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 care plan has been established, it should be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure its effectiveness for both the senior and their caregiver.

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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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The CDC estimates that over 795,000 people experience a stroke each year. Use these expert pointers to help you adequately care for your loved one following a stroke and even reduce your own risk of having a "brain attack."

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COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and other types of lung disease can seriously limit a sufferer's functional abilities. These various tips can help a loved one with lung disease improve their sleep quality, nutrition, and physical activity. These things can compound to improve their lung function, slow the progression of the disease and enhance their independence.

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Geriatric care managers are an elder care resource that many caregivers may not even be aware of. Learn how your family could benefit from adding a GCM to your care team and how to find one who is a good match for your senior care needs.

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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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For many seniors excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.