Category: ACCEPTING HOME CARE ASSISTANCE

Simple Exercises to Help Prevent Senior Falls

As adults age, there are many physical changes that happen to the body. For example, we start to lose strength and balance, and our reflexes slow down. These effects of aging can make it easier for seniors to trip or slip and make it more difficult for them to regain balance after they start to […]

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Learn These Tips to Help Seniors Living with COPD

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard for seniors living with COPD to breathe. It often causes the following symptoms: A cough that produces large amounts of mucus Shortness of breath Wheezing Chest tightness And more Although COPD has […]

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Reasons for Incontinence in Seniors and Ways to Better Manage It

One of the most common health concerns that affects seniors is also one of the least openly discussed: incontinence. Incontinence in seniors is more common in women than in men, but it affects many older adults.  There are a variety of reasons incontinence may occur. In the short term, irritation or infection, constipation, and urinary […]

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Quick Tips to Help Family Caregivers Recharge

Family caregivers are often given well-meant advice to take care of themselves, but that’s easier said than done when an individual is balancing caring for an aging family member, holding down a full-time job, and raising children. Caregivers often end up exhausted or burned out because they simply cannot find the time to practice self-care. […]

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How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams

While everyone is a potential victim of financial fraud, seniors are especially at risk. Scammers target seniors because they believe seniors have more money at their disposal than younger people and tend to be trusting and polite. Seniors lose around $3 billion a year to financial scams, but becoming the victim of fraud is preventable […]

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Choosing Home Care Services for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

A loved one receiving a cancer diagnosis is a lot for families to process. Feelings of confusion, anger, and grief can arise, and navigating the medical system can be challenging. In addition, because most cancer treatments occur on an outpatient basis, a spouse, adult child, or other trusted relative or friend is often called upon […]

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Simple Strategies Anyone Can Do for Managing Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

When providing care for a family member with Alzheimer’s you might notice that he or she occasionally becomes aggressive or agitated. Agitation in Alzheimer’s patients can be quite common, and while it may be a difficult or even upsetting behavior, it is manageable. Here are some tips to help you reassure and redirect the senior […]

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Family Dysfunction In Home Care: 5 Steps to Restore Sanity

Even in the closest families, aging parents and the changes of a new life season can create discord. For some families struggling years before a parent needs in-home help, dysfunction escalates issues and even affect the senior’s care.

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When and How to Choose the Best Home Care Services – Podcast

Gina discusses when and how to choose the best home care services when caring for a loved one with Jennifer Fink of the podcast, Fading Memories.

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The Qualities of a Professional Caregiver: 12 Essentials to Look For

What are the qualities of a professional caregiver? Bringing a caregiver in to help isn’t always an easy task. Here are ten things to look for.

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