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how to Prevent Obesity
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How Can the Elderly Prevent Obesity?

Although several factors cause obesity in aging adults, key reasons why many people become obese as they age involve a decrease in their physical activity, lower metabolic rates, medication, and poor nutrition needs. To prevent obesity, the elderly should stick…
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Obese People Live
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How Long Do Obese People Live?

Research showed that obesity reduces life expectancy in both the young and the aging population. One study estimated that being obese can accelerate death by eight years in men. For women, life expectancy is six years less. At the same time, obesity…
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limited mobility exercises for seniors
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10 Good Activities for Elderly People with Limited Mobility

As people age, their mobility becomes more limited due to illnesses or/and injuries. Conditions like severe arthritis, stroke, or injuries from falls are the most common factors that contribute to limited mobility in aging adults. This makes the usual activities…
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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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What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Help

What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Help Eugene had run the family farm for decades. Even now, at the age of 84, he still took charge of chores around the house. But, after his wife died, his health began…
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ways for caregivers to care for themselves
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8 Ways for Caregivers to Care for Themselves

8 Ways for Caregivers to Care for Themselves It’s a fact that family caregivers are more prone to illness than most people. The problem is that they tend to focus on the health of the older adult for whom they…
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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.