Category: Helping Seniors Thrive

What to do When a Senior Loved One Keeps Firing Caregivers

As our senior loved ones get older, finding the perfect caregiver to help them age comfortably at home can be a challenging process. But professional agencies such as Home Care Assistance of Raleigh are experts at matching the right caregiver with a client, taking into account their interests, likes, and dislikes, and matching a caregiver’s […]

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Take Away the Fear of Bath Time for Seniors with Dementia!

It’s not uncommon for people with dementia to have some pushback when it’s time to take a bath or shower. Bath time for seniors with dementia can often cause fears of slipping and falling, embarrassment from bathing in front of someone else, or even the discomfort of a potentially cold, clammy bathroom. Although managing bath […]

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How Home Care After a Heart Attack or Stroke Can be a Lifesaver

Suffering a heart attack or stroke can potentially have traumatic effects on aging adults and greatly affect their steps to recovery at home after being discharged from the hospital. From changes in diet, to physical activity, to stress levels, it can become overwhelming for both the senior and their family caregiver. Providing care after a […]

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How Home Care Can Help Create Purpose for Seniors to Improve Health

As we age, maintaining a sense of purpose in life can become more challenging as careers come to a close, adult children become busy with their own lives, and we are unable to do all the same activities we used to enjoy. Unfortunately, losing that sense of purpose can have negative effects on seniors’ mental […]

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Senior Hoarding Behavior: Why it Happens and How to Help

So many stacks of old magazines, unread mail and newspapers on tables that it makes them unusable, mementos piled in every corner, a bathtub full of unused items and the sour odor of decaying food; if this sounds like a loved one’s home, they might have an issue with hoarding. As people age, a tendency […]

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A 2022 New Year’s Resolution List for Family Caregivers!

Another year is in the books, and if you’re a family caregiver, it’s been a year dedicated to providing a most crucial role: meeting the needs of someone you love.  But between the normal stressors of being a family caregiver and the extra pressure of the pandemic, it’s a very challenging time to care for […]

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Home for the Holidays: Signs that Home Care Is Needed

Finally, it is the holiday season, and you can head back home to see your senior parents for the first time in a while. You’re looking forward to their smiling faces, the warm, cozy house, and the smell of home-baked cookies. As you walk in the house though, you notice things aren’t exactly as tidy […]

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Reduce Hospital Readmissions with Professional Home Care Services

About 1 in 5 senior patients in the US that are discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 30 days. This equates to roughly 2.6 million adults over the age of 65 and over $26 billion in costs. Not only does this create a toll on the healthcare system, but on the physical and emotional […]

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Ways to Manage Sundowning in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, you may have noticed changes in their personality in the late afternoon or early evening. These changes could be because of sundowning. According to AARP, roughly 20% of people with Alzheimer’s experience sundowning, which is also referred to as sundown syndrome and sundowners. The changes in seniors experiencing […]

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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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