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How to Measure Your Shoe Size and Width at Home

Online shopping is incredibly convenient and makes it easy to get exactly what you want delivered straight to your home. However, it can be difficult to shop online for clothing and shoes. Sizing charts aren’t standardized, and you simply won’t know for sure how something

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Caregiving During the Holidays

The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend as much quality time with

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How Can I Help My Elderly Parent Stay at Home?

How Can I Help My Elderly Parent Stay at Home

Aging in place is often a goal for seniors and their adult children. However, few adults know how to help their elderly parent stay at home. After all, your parents only age once, so it’s not like they have done this before. That’s why we’ve

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Great Gift Ideas for Assisted Living

As the holidays draw closer and closer, one of your biggest questions may be what to give older family members or elderly relatives who are in assisted-living facilities. Whether it's your parents, grandparents, or other relatives, in most cases they will tell you they need

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The 22 Best Gifts for Seniors

The 22 Best Gifts for Seniors

Shopping for elderly loved ones can be hard, especially when it comes to Christmas or their birthdays. They’ve had a lifetime to acquire items, and rarely lack anything major. So, what gifts can you get for the elderly? To help inspire your shopping, we’ve put

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The Ultimate Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Ultimate Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Aging in place is a goal for many seniors, but living alone at home also poses many different challenges. Traditional homes aren’t designed for seniors and their needs and limitations, which can make aging in place tough. If you’re wondering what to do, follow this

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What Causes Swollen Feet in Elderly People?

an elderly woman with swollen feet taking off her shoes

By Toa55 / Shutterstock.com Many elderly people struggle with swollen feet, particularly in the afternoon and evening. You’re probably wondering why this pesky problem keeps bothering you. In this quick guide, we explain why seniors often have swollen feet and then offer several different ideas for

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ADL & IADL: A Guide to Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

an older woman buttoning her shirt

If you have an elderly loved one, you have probably seen the acronyms ADL and IADL being used. These terms stand for “activities of daily living” and “instrumental activities of daily living.” Together, ADLs and IADLs encompass the full span of tasks that a person

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