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Nancy Marvin

CaraVita Home Care's blog author, Nancy Marvin, aims to answer all questions regarding assisted living and in home care in Roswell, GA.

Recent Posts

12 Steps to A Medical Miracle

Posted by Nancy Marvin on April 15 2018 | 3 minute read

 

CaraVita Health Care wants all of our clients and their families to be as healthy as they possibly can be. Everyone gets sick from time to time, some worse than others. Recovering from being ill can be a challenge but does not necessarily have to be a miracle. If you take care of yourself and follow these 12 steps you will tend to be rewarded with a more favorable outcome. 

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Guest Blogger

Occupational Therapy: Living Life to the Fullest

Posted by Nancy Marvin on March 31 2014 | 3 minute read
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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Featured

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation: A Valuable Benefit to Seniors

Posted by Nancy Marvin on May 16 2012 | 2 minute read

Nursing homes have undergone many changes since their initial emergence. Increased state regulations and oversight have paved the way for better care in many facilities. Most people view nursing facilities as a place for their loved one to live when they require 24 hour nursing care. Many do not know that almost all rehabilitation facilities currently have sub-acute rehab units that provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy following a hospitalization. This can be a great benefit to seniors who are not ready to return home.  As well it serves to reduce re-hospitalizations.

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Topics: Senior Treatments, Senior Care

Safety in the Home for Seniors

Posted by Nancy Marvin on December 12 2011 | 3 minute read

If you have an aging parent or relative living in their own home, you may be concerned about their well-being. It’s important that their safety in the environment in which they live be assessed. According to the Home Safety Council, more than 7,000 adults age 65 and older die each year from injuries sustained in the home. Over half of those are caused by falls.

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Topics: Home Safety, Health & Nutrition, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Small Business In America - Meeting Seniors Needs

Posted by Nancy Marvin on September 7 2011 | 2 minute read

 

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Topics: Senior Treatments, CaraVita Home Care

Memorial Day Thank You

Posted by Nancy Marvin on May 29 2011 | 2 minute read
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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care, CaraVita Home Care

Personal Chemistry between Caregivers and Care Recipients

Posted by Nancy Marvin on May 22 2011 | 2 minute read

Allowing someone to come into your home is not always easy.  Each of us has that special chemistry that makes us like one person or not particularly care to be around another.  When the burden of care giving is added to this equation, often the skill and urgency of care giving is not adequately balanced with how well the caregiver interacts with the care recipient.

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Topics: CaraVita Home Care

Alzheimer's Warning Signs

Posted by Nancy Marvin on April 30 2011 | 2 minute read

Is It Alzheimer’s? Ten Warning Signs from the Alzheimer's Association

Checklist of common symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

All of us worry is my forgetfulness the sign of early dementia. However, what is normal aging and what is not is important to understand. In the aging process, we will all experience a senior moment or  some forgetfulness as we age. However, the key is does this memory loss  disrupt everyday life. If it does, it is not part of the normal aging process. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual and progressive decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder that results in the death of brain cells. Additionally vascular and disease processes can also cause dementia as is the case with a stroke.

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia

Relaxation Techniques for Frail Seniors

Posted by Nancy Marvin on March 27 2011 | 3 minute read

We all know what it feels like to sit all day or be laid up in the bed. Our back aches and our muscles grow tight. Imagine if most of your day consisted of sitting in a wheel chair or being in bed for greater than 12 hours a day. Yet each day many of us as  caregivers often forget the impact both the prolonged sitting position or bedbound has on the back and joints of our care recipients.  Well there are some very simple integrated exercises using Feldenkrais movements that help decrease the tightness and feel like a gentle massage to the recipient. If you don't believe me let someone help you  rock or do it yourself   and you will feel like a Happy Baby.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care, CaraVita Home Care

Vitamins For Your Heart: What to Buy & What to Avoid.

Posted by Nancy Marvin on March 2 2011 | 1 minute read

A recent Consumer Report Guide advises selecting supplements that carry the "USP verified" label. That means the nonprofit U.S. Pharmacopeia vouches for the "quality, purity, and potency of dietary supplement finished products, dietary supplement ingredients, and pharmaceutical ingredients."

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Topics: Heart Health, Health & Nutrition, Senior Treatments, Senior Care