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    St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts & History

    March 15th, 2018 mdelegato
    Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day! With March 17th being St. Patrick’s day lets learn a little about the holiday. Saint Patrick is primarily the patron saint of Ireland, he was regarded as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, although was not from Ireland. When he was about 16 years of age he was captured from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland where he worked on ...
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    Get an Eye Exam Today!

    March 9th, 2018 mdelegato
    March is healthy vision month. An eye exam where your eyes are dilated is a painless procedure and one of the best things you can do to make sure that you are seeing the best that you can, and your eyes are healthy. There are millions of people who have problems with their vision every year. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, while others are common ...
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    Brain Injury Awareness Month

    February 28th, 2018 mdelegato
    March is quickly approaching and is it Brain Injury Awareness month. At Relevar Home Care a majority of our clients have brain injuries and we want to help raise awareness.
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    Sauna Benefits for Seniors

    February 21st, 2018 mdelegato
    The elderly are affected by chronic ailments and varying diseases such as RA, pain from falls and injuries, chronic back and joint pain, regular arthritis, elevated blood pressure, heart issues, sleep disorders and many other common conditions. Lifestyle habits and diet changes help in the overall treatment of these conditions. While those are great, the addition of the good, old-fashioned ...
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    Love is the Best Medicine

    February 14th, 2018 mdelegato
    Having loving relationships are good for your health.
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    Winter Safety for Seniors

    February 8th, 2018 mdelegato
    Winter weather can present many challenges for everyone. Colder temperatures, ice and snow make getting around safely and staying warm difficult, especially for seniors.
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    Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

    February 2nd, 2018 mdelegato
    For most families, there comes a time when they must decide whether their aging parents are capable of living alone or if they should be moved into an assisted living facility. First and foremost, the health and functional of your elder play a large role in this decision. If they are healthy enough to live unassisted, then making sure their house is in top safety conditions is the next step. Here ...
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    Flu Season Precautions for the Elderly

    January 24th, 2018 mdelegato
    The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the virus, influenza, which attacks the body in the upper and lower respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and generally affects groups of people spending time in close contact in places like schools, offices and nursing homes. Flu season typically occurs from the month of November to March.
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    Learning to Care For Dying’s Forgotten

    January 12th, 2018 mdelegato
    Surviving friends and family of a person who dies often go through deep grief.  Ker_vil/Shutterstock.com Richard Gunderman, Indiana University In most U.S. medical schools, lessons about death naturally focus on the care of the dying patient. But there is another group of people to whom health professionals need to learn to attend: the dying patient’s family and friends. In nearly every case, ...
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    Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

    January 5th, 2018 mdelegato
    With the winter months here the cold weather is upon us. It is very important during these months to make sure that seniors are well taken care of. Remember as the body ages its ability to regulate its own temperature changes. This can be dangerous for seniors in extreme temperatures but the cold can be especially dangerous. Hypothermia is a real danger for seniors, with over half of all ...
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