Posts Tagged ‘Northern Marlyland’

6 Helpful Tips When Your Aging Parents Reject Home Care

When seniors refuse help, it can be frustrating for family caregivers. As your parent or loved one ages, you want to make sure they are protected and well-cared for, but you also don’t want to compromise their freedom and independence. It might be difficult or uncomfortable, but discussing in-home care is essential to ensuring your loved one’s happiness and quality of life. Here are some suggestions on what to do if an elderly parent refuses caregiving or assisted living services. Learn and Observe  Think about the services your parent needs first before bringing up assisted home care. Observe their daily…

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6 Easy Ways for Seniors to Stay Active Indoors

The weather outside may be frightful — but that doesn’t have to make your winter any less delightful! The winter season in Maryland and the Washington, DC area has been unpredictable, with shifting temperatures, snow, and rain. It may be frustrating for seniors and family caregivers to not know what a winter day will bring. Exercising outside in the cold weather might be uncomfortable, and getting to the gym may be difficult due to COVID-19. However, it is easy to be active throughout the winter, and it does not involve enduring frigid temperatures or planning around the setting sun. Best…

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4 Ways to Prevent a Stroke and How to Act FAST

With approximately 800,000 Americans having a stroke each year, it’s no surprise that stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. To put this into perspective, someone in the United States gets a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. You can’t turn back the clock or change your family history, but you can control many other stroke risk factors if you’re aware of them. Power comes from knowledge. If you are aware that a particular risk factor is jeopardizing your health and exposing you to a higher risk of stroke,…

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7 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

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.

Understanding VA Benefits for Homecare

Many individuals are aware that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides comprehensive health care benefits to veterans (VHA). But did you know that in-home care is included in this basic medical coverage package? Continue reading to learn how veterans and their caregivers may benefit from the VA’s homemaker and home health aide program. With our Veteran home care services, Thrive USA Home Care can assist older adults who are US Veterans in Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore Counties and the surrounding areas. Any Veteran that can receive VA health care services can qualify for the Care…

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June is World Elder Abuse Month

In the United States, elder abuse is a hidden and rising issue. Experts estimate that 10% of older adults are victims of elder abuse, yet only a small percentage of cases are ever reported.

4 Benefits of Meal Prep for Seniors

Meal prepping is the process of cooking many meals in one sitting so that they are readily accessible when a person becomes hungry. Meal preparation can theoretically be any kind of cooking, but it is typically used to cook nutritious and enjoyable meals. The person would most usually prepare three or four meals in one sitting when meal prepping, however, he or she may opt to do more or less depending on their needs and preferences. Meal planning can assist a person in losing weight, adhering to an eating schedule, or merely preparing simple and nutritious meals.  There are a…

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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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How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

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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Keeping Loved Ones Connected- Technology Edition

Have you heard of the “digital divide?” It’s a gap that many older adults are suffering through these days. For over seven months we have been social distancing, and now…