Tips for Success in a New Family Caregiver Role

  It might have come totally out of nowhere: an unexpected fall that led to a fractured hip as well as the need for Mom to have help and support to stay at home. Or, it may have been building up over the years, such as through the slow and incremental progression of Alzheimer’s. Regardless … Continue reading

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Help Older Adults Maintain Dignity to Promote Quality of Life

  It’s very easy to become swept up in the everyday tasks of caregiving for a senior you love. There’s so much to be done, and often it’s just much easier and much more efficient to do it all yourself, letting your loved one relax. After all, our elders have taken care of things for a … Continue reading

Posted in Home Care Services, Mental Health, Senior Independence

Understanding Dementia Shadowing and How to Overcome It

  Primary caregivers of those living with dementia are frequently far too acquainted with the difficulty of trying to find a quiet minute or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, and even walk into another room. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can experience heightened fear when a loved one is out of … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Care Strategy: The Benefits of Creating a Memory Book

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for someone with dementia, confusion around these memories can have a deep impact. One of our goals in taking care of seniors … Continue reading

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Mental Health Tip: Help for Holiday Depression in Seniors

Mental health in seniors is important year-round, but especially during the holidays. In spite of its reputation for being a season of joy, for many seniors, the holidays are a time of deep sadness. Yearning for holidays past, grief over the loss of loved ones, and difficult changes to health can magnify all through the … Continue reading

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