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9 Benefits Of Hiring A Caregiver For In-Home Help

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Do you find yourself wondering if hiring a caregiver for in-home care is the best decision for your loved ones?   You may have observed your parents’ age catching up with them as they get older.  Perhaps your mom used to clean the house consistently but now finds it difficult to keep up with everyday tasks and chores. Perhaps your father has a habit of forgetting to turn off lights, turn off the oven, or even pay bills. Although these indicators are worrisome, they may not necessarily mean that your parents should be moved into an assisted living facility. Instead,…

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5 Things Caregivers Should Know About Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

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According to experts, at least one out of every five people will get dementia at some point in their lives. Dementia was once thought to be a natural aspect of becoming older, and little was known about the illnesses that cause dementia in otherwise healthy people. However, they now have a better understanding of the condition, which can be incredibly helpful to family caregivers. The following are five important pieces of dementia information. Dementia Is Not a Disease You’ll have a better grasp of how to care for your senior loved one once you realize that dementia is simply a…

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7 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

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Some of the modifications that assist seniors in avoiding falls and other situations that jeopardize their safety are low-cost or easy do-it-yourself tasks. Changing some features of your house to make some everyday activities easier will help seniors keep their independence for a longer period of time. Here are a few of the most typical house modifications for those who want to age in place.

5 Steps To Finding Trust Worthy In-Home Care

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Finding a trustworthy home health aide can be challenging and expensive. However, with the proper assistance, it is well worth every penny invested to guarantee that your loved one receives the best care possible – every day. Many seniors remain in assisted living communities, while others live on their own in their homes. Aging and sickness can cause people to become more reliant on others. If in-home nursing is something you’re interested in, you’ll need to find a provider you can depend on. This will undoubtedly require time and effort. However, it will be well worth it when you have…

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8 Tips for How to Talk With Someone Who Has Dementia

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According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, more than 50 million people globally suffer from dementia each year, with the figure predicted to rise to more than 130 million by 2050. When the population grows, so does the need to discover new ways to engage in order to preserve these people’s desire to interact with loved ones. While dementia symptoms and severity vary, there are several dementia coping resources and support techniques available to help you have better interactions with your loved one. It’s best to be patient, straightforward, and understanding in general.  Here are eight Alzheimer’s communication tools to help you…

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What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Seniors

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Adults over age 65 have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. According to the CDC, seniors are more likely to need care and support if they contract the virus than people 18 to 29 years of age. Here’s what you need to know about getting the vaccine to help protect older loved ones. Key Points for A Covid Vaccine The CDC recommends that people, particularly seniors, get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccines are administered, predominantly through local and state health agencies. After you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, continue to protect yourself and others from virus transmission and spread. Is the Vaccine Safe? …

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Dementia Care Do’s and Don’ts

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Dementia is a common term used to characterize a loss in mental capacity that is severe enough to affect the ability of an individual and their performance of regular activities. Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all cases, is the most prevalent form of dementia. Popular dementia signs are short-term memory loss and concentration issues, with symptoms typically developing gradually over time. Promoting a positive environment for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is ALWAYS possible; it’s all in the approach and by applying the basic “do’s and don’ts” for memory care. Need support? We’re…

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6 Tips For Balancing Work and Caring For an Older Adult

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It’s not easy to provide for our elderly parents. Acting as a caregiver can lead to additional stress and can place a burden on your relationships and career. According to AARP, about 25.5 million Americans are trying to find a work-life balance while caring for their elderly parents.  COVID-19 transformed our lives and our world in 2020.   It’s impacted how we go to school, work, and extracurricular activities.    COVID has also had an effect on family structures with a rising number of families managing multi-generational households. In addition, it has left our aging parents more dependent on us,…

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How to Brighten the 2020 Holidays for Seniors

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The 2020 Holiday season is here and it is in full swing. As with the vast majority of other holidays this year we know that many celebrations – and possibly some long-standing traditions – will look different. But that doesn’t mean all festivities and celebrations have to stop. At Thrive USA Homecare, we care deeply about helping seniors feel included in the festivities and to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. If you are a family caregiver, here are some things you can do to help brighten the holidays for seniors this year.  Bring Back Holiday Traditions Familiarity during…

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How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

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Talking with your parent or loved one about needing a home care solution can be a difficult conversation for both of you. For your loved one, it represents a loss of independence and a realization of declining health. For you, it can be difficult because you must now tell your parent or loved one that you need extra help caring for them. Having a conversation about the dangers of unassisted living may be hard, but it is necessary.       Few things are more stressful for a family caregiver than an aging loved one who refuses to accept the help they need….

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