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  • Wellness Corner – Tips & Tricks to Help Calm the Nerves

    Ever felt nervous about a work project, a doctor appointment or being late for a meeting? Everyone feels anxious sometimes and the result can be headaches, stomach upset, a racing heartbeat or feeling miserably tense. At times like this, you want to calm down — but how? For ongoing anxiety, learning and practicing yoga and […]

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  • Consistent Support & Care For Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Diseases is a degenerative brain disease. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is trouble remembering new information, according to the Alzheimer’s Association1. As Alzheimer’s advances, symptoms get more severe and include disorientation, confusion, and behavior changes. HouseWorks Caregivers help families provide consistent routines and support for people with Alzheimer’s – at home, where […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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