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Rains have subsided… now for recovery.  Thank you!

Tweet We haven’t had rain in the Midlands now in 3 days and the sun is shining again. But the damage left behind will take months or possibly years to clean up. Roads have washed out completely in places, dams have broken and even the Canal is damage. There had been estimates that today, Thursday …

Pray for SC Flood Victims

Tweet This past weekend, the state of South Carolina experienced significant amounts of rain that lead to extreme flooding in surrounding areas causing quite an upheaval. This life-threatening natural disaster was something our state has not experienced in well over a century. There have been 267 roads and 134 bridges closed due to damages and …

Alzheimer’s Association 23rd Annual Educational Symposium

Tweet Each year the Alzheimer’s Association educates family caregivers and professionals providing support with persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on how to enrich those lives through a series of different educational lectures. On Friday, August 21, 2015, we gathered at the William Yates Conference Center (South Carolina Hospital Association) to learn from professionals in …

Hospital Readmission Reduction Program from Always Best Care

Tweet One element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to encourage hospitals to reduce readmissions within 30 days of discharge for certain conditions.  For 2013, the target conditions are pneumonia, heart failure and heart attack.  (Additional conditions will be added in 2014 and beyond.)  Hospitals that have higher-than-normal readmissions will face reduced reimbursements from …

Tweet Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding the Basics A progressive condition, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that gets worse over time. As the disease develops, it affects the areas of the brain that control memory, thought, and behavior. As such, Alzheimer’s can result in mild to severe changes in behavior and personality. Additionally, Alzheimer’s can …

Managing Incontinence while Providing Senior Care

Tweet Managing Incontinence while Providing Senior Care Incontinence is a condition that affects people of all ages; however, the elderly population experiences the majority of the cases. The causes of incontinence are many and, in numerous instances, can be addressed. Whether the root of the problem is curable or not, it is important that senior …

Characteristics of a Good Caregiver

Tweet  Characteristics of a Good Caregiver Providing care to an elderly loved one is a very important task. From helping with daily activities to offering companionship, an in-home caregiver is a wonderful way to keep your senior happy and healthy without detracting from their independence. The elder caregiver professionals at Always Best Care of the …