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Healthy Food Choices for Seniors

By Home Care Assistance, 2:05 pm on March 15, 2017
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Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand with achieving and maintaining optimal fitness at any age. For seniors, it can be even more challenging to strike the best balance between getting the nutrition they need while controlling the number of calories they eat. As we age, our metabolism slows, preventing us from needing the same number of calories to stay at a healthy weight. At the same time, the need to consume a variety of nutrients is even more important to help prevent the onset or advancement of some health conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Our Balanced Care Method™ is just one way that Home Care Assistance San Antonio differs from any other in-home care company …

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Serving Up a Special Thanksgiving for Your Elderly Loved One

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 25, 2015

There are few better ways to celebrate Thanksgiving than spending the day with a senior parent. Sometimes the holiday can be a source of stress and strain for elderly loved ones, which is why San Antonio part-time care providers have put together the following tips to making Thanksgiving special for your senior family member. If your loved one resides at home with the help of family or professional caregivers, prepare dishes that are familiar or have been family favorites for generations. If you’re your family is less traditional and your senior loved one is physically able, offer to provide transportation to a favorite restaurant for a fun Thanksgiving meal. For loved ones who receive dementia …

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How Hospice Care Can Meet Your Senior Loved One’s Spiritual Needs

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 18, 2015
How Hospice Care Meets the Spiritual Needs of the Elderly in San Antonio, TX

Hospice care goes beyond providing a loved one with comfort, dignity, and compassion. It is a powerful tool that meets the spiritual and religious needs of seniors and their family during and after the final days of life. San Antonio live-in home care providers like Home Care Assistance want seniors and their families to understand the importance of meeting spiritual needs and how hospice care can provide religious aid. Why Spiritual Care Is Important The last stages of life generate questions regarding what lies ahead. It also spurs senior loved ones to seek finalization of matters that have been set aside, sometimes for years. It could be a final letter to an old friend or …

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How Hospice Care Meets the Spiritual Needs of the Elderly in San Antonio, TX

Alzheimer’s Research: A Possible Link Between Bacteria and the Disease

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 4, 2015
Is It Possible to Treat Alzheimer's with Antibiotics in San Antonio, TX?

While physicians have developed treatments to manage the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s like dementia and disorientation, so far there is no cure for AD. Recently, however, scientists discovered a possible connection between bacteria and AD that San Antonio Home Care Assistance wants family members and their senior loved ones to know about. The following information explains the possible correlation between Alzheimer’s and bacteria and how antibiotics may play a role in curing the disease. Is Alzheimer’s Caused by Bacteria? While researchers aren’t certain if bacteria cause Alzheimer’s disease, some studies show that there’s at least a possible connection between bacterial activity in the brain and AD. Despite the promising research, however, the results are far …

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Is It Possible to Treat Alzheimer's with Antibiotics in San Antonio, TX?

Insulin Therapy: How It Helps Seniors with Diabetes

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 28, 2015
The Benefits of Insulin Therapy for Seniors in San Antonio, TX

Diabetes affects individuals of all ages, though seniors are particularly vulnerable. Although diabetes can be managed with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, there may be additional treatments your senior loved one needs to keep the disease in check. Home Care Assistance in San Antonio further explains how insulin therapy works and how people with diabetes benefit from the treatment. About Insulin Therapy Our bodies change most of the food we eat into a form of sugar called glucose. Insulin in our bodies helps the glucose enter our body’s cells to produce energy. For people with diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce the right amount of insulin or cannot use the insulin properly. As a …

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The Benefits of Insulin Therapy for Seniors in San Antonio, TX

Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 21, 2015
Treating Chronic Pain with Holistic Remedies in San Antonio, TX

Chronic pain affects people of all ages, but it can be a particularly difficult problem for seniors whose bodies have incurred many years of damage from worn cartilage and torn ligaments. Although there are both prescription and over-the-counter medications available for chronic pain, some seniors may prefer to supplement those treatments with more natural options. San Antonio home care professionals highlight a few of the more common holistic solutions for chronic pain. Acupuncture Acupuncture is a needling technique that can naturally relieve some of the chronic pain your senior loved one experiences. In terms of cost, it can be an affordable alternative to surgery and still provide considerable pain relief. This works by activating nerve …

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Treating Chronic Pain with Holistic Remedies in San Antonio, TX

Helping Your Senior Loved One Plan a Funeral

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 14, 2015
How to Help Your Senior Loved One Plan His or Her Funeral in San Antonio, TX

While it may difficult, it’s perfectly natural for the elderly to consider their end-of-life plans. Death is a part of life and planning funerals ahead of time has become increasingly popular. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of senior home care in San Antonio, hope you and your loved one will consider the following information while organizing his or her funeral. Cost and Savings According to the National Funeral Directors Association, a standard funeral (including the preparation of the remains, the wake or viewing, and burial) costs over $8,300. Discuss the financial aspects of funeral planning and, if funds are an issue, cost-saving measures. If your loved one is interested in prepaid …

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How to Help Your Senior Loved One Plan His or Her Funeral in San Antonio, TX

How to Recognize and Respond to a Stroke

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 7, 2015
What to Do When a Senior Has a Stroke in San Antonio, TX

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, as well as a leading cause of disability in adults. However, if the stroke symptoms are recognized and attended to quickly, the damage caused can be greatly reduced. Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of San Antonio senior home care, believes caregivers and their loved ones should be familiar with stroke symptoms and know who to call and what to do to minimize long-term damage and prevent death. Identifying Stroke Symptoms A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, which leads to brain cell death due to lack of oxygen. The symptoms include: Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, …

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What to Do When a Senior Has a Stroke in San Antonio, TX

Life Lessons from the Elderly

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 30, 2015
Life Lessons from Seniors in San Antonio, TX

Though time goes on, some old adages remain the same. Take it from seniors who have made San Antonio Home Care Assistance their first choice for in-home care.These pearls of wisdom remain applicable from generation to generation. Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels These days, if we’re suspicious of someone, we’re told we have trust issues. The elderly understand that being cautious is simply part of life. Investigating potential falsities and ensuring genuine intentions are actions aligned with common sense. We Are the Stories We Tell Grandparents have a habit of retelling life stories and narratives to family members. The truth is, we are the stories we tell. Whether it’s out loud to others or internally …

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Life Lessons from Seniors in San Antonio, TX

5 Tips to Help with Difficult Aging Parents

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 23, 2015
Five Tips to Help Manage Senior Parents in San Antonio, TX

Caring for an aging parent is rewarding, but sometimes it may seem like he or she is purposefully causing you stress. Before you lose your temper, remember these five useful tips from Home Care Assistance San Antonio to maintain the health and happiness of both you and your senior loved one. 1. Remain Patient In most cases, your elderly parent doesn’t mean to irritate you or stress you out. He or she may have developed a disease that affects his or her reasoning, or could be stressed about matters you aren’t aware of. You may feel an impulse to argue, but the best thing you can do is stay focused on your task of caring …

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Five Tips to Help Manage Senior Parents in San Antonio, TX