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Protecting Seniors From Tax Scams

By |2023-02-10T11:21:47-05:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Protecting Seniors From Tax Scams Tax season is upon us, and that means scammers will be looking for easy prey. “Tax time presents the perfect opportunity for thieves who are looking to con older adults,” said Mark Goetz, co-founder, and president of the HomeCare Advocacy Network. “They prey on peoples’ fear of the IRS [...]

Five Tips to Help Aging Loved Ones Maintain a Healthy Diet

By |2023-02-10T11:17:44-05:00February 6th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

Five Tips to Help Aging Loved Ones Maintain a Healthy Diet A Balanced Diet is Important to Healthy Aging What’s in your mom’s refrigerator - fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen dinners and string cheese? “Maintaining a nutritious, balanced diet is important to healthy aging, but it can be a struggle for seniors - [...]

Seven Tips to Help Care for Someone With Alzheimer’s

By |2023-02-01T14:45:03-05:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , |

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s While caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, it can also be very challenging - especially if your loved one has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. “For those who have never cared for a family member or friend with the disease, it can be overwhelming,” said [...]

Beating the Winter Blues

By |2023-01-26T10:16:11-05:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Beating the Winter Blues Are the short, dark days getting your senior loved ones down? “The short, dark days do more than usher in more than winter weather,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager for the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “During the winter months, many seniors begin to feel down. Freezing temperatures , [...]

Hearing Aids Can Lessen Cognitive Decline

By |2023-01-26T10:08:21-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

Hearing Aids Can Lessen Cognitive Decline The volume on your dad’s television is blaring. When talking to your mom, she’s constantly asking you to repeat what you said. In group settings, your parents never join the conversation.  Hearing Loss Hearing loss is a common problem that comes with aging. According to the National Institute [...]

Hospital to Home – How a Professional Caregiver Can Aid in the Transition

By |2023-01-24T14:36:22-05:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Your aging mom is recovering from an unexpected surgery.  The hospital is ready to discharge her, but your dad is too frail to safely take care of her at home. You want to help… but you live more than an hour away, have a demanding job and a busy family - so, there’s no [...]

Mind Games Improve Brain Health

By |2023-01-24T15:00:07-05:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Daily Workouts for the Brain It’s no secret that regular physical activity is one of the keys to healthy aging, but did you know it’s just as important to make sure the brain gets a daily workout? “Exercising the mind is just as important as exercising the body - especially for seniors, It’s critical [...]

Home Safety Tips for People Living with Dementia

By |2023-01-11T11:56:28-05:00January 12th, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , |

Home Safety Tips for People Living with Dementia Home modifications, like installing grab bars in the shower, are typically necessary for seniors who want to remain in their homes as they age. For those living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, they’re especially important. “Because dementia physically changes the brain, reasoning, judgement and decision-making can [...]

New Year. New Career

By |2023-01-11T11:45:00-05:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Time for a Change? Are you happy with your current career path? Does your organization provide you with the support you need to be successful? Do you feel valued and appreciated? If you answered no to any of those questions, maybe it’s time for a change.  “We understand that in the current environment, people [...]

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