Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Care Agency
Knowing the best questions to ask when interviewing a home health care agency will provide peace of mind when hiring a caregiver that’s best for your and your for your loved one.
Private Hire or A Home Care Agency: Which is Best for Your Loved One?
Once it’s been determined that a loved one needs assistance at home, there will be questions about the process of hiring a caregiver. Caregivers typically fall in one of two categories: private hire or home care agency.
Five Signs Your Loved One May Need Support in the Home
We’ve provided a checklist to help people learn whether outside home care assistance may be needed for a loved one or family member.
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.
Balanced Care: Fruit & Yogurt Parfait!
In line with our Balanced Care Method™ approach to care, this refreshing parfait recipe is easy to make and a healthy way to cool off after any meal.
Six Easy Ways to Maintain Good Cardiovascular Health
These six tips encourage adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle for the long term.
Conscious Aging Can Promote Purpose and Gratitude
As we get older, our bodies change, our lifestyles may have changed due to medical issues, and we become frustrated when faced with the fact that we cannot control things or prevent certain things from happening. This can cause us to feel out of control and may inhibit us from fully enjoying our lives. If we begin to understand how to diffuse these emotions, we can begin to reduce some of the stress they cause.
The Real Truth About Alzheimer’s Disease
With Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month coming to a close, we wanted to highlight one of the most important aspects of this past month: uncovering the truths about Alzheimer’s disease
Revisiting Communication: Connecting the Dots…
Sometimes it is difficult to communicate with someone who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, especially as it progresses. It’s up to us make sense of whatever words we hear and behaviors we see and connect these dots when someone no longer can let us know us directly what is in their minds and hearts.
Exercise Guidelines for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Physical exercise is crucial to maintaining or strengthening balance and sustaining blood flow throughout the body, brain and muscles, and there are also numerous advantages to incorporating an exercise routine for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia beyond physical benefits.
Home Care Assistance Celebrates Caregivers!
In recognition of The Longest Day, Home Care Assistance has chosen to celebrate both family and professional caregivers.
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.