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Maintaining Healthy Lungs Late in Life

Caring for the parts of our body we can’t see is just as important as those we can! 👍🏽

According to @lungusa, our lungs mature by age 20-25. After age 35, their functionality begins to diminish due to age-related changes. As we get even older, these changes to the lungs – and other surrounding body parts – can make breathing more difficult. 💨

❤️ Care for your lungs with these 5 steps:

● Don’t smoke, or take steps to quit
● Get regular aerobic exercise (with physician approval)
● Avoid exposure to pollutants
● Prevent respiratory infection
● Take a deep breath

Comfort Keepers can help senior clients with both preventive care and recovering from respiratory illness. Learn more:

The Respiratory System: Age-Related Changes & COPD

As we age, our bodies need more than deep breathing exercises to keep respiratory health in check.

➡️ Today, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), affects many adults through symptoms like constant coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and more. Put healthy practices in place to reduce the risk of COPD including:

● Taking steps to quit smoking
● Reducing exposure to air pollution and irritants
● Implementing a healthy diet and exercise plan
● Talking to a doctor about vaccination

Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ can help by supporting health programs, preparing meals, providing transportation to scheduled appointments, and more. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of COPD in seniors:

Alzheimer’s Disease: Dealing with Difficult Behavior

Did you know? More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Caring for loved ones is rewarding, but it still comes with challenges as behaviors change. Changes in behavior can occur for many reasons – here are the shifts to keep an eye out for in seniors:

● Depression
● Anxiety
● Confusion
● Aggression or anger
● Suspicion
● Hallucinations
● Pacing or wandering

From caregiver to caregiver, here are some tips to help manage tough situations.

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We understand the struggle family members face when a loved one needs extra assistance in their home, and we’re here to help. Let our caregivers relieve this added stress by providing professional home care services with a personal touch.

Take A Free Fall Assessment

Help us celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Week by taking a FREE Fall Assessment from the National Council on Aging to get the support your loved one needs to remain safe at home. 🏠

Keeping Alzheimer’s Clients Safe Room-by-Room

Aging in place allows seniors to be comfortable and in a familiar environment. By keeping an eye out for Danger Zone areas, you can help guide your loved one in areas that need renovation or items that should be moved, such as throw rugs or cords.

See our room-by-room guide for keeping Alzheimer’s clients safe at home.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Dealing with Difficult Behavior

Did you know? More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Caring for loved ones is rewarding, but it still comes with challenges as behaviors change. Changes in behavior can occur for many reasons – here are the shifts to keep an eye out for in seniors:
● Depression
● Anxiety
● Confusion
● Aggression or anger
● Suspicion
● Hallucinations
● Pacing or wandering

From caregiver to caregiver, here are some tips to help manage tough situations.

COVID-19: How To Maintain Mental Well-being During Isolation

Stay strong and continue to find creative ways to socialize!
As we continue to keep our homes and families safe during COVID-19, it’s important to consider the needs of the seniors in our lives and in our communities. Read how to maintain social well-being during a time of social distancing to keep our loved ones safe.

Stay in Touch

During a time of social isolation, it’s important to stay in touch with those who bring us joy. Our caregivers help seniors stay active, optimistic, and socially engaged, which in turn can reduce feelings of anxiety and loneliness. Since 2006 Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ has been looking for life’s bright side. We’ve seen immeasurableContinue reading “Stay in Touch”

Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips

Connecting with loved ones is one of life’s greatest gifts.

For seniors with Alzheimer’s, communication can become frustrating, As a loved one or caregiver, remember the challenges are neither the caregiver’s fault nor the seniors. Patience, understanding, and compassion can make a world of difference between failure and success in effective communication.

Be prepared for what to expect when communicating with aging parents. Keep reading:

Ways for Seniors to Remain Socially Connected

Many people worry that their senior loved ones spend too much time alone, and may be suffering from isolation. But there are many ways for people to stay connected to the older adults in their lives. And, studies show that seniors are physically and mentally healthier when they maintain social connection and foster relationships.

Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer

Good news: You can still enjoy beautiful sunny days while protecting your skin! ☀️

By working with our caregivers and taking a few precautions to prevent skin damage, seniors can continue to enjoy the sunshine without worry. Here are some tips for protecting the skin you’re in:

● Avoid the hottest time of the day
● Have the appropriate cover (clothing and shelter)
● Remember to use sunblock
● Practice medication safety
● Know the signs of skin cancer

Skin Cancer in Seniors: Development, Identification, and Risk Reduction

Good news: You can still enjoy beautiful sunny days while protecting your skin! ☀️

By working with our caregivers and taking a few precautions to prevent skin damage, seniors can continue to enjoy the sunshine without worry. Here are some tips for protecting the skin you’re in:

● Avoid the hottest time of the day
● Have the appropriate cover (clothing and shelter)
● Remember to use sunblock
● Practice medication safety
● Know the signs of skin cancer

Read more tips on summer sun safety for seniors and aging adults:

Summer Skin Protection for Seniors

Our skin stays with us for life, so treat it with care!

Skin serves as a protective layer to shield us from the environment, control our body temperature, manage fluid and electrolyte balance, and feel sensations like touch and pain. That means that as we age, the way we care for our skin is more likely to affect our overall health especially, with the strong effects in the summer.