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Category: 'Senior Services'
Preventing Falls for Seniors At Home with Grab Bars

Tweet According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the most common cause for injury for seniors over the age of 65.  Every 17 seconds, an older American is treated in a hospital for fall-related injuries.  The agency predicts that Americans will spend nearly $55 billion to treat fall-related injuries each year …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …