blog

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on January 20, 2021

It’s common for family caregivers to focus solely on their senior loved ones’ health while pushing their own health to the side. Doing this could lead to serious health conditions, but there are steps they can take to maintain good physical and emotional health. If you’re providing care for an…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on January 1, 2021

  Caregivers play an important role in boosting the physical and mental health of seniors. However, it’s just as crucial to provide emotional support to aging adults so they can enjoy a higher quality of life. Here are six ways caregivers can boost their senior loved ones’ emotional health. 1….

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 23, 2020

Denial is a powerful psychological tool that’s sometimes used as a defense mechanism until a person can get used to a new health diagnosis. However, seniors who are in denial about dementia diagnoses place their safety and health at risk. If you provide care for a senior loved one, it’s…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on December 9, 2020

The pain and stiffness caused by arthritis can make it difficult to perform even the most basic tasks. Many seniors use prescribed medications to manage their arthritis pain, but your elderly loved one may also want to try a few different methods for relieving pain naturally. Here is a list…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on November 18, 2020

If your senior loved one can no longer perform everyday activities without assistance, he or she may need long-term home care. An in-home caregiver will work hard to make sure your loved one can live as independently and safely as possible. Comfort while Aging in Place Aging isn’t easy for…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on November 4, 2020

Sundowning is a common symptom among seniors living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. This symptom is characterized by a sudden and dramatic change in behavior that can include confusion, suspicion, and irritability, and it can eventually escalate into a state of delirium. Here are several things you can…

By admin578, 12:04 pm on October 30, 2020

With the aging population predicted to grow considerably in the next two decades, there’s an increased need for long-term home care. Douglas County families who are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of their senior loved ones will naturally want to provide high-quality care. However, we at Home Care Assistance…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 22, 2020

After your senior loved one has received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it’s important to communicate with your parent’s physician to make sure everyone involved understands what to expect as the disease progresses. As your family adjusts to the news, these questions will help you and your loved one better understand the…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

Baby boomers are leading the growing trend toward aging in place, which enables seniors to live in their own homes rather than moving into nursing homes or assisted living facilities. According to AARP, 90 percent of older adults would prefer to live in their own homes as they age. The…

By Jonathan Wells, 9:00 am on September 23, 2020

After a senior is diagnosed with dementia, family members often take on caregiving tasks and begin planning for the future. While many individuals are aware of the memory loss often associated with dementia, few recognize the later stages of the condition will bring on more complex challenges, such as an…