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Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors with Diabetes - HCA Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 5:27 pm on November 13, 2017

One out of every four older adults, 65 years of age or older, is living with type 2 diabetes. If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with this condition, it is imperative that they eat healthy in order to control their diabetes and improve their health. Let’s take a closer look at a few diet and lifestyle choices that can play an important role in diabetes management. The Best Foods for Seniors with Diabetes Fatty Fish: Sardines, salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and other fatty fish are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for seniors with diabetes. Diabetic seniors have…

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Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors with Diabetes - HCA Burlington, VT
Home Care Assistance - Transitioning Home fron the Hospital
By Stacy Lee, 10:27 am on October 27, 2017

One of the leading causes of hospital readmission or slow post-hospitalization recovery is the lack of proper support following a hospital discharge. Whether you are transitioning directly home after a hospitalization or moving through the care continuum via a rehabilitation or medical care facility, in-home care can be a key resource for a safe and successful recovery process. Home Care Assistance literally wrote the book on transitioning home from the hospital. From Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post-Hospitalization provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and resources associated with each step…

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Home Care Assistance - Transitioning Home fron the Hospital
Home Care Assistance - Paying for Care
By Stacy Lee, 9:55 am on October 9, 2017

At Home Care Assistance we understand a family’s financial considerations when needing home care services for an aging loved one. You want to provide the best care possible, just like they would (or have) for you while balancing the need to continue to make care viable for life. Non-medical home care, though necessary for the safety, security, and well-being of many seniors aging at home, is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Many can struggle with how they will attempt to pay for home care. Here are 6 ways you can help fund this late-in-life style choice: Retirement savings. Affordability…

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Home Care Assistance - Paying for Care
Home Care Assistance of Burlington, VT Alzheimer's Care
By Stacy Lee, 1:34 pm on September 13, 2017

Chances are you have heard of dementia. What you might not know is the most common form of dementia is called Alzheimer’s. This memory debilitating disease accounts for over 60% of cases of dementia and is specifically caused by abnormal proteins killing brain cells. Its symptoms develop gradually and worsen as time goes on. According to Alzheimers.net, Alzheimer’s disease can be categorized into 7 stages. These 7 stages describe the current functions and capabilities of those with this illness. Each stage describes the rate of decline, along with the challenges and disabilities encountered during that period. Throughout these stages of…

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Home Care Assistance of Burlington, VT Alzheimer's Care
6 Must-Read Nonfiction Books for Caregivers in Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 9:00 am on July 24, 2017

Being a caregiver isn’t an easy task. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of literature that provides guidance, advice, and moral support. Here are six nonfiction books that should be on every caregiver’s reading list.  1. It’s Because I Love You by Linda Joan Arzente This comprehensive guide to caregiving provides the tips and tools caregivers need to be effective companions for their senior loved ones. The book covers a wide variety of subjects, ranging from care planning to inspirational personal stories. This is a great book for people who are new to the caregiving lifestyle and are looking for some extra…

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6 Must-Read Nonfiction Books for Caregivers in Burlington, VT
How to Promote Mobility in Aging Adults in Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 9:00 am on July 10, 2017

Seniors often experience challenges with mobility that threaten their independence. However, there are many things that can be done to prevent common causes of limited mobility. Family caregivers can include the following strategies in their loved one’s caregiving plan to promote mobility. Practice Injury Prevention One of the most common causes of limited mobility in seniors is an injury that never fully recovers. Falling and breaking a hip can land a senior in a wheelchair. Make sure your loved one has a safe floor plan in the home, and talk to him or her about things to avoid that cause…

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How to Promote Mobility in Aging Adults in Burlington, VT
Ways Elderly People Can Survive on Social Security After Retirement in Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 9:00 am on June 26, 2017

One of the biggest challenges many seniors face after retiring is living on a fixed income. Millions of seniors rely on their social security checks every month, and some of those individuals have no other source of income. Living a comfortable life on social security can be challenging, but it can be accomplished with a little planning and some financial discipline.  Delay the Benefits One of the easiest ways to increase the size of social security checks is to delay the payments for as long as possible. Even if your loved one has already started collecting social security checks, he…

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Ways Elderly People Can Survive on Social Security After Retirement in Burlington, VT
Healthy Restaurants for Aging Adults in Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 9:00 am on June 12, 2017

Burlington seniors who eat a balanced, well-planned mix of food can reduce their risk of serious health conditions, including bone deterioration and heart disease. Many local restaurants in Burlington offer nutritious meals for those who want to stick to a healthy diet. Here are five local dining establishments where seniors can eat healthy meals.  1. El Gato Cantina  This charming Mexican restaurant at 169 Church Street offers lunch and dinner daily in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Their menu features gluten-free and vegan soups, salads, tacos, and house specials. They use a variety of healthy ingredients to make their meals, like…

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Healthy Restaurants for Aging Adults in Burlington, VT
Ways Queen Latifah Manages Her Caregiving Duties in Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 9:00 am on May 29, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims 83 percent of the caregivers in the United States are unpaid family members caring for a loved one. Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety of ways when they receive professional non-medical in-home care. Burlington, VT, Home Care Assistance is here to help your loved one accomplish daily tasks, prevent illness, and focus on living a healthier and more fulfilling life. Award-winning performer Queen Latifah became one of the many family caregivers in the country when her mother developed a serious health condition. Latifah is…

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Ways Queen Latifah Manages Her Caregiving Duties in Burlington, VT
Alzheimer's: 8 Facts You Need to Know in Burlington, VT
By Stacy Lee, 9:00 am on May 15, 2017

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that can damage certain areas of the brain. While there is currently no permanent cure for Alzheimer’s, doctors can slow the progression of this disease by alleviating many symptoms. Aging adults with Alzheimer’s often receive assistance from friends or family members. If your senior loved one needs professional in-home care in Burlington, Vermont, Home Care Assistance is here to help. We are a trusted provider of respite and 24-hour care, and we also offer specialized Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke care for seniors. Here is a closer look at eight Alzheimer’s facts and figures all…

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Alzheimer's: 8 Facts You Need to Know in Burlington, VT
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