Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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How to Encourage Your Loved One to Seek Therapy

As loved ones to our family members, watching any of them deal with mental health challenges can be tough. However, expressing that you want them to get treated and/or seek help can turn confrontational, even stigmatizing. As a provider of short term...

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Ways That a Social Worker Can Help You

Chances are, you may not have the opportunity to work with a social worker unless you have a family member battling acute illness or chronic condition, a loved one undertaking a major life transition, or an elderly in a nursing home, among others. Bu...

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Fun, Fulfilling Hobbies for Seniors During Retirement

When older adults step into their golden years, many are at a loss of all their newfound spare time. After nearly a lifetime of work, many who choose to retire will require some time to adjust to their new lifestyle. In addition to receiving care and...

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Eye Care Tips for Seniors to Maintain their Vision

We use our eyes to perform everyday tasks like preparing meals, taking medication, exercising, and many more. As we get older, maintaining our vision is crucial to retaining independence and high quality of life. In addition to receiving skilled nurs...

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Poor Oral Health and Its Effects on Seniors

Brushing three times a day, flossing, and using mouthwash are the basics of maintaining good oral health. However, these basics can be difficult for our senior loved ones due to normal, physiological changes that come with aging such as changes in co...

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Reasons to Prioritize Recreational Activities for the Elderly

Recreational activities are activities we undertake for the purpose of relaxation, exercise, or pleasure. They are vital in enriching our lives outside of work, giving us physical and emotional benefits while also allowing us opportunities for social...

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