Category: General Advice

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Obesity in the Elderly

Obesity is a condition that increases the risk of illnesses, affects your quality of life, and reduces the life expectancy in both the young and elderly population globally. The prevalence of obesity in the aging population has been on the…
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Understanding Arthritis in the Elderly

Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation, swelling, discomfort, and pain in one or more joints. There are several different forms of arthritis, including lupus, fibromyalgia, and gout. However, the most common arthritis types include rheumatoid arthritis (an inflammatory form…
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Activities of Daily Living (The ADL’s)

Activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, involve routine self-care activities we normally perform independently. However, people with chronic illnesses, injuries, or debilitating health conditions such as dementia often need everyday assistance with basic tasks and activities of daily…
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How Does Arthritis Affect the Elderly?

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in the elderly cause chronic pain and limited movements, resulting in irritability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and more. According to the Arthritis Foundation, 23.7 million adults in the U.S. report that arthritis restricts their mobility, preventing…
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What are the Five Foods to Eat If You Have Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation, so you should avoid foods that increase inflammation. The five foods to eat if you have arthritis are: Gluten-containing foods. There is a strong correlation between celiac disease and rheumatoid arthritis, so gluten-rich foods should not…
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How Do You Treat Arthritis in the Elderly?

Arthritis treatment involves strategies to relieve symptoms and improve joint mobility and flexibility. There is a variety of treatments available, and it depends on your specific condition, which ones will work for you. Most common arthritis therapies involve medications, physical…
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How to Recognize the Early Signs of Arthritis?

The symptoms of arthritis vary depending on the type of arthritis. However, the most common early signs of arthritis in the elderly include: Tenderness and stiffness in the joints Joint pain Reduced mobility of the affected joints Inflammation around and…
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How to Recognize the Early Signs of Arthritis?

The symptoms of arthritis vary depending on the type of arthritis. However, the most common early signs of arthritis in the elderly include: Tenderness and stiffness in the joints Joint pain Reduced mobility of the affected joints Inflammation around and…
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What Percentage of Seniors Have Arthritis?

For many aging adults, arthritis is something that happens daily, affecting one's ability to do daily tasks and perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, almost half of all people…
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Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Nursing Home

Here are some things to consider when choosing a nursing home facility for your loved one: Is the specific nursing home Medicare certified (passed an inspection conducted by a state government agency)? Is the nursing home licensed in your state?…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.