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Category: 'Fall Prevention'
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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Always In Touch: Providing Peace of Mind

Tweet Aging in place is a common goal, one that allows seniors to extend their independence and continue living in the homes they love. Elderly individuals understandably want to maintain their lifestyles for as long as possible. While aging in place is a wonderful way for seniors to continue to enjoy their golden years, many …

Caregiver of the Month

Tweet Always Best Care is proud to have Davena Scott as our Caregiver of the Month.  Davena receives kudos from her clients for the excellent service she provides.  A recent client said “Davena goes above and beyond with her care.  She always provides the extra touches that we appreciate.   My mom is showing improvement thanks …

Fall Prevention: Keep Senior Homes Safe

Tweet Families with seniors at home face many issues, and fall prevention is a key area of concern.  Many seniors are unstable and family members often must stay with them constantly to help maintain a safe environment for their loved ones. Always Best Care of the Midlands understands that elder care providers have many different …

Making Life Changing Decisions for Your Elderly Family Members

Tweet Providing senior care to your elderly loved ones is, most often, an act of love and support. Unfortunately, this care can require you to make some extremely difficult decisions, such as when to call in home care services, or how to address specific medical care questions. Although these decisions are hardly easy, you can …