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By David Parks, 9:00 am on August 5, 2020

As a caregiver, you’ll often spend a lot of time interacting with the healthcare professionals in your senior loved one’s life. Enhancing communication with healthcare experts can help you ensure your loved one’s needs are met.  Take Notes No matter how well you think you can listen, you may find…

By David Parks, 9:00 am on July 22, 2020

Your aging parent’s caregiver is a professional, but the caregiver can also become an integral part of your family. Home caregivers enjoy getting to know the aging adults they care for each day. They also know building strong relationships with family members helps seniors get the most from their care….

By David Parks, 5:03 pm on April 7, 2020

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…

By David Parks, 8:28 am on February 18, 2020

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…

By David Parks, 8:24 am on January 13, 2020

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,…

By David Parks, 8:17 am on December 19, 2019

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…

By David Parks, 8:13 am on December 13, 2019

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…

By David Parks, 10:19 am on November 28, 2019

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…

By David Parks, 9:41 am on November 11, 2019

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…

By David Parks, 10:18 am on October 24, 2019

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…