Jennifer Leeflang, RN, heads Partners in Care, a licensed home care agency which is a part of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the nation's largest not for profit home and community care organization.

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Once a geriatric care plan has been established, it should be reviewed and updated periodically to ensure its continued effectiveness for the senior, their primary caregiver and other members of the care team.

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In-home care providers can help seniors engage in life outside of their homes. Learn how professional caregivers enrich clients’ daily routines by accompanying them to appointments, religious services, and social events.

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Stroke recovery can be especially daunting for family caregivers and can cause high levels of emotional and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and their caregiver. Use these expert care tips during the recovery and rehabilitation process.

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COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and other types of lung disease can seriously limit a senior's functional abilities. Explore tips tp help a loved one with lung disease improve their sleep quality, nutrition, and overall health.

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For many caregivers, ensuring an older person stays hydrated can be a daily struggle. Learn how to help seniors get the fluids they need, even if they won't drink water.

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A good night’s sleep can be elusive for those with multiple sclerosis. Try these solutions for reducing trips to the bathroom at night, relieving spasticity and achieving the perfect bedroom temperature for quality rest.

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Edema is a common symptom of heart, liver and kidney diseases. For many seniors this excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.

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