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  1. Relieving Caregiving Stress with Gratitude

    “There’s always, always something to be thankful for!” This quote, attributed to Rhonda Byrne, is a popular one this time of year, as we turn our thoughts to all of our blessings in the season of Thanksgiving. And, it may just help to relive caregiving stress. For family caregivers, a heightened level of stress can[…] Read More…

  2. Take a Deep Breath and Ensure Healthy Lungs in Seniors with These Tips

    It’s Healthy Lung Month, and the Scottsdale respite care experts at Nightingale Homecare want to make sure older adults maintain healthy lungs throughout aging! As we grow older, changes to all of the organs that impact breathing – lungs, muscles, and bones – can cause decline in lung function. These additional aging-related lung changes can[…] Read More…

  3. Seniors and Shingles: Is Your Loved One at Risk?

    Back in the day, getting chickenpox as a child was a rite of passage. Parents would often even throw “chickenpox parties” – inviting the neighborhood kids over when one was contagious with the disease! The thinking was that since everyone was going to catch it anyway, why not get it over with? Thankfully, we now[…] Read More…

  4. Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

    Chances are, your elderly parent or grandparent has experienced a urinary tract infection, or “UTI,” at some point during his or her life. In a healthy adult, a UTI can be an annoyance, but is generally pretty straightforward in symptoms and in treatment. The hallmark signs of a UTI are burning pain with urination, frequency[…] Read More…

  5. Pneumonia 101: Symptoms, Risk Factors and How to Protect Your Senior Loved Ones

    November is healthy lung month, so today our Arizona home health care experts want to focus on pneumonia: the symptoms, the risks, and steps you can take to protect your elder loved one from developing this potentially life-threatening illness. There are many types of pneumonia; however, the most common type, pneumococcal pneumonia, refers to a[…] Read More…