: August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the United States, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals resulting in painful red, scaly patches on the skin that bleed and itch. The itch of psoriasis may have a larger impact on the quality of a…

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Five Exercises for Improving Dexterity in Older Adults

If you’ve ever broken a bone in your hand and had to wear a cast, you probably learned very quickly just how often we use our hands for everyday tasks. If you hurt your dominant hand, it’s even more apparent how even a small loss of dexterity can make daily tasks challenging. As many seniors…

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Fascinating Birthday Facts for August

Home Care Liverpool NY: Fascinating Birthday Facts About February

Happy Birthday to those of you celebrating a birthday during the month of August! August babies are either Leos or Virgos, and there is a lot to like about people born under both those signs. Leos are confident and are very strong, both physically and mentally—they are quite strong-willed. Leos are also very proud and…

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How Can “Aging in Community” Benefit You?

“Aging in community” refers to a living model designed to provide senior citizens with the everyday practical and emotional support they need to thrive. It has become increasingly popular in the past decade as social scientists have come to recognize the value that socially networked communities play in creating an enjoyable quality of life for…

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Seven Ways Gratitude Improves Quality of Life

Seniors are more prone to depression thanks to social isolation, decreased activity and increased medical problems, according to WebMD. While counseling and sunshine therapy can help manage symptoms of depression, one of the best ways to stay positive is to maintain a gratitude journal. Taking time to be thankful is usually part of the holiday…

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Your Senior Really Can Enjoy Being More Active

Being more active helps your senior to manage her mood, maintain muscle mass, and even sleep better. Talk with her doctor before she starts a new exercise plan to make sure it’s right for her. Once you’ve got that approval, try these ideas to help make exercise fun. Whatever it Is, She Needs to Enjoy…

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Happy Birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month! As a person born in June, you are someone interesting indeed. First, you are genuinely nice people and virtually everyone wants to be your friend. In fact, you have an uncanny ability to turn foes into friends. You are also a sensitive person who tends…

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One important way you can keep yourself safe is to make sure your smoke alarm is working properly. Smoke alarms save lives! This we know is true. Yet, two thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working alarms.   Age-related hearing loss may make it difficult for older adults to hear the sound…

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