Category: Health

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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 To Motivate Seniors to Participate in Activities

Studies show that lifestyle factors significantly contribute to overall wellbeing as we get older. Staying active can help people stay healthy as they age. Day to day habits such as regular physical activity, cognitive training, and social engagement is believed…
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What Is A Positron Emission Tomography Test?

What Is A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Test? It's a radiology test that includes a simple injection of a radioactive material that can be picked up by a PET scanner to detect cancer, brain issues (such as an MRI scan…
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Vicarious Trauma
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What Does Vicarious Trauma Mean?

What Does Vicarious Trauma Mean? Also referred to as Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), Vicarious Trauma (VT) is the indirect trauma that can occur when a person is exposed to difficult or disturbing images or hearing a detailed traumatic story from…
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What Caregivers Do for Elderly
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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? We all know that it is normal for people to become a bit forgetful as they get older. However, in some cases and at some point in some people’s lives, there is a disease related to…
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What is Vascular Dementia

What is Vascular Dementia? Vascular dementia is developed due to reduced supply of blood to the brain as a result of malfunctioned blood vessels. Blood is delivered to the brain cells through a network of vessels, collectively known as vascular…
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What Іs Rheumatoid Arthritis

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid аrthrіtіѕ is a tуре of іnflаmmаtоrу dіѕеаѕе. Nоrmаllу, it саuѕеѕ intense раіn аnd lоѕѕ оf motion іn thе particular jоіnt іt сhооѕеѕ tо аttасk. In rhеumаtоіd аrthrіtіѕ, the immune ѕуѕtеm рlауѕ a big role іn…
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Managing High Blood Pressure

Understanding & Managing High Blood Pressure In Seniors High blood pressure, or hypertension, refers to the pressure that the blood places on the walls of arteries as it flows through them. Approximately one in every three adults over 20-years-old in…
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Should You Talk to Your Parent About Potential Cancer Treatment Before Screening?

The thought that your elderly loved one might be suffering from cancer can be a frightening thought. You know that this type of diagnosis would change their lives and alter plans for the future. As their adult child you are…
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Osteoporosis Care Tips
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Osteoporosis Care Tips

Osteoporosis Care Tips Approximately 53 million people in the United States are living with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a form of arthritis that involves bones getting thinner. Thin bone tissue puts the older adult with osteoporosis at risk for fractures and…
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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.