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Thyroid health for seniors and elders. The thyroid is a small gland, shaped similar to a butterfly. It’s small enough to sit in just the lower portion of the neck, but the job it does for the body is huge. So when the thyroid gland is malfunctioning, the results on a person’s health can be devastating.

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In-home care providers can offer companionship as they assist seniors with the tasks of daily living. While they help with homemaking and personal care, in-home care providers can offer seniors a listening, understanding ear and someone to talk with. And when homemaking and personal care tasks are completed, an in-home care provider can share in a senior’s favorite pastimes.

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Just because herbal remedies are made of natural, plant-derived ingredients does not mean they are safe. When taken in combination with certain prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, they can pose health risks, sometimes life-threatening.

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As seniors age they typically become less active and their metabolisms slow. As a result, they require fewer calories. But their need for essential, health-promoting vitamins and minerals does not decline. If anything, it increases.

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In-home care providers help senior citizens continue living independently in their own homes, assisting them with the routine tasks of homemaking and personal care. And that frees up more time for seniors to do the things they enjoy. More seniors are directing their interests and talents to volunteer opportunities. They are discovering great fulfillment and purpose in helping others.

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