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  • Aging • Caregiving Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Care

    When it comes time to start researching care alternatives for your loved one, it can be overwhelming. There are so many different options and different levels of care, we get it! If you are noticing subtle changes in your loved one’s health or mobility that could lead to dangerous situations, hiring Personal Care may be […]

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  • Caregiving PCAs, CNAs, HHAs: Finding the Right Aide for your Needs

    When looking to hire a caregiver or home care agency for your loved one, you may have some questions about which caregiver is the right one. With options for care like Personal Care Attendants (PCAs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) you may be unsure where to start. We’re here to help! […]

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  • Safety Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe This Winter

    With cold months upon us and snow in the forecast, it is important to make sure your loved ones are prepared for a safe winter. The winter temperatures can not only create a hazardous environment, but can also pose a threat to mental and physical health. Whether you are worried about your loved ones’ risk […]

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  • 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. https://blog.aginglifecare.org/blog/are-you-prepared-for-a-loved-ones-care-transition/

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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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