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Alzheimer’s Disease By The Numbers

By |2023-06-01T18:11:30-05:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

Alzheimer’s Disease By The Numbers Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease actually begins 20 or more years before memory loss and other symptoms develop? “Most people know that Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease, but there’s a lot about the disease that people don’t understand,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare [...]

Tips For Traveling With Someone Who Has Dementia

By |2023-05-24T09:19:45-05:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

Tips For Traveling With Someone Who Has Dementia Are aging loved ones traveling with you on this summer’s family vacation?  While it’s a wonderful opportunity for quality family time, traveling with older loved ones can be challenging, especially if they have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.  “Lots of great memories are made on [...]

Fast Facts About Arthritis

By |2023-05-19T11:51:21-05:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Fast Facts About Arthritis Did you know that arthritis isn’t a single disease? The term actually refers to joint pain or joint disease, and there are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Arthritis Awareness Month May is recognized annually as Arthritis Awareness Month - an opportunity for us to join the [...]

The “Eyes” Have It

By |2023-05-18T14:32:47-05:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

The “Eyes” Have It Healthy aging includes healthy vision.  May is Healthy Vision Month - a great time to learn about common age-related eye problems and what you can do to prevent them. According to the American Optometric Association, the risk of developing eye diseases significantly increases after age 65. The most common age-related [...]

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

By |2023-05-03T08:56:06-05:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.  Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of stroke. A stroke occurs when arteries in the brain are blocked or burst - preventing areas of the brain from getting the necessary blood supply. This can cause brain cells to die, possibly impairing the [...]

Senior Green Thumbs – The Benefits of Gardening 

By |2023-04-27T09:28:56-05:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Senior Green Thumbs - The Benefits of Gardening  Whether it’s tending a large vegetable plot, working in a community garden, or planting a few potted pansies, gardening can do wonders for a senior’s overall health and well-being. More Than A Hobby “For many seniors, gardening is much more than a hobby. Being outdoors and [...]

Jump-Start Your Health Care Career

By |2023-04-25T11:39:12-05:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Caregivers|Tags: , , , , |

Are you thinking about a career in health care? Would you like to gain valuable experience while completing your education? If so, professional caregiving might be the job for you. Perfect Job for Students “Caregiving is the perfect job for busy students - especially those who working toward a career as a nurse, physical [...]

Parkinson’s Disease – What You Need to Know

By |2023-04-11T11:57:21-05:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Parkinson’s Disease - What You Need to Know April is Parkinson’s disease (PD) awareness month, so we’re joining with other organizations and individuals across the country to raise awareness about the disease that currently affects more than 1 million people in the U.S.  PD is a progressive disorder that affects movement, including tremors, slowness [...]

Hiring the Right Caregiver

By |2023-04-21T11:03:55-05:00April 6th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place, Caregivers, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Hiring the Right Caregiver Your mom is failing - having trouble keeping up with day-to-day tasks like laundry, housekeeping and meal preparation. She needs assistance… but not assisted living. “The overwhelming majority of seniors want to remain in their homes as they age, and with in-home care, they can do that,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

When Your Aging Loved Ones Need (But Won’t Accept) Help

By |2023-04-03T12:13:42-05:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When Your Aging Loved Ones Need (But Won’t Accept) Help Your dad shouldn’t be driving anymore, but he won’t give up the car keys. Your mom can no longer keep the house clean, but she refuses to hire a cleaning lady. Both of your parents could use a little assistance with day-to-day tasks, but [...]

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