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Happy Thanksgiving from SHC!

posted by Ted Ryan on November 23, 2015

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and National Caregiver’s Month, we thank all forms of caregivers for the valuable service they provide.

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Happy Veterans Day from SHC

posted by Ted Ryan on November 10, 2015

Seniors Home Care thanks all of the brave men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving our great country. To honor these heroes, SHC is proud to offer a 10% discount to retired and active military, police and fire personnel (and their families). 

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Elements of a Premium Home Care Company- Specialized Training

posted by Ted Ryan on October 29, 2015

As baby boomers are turning gray and life expectancies rise, entrepreneurs are seeing profitable opportunities in private duty home care. With so many companies popping up, what differentiates the best from the rest?

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Free St. Louis Flu Shots 2015

posted by Ted Ryan on October 06, 2015

There’s no stopping it – flu season is on the horizon. That makes this the best time to get your yearly flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick but takes two weeks to begin protecting you, so it is wise to act early.

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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

posted by Ted Ryan on September 21, 2015

September is Atrial Fibrillation awareness month. Atrial Fibrillation (often referred to as AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, affecting about 2.7 million people in the US. During AFib, an individual’s steady, normal heartbeat becomes chaotic and often rapid. The condition may lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

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St. Louis' Best Senior Resources All Under One Roof

posted by Ted Ryan on July 20, 2015

This Thursday, July 23, we are excited to participate in the Sixth Annual Prime Times Senior Expo from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The free event will feature 75 vendors offering a wide range of services and information for St. Louis’ aging adults.

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Elderly Skin - Beating Sunburn & Monitoring its Harmful Effects

posted by Ted Ryan on June 29, 2015

We know that too much exposure to the sun is harmful (according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65% of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun). Skin precautions are especially important for the elderly because the odds of developing skin cancer rise as you age.

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Preparing for Productive Doctor Visits for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on June 09, 2015

The benefits of a good relationship with your doctor are universal. However, as age brings new conditions and treatments needing attention, it becomes even more important to talk often and comfortably with your doctor.Read More…

Help Seniors Enjoy the Great Outdoors Safely

posted by Ted Ryan on May 28, 2015

It’s summer in St. Louis – the time of year many seniors enjoy sitting on the porch, taking leisurely strolls or getting back in the garden.

These are great activities for boosting a seniors’ health and overall outlook, but there are extra precautions that should be made before heading outdoors. These often apply to people of all ages, but for the elderly their importance and consequences are more serious.

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Is laughter the best medicine?

posted by Ted Ryan on April 15, 2015

Perhaps not, but there’s more to the old saying than you might think – especially for seniors and their caregivers. Life can seem humorless for aging seniors and their able-bodied yet overwhelmed caregivers, however, a good laugh might be just what the doctor ordered.

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