How to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays

By Tom Lee, 4:08 pm on November 21, 2019

It’s the holiday season, a time where families are feeling cheerful and looking forward to many get-togethers and quality time spent with another! Although in some cases, for seniors in senior care, the holidays can cause feelings of isolation while the rest of the family is preparing for celebrations. But you can help your senior loved feel included for this season and many to come! Take our tips below to help your senior feel the love and joy of the holidays. Remember the Past Traditions Sometimes it’s just nice to reminisce and remember the good ol’ days. Doing this with…

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senior keto diet
By Tom Lee, 11:22 am on November 13, 2019

The keto diet. It’s the latest fad diet you’ve heard all about! People have been cutting out carbs and sugar from their diets left and right and many have been successful in shedding both a little and a lot of weight. Maybe you’ve been considering it yourself, too. If you’re an older adult, you may also be wondering if the keto diet for seniors is safe. Home Care Assistance is going to help you find out now below. What is Keto? First, it’s helpful to know just what this diet is exactly about. The ketogenic diet is essentially a low-carb,…

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senior care
By Tom Lee, 10:00 am on October 24, 2019

What’s the only thing more challenging than caring for your senior parents? Caring for your senior parents who live far away from you. That presents a whole new set of obstacles! Fortunately, Home Care Assistance is here to help you get the logistics of long-distance senior care in order. Take a look at our tips below for helping your elderly parents from a distance. Assess the situation and know your options. The first step to providing the best care for your long-distance senior parents is assessing their situation – What is there state of health and their living situation? Getting…

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staying social in senior care
By Tom Lee, 2:53 pm on October 14, 2019

In an age where technology is second nature to generations like iGen, Generation Z, Millennials, and Generation X, senior citizens often struggle to keep up with advancements or get left behind completely. But these younger generations, especially those with parents or grandparents in senior care, can teach seniors how to stay social! By using the tips below, your senior can become just as social as you with a little bit of time and love. Start by explaining the value of staying social. Show them how simple it can be to video call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a few years, or to…

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senior care legal documents
By Tom Lee, 10:53 am on September 27, 2019

Do you have a parent in senior care? Are you getting ready to enroll a parent in senior care? If the answer to either question is “yes,” then it will be to your benefit to familiarize yourself with the legal documents needed for a parent in senior care. Advanced Directive Advanced directives are crucial for a senior to have prepared. It is a collection of documents that detail your senior’s specific instructions and preferences for medical treatments and comfort during their end of life care. Advanced directives become especially important if, at that time in your senior’s life, they are…

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end of life care
By Tom Lee, 8:18 am on September 13, 2019

We understand it can be difficult to talk about planning for end of life care, but doing so can give peace of mind to you, your senior, and your family. Even though this can be a sensitive topic to discuss, planning out end of life care options will help to honor your senior’s wishes if and when they are no longer able to communicate what they want or need. End of life care planning is an important part of ensuring both your senior’s satisfaction and dignity. Talk About It Talking about end of life care with your senior is perhaps…

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home care for disabled seniors
By Tom Lee, 10:46 am on August 22, 2019

Did you know? 25% of senior Americans ages 65 – 74 live with a disability. Aging can often present challenges on its own, but being a disabled senior introduces a new set of challenges on top of that can require some extra help. As a solution, Home Care Assistance wants to tell you about home care options that may be able to help your senior with a disability. First, let’s learn about the types of disabilities many seniors struggle with daily. Types of Disabilities Physical. Most commonly, seniors deal with disabilities that involve mobility limitations. That means that home care…

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Home Care Tax Deductions
By Stacy Lee, 9:27 am on August 14, 2019

If you or your family currently have a loved one receiving home care services, or you will soon, it is important to understand how you can use home care tax deductions to your family’s benefit. But first, a disclaimer: Home Care Assistance does not officially offer tax advice. We recommend that you seek the help of a professional. Now, let’s dive into how it works. The IRS allows family caregivers to claim individuals related by blood, marriage, or adoption – and even friends as dependents. Both parties must meet the IRS requirements. If they do, the caregiver can claim the dependent and the…

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senior care transportation
By Tom Lee, 9:01 am on July 26, 2019

As we age, it’s inevitable that we’re going to have to change the way we get around at some point. How we go grocery shopping, run errands, or even just grab the mail at the end of the driveway – Each of these tasks can become just a little (or a lot) more difficult the older we get. But that doesn’t mean as senior citizens we should have to struggle! Instead, we would like to suggest several transportation alternatives for seniors in senior care. First, let’s take a look at why some seniors may need to consider alternative transportation options……

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senior care transportation
By Tom Lee, 4:56 pm on July 12, 2019

Do you have a parent or grandparent receiving in home care? If so, they more than likely have a caregiver that you interact with frequently, and sometimes, it can be hard to connect with that person. That’s why we’ve come up with 3 solid steps to help you build a positive relationship with your caregiver! Read on below to help you work towards connecting with your caregiver: Make Sure They are the Right Fit Making the right choice when choosing a caregiver for your senior’s in home care is the first and most important step towards having a good relationship….

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