10 Tips to Help Seniors Lower Their Fall Risks

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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How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging
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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How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging
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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By Tom Lee, 11:43 am on September 17, 2020

One of the best parts about entering into senior age territory is the discounts! This year is a great year to save some money, and there are numerous companies offering seniors big reductions in food, grocery, retail, prescriptions, and travel. If you are a senior, or you are caring for a senior in senior care, our list below will help to make life just a little bit sweeter. Let’s take a look at some of the best senior discounts. Food Applebee’s. Depending on which location, seniors ages 60+ can grab a meal at Applebee’s while taking 10-15% off their bill. Ben…

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By Tom Lee, 1:08 pm on August 30, 2020

One of the things we love and value best here at Home Care Assistance is being involved in our communities. What better way to do that than through supporting charities that benefit seniors? If you’re going to support an organization, it is best to choose one with a solid reputation and well-trained professionals. That’s why we’re sharing our top 5 favorite senior charities! Let’s take a look below. Meals on Wheels America With a rapidly growing senior population, our local chapter of Meals on Wheels America is on the frontlines delivering meals to some of the most vulnerable of our…

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By Tom Lee, 9:55 am on August 26, 2020

Seniors in home care have the benefit of aging with dignity in the comfort of their own home, or a loved one’s home, surrounded by familiarity and solace. While that home was once well-suited for their lifestyle, it is not uncommon to discover that the home may now need some updates as your senior faces new challenges throughout the aging process. Seniors often need various medical equipment in their home, whether it is for safety, mobility, or basic human functions. So now the questions become, what equipment does your senior need? And where can you find it? Medical Equipment Examples…

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By Tom Lee, 10:53 am on August 20, 2020

Pearl Boyer is the Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington nominee for National Caregiver of the year for 2020. Pearl was one of the first caregivers we hired when we opened our business in 2016. She has been a caregiver all of her adult life, including caring for her dying husband. Pearl’s extension of herself comes through with all of her clients and our office staff. In all of her 57 years of caregiving experience, she is able to provide the best companionship care, personal care and light housekeeping a caregiver can provide. And she always takes great pride in…

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By Tom Lee, 9:42 am on July 27, 2020

When it comes to senior care, nothing matters more than the comfort of your loved one. If you help care for a senior loved one in your own home, you may know that sometimes making your house as comfortable as possible can be a challenge. Your home may be suited just fine for you and your family, but for your senior, it may present its obstacles. Fortunately, there are several things you can do around your home to help make it more accessible and secure for your senior! The Exterior Consider installing a no-step entry way if your home does…

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By Tom Lee, 5:56 pm on July 9, 2020

Sadly, seniors are among the most likely groups of people to be taken advantage of through many varying scams and methods of abuse. Abuse, neglect and scams against elders has been steadily increasing throughout the past decade, which has gained national attention and sparked the need for legal action and protection in Congress. Below, we’re discussing the concept of elder justice and what exactly Congress is working on to make it happen. What is Elder Justice? Elder justice? It is the holistic method of both preventing and handling instances of elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and maltreatment of seniors. It…

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By Tom Lee, 12:18 pm on June 30, 2020

It’s that time of the year again… Summer is officially here and the pollen outside is in full force! Now is the time for those who struggle with allergies suffer the most. If this is true for your senior, we understand their struggle. But fortunately, there are several remedies to help lessen your senior’s allergies and keep them manageable this season! Read on below and learn our favorite tips and tricks to keep allergies quiet. Go to the Drugstore Many allergies can be cured, or symptoms clear, with a simple OTC medication from a drug store! There are some drugs,…

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