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Saluting Our Older Veterans

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 2 2018

This article is a guest-written blog by Hurley Elder Care Law’s Community Relations Manager, Amanda White. CaraVita Home Care is proud to work with Hurley Elder Care Law to ensure all seniors are treated with dignity and respect. A significant portion of our clients are military veterans that have needs for in-home care.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Holidays, Senior Treatments

The Importance of Social Media for Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 1 2018

Connecting never goes out of style and seniors are making their presence known on the Internet. The Pew Research Center has shown that Internet use among those 65 and older grew a staggering 150% between 2009 and 2011, the largest growth in any demographic group. Additionally, their 2012 study showed that of those that go online, 71% do so daily and 34% use social media regularly. If social media is a house party, seniors might have shown up fashionably late but they are here to stay late and have a good time. Seniors are enthusiastic when it comes to staying connected with friends and family.

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Topics: Senior Treatments

5 Things to Do After a Holiday Visit with Loved Ones

Posted by CaraVita Staff on January 5 2017

So, you've seen your parents. You've checked our checklist. It seems like maybe they might need a little help. What to do?

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Topics: Home Care Resources, Senior Treatments, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Did You Just Call Me Granny?

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 25 2016

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: CaraVita Senior Care, Senior Treatments

Senior Services 25th Anniversary Gala

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 8 2016

25th Anniversary Gala - Senior Services North Fulton

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Topics: Senior Treatments

Hands that nurture: the power of touch.

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 6 2015

Hands that Nurture: the Power of Touch.

By Dana Lusk

Consider the power of touch.It’s no secret that touch is an affirmative, healing force. Holding hands, a back rub, hugs—all have the effect of decreasing stress and increasing good feelings. From the time we’re born, we seek out social situations that will fulfill our need for positive touch.

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Topics: Featured, Senior Treatments, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Health & Nutrition

Communicating with Doctors Effectively

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 1 2015

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: General Care Information, Senior Treatments, Health & Nutrition

VICE: Killing Cancer

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 3 2015
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Topics: Featured, Senior Treatments

How mindfulness can make us happier and healthier

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 6 2014

We’ve often heard widely accepted truisms about aging like “memory loss is inevitable with age.” These statements are culturally accepted as fact, and frame our view of aging as a society. If mom gets a little more forgetful and a little less engaged, it’s just a natural part of aging.

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Topics: Featured, Senior Treatments, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Warning Signs of Declining Health

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 2 2014

Many of us do not get to see our aging loved ones as much as we would like. We talk to them on the phone a few times a week and check in with their doctors, but often times it is just long weekends and holidays that we pack up the kids and head up to grandma's house. If you are hitting the roads this 4th of July, make sure to keep an eye out for a few signs that mom and dad's health may be declining.

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Topics: General Care Information, Senior Treatments, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Health & Nutrition, Wellness & Well-Being, In-Home Care