When Is it Time to Hire Home Care?

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When Is it Time to Hire Home Care?

At times, the natural aging process can cause unforeseen changes that affect their independent lifestyle. You may be noticing changes in your loved one's ability to complete daily tasks. Home Care services may be the best option to address increasing care needs while allowing your loved one to remain living safely and independently in their home or community.  

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4 Tips to Drive Safely as You Age

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4 Tips to Drive Safely as You Age

In honor of National Occupational Therapy month in April, we asked our Occupational Therapists to provide tips to consider to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe on the road through the aging process.

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How to Choose a Senior Living Community

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How to Choose a Senior Living Community

We understand that selecting a senior living community can be a stressful and difficult time. You may feel overwhelmed, don’t have a clue where to start or afraid of making a decision you might regret.  Here are a few tips to help you navigate the selection process.

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The Masonic Dream

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The Masonic Dream

Ched House, a Nye Square resident, was uncertain of his future when he was brought to the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children (M-ESHC) in Fremont, Nebraska at age 14 by his mother, who was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He looks back on his experience with a grateful heart, knowing The Masonic Home held an experience most kids only dream about — a safe and supportive environment, encouraging them to thrive in life and pursue their dreams.

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What is Medicare?

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What is Medicare?

Medicare is a federal program offered to individuals 65 years and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease. Understanding what Medicare is, what it covers, and deciding what plans to choose can be daunting.

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Fall Prevention Tips

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Fall Prevention Tips

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the number one results in injury among older adults. These falls can result in broken hips, skin tears, head and brain injuries, and death. The fear of falling alone can keep the older adult from enjoying the simple pleasures life provides — activities and social engagements.

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Flu Season Tips

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Flu Season Tips

While the flu vaccination provides the greatest protection against the flu, there are other effective ways to avoid getting or spreading it. Let’s dive into what you can do to protect yourself and stay healthy this flu season with these effective tips.

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Overcoming Holiday Blues

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Overcoming Holiday Blues

The holiday season is here and our emotions are running high with the holiday preparation — the decorating, the shopping, and the planning for family gatherings. The anticipation of what may unfold this holiday season fills most of us with excitement and joy. But for some of us, especially those with ample idol time, we may be filled with sadness remembering what once was.

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Ways to Practice Gratitude

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Ways to Practice Gratitude

It’s that time of year again – cooler temperatures, autumn scents, cozy blankets, holiday planning, and the company of friends and family. Thanksgiving is right around the corner encouraging us to focus on the ways we are thankful. Many seniors find comfort and excitement during this time of year.

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Understanding Levels of Care

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Understanding Levels of Care

You begin noticing changes with your loved one in daily task completion or even daily task completion has fallen to the waist side - dishes in the sink, bed unmade, dirty laundry piles, bills unpaid, changes in appearance, bathing infrequencies, mobility difficulties. Or maybe your loved one can’t keep up with home owning responsibilities. This may be a new awareness for you, or it’s something you’ve known for a while, yet out of your own denial you weren’t ready to accept reality your loved one needs assistance. 

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