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In Home Care Helps You Help Your Loved One

When you are the caretaker of an elderly or disabled loved one, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of when you need to ask for help. It can be even harder to find out where to turn. In home care, though, has many benefits for you, as well as your cherished loved one. Here are a few things to consider if you are ready to seek the life-changing help of in home assistance. Quality of life. When someone...

Posted: October 10, 2017 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Recognizing the Early Signs of Dementia

Trouble with routine daily tasks, getting lost while traveling a familiar route, and misplacing objects in strange places may not seem serious but, taken together, they could be early signs of dementia. Early recognition of declining mental abilities can provide you an opportunity to help your loved one get the in-home assistance or other medical care he or she needs before quality of life begins to deteriorate. Dementia, a general term for a decline in mental abilities, can take many...

Posted: September 10, 2017 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Short-term Care: Not Just for the Elderly

When you think about at home care, there’s a good chance you picture caregivers and companions assisting the elderly with everyday tasks. However, short-term care can actually be used by patients of all ages to help them when they are unable to do the things they usually can. From doing laundry to performing basic cleaning tasks to preparing meals and providing transportation, our caregivers and companions can provide short-term care in a variety of situations, including: Rehabilitation Short-term Care If...

Posted: April 6, 2016 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Palliative Care: What You Need to Know

You are probably familiar with cardiology and pediatrics, but palliative care is a medical specialty that is discussed much less frequently, yet it is just as important. In short, palliative care is a type of comprehensive medical treatment for people dealing with serious illnesses and diseases. A dedicated team of trained and certified individuals work together to help the patient deal with the physical and emotional symptoms of their condition. The goal of palliative care is to improve a patient’s...

Posted: June 22, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

5 Ways to Alleviate Stress While Being a Caregiver

Did you know that 29% of adults in the United States are caregivers for an elderly relative? And two-thirds of them are females who are also caring for their own children at home? It’s true, which means there is a good chance that this situation sounds all too familiar. While you absolutely love your family and would do anything for them, that doesn’t mean you are immune to the stressors that accompany caring for another human being. To make sure...

Posted: April 30, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Resources for Seniors

The Greater Bridgeport Elderly Service Council meets every month on the first Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Middlebrook Farms Assisted Living, 2750 Reservoir Avenue in Trumbull, CT. Those who attend are professionals who work in businesses related to the elderly, however, any one in the community can attend. Every month there is a guest speaker presenting helpful information. Some of the topics Marie Allen, Executive Director of the South Western Area Agency on Aging (SWCAA) spoke on were...

Posted: April 16, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none