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Safe & Reliable Senior Transportation to Medical Appointments

Seniors who miss doctor appointments are more likely to experience a delayed diagnosis, mismanaged chronic condition, and decreased quality of life. However, many of them have no choice. Not having reliable transportation makes it impossible for them to get the care they need. At Georgetown Home Care, we understand that older adults need a safe…

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10 Ways To Keep Seniors Active

As people age, they often grow less active–exercising far less than when they were younger. This can happen from years of working long hours at a job, from body aches, pains, and stiffness accumulated over time, from major injuries or health conditions, and from myriad other reasons.  But when seniors are able to find a…

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11 Tips on Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

Taking care of elderly parents at home is typically the first step in a senior’s long-term care plan. This approach can save money and provide a sense of familiarity and comfort. It also allows time for family members to assess whether home care or facility-based care is more appropriate. Most often, the responsibility of caring…

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Mom or Dad Fell Again, How Can I Help?

Nothing is quite as upsetting as learning that your elderly parent has suffered a fall–especially if this isn’t the first incident. Unfortunately, falls are all too common among older adults as strength and balance alter over time. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that between one-third and one-half of all adults in…

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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

The fickle nature of weather events can make it difficult for seniors to go about daily life outside the home. Here are 5 tips for seniors and their families during uncertain times: 1. Make an Emergency Plan For seniors, having a plan in place when inclement weather strikes is the first step toward ensuring their…

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7 Home Modifications for the Elderly

According to AARP, 87 percent of adults aged 65 years and older want to remain in their home as they age. It’s a natural inclination—most prefer the comforts of home over new or different environments. “We have attachments to our homes, neighborhoods, friends, families,” says Karen Smith, OT, CAPS, Approved Provider Program Manager Practice Associate…

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