In Home Care Tips: Creating a Safer Home for Your Aging Loved Ones

In Home Care Tips
By Tom Lee, 4:58 pm on February 22, 2021

For your senior loved one aging in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, nothing is a greater priority than making sure they are safe at all times. There are several ways that you can create a safer home for your senior, especially if they are living alone. Below, we are sharing our top in-home care tips with you so you can ensure your senior’s safety – and they can live their best life. Observe & Update Walkthrough the Home Start by taking a walkthrough your senior’s home. Don’t just simply walk through – take this time to really…

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In Home Care Tips
Senior Walking During Colder Weather
By Tom Lee, 2:49 pm on February 4, 2021

Winter season is in full swing here in Burlington, Vermont! That means colder temperatures, snow, and ice. But instead of seeing winter as a challenge to staying active, what if you embraced the season and saw it as an opportunity for new activities? Take a look below and read our best tips for seniors to stay active this winter! Stay Physically Active Whether You are Inside or Out! Grab a few layers of clothing and head outside anyway! Who says you have to stay indoors just because the temperatures dropped? Just be sure the sidewalks are free of ice, grab…

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Senior Walking During Colder Weather
Holding Hands of a Senior Loved One
By Tom Lee, 11:55 am on January 22, 2021

You’ve just learned that your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. So, what comes next? This is often a scary time for your senior and family as you face many unknowns and a disease with no cure. Still, there is always hope, and you can take several actionable steps to calm your fears and provide the best care possible for your loved one. Learn, Learn, Learn Truly, you can never learn enough! Begin this new chapter with plenty of education. Carve out all the time you need to learn about Parkinson’s Disease and how it will begin…

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Holding Hands of a Senior Loved One
Senior New Year
By Tom Lee, 3:47 pm on January 5, 2021

A new year means a fresh start, which presents a unique opportunity for seniors to implement habits that can allow them to become healthier and feel better. While many people around the world set resolutions at the beginning of the year, not everyone sees their goals all the way through to completion. Here are five things that can help get your senior’s new year off to the right start and create a routine to add longevity and live a healthier lifestyle! Make Healthy Living Goals Physical activity is safe and healthy for older adults, and many conditions can be improved…

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Senior New Year
Dementia Care
By Tom Lee, 2:07 pm on December 17, 2020

It can be hard to see your senior loved one with dementia struggle with communication and having conversations. It can also be particularly frustrating for them. But unfortunately, dementia can mildly or severely affect their ability to think, comprehend, focus, and respond in conversation. To better communicate with your senior, the key to good conversation starts with setting your senior up for success before it begins. Read through our advice below to get the conversations going. Be Prepared To take initial action, start by being prepared for conversation. Put yourself into a calm and relaxed state of mind. You want…

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Dementia Care
By Tom Lee, 10:19 am on November 25, 2020

Do you have a senior loved one in senior care? If you do, would you be able to recognize the signs if they were struggling with their mental health? Unfortunately, it is all too easy to overlook or not even notice signs of anxiety and depression, which are mental illnesses that seniors in home care are very prone to experiencing. Many signs are very subtle and must be looked for, while others are much more noticeable. Regardless, it is good to be able to pick up on the signs and identify if your senior is suffering from mental health issues….

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By Tom Lee, 2:52 pm on November 9, 2020

While no one is immune to natural disasters, senior citizens in-home care are particularly at-risk when a natural disaster strikes. With the last several years being unusually harsh for wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards and tornadoes throughout the country, it is best to already be prepared and know how you can keep your senior safe in these bad-weather events. Read through our tips below so you know how you can move your senior to safety during severe weather. Preparing for Blizzards For seniors located in the northeast, like we are in Burlington,  it is best to begin preparing for safety as soon…

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By Tom Lee, 10:06 am on October 30, 2020

When you have a senior loved one in-home care, you want the very best for them. From superior services to compassionate caregivers, there is nothing to good for your senior! This should absolutely include making sure they are remaining safe in their own home. The last thing you want is for any accident to happen, like a fall, that results in injury. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent your senior from falling! Know Their Risk Factors. Have your senior visit a doctor to assess any conditions such as vision impairment, arthritis, or memory loss that can…

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By Tom Lee, 8:28 am on October 23, 2020

When caring for or visiting with a senior who has Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, it is a good idea to know what to do if they become upset. The main goal is to calm them down and determine what their problem is so you can seek a solution. De-escalation of the situation is important so you can figure out what is wrong. There are several techniques that are much more effective than others, and we’d like to share with you the four best methods for helping a senior loved one calm down. Mirror Their Emotions. This method plays on the…

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By Tom Lee, 5:27 pm on September 28, 2020

In this day and age, mobile devices and smart phones are just another way of life for most of us. It’s not very common to come across someone who does not have a mobile phone. Still, many seniors have yet to adopt this mainstream mode of communication. But smart phones and mobile phones provide real benefits to those in senior care in the Burlington area. Read on below for several compelling reasons why every older adult should have access to a mobile device. Staying Entertained For seniors who become bored easily in senior care, the smart phone and mobile device…

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