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Top 5 Difficulties of Being a Traveling Nurse

Throughout the country and the world, professional nurses are channeling their skills into travel nursing jobs. Being a traveling nurse can be an exciting career choice taking you to every state in addition to various parts of the globe. You will be exposed to new cultures and have the opportunity to learn from others in your field. What Exactly Does a Traveling Nurse Do? ... ❯❯❯

Keeping Up Good Nutrition in Those Your Care For

Good nutrition is important for any lifestage, and this is no different for seniors. A healthy diet can feed the mind, the body and the soul with benefits including resistance to various diseases and illnesses, increased mental acuity, easier management of chronic health issues, an increase in energy and faster recuperation times when unwell. A healthy diet at any age can also improve our mood. ... ❯❯❯

Why Elders Need to Keep a Close Eye on Vision Health

Why Elders Need to Keep a Close Eye on Vision Health It’s true; one’s vision deteriorates with age, yet keeping a close watch on eye health is for people of all ages.  Elders sometimes dismiss bigger complications and threats to eye health for common problems, expecting difficulties to come with old age.  But doctors and caretakers urge better vigilance.  Vision is a... ❯❯❯

Making The Switch: Why Choosing A Good Health Insurance Policy Will Help You

Summary: With Obamacare hitting the streets this January, individuals are beginning to realize the importance of healthcare and are attempting to understand different terms like premiums, policies, coverage, copays etc. We are here to tell you that if you are struggling to understand the various options available, you aren’t alone! But have you ever stepped back and asked yourself, why... ❯❯❯

Required Skills and Qualifications for Elderly Nurses

Caring for the elderly can be a particularly challenging task, but one with many benefits. The elderly have lived long lives and the lessons they can teach young nurses can be invaluable. As a nurse for the elderly, you must have a number of unique qualities – qualities that can put you in the position of being able to provide support and care for individuals that might not be able to care... ❯❯❯

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

A lot of people – young and old it’s important to say – suffer with issues regarding their hearing. Quite often the only course of action is to get a hearing aid to help you to hear much more clearly, but with so many options on the market it can be difficult to choose the one that is most appropriate for you. It’s a common misconception that a hearing aid is a generic... ❯❯❯

How to Diagnose Joint Pain in Older People

Many of us have heard that as we begin to age, our bodies can oftentimes show signs of wear and tear. So when the seniors in our lives start to speak of feeling pain, stiffness, swelling or achiness, we may simply charge it to them getting older when the reality is that it may be an indication that they are having some underlying health issues. In order to make sure that the elderly in your life... ❯❯❯

Looking After Elderly Relatives

When our family, and even friends, start to get older, they’re going to need much more care. The problem is that caring for our parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents can put a huge strain on the family both physically and financially. You have to give up a lot of time to make sure that they’re well looked after, and you might even have to modify your home to accommodate them if you... ❯❯❯

What is Medicare Part D and why is it Important to Have

The Medicare prescription drug benefit is commonly referred to as Medicare Part D. This program is an extension of Medicare designed to provide affordable prescription drugs to senior citizens. If you are eligible for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) or Part B (medical insurance), you are eligible to enroll in Part D. The high cost of prescription drugs is prohibitive for many... ❯❯❯

Make their house a homely place

It can be daunting growing older, our bodies begin to slow down and our minds may not be as sharp as they used to be. With many changes on the horizon the one thing that helps us feel safe and settled is the place we call home. To maximise the time that an elderly person is able to live comfortably and safely at home, there are things we can do to help. Food glorious food Make sure the... ❯❯❯