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Senior Care - How to recognize depression
By Tom Lee, 9:41 am on March 22, 2019

Depression is quite a common issue among seniors. We have discussed the topic of depression in seniors before. Both the causes and the symptoms can affect every aspect of your loved one’s life, which is why it is so important to be on the lookout for signs and red flags of depression. In many cases, senior depression can go unnoticed or undiagnosed. This can happen for several reasons, including that sadness is just a part of aging and the reluctance to talk about such feelings or ask for help. If you’re in charge of your loved one’s care, then it…

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Senior Care - How to recognize depression
Five signs it's time to consider in-home senior care for your loved on in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 11:40 am on March 7, 2019

To decide whether your loved one may need in-home senior care, first, you should know exactly what in-home senior care means. Senior care that is provided in-home is a service that allows seniors to age in place from the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, rather than being placed in a facility. This type of service can be provided on pre-determined days and times, or it can be 24/7 around-the-clock care. The types of services that come with in-home senior care range widely: Non-medical personal care assistance (bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, ambulation, grooming) to instrumental activities…

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Five signs it's time to consider in-home senior care for your loved on in Burlington, VT
Home Care and Tech in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 10:24 am on February 26, 2019

People who work in home care are typically enthusiastic about the growing technologies available now for the aging population. Fall prevention is always a concern for elderly loved ones but the newest detection devices offer greater safety and security monitoring that may be helpful to people resisting other home care options. In addition, there are electronic devices available that monitor health status and nutrition or diet, and memory aids that allow people to perform better independently longer. Today, there are apps, wearables and devices that can monitor blood glucose and blood pressure levels. New technology is being developed to engage the…

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Home Care and Tech in Burlington, VT
Adult Day Care vs In Home Care
By Stacy Lee, 9:49 pm on February 8, 2019

If you have an aging loved one who needs senior care, it can be a daunting task. With so many options available today, you may need to sift through great amounts of information in order to discern what’s best for you and/or the aging adult who relies on your input and decisions. For example, consider just two options for senior care – in-home senior care vs. adult day care. How can you make the best choice? First, you need to understand the difference between the two. Then, you can decide which option might be the best fit for your individual…

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Adult Day Care vs In Home Care
Senior valentine in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 3:19 pm on February 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Lee: TLee@HomeCareAssistance.com 802-876-7258 Wish of a Lifetime’s #CupidCrew Movement Will Deliver 150 Roses to our Elders on Valentine’s Day in Essex Junction, South Burlington, and Shelburne Media & Photo Opportunity, Feb 14th 1-5 pm Essex Junction, VT, February 14th 2019 – Did you know that nearly 16 million seniors in the United States are isolated, living alone? For many of our elderly – whose spouses have passed away and social circles grow smaller, Valentine’s Day can be a particularly difficult and lonely time. Through the #CupidCrew movement, we’re changing that by sharing a rose and a…

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Senior valentine in Burlington, VT
Veteran Home Care
By Tom Lee, 2:00 pm on January 24, 2019

The senior population continues to mature, leaving agencies and health care systems looking for effective ways to provide quality affordable home care. The VA has been leading the way in innovative home care for many years, despite all its controversies and reports of bureaucratic stumbles that have made headlines for years. Because of their strong mission, the VA continues to create functional programs amidst budget constraints and the challenge of increasing numbers of seniors. In fact, since 2000, the quantity of veterans requiring home care has quadrupled and every VA medical center across the country has been required to add…

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Veteran Home Care
does medicare pay for in home care
By Tom Lee, 1:09 pm on January 11, 2019

What happens when you arrive home from the hospital and realize that some additional help is needed? If you have Medicare, in-home care may be covered under certain conditions. In-home care could be necessary if you’re ill or recovering from illness, or it may also be needed post-surgery. You may need in-home care requiring skilled nursing, physical therapy, or another type of medical service. Depending on your specific needs and condition, in-home care can keep you living contentedly at home instead of a nursing home. Unfortunately, Medicare doesn’t cover every type of in-home care, or every instance as it is…

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does medicare pay for in home care
10 Healthy Snacks to Offer Adults in Senior Care in Burlington
By Tom Lee, 9:55 am on December 21, 2018

Proper nutrition is especially important for people needing senior care. It’s so important, Home Care Assistance wrote a cookbook! This includes eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, quality protein, nuts, and legumes. It may also mean avoiding red meat, processed foods, and sweets. Our bodies need the proper combination of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to stay strong and successfully fight off illness or disease. Chronic illness for seniors is all too common, with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many cancers potentially connected to a poor diet and other lifestyle choices. Adults in senior…

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10 Healthy Snacks to Offer Adults in Senior Care in Burlington
5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
By Tom Lee, 8:53 am on December 11, 2018

Have you ever misplaced your keys or other belongings? Did you ever meet someone new and within just a moment forget his or her name? Don’t worry about these normal memory issues that everyone deals with occasionally. However, memory loss affecting daily activities, like repeatedly forgetting appointments or getting lost while driving in familiar places can be signs of something serious. These problematic events can signal dementia or Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. This is when Alzheimer’s care may be helpful. Alzheimer’s disease is degenerative in nature, meaning the disease will continue to worsen over time with no…

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5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Benefits of In Home Care vs Nursing Homes in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 10:53 am on November 29, 2018

Even the most independent individuals may need assistance as aging progresses. It may be as a result of Alzheimer’s, a fall or accident, or simply the process of aging that suddenly creates a need for help. In any case, how does one decide whether aging in place or a nursing home is the best solution? Nursing homes can certainly provide safe solutions when medical needs are present, but aging in place is still sometimes a better solution and some facilities are actually moving away from long-term care due to financial reasons. When patients stay in a facility long-term, payment is…

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Benefits of In Home Care vs Nursing Homes in Burlington, VT
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