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  1. Your Incontinence Questions Answered by the Scottsdale Home Care Experts at Nightingale Homecare

    Urinary incontinence refers to the accidental or uncontrolled leaking of urine from the bladder. It is something an estimated two thirds of all elder Americans struggle with, and it not only affects the individual medically, but also has social, emotional and psychological consequences. Many people with incontinence are afraid to be too far from the[…] Read More…

  2. Remove the Taboo: How to Care for Incontinence

    The topic of senior incontinence is one most of us would prefer to avoid; yet when it impacts a loved one, it’s important to bring the issue to the surface in a way that affords the older adult the utmost dignity and respect, while ensuring they receive the help they need. The professional Phoenix caregivers[…] Read More…

  3. Elderly Care Scottsdale: The Importance of Hydration for Seniors

    The importance of hydration for seniors cannot be overstressed. In an older loved one, dehydration can occur rapidly and be life-threatening. Many older people often are not as quick to feel thirst as younger people are, so they may not be drinking enough fluids to begin with. This, combined with health concerns that might cause[…] Read More…

  4. The Role of the Caregiver in Fall Prevention

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older will fall. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma and can even increase the risk of early death.” The good news is that falls can be[…] Read More…

  5. More Than a Band-Aid: Why Senior Wound Healing Can be a Challenge

    Remember as a child scraping your knee on the playground, when all it took was a hug from mom and a band-aid to have you back up on your feet, good as new? A senior wound, however, achieving complete healing is often a much more complicated process, for a variety of reasons, including: Less skin[…] Read More…