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Category: 'Elder Care'
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 …

Client Snapshot:  July 2012

Tweet by Charlene Richardson, Director of Client Services Recently, one of our clients, we’ll call him Mr. Smith for confidentiality reasons, celebrated a huge success.  At 80 years old, he had been very independent until he was hospitalized from a fall which broke his hip.  He came home from the Rehab facility wheelchair bound, very …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Senior Care Professionals Can Help with the Activities of Daily Living

Tweet Senior care professionals use a common phrase, activities of daily living (ADLs), to discuss the everyday functions that seniors may or may not be able to complete on their own. The inability of elderly individuals to independently participate in activities of daily living indicates that they would benefit from home care services. In Lexington, …

Senior Care and Music: Connecting the Past and Present

Tweet As both entertainment and therapy, music is an exceedingly powerful resource in senior care. This power lies in the fact that music not only showcases awe-inspiring talent, it recalls memories and emotions. People tend to associate events in their lives with music that was prevalent when the events took place. Think about it: A …