Category: Senior Health

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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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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Tips to Help Seniors with Dementia During the Holidays

The holidays are here, and it’s time to celebrate! As family and friends pour into the house to share in the cheerful spirit, it can be a lot of fun, but it can also become a bit overwhelming for seniors with dementia. Loud noises, big crowds, excited children – all of these can be a […]

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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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Overcoming Nutrition Challenges in Aging Adults

Even before we start to age, getting the proper nutrition from day to day can be a challenge. We may not know how to cook that well, or our budget may make it difficult to get the quality ingredients we want.  However, for aging adults, getting the proper nutrition everyday can be particularly difficult. There […]

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The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Eyesight and Hallucinations

As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can have a number of negative effects on a person’s day-to-day life. Some effects can include challenges with eyesight as well as hallucinations. These complications can lead to many safety concerns, and it’s important that caregivers of people with dementia are able to navigate eyesight and hallucination issues in the safest, […]

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Senior woman sitting on her bed in morning, stretching with arms raised

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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