Managing Home Care

Living With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to show some difficulty recalling words. [...]

How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

The rate of fatalities involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. One of the most difficult situations we face is dealing with a Senior or Elderly person we care for that must give up driving. [...]

By | 2018-06-26T13:56:42+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

What is widely viewed as the best and most viable delivery of health care in America? Infirmed and elderly individuals have been found to prefer home care by 90 percent over comparable institutional care.What are some of the reasons for home care? This article counts the ways: 1. Home care is delivered, as you would [...]

By | 2018-04-30T18:05:23+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on 15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

Stroke and the Elderly

What are the warning signs? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. One of every 18 deaths can be attributed to stroke, while many more lose their mobility, memory,speech or sight. With the actual number of stroke deaths having declined 13.5 percent over the last decade, the question of how to [...]

By | 2018-03-30T11:59:58+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Stroke and the Elderly

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the [...]

By | 2018-09-28T10:58:17+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

Help for the Caregiver

Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. In addition to the more than five million Americans who suffer from it, the disease also changes the lives of the family members who care for them. The family caregiver experiences considerable burden, stress and disruption to her own life. She is at risk for emotional and physical health problems, with [...]

By | 2017-12-22T09:36:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Help for the Caregiver

Home Modifications for Seniors

Helpful Home Modifications for Seniors that Won’t Bust the Budget Use this inexpensive, do-it-yourself home modification checklist to keep your senior safe while they age in place.  Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a difference. Making home [...]

By | 2017-08-31T10:47:22+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Home Modifications for Seniors

Fall Risks for Seniors: Fall Prevention Provided by the Caregivers

Too many seniors are injured as a result of falls. Fall prevention is a must. Learn what caregivers and seniors can do to reduce the risk of falling. Believe it or not the CDC(cdc.gov) has found that the leading cause of death and injury among older Americans is falling down. For their own safety, caregivers [...]

By | 2017-08-01T16:51:57+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Fall Risks for Seniors: Fall Prevention Provided by the Caregivers

Managing Your Care When Caring for Others

Caregivers who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia should manage their stress to prevent burnout and keep their caregiving optimism high What is Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? Dementia is an umbrella term for memory loss and other mental abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes [...]

By | 2017-06-12T09:52:09+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Managing Your Care When Caring for Others