What to say to the dying: A hospice chaplain offers some insight
Top Five Nutritional Foods for Senior Citizens
When it comes to providing senior citizens with the best care and assistance, we are always looking for ways to improve. By connecting home care agencies with the highest-quality health care professionals, we are ensuring that seniors’ needs are truly being met. One topic that often arises when it comes to live-in, part-time, and full-time care, is the issue of nutritional needs. What types of food are best suited for the elderly? What can they eat to help ensure their health and longevity?
Why Seniors Want Home Care
According to a recent study, 87% of seniors would prefer to age in place by remaining at home. But, why are the number of seniors in nursing homes and hospitals on the rise? Here are three reasons why seniors today want home care and aren’t always getting what they want.
Home Health Care vs In-home Care: What's the Difference?
See how different services with similar names stack up in our comparison chart. Home health care = skilled medical care. In-home care = help w/ daily living
10 Diabetes Superfoods Seniors Can Say “Yes!” To
Seniors who receive a diagnosis of diabetes may feel they have to give up all the foods they love. That’s not entirely true. Sure, they may have to say no to ice cream and white bread, but you can …
How Pets Help Senior Citizens
"Nick has brought a lot of love into my life," says Mary Miller, a retired schoolteacher from Phoenix, Ariz. "Even if I'm having a really bad day, I always feel better after a few minutes of snuggling on the sofa with Nick." Mary's husband, Ed, isn't a bit jealous. Rather, he agrees with her assessment. …
Why Combating Social Isolation Should Be Part of Every Senior’s Home Health Care Plan
Lifesprk Whole Person Senior Care - Why Combating Social Isolation Should Be Part of Every Senior’s Home Health Care Plan
How to Pay for Assisted Living
How do you pay for assisted living? Explore 9 creative options you may not have thought of yet including VA Benefits, Insurance, Reverse Mortgage, or Medicaid.
To Correct or to Accept: Responding to Dementia's Delusions
by Susan Friedrich, RN One of the most difficult aspects of dementia is that in its later stages, it not only robs the person of their memory, it often causes the person to lose their sense of what is real and what is not real. This can be sad and frightening for the individual's family and friends who don't know how to react to their loved one's hallucinations, delusions and odd flights of imagination. In this situation, it is common to ask, "Should I remind my loved one that they have dementia and that what they are imagining, seeing or hearing is not real?" In Validation Therapy for Dementia: Calming or Condescending? on the AgingCare.com website, author Carol Bradley Bursack writes "Most people's initial reactions to an off-the-wall remark are to refute or…
How to improve driving safety for older adults
Some physical and mental changes that occur with age can affect a person's ability to drive. These include slower reaction times, night blindness, and pain and stiffness.