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Common Health Concerns of the Elderly

As we age, our bodies undergo a lot of changes. Aside from wrinkles and gray hair, there are health conditions of aging that we should know about. 

As a preferred provider of Home Care in Fort Myers, Florida, let us share the common health problems that our senior clients face. 

  • Heart disease
    This condition contributes to nearly two-thirds of all deaths among the elderly. Since heart disease symptoms can be subtle and are frequently disregarded, the issue becomes more serious.
  • Diabetes
    An estimated 33% of people age 65 and older are thought to have the chronic disease diabetes. Older adults with diabetes may experience mild to severe symptoms.
  • Dehydration
    Dehydration, or the lack of sufficient body fluids, can have a negative impact on your health, especially as you get older because it’s associated with other serious issues like UTI infections.
  • Chronic constipation
    Adults over the age of 60 frequently experience chronic constipation, and up to 50% of nursing home residents experience symptoms. Lack of physical activity and a low-fiber diet can be the primary causes of constipation.
  • Conditions related to mental health
    Approximately 15% of adults 60 and older have at least one mental health issue. Anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease are common in the elderly.

You or a loved one can benefit from our dementia care in Marco Island.

When you choose to receive medical care at home, you can rely on our home care service in North Fort Myers to handle your care needs, whether it be companionship, dementia, or live-in care. 

We also provide personal care in Florida for clients who want to receive quality care from trusted care experts. 

For more information, we at Ageless Private Duty Home Care, LLC would be delighted to help you. Contact us for private duty and other care services.

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