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Maintain a Healthy Brain


FirstLight Home Care and Ageless Grace partner on brain fitness program  It’s never too early to start doing whatever it takes to keep your brain young, healthy and active. Sustaining healthy brain function and keeping the mind sharp at any age may be more important than you think. “There have been several studies on the impact of how maintaining a healthy brain can help prevent early dementia and even diseases such as diabetes,” stated Jeff Bevis, CEO and Co-Founder of FirstLight Home Care. FirstLight is thrilled to announce that it is expanding its services to include Ageless Grace, an innovative program…

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Autumn Safety Checklist for Seniors


This autumn safety checklist can help you prepare your aging senior for the season. The weather is getting cooler, the days shorter and the air crisper. As we adjust to this “season of change,” it’s a perfect time to consider the safety, health and wellness of older adults who are aging in place. And planning for the change in seasons is particularly important for older adults who are living alone. Read this autumn safety checklist to help you and your loved one prepare. Before you turn up the heat, schedule regular maintenance for the home’s heating system to confirm it’s…

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Dental Care Tips for Older Adults


As you get older, new oral challenges can impact the health of your teeth and gums. Aging presents new oral challenges, therefore maintaining good oral hygiene is critically important as we age. When problems occur in the mouth, they can cause difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking and smiling — basic functions which can affect both physical and social well-being. There are several dental conditions associated with aging, including: Dry mouth: Dry mouth can result from physical changes within the body as it ages but can also be caused by medications. According to the American Dental Association, more than 400 commonly used…

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Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Keys to Active Aging


This week, we promote the benefits of healthier, more active lifestyles. It’s Active Aging Week. Eat right and exercise. We’ve heard this message all our lives. But for those over the age of 50, this message is even more important. Countless studies have proven that staying active and eating properly can help older adults achieve a higher quality of life, and it can help them live longer too. Physical Activity and Aging Maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for sustaining health and happiness. Exercise can help older adults achieve a higher quality of life as they age. Seniors who avoid…

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5 Cool Trends Seniors Are Doing


Growing old isn’t for the faint of heart. The new and dynamic generation of seniors living around us aren’t sitting back in their twilight years pining for days gone by. Instead, they’re living it up! Baby boomers are changing what growing old looks like – and we love it. Check out these five cool trends seniors are doing to make the most out of every day. They’re traveling the world, and it’s okay to be a little green with envy. It used to be the young and responsibility-free who were crisscrossing the world, but this trend is changing. The Frequent Flying…

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Making the Choice: In-Home Care or Nursing Home?


If you have an aging parent, the term “age in place” is a topic that comes up in many conversations about their future. While most seniors want to remain in their home for as long as possible, life occurrences may not allow. And if they have reached a point when they cannot physically care for themselves, one of the options that must be considered is moving your loved one to a nursing home. Making the decision to have your aging parents remain in their home or to move them into a nursing home is a difficult choice. In-home care offers…

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Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia: September is World Alzheimer’s Month


World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign that happens every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe different brain disorders, like Alzheimer’s, that affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. It is estimated that there are more than 46 million people worldwide living with dementia. The number of people affected is set to rise to more than 131 million by 2050. This September, and all year long, our FirstLight Home Care locations across the United States support World Alzheimer’s Month by raising awareness of dementia and its impact on families…

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In-Home Care or Assisted Living?


In-home care vs. assisted living can be a difficult choice. Many families faced with the decision on which is best for their aging loved one might not even be sure of the differences between the two. Determining the best place for aging parents or loved ones to receive the care they need to live a vibrant and independent life will depend on individuals needs and care requirements. With in-home care, a caregiver is hired to come into the home to help with activities of daily living. Home care offers companion care and personal care services to help seniors maintain their…

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Respite Care for the Dementia Caregiver


I just don’t know when I’m going to have time to get all my errands done. It would be so nice to take a long walk. Or even a long nap! I really wish I could spend some time catching up with my friends. If you’re a dementia caregiver, you may have spoken these words a time or two. And for good reason! Everyone deserves a break, especially those family caregivers who devote so much time taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Enter respite care for the dementia caregiver… Respite care allows you to take temporary time…

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Protecting Your Parent from Common Senior Scams


National Senior Citizens Day is August 21st National Senior Citizens Day was first celebrated in 1988 as a result of a proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. Each August 21st, people from across the United States celebrate, recognize, and support senior citizens for their contributions to the community. National Senior Citizen Day is also aimed at raising awareness for the safety of our senior citizens, both economically and physically. Unfortunately, the senior community is often targeted by scammers searching for sensitive, personal information. This is why it’s important for us to educate and raise awareness among seniors and family caregivers,…

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