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Dementia: It’s More than Just Memory Loss

When you think of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the first symptom that comes to mind is likely memory loss. While this is the hallmark characteristic of dementia, it’s far from the only one. The ...
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Top 5 Traits of a Compassionate Caregiver

Being the caregiver of an elderly person can be very fulfilling, but it takes a certain mindset to be the best caregiver possible. A caregiver, above all, should be compassionate. This means the ...
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5 Ways Technology Advancements Have Improved Elder Care

Believe it or not, the medical alert bracelet was once considered a huge breakthrough for elder care. This simple, engraved bracelet alerts others to a person’s allergies and other medical issues in ...
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How to Select an In-Home Caregiver for Loved Ones with Dementia

Figuring out how to care for someone with dementia can be challenging, exhausting, and confusing—but it’s not impossible. In addition to installing child-proof locks and making other practical changes ...
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In-Patient vs. In-Home Rehab

Differences Between In-Patient Rehabilitation and In-Home Physical Therapy After experiencing a serious accident or developing a disability, in-patient rehabilitation can help injured people re-learn ...
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Technology for People with Dementia

Dementia is typically progressive and terminal. However, a dementia diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean your loved one should go into an assisted living facility right away. Many people with dementia ...
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How to Assess Your Loved One's Ability to Practice Self Care

What to Do if You Suspect Your Aging Loved One Cannot Continue Caring for Themselves Sometimes there are obvious signs that your aging loved one cannot safely continue living alone and caring for ...
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Hidden Sources of Caregiver Anxiety

Anyone who undertakes the task of caring for an elderly or disabled loved one is bound to experience a seismic shift in their priorities, routine, spending, personal relationships, and just about ...
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What to Do When Dementia Patients Become Aggressive

Practical Ways to De-escalate Belligerent or Hostile Behavior by Dementia Patients Due to the disorientation and altered view of reality that Alzheimer’s and dementia tend to create, affected persons ...
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An At Home Healthcare Christmas Story

Each year At Home Healthcare puts an angel tree together allowing us to make a child’s Christmas a little brighter. Our pediatric nurses and therapists nominate deserving patients that would have ...
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Amanda Nolan, Attendant of the Month

Amanda Nolan has been chosen as the October Attendant of the Month for At Home Support. Amanda has been in healthcare for 3 years. She says " I enjoy most about my job is being able to take care of ...
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Is Your Home-Bound Loved One Taking Vitamin D Supplements?

Vitamin D Deficiency Plagues Home-Bound Seniors Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption, bone growth, and bone strength. Because sunlight is the primary source of Vitamin D, home-bound adults ...
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Mental Health and Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

Being a Family Caregiver Poses Unique Mental & Physical Health Risks If you are the primary caregiver for a parent, spouse, child, or other loved one, there’s a good chance you would describe yourself ...
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How to Reduce Conflict Between Adult Siblings When Caring for an Aging Parent

Caring for an aging adult is challenging enough for one person, but it can be even more difficult when there are multiple decision-makers involved. On one hand, multiple siblings caring for a ...
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What to Watch for When a Loved One Is Immobilized

The Harmful Effects of Immobility Your loved one may have been knocked out of commission for a while due to a fall or medical procedure, or they may become progressively more immobile due to injury, ...
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What to Do if Your Aging Parent Refuses to Hand Over the Keys

What Can I Do if My Parent Insists on Driving? Sometimes adult children are able to successfully convince their parents that it’s time to turn in the carkeys. This may happen in the aftermath of an ...
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Taanya Baez, At Home Support Attendant of the Month for July 2018

Taanya Baez has been in the healthcare industry since 1987 and has been an attendant with At Home Support for the last 14 years. Her passion is helping others which is a perfect fit for her career ...
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Physical Health For an Active Adult Life

You’re never too old or too out of shape to take charge of your health. Keep reading for quick tips to on how improve your quality of life by making your mind and body a priority. Elderly Depression, ...
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Home Health vs In-Home Care

What Is the Difference Between In-Home Care and Home Health? In short, home health is an extension of medical care and private care is additional in-home support for people who have difficulty ...
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Creative Ways to Keep Your Senior from Becoming Isolated

Is Your Aging Loved One Isolated? On the surface, your senior may appear relatively content and they may even brush off questions about their level of social interaction. However, they may still be ...
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How to Keep Your Parents from Falling Victim to Financial Fraud

Thousands of Senior Citizens Are Injured by Financial Fraud Every Year According to an August 2017 report from CNBC , older American adults lose approximately $36.5 billion every year as a result of ...
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How to Know if Your Loved One Is Taking their Medicine as Prescribed

Signs Your Loved One May Not Be Taking Their Medication(s) as Prescribed As your loved one gets older, it becomes more and more important that you keep an eye on their habits and behaviors. In many ...
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What to Do When Your Aging Loved One Accuses You of Holding Them Hostage

Making False Accusations Is Common Among Alzheimer’s & Dementia Sufferers In addition to things like sundowning and forgetfulness , paranoia is part of the decline experienced by people with ...
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Alex Anderson At Home Support Attendant of the Month June 2018

Alex started in the healthcare industry 5 years ago and has been on the At Home Support team for 2.5 years. Alex enjoys spending time with her clients and learning about their lives and putting smiles ...
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Practical Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

As a family caregiver, you know it tends to be physically and emotionally exhausting, even under good circumstances. You are likely under a great deal of pressure as you work to meet your aging or ...
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