home care exercises for seniors in a wheelchair

5 Exercises for Wheelchair-Bound Seniors

Some of the most common types of exercises include simple cardio, like jogging, walking, riding a bike, or taking the stairs. They’re easy enough for many people to do and stay active. But for wheelchair-bound seniors, this is unfortunately not the case. Wheelchair-bound seniors have restricted mobility and need alternative…

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Financial Advice for Family Caregivers

If you’re the caregiver in your family, then you know it can be demanding – and SO rewarding – to care for your senior loved one. But it’s also important to stop and care for yourself every once in a while! Part of your self-care should be ensuring you’re set…

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How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care

Taking music for granted is an easy thing for many of us to do, and it’s probably because over the years, we have heard thousands of songs from different artists. Yet for seniors in home care, music can mean so much more! Music therapy is a medicine of the mind,…

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How to Communicate with a Senior Loved One Who Has Hearing Loss

Having a senior in home care who suffers from hearing loss can be a difficult time for everyone involved — especially when you’re trying to have meaningful conversations with them. We understand your situation, and we’re working to help you communicate with your senior more effectively. Below, read through our…

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5 Unique Ways to Sharpen the Mind in the Senior Years in Fort Worth, TX

2020 is the Best Year to Start Working in Home Care: Here are 3 Reasons Why

So, you’ve been considering a career in senior home care as a caregiver. Senior caregivers are individuals who work directly with older adults who need assistance to perform the activities of daily living. Some of these tasks may include assistance with items like bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation and…

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How to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays

The holiday season is just around the corner, and families everywhere are feeling the joy and cheer of the season while they plan their annual parties! But be careful not to leave out your senior in senior care… Often times, the holidays can cause feelings of depression or isolation for…

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Senior Health: Is the Keto Diet Safe for Seniors?

The keto diet – this is the latest fad diet you’ve been hearing all about! Folks have been cutting out carbs and sugar from their diets left and right, while many have been successful in losing both a little and a lot of weight. You may even be considering it…

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long-distance senior care

Going the Distance: How to Care for a Senior Parent Who Lives Far Away

Need some help getting the logistics of long-distance senior care in order? Home Care Assistance is here to help you! We understand the challenge of caring for your senior parents who live far away from you, and the obstacles you have to get through. That’s why we have outlined some…

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Connecting Generations: How Young People are Helping Older Adults Stay Social

It takes almost no time for younger generations like iGen, Generation Z, Millennials, and Generation X to learn the ins and outs of the latest technology. But for senior citizens, it is often a struggle to keep up with advancements. That’s where the younger generations come to the rescue! Those…

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Senior care legal documents

Legal Documents You Need for Your Parent in Senior Care

Have a parent in senior care? Getting ready to enroll a parent in senior care? If the answer is “yes” to either question, then it will be to your benefit to familiarize yourself with the legal documents necessary for a parent in senior care. Advanced Directive This is perhaps one…

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