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Hip Replacement: Setting Your Post-Surgery Expectations

Any patient undergoing surgery will benefit from mental and physical preparation and understanding what to expect after the procedure. If you or your aging loved one is scheduled for hip replacement surgery, you’ll find comfort in having expectations for post-surgery. These expectations can prepare the mind and body for recovery. As a trusted provider of … Continue reading

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Dementia and Driving

One of the concerns that families face when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia is driving safely. Some individuals may maintain the skills necessary for safe driving in the early stages of dementia while others may not. Since dementia is typically progressive, meaning the condition will worsen over time, driving skills will likely decrease. … Continue reading

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How to Keep Seniors Safe with Medication

While medications are intended to treat illnesses and infections, taking them requires correct monitoring. Individuals cannot just take medicines at liberty, as their contents can lead to harmful consequences when taken in excess or render them ineffective if taken insufficiently. As a preferred partner in quality home care in and around Pingree Grove, Illinois, we … Continue reading

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Senior Care Tips when Recovering at Home

Are you or a loved one soon to undergo surgery? Maybe you’ve already been discharged from the hospital? The road to recovery is just as crucial as your surgical treatment. Many things can happen during the recovery process, so proper care and monitoring should be administered. When the individual recovering is a senior, the level … Continue reading

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National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, is National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day is to help older Americans maintain their health and fitness. Always set on the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. The hope is … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips to Remember When Using a Urinary Catheter

Catheter care requires daily attention. The procedure involves not just cleaning the device itself, but also changing and washing the drainage bags (which are used to hold urine). To help you out, Passionate Private Duty has prepared a couple of tips for you: Cleaning the catheter You can clean your catheter at the same time … Continue reading