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    Senior Microwaves FAQ: You must know

    Seniors are a select group of people that need extra care. Therefore, they usually have a line of products specifically made for them. One of these is the microwave. In case you are looking for the perfect microwave for a senior member of your family, The Ponfish’s Post would be a good starting point. In this article, we will look at some of the questions people frequently ask about senior microwaves. I hope that these will help you settle on the best. Senior microwaves faqs What makes a microwave suitable for seniors? You have to understand that not all microwaves suit seniors. Here are some of the distinct features that…

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    Craft Fair Tips 2020

    What's new in the artisan world? I am focused on helping you set up the craft exhibition. The appearance is beautiful but not crowded, and the attractive display determines whether the partons will stop or continue walking. I list some important elements and then discuss them in detail.

  • How to Safely Store Breast Milk
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    How to Safely Store Breast Milk?

    If you are breastfeeding your baby and want to work again, you may need to start expressing milk and storing it for future use. Expression and storage can also make your routine more flexible. For the safety of infants, breast milk needs to be stored safely. Read tips on storing breast milk.

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    Working at home as a family carer: is it possible?

    The cost of family care is sufficient without losing more income during the trip. Working from home is an option that can help you provide parental care while still providing financial services. Although not everyone can choose, working from home is becoming more common. Working at home as a family carer: is it possible?

  • Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors
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    Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors

    I saw this article and thought it would be good information to pass on to you. We all thought we were done with vaccines once we reached adulthood. It’s important to check with your doctors to ensure you’re still up to date with important shots so you can proactively avoid some of the diseases that can be so detrimental to senior’s health. In the 1920s, the respiratory disease diphtheria was one of parents’ biggest fears for their children. In the United States, an estimated 100,000-200,000 cases of diphtheria per year caused 13,000-15,000 deaths, mainly children, in that decade (Wikipedia). Today, diphtheria vaccines have largely eradicated the disease from the United States.…

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    10 Holiday Gifts Seniors Want But Won’t Ask For

    What do you get Grandma this year? A new blanket . . . again? How about a pair of slippers? While those gifts could satisfy the needs or desires of a senior loved one, why not choose a present that is even more meaningful: a gift from the heart. While you may not be able to add the following 10 gift ideas to a shopping list, you can bet they’re on your loved one’s wish list. Take your loved one shopping. Whether a trip to the mall or an online shopping spree, make it a special day. Be sure to tune into your loved one’s limitations and don’t overdo. Lend…

  • Seniors Face Challenges in Finding Work
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    Seniors Face Challenges in Finding Work

    I am a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and receive a monthly newsletter that always has articles I think you’ll find interesting. This one is for Seniors who are looking for jobs. The article offers some really good tips and resources for even more information. If you’re interested in being a CAREGiver or know somebody who is, Home Instead Senior Care is always looking for people. Visit our website at www.makeadifferenceforseniors.com for more information. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Not only has the 2008 recession put a dent in a lot of retirement accounts but people are living longer, so it makes financial sense to keep working as long as you can,…

  • One Portland Family’s Experience with Home Instead Senior Care
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    One Portland Family’s Experience with Home Instead Senior Care

    I regularly have the thrill of reading notes of gratitude from clients or their family members. It’s so satisfying to hear about how much our CAREGivers meant to them or how much they appreciated the responsiveness, availability, and sensitivity of the office team. However, the letter I received last week from a client’s daughter just took the cake…had me smiling for days. I don’t like to brag, BUT, I really want to share this letter as a tribute to my wonderful CAREGivers and office staff who were there for this family in so many ways. For those of you who make it all the way through the letter, thanks for…

  • Adaptive Clothing for Seniors
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    Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

    As I work with seniors, families and caregivers, we eventually have issues concerning clothing. Sometimes the issue is due to arthritic fingers that can no longer button, hook, tie or zip. Sometimes it is impaired vision, and they are unable to put outfits together or see the fabric colors.  Sometimes we have family members with dementia who take clothing off as soon as someone helps them get it on or who  just need the simple closure styles.  Frequently family members get frustrated because they do not know what to buy or where to shop.  I have used the Buck and Buck Catalog for years to help families deal with these…