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Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in Southeast Michigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.

If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Franklin, Pontiac, South Lyon, Sterling Heights, Oak Park, Warren and surrounding areas, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit: http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601.

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Senior helpers in home elder care of southeast michigan raises awareness about senior, allergy & asthma symptoms

  1. 1. Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Southeast Michigan RaisesAwareness About Senior, Allergy & Asthma SymptomsAllergies Blooming Earlier - Seniors Suffering Later (Farmington Hills, Michigan - April 2012)-Spring allergies arent just for children.Theyve arrived earlier this year due to the warm weather which means lots of sniffling andsneezing for the growing number of seniors developing allergies for the very first time intheir lives. Allergies and asthma are often thought of as health issues for children - butrecently, both conditions are commonly diagnosed as new conditions at the senior ages of55, 65 and 75! In fact, its not uncommon for many elderly to be diagnosed with allergiesand/or asthma for the very first time above 75 years of age.Thats why Senior Helpers, one of the leading in-home providers of senior care in southeastMichigan, is raising awareness about these growing diagnoses of senior allergies and how tohelp seniors cope."Symptoms of these two diseases can be very disruptive during the aging process for manyof the 37 million seniors currently living in the U.S.," says Barbara Roden, Owner of SeniorHelpers of Southeast Michigan (MI). "Experts are predicting a longer, more intense thannormal allergy season this Spring - so seniors need to be aware that just because theyhavent had these issues in the past, doesnt mean they are in the clear just yet. Ourcaregivers can take certain steps inside a seniors home to help keep allergic reactions to aminimum, such as bathing them before bed to prevent outdoor pollen from getting ontheir sheets." "(more tips below)Allergy Symptoms:Adverse reaction to various substances, including pollen, trees, grass, weeds, dust andmolds (mildew). Allergies can lead to respiratory distress that may be life threatening.Those with allergies are likely to develop asthma.. • Itchy, watery eyes. • Runny nose. • Shortness of breath. • Coughing or wheezingAsthma Symptoms:Most often caused by allergies. Asthma may require hospitalization and can be lifethreatening.. • Coughing. • Shortness of breath. • Wheezing. • Tightness in the chest"Allergies are among the most common, but often overlooked, of diseases in the nation,"says Roden. "Other than medication, there are ways our caregivers can help make seniorsmore comfortable during this allergy season."* Caregivers Making Seniors Comfortable (source: Mayo Clinic):. • If your senior has been outside, caregivers can help them bathe before going to bed and change into fresh clothing so they dont bring the pollen that may have clung
  2. 2. to their skin, hair or clothes onto their sheets. Caregivers can also be sure to wash their sheets often, to help get rid of the pollen.. • Close their windows (and opt for air conditioning) at night if the pollen count is high.. • Avoid outdoor activity early in the morning when pollen levels are at their highest. Caregivers can keep them active inside until the afternoon.. • The best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air.. • Caregivers can be sure they clean a seniors home with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. They can also install a portable HEPA filter in the seniors bedroom.Sources: Allergy, Asthma, Sinus and Immunology Center, U.S. Census Bureau, CBS News,Mayo Clinic ####Media Contact: Barbara Roden, (248) 865-1000, broden@seniorhelpers.comFor more information about Senior Helpers, please visit:http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601About Senior Helpers:Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in SoutheastMichigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace theirindependence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services areprovided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national backgroundcheck.If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Franklin, Pontiac, South Lyon,Sterling Heights, Oak Park, Warren and surrounding areas, we are an excellent choicewith exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderlyloved ones continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it apositive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit:http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601.

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