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Home Care Assistance Recognizes Lynn Reed as Caregiver of the Year

The 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award is Lynn Reed of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis. Lynn, a veteran with over 30 years of experience, “is such a ray of sunshine” in the lives of her clients and their families due to her positive, compassionate and outgoing nature. Continue reading

Home Care for Adults with Special Needs

Home care services are not limited to seniors – individuals of any age who live with chronic care needs or disabilities can benefit as well! In addition to helping with typical activities of daily living, such as meal preparation, assistance with medication and transportation, caregivers can also provide warm social interaction, emotional support and peace of mind for the family. Continue reading

5 Ways to Ease into Sound Sleep

It’s crucial for individuals of any age to get a sound night’s sleep for physical and mental well-being. If you or a senior loved one is napping throughout the day or having difficulty sleeping through the night, follow these 5 tips to create healthy sleep habits, improve sleep quality and overall health. Continue reading

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, the practice of using deep breathing to clear your mind, can be practiced by members of any age group and has potential health benefits for all. By practicing mindful meditation, older adults can take control of their thoughts and feelings, and are able to create inspired feelings of peace and well-being while connecting with their inner selves. Continue reading

Supportive Practices for After a Fall

Every year, over two million older adults are seen in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. There are many reasons why falls occur in the first place. For example, weakened lower body strength and a lack of overall balance can increase the probability of a future fall. Falls can also provide warning signs of more serious underlying issues that may require immediate attention. Continue reading

How to Start the Conversation About Home Care

When it becomes evident that loved ones need additional assistance in the home, it can be difficult to talk about this topic even when it comes from a place of affection and reassurance. Here are a few ways to approach the discussion on home care. Continue reading

Tips on Reducing Risk of Dehydration

As we get older, our bodies retain less fluid. If we consistently drink water and other hydrating liquids throughout the day, we can avoid serious short term and long-term hazards. Continue reading

Non-Pharmacological versus Pharmacological Treatments for Dementia

Most pharmacological treatments have been designed to help stabilize and reduce the accompanying indicators of dementia, such as anxiety or depression. Many of the treatments currently available have been unsuccessful alone in the prevention of further decline. A caregiver, either a professional or family member, can help increase the quality of life significantly for a loved one suffering from dementia with the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, which is an activities-based program for use at home. Continue reading

Nutritional Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In our continuous pursuit to share educational resources for those providing care to individuals experiencing dementia, we’ve created 8 useful tips that may help with meal time preparation for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Continue reading