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Home Care Near Me

Home Care Near Me

Looking for Home Care for an elderly loved one? Googling “Home Care Near Me” may be a start, but there’s a lot more to find out than just who is the closest. Home Care agencies can vary widely in the services that they provide as well as their organizational...

Different Types of Dementia

Different Types of Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging, Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. Dementia is a broad (“umbrella”) term for an...

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment

According to dailycaring.com, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a middle stage between the occasional forgetfulness of normal aging and the serious cognitive decline of dementia. Someone with mild cognitive impairment could experience these symptoms:  Forgetting...

Knowing When To Get Help

Knowing When To Get Help

How do I know when it’s time to get help for Mom or Dad? Admitting the need for assistance—and accepting it—is not easy for people as they age. So, how will you know when your aging parent needs help at home? One thing is certain: Mom and Dad aren’t likely to be the...

Warm Weather Tips for Seniors

Warm Weather Tips for Seniors

It’s Mississippi and it’s just going to be plain hot! We know this but sometimes forget to take the needed precautions to prevent heat-related injuries and illnesses. The following link will give you some great tips for staying safe in the warmer weather. Hot Weather...

Critical Caregiver Shortage

Critical Caregiver Shortage

Crucial shortages of frontline caregivers including home care aides and nurses are looming everywhere. Whether it is a child with complex medical needs, an individual with disabilities or an older American, the shortage of these workers impacts all Americans. As the...

Medication Management

Medication Management

According to dailycaring.com, on average, people over age 65 take more than 14 prescription medications a year. That puts them at higher risk of overmedication and negative drug side effects. Failure to take medications as prescribed puts anyone at risk, but...

Stroke Awareness Month – May 2022

Stroke Awareness Month – May 2022

The month of May is Stroke Awareness Month. Every 40 seconds, someone in the US has a stroke. One in four strokes are in someone who has previously had a stroke. Eighty percent (80%) of strokes are preventable with lifestyle changes. These are just a few statistics...

Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

When you’re looking for alternative living options for a loved one, knowing some of the basics will help you get a step ahead. This article is primarily focused on private pay senior living communities and is intended to give you a general framework of what’s...

Solution: Home Care

Solution: Home Care

Home care, often referred to as personal care, helps older adults maintain healthy, active lifestyles for as long as possible in the comfort of their own homes. Home care has emerged as a valuable solution to fill gaps created by traditional care models, including...

Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms

Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Are you noticing some changes in your loved one’s cognitive abilities? Are there some routine tasks that he/she is no longer able to perform? If so, it may be time to take a closer look at things like medications, bank...

Adjusting to Assisted Living

Adjusting to Assisted Living

When the time comes to move a parent into an Assisted Living Community, there are many things to consider.  A transition as big as this is often met with varying levels of stress, anxiety, and sometimes anger – even though it may be the best next step for your loved...

Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything

Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything

No, Medicare Does Not Cover Everything “Now that I’m 65 and on Medicare, at least all my medical care needs will be taken care of.” This is not an uncommon misperception.  Many people don’t realize the limitations of what Medicare actually provides until they are...

Long Term Care Insurance: Planning for the Future

Long Term Care Insurance: Planning for the Future

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 70 percent of Americans will one day need long term care.  The extent of care as well as the location where care is received varies greatly among the older adult population.  The cost of care also...

Alzheimer’s Communication Tips

Alzheimer’s Communication Tips

10 Alzheimer’s Communication Tips The way we communicate with and approach someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia can have a significant impact on behavior and disposition – positive or negative. Obviously, we want the outcome of any interaction to be positive....

Resistance to Home Care

Resistance to Home Care

A common challenge for adult children is to get their parents to accept a little help. Sometimes, it takes a significant event such as a fall or other accident that results in injury before someone will accept an in-home caregiver. The following link will take you to...

Caregiver Jobs

Caregiver Jobs

The professional caregiver employment pool is made up of a wide variety of people with diverse resumes.  You might think that a caregiver needs to have a certain type of certification or educational background.  Or maybe work experience in a specific...

Urinary Tract Infections & Delirium

Urinary Tract Infections & Delirium

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections seen in a healthcare provider’s office.  This article from www.goodrx.com explains how UTIs often cause confusion or delirium in older adults. UTI and Confusion If you or a loved one needs some...

Dealing with False Dementia Accusations

Dealing with False Dementia Accusations

A common experience of caregivers is being falsely accused of something by their loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia. DailyCaring.com is a fantastic online resource for caregivers. The link below will take you to an article that addresses...

Journey of a Caregiver

Journey of a Caregiver

The Today Show shared such an inspiring story on World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2021. The wife of a 56-year old tells a little of their journey and gives some encouraging advice to those walking a similar path. She also updates her Facebook page with tips,...