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  1. How to Safely Manage Senior Medications

    At Nightingale Homecare, the top provider of home care in Paradise Valley, we often hear from seniors and their families about the challenges they’re facing with senior medications. As people age, it’s not uncommon for their doctors to prescribe a complicated list of senior medications to manage and prevent health conditions. While these medications may[…] Read More…

  2. Psychotropic Medications: Are They Helping or Harming Seniors?

    Medications that are capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviors are called psychotropic medications. These include commonly used pain medications called opioids as well as medications used to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, sleep problems, dementia and other mental illnesses. When given to older adults, psychotropic medications are typically intended to improve quality of[…] Read More…

  3. Coping with Chronic Stress from COVID-19

    The arrival of COVID-19 has forced our country to face a major crisis. Although Americans of all ages are experiencing the stress associated with the outbreak, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) estimates that nearly 28 percent, or 14 million older Americans, live alone and are especially vulnerable to stress. NIA studies have shown that[…] Read More…

  4. Maintaining Independence in Dementia

    A common concern for older adults, especially for those who are adjusting to a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia, is the fear of losing independence. Yet thankfully, there are a number of simple techniques you can use to foster as much independence as possible in your loved one throughout the progression of the disease.[…] Read More…

  5. Are You at Risk for Postural Hypotension?

    Postural hypotension — also called “orthostatic hypotension”— is a form of low blood pressure that happens when you stand up from sitting or lying down. “Postural” means change with standing and “hypotension” means low blood pressure. With postural hypotension, your blood pressure drops too low when you stand up. Postural hypotension can make you feel[…] Read More…