depression and dementia

Differences and Similarities Between Depression and Dementia

A visit with mom recently uncovered several unsettling signs. Even though she’s always been awake and out of bed by 8 a.m., now it’s difficult to wake her before lunchtime. Rather than preparing an elaborate home-cooked meal, she prefers to merely warm up a can of soup; and can barely finish a small bowlful. Read More
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Understanding the Dangers of Sleep Medications for Seniors

There’s just nothing that compares with the feeling of waking up after a good night’s sleep, feeling energized and ready to face the day. Yet for many seniors – as many as one in three of them – getting enough sleep is something that only happens in their dreams. Read More

Senior Caregiver Tip: What Not to Say to Someone Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had a person say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling relatively perky up until that moment, unexpectedly you actually DO feel worn out and rundown. Read More

Facing a Move: How Home Care Assistance Can Help

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities were devastating, as the virus spread like wildfire throughout our most vulnerable population who were living together in such close quarters. As a result, many families made the decision to move their elderly parents home, which raised a number of challenges to be overcome.  Read More

How Senior Care at Home Eases Transitions from Hospital to Home

Recovering from surgery takes time, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies take longer to heal, but there are additional factors that come into play: reduced mobility and a number of instructions to follow for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, just to name a few.  Read More

Answers to Your Top Questions About Home Health Care

As we discussed in a previous blog post, moving from home to an assisted living facility is not always necessary, thanks to professional home health care services. If you’ve started searching for the ideal solution for a senior you love, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and have a number of questions: Is home health care an option for Dad? Read More

Understand the Options for Aging at Home

For the majority of us, aging at home is preferred over a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility because of the comfort and familiarity home brings. It allows us the chance to choose when we want to go to bed and when to wake up, what we want to eat for meals, what activities we want to do each day, and more. Read More
senior man recovering from a strok

Simple Home Modification Tips for Safer Post-Stroke Recovery

Post-stroke recovery is a mentally and physically challenging undertaking, and the only thing you’d like to do is to get back to your pre-stroke life. However, considering that more than half of stroke survivors commonly have some form of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in-home safety modifications may be needed to make life following a stroke safer and easier. Read More
hospital emergency room

Understand the Signs of Stroke to Improve Stroke Recovery Outcomes

Stroke recovery begins by understanding what a stroke is, and the warning signs to watch for. Stroke, according to the National Stroke Association, is listed as the 5th top reason for death in the United States, with as many as 800,000 people experiencing a stroke every year. Read More

Ensure Good Nutrition for Elderly Parents by Answering These Questions

A mother’s love for her children has no age limit. And parents of all ages want above all else to safeguard their children from problems, which in some cases can mean hiding their own problems. Read More