Summer Heat: Risks for Seniors

According to a University of Chicago Medical Center study, 40% of heat-related deaths are among individuals over the age of 65. Summer is quickly approaching, and it is imperative that you prioritize your health as the weather gets hotter. Here, the home care providers at Avila Home Care explain key tips to avoid heat risks…

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Higher Risk of Dementia May Be Linked to Lack of Exercise, Study Says

Multiple studies have linked a higher risk of the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, with a lack of exercise. Here, the home care professionals at Avila Home Care discuss the results of the study and provide a strategy for inactive seniors to increase their levels of exercise.  Link Between Stamina and Dementia Risk Found…

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Decluttering Your Home as a Senior

As a senior, it is important for your home to be a safe, welcoming sanctuary for you to relax and feel protected. When clutter builds up in your home, it not only increases feelings of stress and anxiety, but it adds an element of danger to seniors with vision or mobility issues. Here, the aging…

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Study Shows Benzodiazepines are Prescribed in Excess to the Elderly

Benzodiazepines, which include prescription drugs Xanax and Valium, are a class of drugs most often used to treat anxiety. While benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed to treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions, one study shows that anti-anxiety medications are prescribed in excess to seniors. Here, the home care providers at Avila Home Care…

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