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6 Ways to Help Aging Loved Ones Adopt Healthier Habits


If you ask family caregivers, getting their aging loved ones to eat healthier foods can seem nearly impossible. Sadly, this problem isn’t uncommon: One in every eight Americans older than 65 are at risk for malnutrition, according to research conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the National Institutes of Health. Various physical and mental conditions, as well as medications, can make aging adults less likely to get the nutrition they need to thrive. Whether the enemy is fast food, high cholesterol or a lack of vitamins, here are 7 ways to incorporate healthier habits (and maybe even some vegetables!) into your loved…

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Safely Resume Activities in the New Normal


We all want to stay safe and connected. With cities across the United States easing restrictions and lifting stay-at-home orders, many family caregivers may be wondering if it is safe for seniors to venture out? There is still a high coronavirus risk to older adults, but there are ways to help them get out of the house and resume activities in the new normal while keeping them safe and healthy. We put together some helpful tips on how to test the waters and safely ease back into social activities while minimizing coronavirus exposure. This piece was originally featured on the…

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Caregiver Recruiting DuringCOVID-19.


How has Recruiting Changed? Reflecting back on the early days of COVID-19, one of the primary concerns was how to keep growing our team of caregivers.  This horrible illness was sure to send a surge of demand for highly qualified Home Health Aides and Companions. As the leading Licenced Home Care agency in Westchester, it was our obligation to be ready. It was crucial to quickly figure out how to attract caregivers to come to work on the frontlines in this new environment.    How would we continue to consistently attract and recruit top-quality caregivers during this time? What needed…

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10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s


June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Currently, worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. As more people face a future with this disease, it is important that we focus on early diagnosis. The earlier the detection, the earlier you can take advantage of the various treatment opportunities and support services available to live a quality life. There are 10 early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. If you notice any of these in your loved one, it may…

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Family Caregiver Stress Solutions


Now more than ever, family caregivers are faced with the stress that comes with caring for an aging loved one. We can help. Our free Family Caregiver Stress Solutions Guide offers tips and strategies on how to accept and manage stress while you take on the responsibility of caregiving. Download our free Stress Solutions: A Family Caregiver Guide to Less Stress Use the tools and techniques in the guide to relieve stress, care for your loved one in more ways than you thought possible and gain greater satisfaction and fulfillment from taking on such an important and rewarding responsibility. You…

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Family Caregivers Should Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has made caring for a loved one even more difficult. Family members caring for a loved one in their home are faced with so many more concerns during this time. But family caregivers should practice self-care. Simple tasks like shopping for groceries or picking up medication have an added layer of complication and worry. Senior isolation may be a concern. Even making sure your loved one is getting proper nutrition and enough sleep can be a challenge.  Some family caregivers may be without respite care or the help of other family members, making the task of self-care more difficult than…

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Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors


Getting your hands dirty in the garden is the first step toward cleaner living. Gardening allows you to create beauty while enjoying the benefits of fresh air. Unlike some activities, such as walking on a treadmill, gardening gets seniors outside. It also offers tangible rewards in the form of gorgeous blossoms or tasty food. That’s just the beginning when it comes to the health benefits of gardening for seniors. Exercise Gardening can help you stay active at any age. It’s considered a moderate activity and it can burn about 300 calories an hour. Plus, the movement of planting and tending…

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How to Pay for Home Care


When your elderly parents or loved one needs assisted care, they will often tell you that they would prefer to receive care in the comfort of their own home. At first, the services they need could be non-medical, such as light housekeeping, food preparation, companion, or personal care. As they age, however, the services they require could increase to include medical services that involve the expertise of health care professionals like nurses and therapists. Every Home Care Scenario is Different Non-medical home care, like any other elder care services, costs money. And every home care situation is unique. To give…

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Senior Home Care and COVID-19


  During the month of March, the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. States throughout the USA began to quickly adapt. New York State declared a state of emergency on March 7th. Following this, all “non-essential businesses” were put on PAUSE. Essential businesses, Senior Home Care included, had regulations placed on how many employees could be at the workplace at a time. These businesses had to figure out how to keep their employees safe while delivering their service to consumers.

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Considering Options for Your Loved One? Home Care is the Answer


Most adults over the age of 65 prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. We know that there are many long-term benefits of allowing adults the freedom to age in place. Staying at home helps seniors maintain a routine, and home provides the familiarity and comfort that no other place can. While aging at home is the ideal situation, many seniors need help with various tasks throughout the day to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. When faced with this need, some gravitate toward assisted living or other senior living communities. While these options offer…

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