Top Ways Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care

By Julie Friend, 9:53 am on January 16, 2020

After hearing thousands of different songs from a variety of artists over the years, it can be easy for the average person to take music for granted. But for seniors in home care, music can be considered a medicine of the mind in the form of music therapy! This is particularly true for seniors struggling with memory loss or cognitive…

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By Julie Friend, 8:55 am on December 30, 2019

If you have a senior in home care who is struggling with hearing loss, we understand how difficult this can be when you’re trying to communicate with one another. But we want to help you talk with your senior as best as you can! Read through our advice below and learn how you can begin easily facilitating the conversations.  Get…

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By Julie Friend, 10:36 am on December 12, 2019

Are you considering becoming a caregiver to work with seniors in home care? These are individuals who work directly with older adults and assist them with performing the daily activities of living, such as bathing and grooming, light housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation, companionship and so much more. But becoming a senior caregiver is not a job for everyone.  If you…

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By Julie Friend, 8:48 am on November 25, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, families are feeling cheerful and looking forward to all the parties and quality time spent with one another! But for your senior in senior care, the holidays can often cause feelings of isolation or depression when the rest of the family is preparing to celebrate. You can help them, though! Read our tips below and…

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keto diet for seniors
keto diet for seniors
By Julie Friend, 9:18 am on November 11, 2019

So, you’ve heard all about keto, the latest fad diet where people are cutting out sugar and carbs left and right! People are raving about shedding weight thanks to keto, and perhaps you’re considering trying it out for yourself. However, if you’re an older adult, you also might be wondering if the keto diet for seniors is a safe option…

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long-distance senior care
long-distance senior care
By Julie Friend, 9:43 am on October 24, 2019

We know it can be a challenge caring for your senior parents, and if your parents live far away from you, then that presents a whole new set of obstacles! That’s why Home Care Assistance is here to help you break down the logistics of providing long-distance senior care. Browse our tips below and learn how you can best help…

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By Julie Friend, 10:16 am on October 10, 2019

In this day and age, technology is second nature to generations like iGen, Generations Z and X, and Millennials. But senior citizens sometimes struggle to keep up with the technological advancements, and often can be left behind completely. Fortunately for seniors who in senior care, they may have children or grandchildren who can teach them to stay social. Use the…

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Senior care legal documents
Senior care legal documents
By Julie Friend, 9:29 am on September 26, 2019

Whether you already have a parent in senior care, or you are preparing to enroll a parent into senior care services, it will be beneficial for you to help them establish several legal documents. The legal documents we have outlined below are vital for any parent in senior care. Advanced Directive An advanced directive is perhaps the most important item…

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end of life care planning
end of life care planning
By Julie Friend, 11:09 am on September 15, 2019

End of life care is a sensitive topic and can be heavy to discuss. However, starting the conversation with your senior now will help to give peace of mind to you, to them, and to the entire family. Even though it can be difficult, end of life care planning is meant to help honor your senior’s wishes, if and when…

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Home Care for Seniors with Disabilities
Home Care for Seniors with Disabilities
By Julie Friend, 10:16 am on August 22, 2019

Here’s a quick fact: 25% of senior Americans, ages 65 – 74, are living with a disability. The aging process naturally brings its own challenges at various points, but living as a disabled senior has its own unique sets of challenges. That’s why Home Care Assistance wants to tell you about home care options your disabled senior may have to…

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