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July 11, 2016

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.

July 7, 2016

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.

July 7, 2016

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.

July 5, 2016

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.

July 3, 2016

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.

June 30, 2016

Six Easy Ways to Maintain Good Cardiovascular Health

These six tips encourage adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle for the long term.

June 28, 2016

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.

June 27, 2016

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

June 24, 2016

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.

June 21, 2016

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.

June 20, 2016

Home Care Assistance Celebrates Caregivers!

In recognition of The Longest Day, Home Care Assistance has chosen to celebrate both family and professional caregivers.

June 18, 2016

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.

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