Posts Tagged ‘home heath’

How to Celebrate and Support the Caregivers in Your Life

November is National Family Caregivers Month – an annual designation to recognize, honor, and support the millions of Americans who care for aging, chronically ill, or disabled loved ones. This month-long observance was established over 25 years ago to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, needs, and hardships. The Origins and History of National Family Caregivers Month The origins of National Family Caregivers Month date back to 1994, when former President Bill Clinton signed the first NFC Month proclamation. This milestone was built upon decades of grassroots advocacy by organizations such as the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). Established in…

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5 Effective Tips for Helping Your Senior Loved One Reduce Clutter at Home

As our loved ones age, they typically amass a lifetime’s worth of memories and possessions. While these precious items have sentimental meaning, they can also cause clutter and potential safety issues in their owners’ living spaces. Helping seniors eliminate clutter not only makes the environment safer but also improves their overall well-being and peace of mind. Thrive USA Homecare knows the need of keeping elders’ living spaces clutter-free. In this blog, we will look at five practical ways to help your senior loved ones in decluttering their homes and improving their quality of life. Encourage a Gradual Approach Decluttering can…

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6 Ways to Reduce your Risk for Dementia

The number of people living with dementia is rising as the population ages. Memory loss, confusion, and the inability to do daily tasks are just a few of the symptoms…

Home-Modification Bill Could Help Adults Age in Place

A bill introduced in Congress in May would assist seniors in paying for home modifications that would make their houses more accessible and livable as they age. The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist and Thomas Suozzi is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. If approved, it would allow seniors who want to make aging-in-place upgrades in their homes to deduct the expenses of such upgrades from their income taxes or pay for the improvements out of their retirement funds without penalty. Rep. Crist said in a statement that many homes don’t have these…

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6 Things to Know When Becoming a Caregiver why Thrive USA Should be your Home

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Home care is a service that allows people to receive the care they require in the comfort of their own homes. For many seniors, this service is life-changing; having the assistance of a home caregiver allows them to stay in their own environment rather than going to an unfamiliar nursing home. For those who choose to work as home caregivers, home care services may be life-changing. What is the role of a home caregiver? The quick answer is that there are a lot of things. A home caregiver has a significant impact on the lives of their clients and their…

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6 Tips for Helping Older Adults Overcome Challenges to Eating Healthy

As people grow older, their tastes change, which typically leads to a decrease in appetite. Other variables linked with the aging process may also make it difficult for seniors to satisfy their nutritional needs, thus increasing their risk of developing nutritional deficiencies and weakness. Fortunately, the following suggestions may help your senior loved one in overcoming the challenges of eating well. Eat Smaller Meals Instead of serving three large meals a day, provide smaller, more frequent meals to ensure your loved one does not become too full and disinterested in eating the subsequent meal. Make sure the smaller meals are…

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6 Tips for Medication Management for Older Adults

You may have heard about the importance of medication management if you take care of an aging loved one or if you are getting older yourself.

6 Tips for Seniors to Stay Active and Healthy at Home

As the end of the coronavirus pandemic remains unknown, most older adult citizens are expected to stay at home to protect their health and welfare and to limit interaction with others. While it is definitely in the best interest of their physical well-being, it may have a huge effect on the mental and emotional health of a senior to feel trapped indoors and away from their routine. To support older adults stay comfortable and happy at home, here are few tips. Move Around the House Regular physical activity provides higher levels of energy, better mood, more relaxation, which can result…

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Best Gift Ideas for Seniors

This year, Covid-19 will influence how we spend the holidays, and for many of us, that means no typical family celebrations. Unfortunately, the gift of time is always the most cherished gift for an aging loved one, and it could be months before you can comfortably be back in the same room as them. So if you can’t physically spend time with them, adding a special touch to their gift is a way to let them know how much you care for them. Here are five perfect gift ideas to show how much you care for them. Family Photo Calendar…

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How to Brighten the 2020 Holidays for Seniors

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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