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Holiday Checklist: Does Your Loved One Need a Caregiver?


  • Aging • Safety Signs Your Loved One Might Need Help at Home

    Here’s what to look for during the holidays These subtle signs are often the first indications of age-related decline. As you visit during the holidays, take note of any unusual changes, including: Weight loss Changes in balance, mobility, mood or memory Untidiness: piles of dirty dishes, laundry, etc. Expired food in the refrigerator or cabinets […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving Are You Prepared for a Loved One’s Care Transition?

    In a blog post for the Aging Life Care Association, Nancy Gillette, HouseWorks’ Chief Growth Officer, shares the top 5 things families need to know about transitions home from a hospital or rehab facility.

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  • Caregiving • Safety How to Prepare for a Home Care Medical Emergency

    It is essential to have an emergency plan prepared when providing home care to seniors. As seniors age, they become much more likely to have an accident, and especially if they have a physical disability. Being prepared for a medical emergency and practicing different methods of prevention can help you handle the situation better should […]

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  • Caregiving • Safety Lifestyle Factors That Improve Brain Health

    We all know that taking care of our bodies leads to better physical health, and this becomes increasingly important as we age. But have you also considered your brain health and how to improve that as you grow older, too? Brain health is a crucial factor in staying healthy for seniors, and this can be […]

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  • Caregiving • Safety In Home Care Tips: Creating a Safer Home for Your Aging Loved Ones

    Do you have a senior loved one living at home alone? While it is wonderful they are able to age right in the comfort of their own home, it’s important that your senior remains as safe as possible in their own home. Even though they are familiar with their surroundings, your senior could still encounter […]

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  • Caregiving • Safety Tips to Care for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

    It is never easy to learn that a senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. This can be a scary time for families because there are many unknowns and the disease currently has no known cures. Parkinson’s Disease is progressive, and it affects seniors differently. No matter what symptoms your senior may experience, […]

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  • Aging How to Help Your Senior Plan for the New Year

    While we welcome in the new year, now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year with your senior loved one. In 2021, consider setting goals that focus on improving your senior’s overall health physically, emotionally, and mentally. Making your senior’s wellness goals a priority will ensure that their desires and list of […]

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  • Dementia How to Talk to a Loved One or Patient with Dementia

    If you have a senior loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, often one of the biggest obstacles you will face is communication. Conversations can be challenging since dementia affects a person’s ability to understand, stay focused, and respond. With a diminished mental capacity, your senior loved one may become frustrated – and you might […]

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  • Caregiving How to Recognize Mental Health Problems in the Elderly

    Often times, seniors in home care can experience mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. These are common illnesses seniors experience, but that does not mean that they can or should go untreated. If left untreated, they can have severe effects on a senior’s body and mind and hinder them of living a fulfilled senior life. […]

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