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Flu Season is Coming: Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

Flu season is upon us once again. This is the perfect time to prepare and protect yourself and those around you against this nasty virus. In the healthcare industry, we know the importance of staying healthy and happy, so this is the perfect opportunity for us to explain why getting your flu shot is so important.

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Changing the Way We Care for Your Loved Ones

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

True Care has come a long way over the years. Our mission is to provide quality home health care by upholding the highest care standards and empowering innovation to make a positive impact. With a passion for empathy, we embrace a diverse environment and promote individual growth to reach the needs of the community and our clients.

How we accomplish this can be seen in our day-to-day interaction with our clients.  One of the most prominent values we continually uphold is our respect for diversity. Cultural preferences are very important to us. Here’s why:

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Your Home Care Service Options

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle

If you are considering home care as a solution for either yourself or the care of a loved one, you likely have many questions about your service options. There is much to take into consideration when choosing the right care plan. Our staff is trained to customize and design a care plan that is perfect for our clients’ needs. Below are just a few examples of the types of service options best suited for the most common scenarios. Please be advised that these are general examples and, should you have questions regarding your specific case, you will need to contact our staff for more detailed assistance.

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Fall Risks: 8 Steps to Prevent Injury in the Home

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

Each year, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries.¹ Research shows that only half of those who have experienced a recent fall will inform their doctor. If you are 65 or older, it is very important to not only tell your doctor if you have had a fall but evaluate your environment with the help of a loved one or caregiver to determine what can be done to reduce said risk in the home.

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Nutrition & Dementia: 5 Tips for Successful Mealtimes

Posted by Funda Fernandez in Health & Lifestyle, in Alzheimer's & Dementia

Nutrition, while important for every stage of life, can pose certain hurdles as we age. Physical changes in the body and possible health issues make obtaining the recommended daily nutrients a bit more complicated. Add to this a diagnosis of dementia and you may be required to come up with some creative approaches during mealtimes.
Every stage of dementia presents its own set of challenges. Familiarizing yourself with what is common during each stage and getting to know your loved one’s personal preferences can go a long way in supporting their health in the best way possible.

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When to Use a Skilled Nurse

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

When choosing the right person to care for you or your loved one there are many options to choose from. When coming to a decision that is right for you one of the most important questions you should ask your physician is "Do I, or my loved one, need a skilled nurse?"

A nurse that comes to your home is different from a home health aide, contrary to a friend visiting you, and unlike a phone call from a family member to “check in”. When choosing the correct caregiver there are many factors to consider.

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