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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 …

Choosing a Home Care Agency

Tweet Picking the Best Home Care Agency: What to Look For If you are considering hiring a home care agency to provide senior care for your elderly loved one, you may find yourself unsure of where to start. From the huge amount of information you may have researched to the seemingly endless options, the task …

Hoarding: De-Cluttering Your Loved One’s Home

Tweet Many people outside the senior care profession are surprised by how prevalent hoarding actually is. In fact, senior care professionals are keenly aware of the physical, emotional, and mental damage that hoarding can cause, and are often tasked with assisting elderly individuals in de-cluttering their homes. Take, for instance, the hoarding case of Margot …

Tweet From the Alzheimer’s Association website  www.alz.org In addition to funding research, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent source of information and support.  Their website contains a wealth of information such as the following comparison chart between signs of Alzheimer’s and signs of typical age-related changes, 10 signs of Alzheimers and other useful diagnostic and support …

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tweet by Tonya Edelman, MSW What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? The two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference. Think of dementia as an umbrella that covers all types of cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease as one of the many types of disorders that is under the umbrella. Alzheimer’s is …

You Don’t Want to Be the Primary In-Home Care Provider-What Next?

Tweet Taking on the responsibility of providing in-home care to an elderly loved one is a major decision. Senior care is a very demanding yet rewarding service to provide; however, it is not for everyone. Michael, who lives in Columbia, South Carolina, recently had to decide whether to provide in-home care to his mother or …

Get Help Finding the Right Community for your Elder Loved One

Tweet At Always Best Care of the Midlands, we realize that change can be difficult, especially when your senior loved one needs to move to a senior living community. Families become confused at the numerous types of communities – assisted living, independent living, memory care, and skilled nursing – and they need information to know …

Using a Professional Company to Help you Find a Nursing Home

Tweet When it becomes time to find an assisted living community for yourself or your loved one, the task of choosing the right nursing home can be a daunting one. There are many different kinds of nursing homes, and often family members are unsure about which kind of home is the right choice. Pricing and …

The Benefits of Hiring a Senior Service Company

Tweet by Angela Graczyk, RN The conversation with an aging parent about having someone come into the home to help is usually not an easy one. Factors of comfort, cleanliness and safety are typically the key motivators involved. The triumphant moment of the senior’s expressed cooperation with the idea of “getting help” feels like crossing …

Caregivers Know the Importance of a Routine

Tweet A caregiver should schedule a daily routine that elderly individuals can count on. This schedule prepares them for the activities of the day, from when they wake up to when they go to sleep. Many seniors appreciate knowing what to expect from each day, as it allows them to prepare for events and activities …