Posts Tagged assisted home care

Dementia Care and Running Interference

Dementia Care and Running Interference

Throughout her writing, caregiving expert Harriet Hodgson details her journey caring for her mother with memory disease. In her book “Alzheimer’s:

Aging in Place, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

I was my mother’s caregiver for nine years, my twin grandchildren’s guardian/caregiver for seven years, and am my disabled husband’s caregiver n

Caregiver Self Care, Caregivers, Caregiving, Family Caregivers, Loss

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month to help Americans unite in the fight against this chronic brain condition that progressive

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips

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Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

There is much scientific and anecdotal evidence to support the health benefits of pet ownership. According to Lynette Hart, Ph.D., studies have demons

Aging in Place, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Tips for Caregiving: Visiting a Person Who is Frail

Tips for Caregiving: Visiting a Person Who is Frail

[caption id="attachment_2318" align="alignright" width="295"] Margo Rose and her friend Mildred[/caption] It can be very awkward knowing what to do

Caregiving, End of Life, Hospital Visits, Senior Care Tips

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The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

In 2014, when I flew out to visit old family friends “Ginny and Lars,” I was sad to see Ginny meeting me at the airport in a scooter. Since her di

Falls, Parents Care, Physical Therapy, Senior Health Concerns

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If I Get Dementia

If I Get Dementia

I ran across this list today and thought I’d share it with you. It was written by Rachael Wonderlin, who has her master’s degree in gerontology an

Dementia

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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

The beauty of winter turns part beast when arctic air, icy conditions, and mounds of snow prove particularly dangerous for older adults. If you are ta

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

As a non-medical senior care provider, we occasionally have clients calling to ask, “Why don’t you train people how to make a bed?” The answer i

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Parents Care

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Help for Senior Caregivers: Are Your Elderly Parents Over-Insured?

Help for Senior Caregivers: Are Your Elderly Parents Over-Insured?

When it comes to aging and taking care of elderly parents, there are topics that are more obvious than others. Is mom and dad’s home handicapped acc

Insurance, Parents Care, Senior Finances

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