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Looking for the Signs: How to Detect Early Dementia

By Home Care Assistance, 5:20 pm on August 29, 2017
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Dementia is a disorder in the brain that affects thousands of Americans. When a friend or family member begins showing early signs of mental disintegration, it can be a very troubling experience for everyone involved. Dementia interferes with a person’s daily life and can often lead to even bigger problems like Alzheimer’s disease.1 The good news is that not all forms of dementia are irreversible; some stem from thyroid issues, alcohol consumption, and even vitamin deficiencies, but it’s important to recognize the signs to determine how the person can best be helped. At Home Care Assistance San Antonio, our home caregivers understand the pain and sorrow early dementia cases can inflict. If you’re concerned about …

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Tips to Help Manage Family, Career, and Long Distance Caregiving

By Home Care Assistance, 1:11 pm on August 29, 2017
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Caring for elderly parents when you live far away can present challenges in ensuring they receive the right quality of care they require. In some cases, your parents may not want to relocate to be closer to you, and it is not always feasible for you to move closer to them. Fortunately, thanks to technology advancements and in home care services, you do have options for better managing your family, career, and long distance caregiving duties. Video Conferencing Technologies Staying in touch and being able to see your parents is easier today using video conferencing apps like Skype, Nest, Facetime, or others. Being able to talk to your parents and see their reactions to questions …

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How Art Therapy Can Help Dementia Care

By Home Care Assistance, 4:25 pm on August 15, 2017
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Developing effective dementia care strategies for a loved one who has been diagnosed with this medical condition or is in the early stages of minor memory loss is important to ensure quality care. It can be frustrating for the dementia patient when they have difficulties remembering things, places, names, and other aspects of their lives. This can lead to changes in personality where the patient can become upset, irate, angry, and confused. For caregivers, being able to provide assistance during these times is important by finding a common ground they can utilize to help the patient refocus. One such effective treatment that is being utilized is art therapy. Art therapy can cover a wide array …

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Stay Safe at Home

By Home Care Assistance, 4:34 pm on July 29, 2017
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Many seniors in the U.S. are living in their homes. While this is a positive trend, living independently is most successful when the home environment is safe. Falls, fires, and burglary can all threaten the health and safety of seniors who are living independently. Thankfully, they can all be prevented with home health care. Preventing Falls Falls happen to seniors for several reasons, but the bathroom is the place where the majority of falls occur due to the many slippery surfaces. Unsteady seniors are far more likely to fall and injure themselves in a bathroom that hasn’t been equipped with certain features. Installing a grab bar in the bathtub can provide seniors with a way …

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12 Tips for Safety-Proofing Seniors Homes

By Home Care Assistance, 4:44 pm on July 25, 2017
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As we get older, our agility, reflexes, and eyesight diminish and even familiar surroundings can pose dangers if we do not take care to reduce hazards. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for seniors, and many of these incidents occur in seniors’ own homes. Elder caregivers can help keep their seniors safe and healthy by safety-proofing their homes. Being able to continue living in their homes is a big advantage for seniors. Seniors are happier living in their own residences, taking comfort from their familiar surroundings and the home they’ve spent a lifetime building. This satisfaction yields tangible mental and physical health benefits as these seniors are more likely to be active …

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How Best to Manage Long-Distance In-Home Care

By Home Care Assistance, 11:07 am on July 15, 2017
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Caring for a loved long distance may seem daunting. When you suddenly face having to tend to an aging loved one, you may wonder how you will manage it from afar. Fortunately, there are resources out there that are designed specifically to help you care for a senior. An in-home care management team can assist you in overseeing the care of your loved one, even when you are remote. Check out some of the best ways to manage long-distance in-home care. Community Collaboration These days, there are a lot of organizations that have the seniors’ needs in mind. From the National Council on Aging to Meals on Wheels and transportation services, you can unlock the …

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Computer Games May Help Diminish the Onset of Alzheimer’s

By Home Care Assistance, 3:38 pm on June 29, 2017
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For children of parents with Alzheimer’s, it can be frustrating to watch your loved ones forget things they once knew—even their own family members and Alzheimer’s caregivers—as their minds slowly deteriorate. While there has been much research and study into the causes and treatments for Alzheimer’s, so far there have not been any significant advances. While scientists and researchers continue to attempt to find a cure for this disease, those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as it is related, are undergoing different types of care and treatment based on the person’s own individual needs and what tends to work best for their particular situation. Just last year, at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto, …

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11 Ways to Help Older Parents Avoid Falls

By Home Care Assistance, 3:40 pm on June 20, 2017
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Our parents guided our first steps, making sure that we were safe and catching us when we fell. As we all get older, roles change and many children take up the task of being caregivers for their parents. Part of that role involves ensuring our parents’ physical safety, much like they ensured ours when we were growing up. Slips, trips, and falls are a major risk to seniors, one that their home caregivers must constantly be on guard against. Because our bodies become less robust as we age, a fall that a young or middle-aged person can shrug off can cause serious injury to an older person. Unfortunately, we become more susceptible to falls as …

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The Importance of Support Groups for Home Caregivers

By Home Care Assistance, 12:17 pm on June 15, 2017
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Home caregivers provide a valuable service and provide assistance to families, the elderly, and others that need various levels of care. However, caregivers can start to feel the effects of their job over time, which can lead to increased stress and difficulties in concentrating while on the job, commonly referred to as burnout. Some of the signs caregivers could exhibit when they are experiencing burnout include: Fatigue Headaches Short Tempers Mood Swings Irritability Depression Increased Illnesses Changes in Sleep Patterns Weight Gain/Loss Aside from these, some caregivers also notice they have a much shorter level of tolerance and patience, both in the workplace and at home, as well as a loss of interest in their …

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Why Your Loved One Needs a Post-Stroke Care Plan

By Home Care Assistance, 6:35 pm on May 29, 2017
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Strokes are not always fatal and don’t always result in death. In fact, according to the CDC statistics on strokes, approximately 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke annually. Roughly 87% of all strokes are the result of blood flow to the brain being restricted, which are known as ischemic strokes. Out of all people who suffer a stroke, around 85% are not fatal, yet do require extensive post-stroke care and rehabilitation. When a person experiences a stroke, it affects brain functions. Post-stroke, a person can have problems with motor skills, speech, muscle functions, memory loss, mobility, and more. In some cases, the person never fully recovers their lost abilities. However, that does …

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