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Essential Aging in Place Safety Checklist for Your Loved Ones

By |2024-07-09T14:35:03-05:00July 9th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

Essential Aging in Place Safety Checklist for Your Loved Ones Identifying Potential Hazards Does your mom still have decorative throw rugs scattered around her home? Is your dad’s living room cluttered with magazines, newspapers, books, and other items? Do you worry that your aging loved one may slip and fall in their shower or [...]

10 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2024-07-02T12:55:54-05:00July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

10 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors As the temperature rises, so does the risk for heat-related problems - especially for older adults.  “Summer is here, which means we’ll all be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “While sun exposure [...]

The Benefits of Music Therapy for Older Adults and Dementia Patients

By |2024-06-19T12:35:05-05:00June 20th, 2024|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Music Therapy for Older Adults and Dementia Patients We know music is good for the soul, but did you know it’s also good for the mind? How Music Stimulates the Brain Studies show that music brings our senses to life and stimulates many parts of the brain at the same time, [...]

10 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

By |2024-06-13T10:08:52-05:00June 13th, 2024|Categories: Caregivers|Tags: , , , |

Recognize the 10 Signs of Caregiver Burnout Are you feeling overwhelmed or worried? Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy? Are you sleeping too much or too little? Feeling Overwhelmed or Worried? Here’s What You Need to Know “Caring for an aging loved one can be incredibly rewarding, but it can [...]

Choosing the Right Caregiver

By |2024-06-05T11:36:15-05:00June 6th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Choosing the Right Caregiver Your aging mom is failing. She doesn’t need skilled nursing or assisted living yet - just a little help with things like light housekeeping, meal prep and getting in and out of the shower. You’ve heard a lady from your mom’s church sometimes works as an independent caregiver, but is [...]

Ten Tips to Make Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia

By |2024-06-04T09:04:35-05:00May 30th, 2024|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , |

Ten Tips to Make Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia If you’re caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, you know that encouraging them to eat nutritious meals can be a daily challenge - especially during the middle and late stages of the disease. Understanding Mealtime Challenges for People with Dementia [...]

Travel Tips for People Who Have Dementia

By |2024-05-21T13:09:56-05:00May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

Travel Tips for People Who Have Dementia Prepare for a Memorable and Safe Family Vacation 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.  [...]

Understanding Glaucoma

By |2024-05-15T11:07:07-05:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: |

Understanding Glaucoma Your mom seems to have trouble focusing while reading or watching her favorite television program.  Does she simply need new glasses or could it be something more serious? What is Glaucoma and Why is it a Concern? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 3 million Americans have some [...]

Tools That Can Make Life Easier for People Who Have Dementia

By |2024-05-13T11:06:00-05:00May 9th, 2024|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , |

Tools That Can Make Life Easier for People Who Have Dementia If you’re caring for someone who has dementia, you know that they often need help completing, what used to be, simple tasks. “Many of us at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN) have personal experience with dementia, so we understand many of the challenges [...]

Women and Stroke – What You Need to Know

By |2024-05-01T15:23:29-05:00May 2nd, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

Women and Stroke - What You Need to Know Did you know stroke is the third leading cause of death among women and kills more women than men? Surprised? If so, you’re not alone. Many women are not aware of their risk or the fact that symptoms can present differently in women.  The Silent [...]

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