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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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Signs Your Senior May Be Developing Celiac Disease

Age and Celiac Disease Older adults (that is, adults 50 and older) can get celiac disease, too. Even if your loved one has been tested for celiac in the past and cleared, they could still develop the ...
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Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors & Families

Unfortunately, a large percentage of elderly patients are discharged from the hospital only to be re-hospitalized less than 30 days later. This occurs due to medication errors, lack of support, and ...
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How to Know When Your Arthritis Develops into a Disability

Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis (which targets your joint lining and damages your bones) or osteoarthritis (which happens as the cartilage in your joints wears down over time), the pain and ...
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Warning Signs of Congestive Heart Failure

If you are tasked with caring for an aging family member or another loved one with a history of heart issues, it is essential that you know how to spot heart failure when it happens. Contrary to what ...
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Kanisha Cook Attendant of the Month May 2018

Kanisha has been in the health care industry for about 3 years now. What she loves most about her job is being able to help the elderly. She enjoys the comapnionship and laughter they share together. ...
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Should You Be the Primary Caregiver for Your Aging Loved One?

There is much more to being a primary caregiver than being willing or feeling that you ought to do so. If your aging parent or loved one has declined to the point of needing in-home assistance, you ...
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How to Care for Multiple Parents with Dementia

Family dynamics tend to change as parents age. Children become caretakers and parents become dependents. When one parent experiences age-related decline or develops an illness, this transition can be ...
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How to Help Parents Who Can No Longer Cook or Clean

Need help taking care of aging parents? We’ve got you covered. Call (877) 959-9093 today for in-home care in Texas. At Home Support is committed to being there for you when you need help. We ...
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How to Care for a Parent After Their Spouse Dies

Caring for a parent whose spouse has died may leave you feeling heartbroken and unsure what to do. Willingness to help is meaningful and necessary, but it is equally important to be tactful and make ...
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Pam Schaefer Attendant of the Month April 2018

What I enjoy most about my job is the one on one care and getting to know my clients, they're like family to me. I like to make sure their needs are met daily. I've been in healthcare for about 7 ...
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