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Come One Come All - The St. Louis Prime Times Senior Expo

posted by Ted Ryan on July 22, 2014

SHC is excited to join more than 65 other St. Louis area vendors at the resource fair for older adults – so make sure to stop by our booth and say hello to Ryan and Nurse Liz!Read More…

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Shhh…A Great Library Service Few People Know About

posted by Ted Ryan on July 16, 2014

You’ve reached your golden years. Nine to five days and time raising children have long passed. Perhaps early retirement was spent traveling and pursuing lifelong dreams. Now is the time to enjoy simpler pleasures – being with family, reading a favorite book or watching a classic movie.
Many St. Louis libraries are taking measures to make their catalog available to seniors who are no longer able to visit them.Read More…

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Visits with Murray

posted by Ted Ryan on June 30, 2014

It wasn’t until recently that my view of senior living facilities started to change. For many years, the mention of a facility would conjure childhood memories of visiting bleak settings where loved ones spent their final years.Read More…

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$300,000 - The Unseen Costs of Family Caregiving

posted by Ted Ryan on June 17, 2014

Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 care for an aging parent. It is often an assumed duty for adult children. Some wish, or feel obligated, to repay a parent for their years of care and upbringing. Others believe it is more cost effective for a family member to provide care.Read More…

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Free Public Shred Day: A Quick Save vs. Shred Guide

posted by Ted Ryan on June 05, 2014

Saturday, June 21, SHC is hosting a free community shred day (3 box limit) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Avery School parking lot located on Marshall Avenue, just three doors up from our office (at 504 Marshall Avenue).Read More…

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SHC Continues to Race for the Cure

posted by Ted Ryan on May 22, 2014

June 14 will mark the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®. At Seniors Home Care, we’re proud to walk as a team for our third consecutive year and join tens of thousands of fellow participants on a mission to save lives and end breast cancer.Read More…

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National Stroke Awareness Month - Act FAST

posted by Ted Ryan on May 14, 2014

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Considering that approximately 795,000 strokes – one every 40 seconds – are expected to occur this year, it’s not surprising that we care for a lot of stroke victims at SHC. Stroke is a leading cause of death and long-term adult disability in the United States.Read More…

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National Nurses Week - A Salute to Our Superheroes in Scrubs

posted by Ted Ryan on May 06, 2014

Every year from May 6 to May 12 we celebrate National Nurses Week, in honor of Florence Nightingale (born on May 12), who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing.
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Dangers of Grapefruit...and Other Medication Interactions to Beware Of

posted by Ted Ryan on April 30, 2014

Medication interaction is an important concern when caring for seniors because they are generally at the highest risk, due to the likelihood of taking numerous prescription and over-the-counter medications.
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The Inside Scoop on Seniors & Nutrition

posted by Ted Ryan on April 23, 2014

You know that it’s important get proper nutrition, but are you aware of its growing significance as we age? Eating can play a key role in staying healthy and independent in later years of life.Read More…