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Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and take care of themselves.   Improving your… Read more »

Home Safety Tips For Seniors

Did you know? Seniors are involved in more than 2.3 million accidents in their homes each year. While many seniors prefer to live independently, some homes are poorly designed to meet their needs. Falls are the number one safety risk for older adults – nearly one third of the senior population fall each year with… Read more »

Shake Up Healthy Eating With Smoothies

We are what we eat, right? So there is no denying the importance of a well balanced, healthy diet. But – just because your eating healthy does not mean you need to live on leafy greens and boring flavors. Mix it up, literally – with some yummy smoothie recipes that taste great and have proven… Read more »

Get Out & Get Going

The days are getting warmer and longer. Summer is around the   corner and we could not be more excited. Going outside for a daily walk or other moderate physical activity has many proven health benefits for seniors. See here just some of the positive effects staying active can have on aging adults.   Increase… Read more »

More About Tommy

Dogs are remarkable creatures. They can be trained for search and rescue, help the disabled with everyday tasks, provide companionship and also be used in senior therapy. Yes, that’s right – senior therapy. We have been using dogs in our in home senior care management program for years and have seen tremendous success. Which is… Read more »

Top Five Reasons To Promote In Home Senior Care

If you have an elderly loved one, chances are you have spent more than one sleepless night worrying about their future. When faced with the daunting task of caregiving, many don’t know where to begin but, the answer may as simple as letting them stay put—helping them age comfortably at home. Home care is not… Read more »

Heart-healthy Habits for Seniors

By Diana Rodriguez Heart disease is a major threat to senior health – in fact, 84 percent of people age 65 years and older die from heart disease.  Though heart disease risks increase with age, it doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older.  The right lifestyle habits and a heart-healthy diet can… Read more »

Quick and Healthy Foods for Picky Eaters

By: Marlo Sollitto “Mom won’t eat.  She’s down to 85 pounds.” “Dad refuses to cook.  He’s withering away to skin and bones.” Getting seniors to eat a balanced diet can be challenging.  In fact, getting seniors to eat anything at all is a problem many caregivers face. There are many reasons why elderly people don’t… Read more »

What to Do When Someone Shows Signs of Sundown Syndrome

What causes sundown syndrome and what you can do By:  Laurie Udesky Sundown syndrome is a term that describes the onset of confusion and agitation that generally affects people with dementia or cognitive impairment and usually strikes around sunset.  Many people, though, use the term to loosely describe increased agitation and confusion that can occur… Read more »

Why Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs

By: Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born Eating well is important at any age, but even more necessary for seniors because nutritional needs change as we age.  Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, vitality and quality of life.  Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons many seniors are not eating as well as they should, which can lead to… Read more »