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In Home Care Blog

Signs It May Be Time for Home Care Assistance

An elderly family member or loved one may have lived alone for years. Many individuals do well on their own, but the need for home care assistance may arise suddenly or over time. Often the signs are subtle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.9 million patients in the U.S. received live-in assistance in 2013. When one needs in-home care, the person’s safety and health are at risk if he or she continues to stay...

Posted: February 10, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

What To Do After A Stroke

Your decision to bring your elderly loved one into your home is magnanimous. After all, only 10 percent of stroke victims require nursing home care.1 Live-in assistance can make the task easier for you. It’s essential that you take care of yourself, too. Together, you’ll help your family member through the process of recovery and an improved quality of life. What Happens During a Stroke? An interruption of blood flow to the brain can lead to cell death, and, thus,...

Posted: January 10, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

How To Minimize Caregiver Burden

As the sibling, spouse, parent, or child of a loved one needing elderly help, you already have experienced the limitless value of in-home caregiver services. Providing these services involves and demands vast amounts of hard work and dedication, which caregivers are more than happy to provide. However, over time, stress can build and lead to a condition called caregiver burnout. Caregiver burnout can also occur if you are personally providing services to your loved one. This level of involvement can...

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

Senior Citizen Safety Tips for Safety Proofing Their Homes

More and more senior citizens are choosing to remain in their homes than move into assisted living facilities. Part of the reason is due to the annual costs to reside in such facilities, compared to living in a mortgage-free home. However, deciding to remain at home does present certain senior citizen safety concerns. It is important for children of elderly parents to assist their parents in performing a complete home assessment. The assessment should identify different areas of the home...

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

How 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

How to Recognize 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