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What is “Sundowning”?

Are you caring for someone who exhibits confusion and agitation in the late afternoon and evening? This phenomenon is known as “sundowning.” According to the Mayo Clinic, sundowning isn’t a disease in itself, but a group of symptoms that occur at a particular time of day, typically in people with…

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Outdoor Fall Prevention Tips

We’re told our whole lives to get out and get moving, and this is especially important as we age. Although regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of injuries from falls, exercise safety is essential. For seniors, a fall can be a life-changing event or the start of a downward…

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3 Professionals That Need an In-home Care Company on Their Side

At Shepherd’s Staff, our mission is to assemble a staff of superior caregivers who would shepherd, or take care of, our clients. We believe that to do this, our help must extend beyond our caregivers. Effective care of the elderly requires a comprehensive network of professionals who hold the same…

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Winter Safety for Seniors

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Older adults tend to feel the cold more than younger folks, and the cold may have a greater negative effect on seniors. Know how to keep warm in cold weather, and what you should not do when out in the cold. Keep Warm Inside It’s important to stay warm, even…

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When the Power Goes Out

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When the power goes out in cold weather, older adults are especially vulnerable. A few precautions taken early can keep you and your loved ones safe during a winter power outage. Charge Devices in Advance Cell phones are for more than just games and messages. For an older adult in…

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