Category: Respite Care

Game-Changing Advice For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The weight of being an Alzheimer’s caregiver is starting to make you crack. The complaints from your loved one, the flood of responsibilities, the utter lack of appreciation you receive – it’s all becoming too much. When you reach this point, it can feel like there’s no way to make things easier. Between dealing with […]

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Tips for Caring for Aging Parents with Your Siblings

Families are forever, as the saying goes. The memories you made, the lessons you’ve learned from your parents together – that bond lasts forever. However, while both you and your siblings may have Mom’s and Dad’s best interest at heart, it can still be difficult to see eye to eye when caring for aging parents […]

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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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How to Encourage Senior Independence Without Sacrificing Safety

Maintaining senior independence at home      is an important part of what helps older adults feel confident and content. However, it is natural for family members to become unsure how much the aging adult is actually capable of without harming themselves, and that can create a safety concern. If you have a senior loved […]

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Supportive Responses to Common Difficult Alzheimer’s Behavior

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can often mean learning how to handle a variety of new behaviors that may have been uncharacteristic of that individual before their condition started to progress. As the disease progresses, people with Alzheimer’s can experience emotions that they normally wouldn’t, while also losing their communication skills to tell a caregiver […]

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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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Try These Holiday Activities for Seniors This Holiday Season!

The holiday season is here, and it’s a great time to engage the whole family in fun and memorable activities to celebrate, including senior loved ones! As adults age, they may develop limitations that change the holiday activities they enjoy or can participate in, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! There are […]

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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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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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