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Caregiver Training Blog

What Caregivers Need to Know about Preventing Norovirus in Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Feb 15, 2023 @ 09:00 AM


When winter comes, the gastrointestinal infection called “norovirus” threatens the health of our senior loved ones.

Most media mentions of norovirus in seniors involve rapidly spreading outbreaks on cruise ships. But these accounts obscure the fact that norovirus is a danger for seniors in other settings too.

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Best Practices for a Perfect Med Pass

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Jan 30, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

"Med pass" is a complex process, but well worth investing the time and effort to get it right. Not only does an efficient, well-executed med pass help prevent dangerous medication errors, but it also frees up staff to devote more time to other aspects of patient care.This piece takes a closer look at the topic of administering medication in care settings while highlighting several best practices for before, during and after medication distribution. 

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How to Care for Aging Eyes: A Caregivers’ Guide

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 09:00 AM


As we age, so do our body parts. There are a number of conditions that stem from aging eyes. 

How can caregivers help recognize and treat the early signs and symptoms of eye disorders?

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Strategies for Combating Loneliness in Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jan 04, 2023 @ 09:00 AM


Loneliness is quite literally a health hazard for seniors. It affects an estimated one-third of the population of older Americans and causes a 29% increase in premature mortality.

Loneliness is the difference between what we desire and what we actually experience, and it can be a problem, even when a person is surrounded by others. 

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Advice for Traveling with Parents

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Dec 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Traveling with parents as they age can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. But it’s important for adult children and caregivers to approach traveling with patience, understanding, and good humor. 

Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or a longer road trip, we offer the following tips for travel with parents.

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Something to Smile About: Dental Care for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Dental health is important for people of all ages, but seniors and their caregivers sometimes have extra challenges when it comes to caring for teeth and gums. 

What are some of the challenges specific to seniors when it comes to dental wellness? And how can caregivers help ensure that their loved ones maintain a manageable routine?

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’Tis the Season: Holiday and Christmas Activities for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Nov 16, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


As the holidays approach, many caregivers look forward to them with mixed feelings. Some people get a break from their routine to spend some time with family, but it doesn’t always work out like the movies. And it’s not unusual for older relatives to find holidays lonely or stressful.

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Keeping an Eye on Our Elders by Identifying Aging Skin Problems

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Nov 02, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


Our bodies change as we age, and the risk of developing skin-related disorders increases.

Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, skin ailments can not only be painful and irritating, but may also affect the health and quality of life for seniors.

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The Power of Touch: Massage for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 09:04 AM

Touch is so important for making connections with our loved ones. 

Have you asked your aging loved one if they would like a hand or foot rub? 

Or considered booking a professional geriatric massage? 

If you’ve ever had a good massage, you know how good it can feel to have a professional feel their way around your knots and tension spots.

There is growing evidence that massage for seniors has many benefits, physical, mental, and emotional.

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Getting Things Moving: Improving Circulation in Older Adults

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Oct 05, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


When our hearts are doing their jobs well, they are pumping blood throughout our bodies, getting oxygen to all our limbs. As we get older, it can become harder for the heart to push the blood back uphill to the heart. 

As a result, poor circulation, especially in legs, is a problem that causes discomfort and pain for many seniors.

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