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Category: 'Elder Care'
Gerd Muller Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at 69

Tweet In light of the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Finlay Park in Columbia, SC on October 24th, I was browsing the news for recent headlines in the ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately I didn’t find news of a miracle drug to save the day. I did find a story about yet another …

Move it, Move it

Tweet Not only was the University of South Carolina’s Move it, Move it exercise presentation entertaining but it was also extremely educational. From fun dance moves and techniques of exercise training to fighting stress with tai chi, the class was filled with masses of resources that can help seniors excel while aging. We started with …

The Crossings of Columbia Grand Opening

Tweet   After six months and over sixty residents later, on Thursday September 17, 2015 from 4:00-7:00, the Crossings of Columbia was able to celebrate all the heart and hard work they have put into making their community great. The Crossings team was finally able to celebrate the official Grand Opening with the help of their …

RICHLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

Tweet Senator Joel Lourie sent out an email that there will be a community meeting with an update for flood survivors from FEMA and SCDOT on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6PM. The meeting will be held in the Main Sanctuary at the Forest Lake Presbyterian Church located at 6500 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC …

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 …

Caregiver Training Success Story

Tweet Recently, Always Best Care trained its caregivers on treatment of patients who had been hospitalized for pneumonia, heart attack, and congestive heart failure.  We conducted this training as part of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, a nationwide initiative by ABC to help hospitals avoid readmission of patients having these three conditions.  Most of our …

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 …

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 …

How to Maintain Dignity While Providing Senior Care

Tweet How to Maintain Dignity While Providing Senior Care Senior care is a service that countless elderly individuals find indispensable; however, despite its popularity among families who want their seniors to be able to continue aging in place, senior care presents unique challenges to elderly loved ones, their families, and their caretakers. One of the …

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