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Vitamins & Nutrients for Seniors: Which Ones Matter?

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 15 2020 | 4 minute read

When assessing your parent or loved one’s diet, it’s essential to consider their vitamin intake. Vitamins for seniors are important, especially if there is a suspected deficiency. A vitamin deficiency can occur at any age, but it is more likely to happen as we age.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Wellness & Well-Being

Medication Adherence and the Aging Parent

Posted by Dr. Cecilia John on March 5 2020 | 5 minute read

Are you really taking your medication as prescribed?

Medication adherence is defined as taking 80% or more of a prescribed medication dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Senior Care, Guest Blogger

Recognizing 4 Common Types of Depression in Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 15 2019 | 3 minute read

There are several types of depression that can occur during different stages of life, and even during different times of the year. The types of depression can vary, and it can be difficult to recognize depression in a loved one - especially an older adult.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Senior Care, Wellness & Well-Being

Health Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 15 2019 | 3 minute read

Being a caregiver for a loved one is an honorable action that can require a lot of patience, care, and love. If you have undertaken the role of caregiver for someone you love, you likely have realized that it is a full-time job with many responsibilities. Though caregiving is the perfect way to show your loved one you care and appreciate them, it can take a toll on your personal life and potentially, your health.

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

5 Little-known Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 15 2019 | 4 minute read



It’s common for your loved one’s dietary preferences to change but many times, seniors require significant changes in their diet that are difficult to make. Whenever a change in diet is needed, it can be hard for your loved one to know what the best plan is.

If you're having trouble with helping your loved one achieve a healthy diet, it’s best to help them adjust slowly and work with a licensed healthcare professional. CaraVita Home Care knows that maintaining a healthy diet can be overwhelming. We want to share five nutrition tips for older adults that can help your loved one establish a healthier diet.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, CaraVita Home Care

Supporting Your Immune System with Senior Home Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 1 2018 | 3 minute read

As we age, our immune system weakens, raising the chances of illness. At CaraVita, we understand that keeping strong immunity is vitally important for seniors, especially during cold and flu season. A significant part of senior home care is ensuring you are healthy and energized. Here are a few tips for giving your immune system a boost:

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Wellness & Well-Being, CaraVita Home Care

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

On Aging Well

Posted by CaraVita Staff on June 8 2016 | 2 minute read

Let's face it, aging comes with its challenges. But, wisdom is the gift of age that takes the place of youth. Here's advice from the wise on aging well.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Featured

Who's Directing Your Health Care?

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 6 2016 | 4 minute read

written by Dana Herron

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

Cold and Flu Prevention

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 8 2016 | 3 minute read

It’s the season of runny noses and coughs. Our friends at Nova Medical Centers have put together cold and flu tips we want to share with you.

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