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  • Aging What You Should Look for When Choosing Home Care for Seniors

    Choosing the right in-home care provider is a decision that demands careful consideration. In Greater Boston, HouseWorks is a well respected provider of home care for seniors. Here’s why: HouseWorks’ mission is to keep seniors safe, happy and engaged, at home for as long as possible. Our in-home private care services are personalized. In challenging […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving Help for Cancer Patients at Home: A Guide to Home Care and Support

    Living with Cancer Made Easier with In-Home Care   A cancer diagnosis can bring a lot of change into daily routines. Appointments, treatments, medications, nutrition guidelines – it can all become overwhelming. It’s no surprise that individuals who undergo cancer treatment feel they need an extra set of hands at home. That’s when in-home care from […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving • Safety Help for Stroke Victims at Home

    In-home stroke care allows seniors to recover safely at home  A stroke is a serious medical emergency. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures) and brain cells die. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving • Safety Understanding Arthritis: Symptoms, Types, and How In-Home Arthritis Care Can Help

    Did you know that 1 in 4 adults have a type of arthritis?   Arthritis is joint inflammation; joints are places where two bones meet, like your knee. Common symptoms of arthritis include pain, redness, heat, and swelling in your joints, according to the National Institutes of Health.  Arthritis Foundation says the common arthritis symptoms include […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving • Dementia Alzheimer’s Is a Common Cause of Dementia. Do You Have a Plan? 

    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Eventually, the symptoms can grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.  In Massachusetts alone, more than 130,000 adults have Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, according to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Do you have a plan for […]

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  • Caregiving Family Caregivers Can Take a Break With Respite Care

    Respite Care Services are critical to supporting in-home family caregivers   A new study from AARP Policy Institute found that in 2021, about 38 million family caregivers in the United States provided an estimated 36 billion hours of care to adults who need assistance with daily activities. While family caregivers often feel positive feelings of […]

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  • Aging Understanding Elder Care Resources and Senior Services Near You

    Every state has an office dedicated to providing resources for seniors. These resources are visible in many communities. For example, you might know of Meals on Wheels or Area Agencies on Aging in your Massachusetts neighborhood. The Elder Care Directory notes that states and even the federal government often have departments that offer legal, nutritional […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving Parkinson’s Disease Care Massachusetts – Parkinson’s Support Near Me

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition, which means there will be a progression of care needs as the disease advances. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, the best time to learn about in-home care options is before those options are needed.   In-home care keeps people with Parkinson’s in familiar surroundings where they are happy and […]

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  • Aging • Caregiving • Dementia Dementia Warning Signs

    When You Might Consider Dementia Home Care Near You There are early warning signs of memory-related disease (Alzheimer’s, Dementia, etc.) to watch out for that can provide clues on whether a loved one needs a medical diagnosis.  When dementia or memory issues are involved, the signs can sneak up on families. Unlike a catastrophic event […]

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