Home Security Tips to Keep Seniors Safe

Home Security Tips to Keep Seniors Safe
By Tom Lee, 3:35 pm on September 24, 2021

As more seniors prefer to age in place in their own homes, many family members are concerned about their loved one’s health and safety: What if there’s a fire, flood, or carbon monoxide leak? What if Mom falls? What happens if Dad has a heart attack or a stroke? What if a break-in attempt is made? Adult children, especially those who live far away from their elderly parents, may feel overwhelmed by these concerns. But, thanks to modern home security technologies that safeguard elders from potential risks and threats, worried family members near and far can have peace of mind. Home Security Devices…

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Home Security Tips to Keep Seniors Safe
Preparing for Each Stage of Alzheimer's
By Tom Lee, 4:50 pm on September 15, 2021

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to pay attention to their symptoms and to act if it seems like their cognitive function has worsened. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that progresses over time. That means seniors who have Alzheimer’s need a unique level of care as their cognitive decline increases. Although everyone experiences Alzheimer’s differently, the disease is often split up into early, middle and late-stage Alzheimer’s. The further your loved one’s cognitive decline has progressed, the more care they’ll need. The Importance of Each Stage of Alzheimer’s Whether this is your first time…

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Preparing for Each Stage of Alzheimer's
In Home Care
By Tom Lee, 3:28 pm on August 27, 2021

Is a senior loved one struggling with essential indoor tasks and chores? If maintaining a clean house, for example, becomes too difficult for them, their home may become cluttered, uncomfortable, and even unsafe. Seniors sometimes need extra assistance with keeping their homes tidy. As older adults age, their muscles often become weaker, and joints become more painful. Physical limitations may also affect their stamina and strength while taking care of daily household duties. Keeping a clean and clutter-free home can be difficult for senior citizens and adversely affect their overall health and quality of life. Below are some tips on…

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In Home Care
24 Hour Home Care
By Tom Lee, 3:25 pm on August 13, 2021

Seniors living with chronic health conditions or physical and emotional limitations may need around-the-clock support at home, but the constant care they require can sometimes be difficult for families to manage. Why Choose 24-Hour Home Care? 24-hour home care allows seniors to live independently in their own homes while receiving round-the-clock assistance from caregivers. That means 24-hour assistance for home tasks like bathing, dressing, and even meal preparation. It also includes services like medication reminders, plus help with grooming and exercise. Today, seniors can live independently in their own homes with 24-hour care from trained caregivers. 24-hour home care is…

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24 Hour Home Care
Why Vitamin D is Important for Seniors
By Tom Lee, 5:37 pm on July 22, 2021

Ever since you were little, you’ve been told to take your vitamins. As you age, however,  some vitamins are more important than others. Vitamin D, for instance, is highly recommended for the elderly, but have you ever wondered why? Whether you’re a senior yourself or providing senior care for a loved one, here are some important facts you should know about vitamin D. How Vitamin D Deficiency Puts Seniors at Risk Vitamin D is essential for promoting the absorption of calcium in the body, promoting bone growth, healthy teeth, strong muscles, and an effective immune system. Because seniors often don’t…

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Why Vitamin D is Important for Seniors
How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging
By Tom Lee, 4:51 pm on July 9, 2021

Music can play an important role in all of our lives. It has the ability to evoke profound feelings and memories, and song lyrics are likely to stay in your mind longer than most other trivial things. It can be particularly helpful to us as we age, which is worth keeping in mind if you’re providing in home care for a loved one. Here are a few ways music can benefit you as you age. Benefits of Music for In Home Care Boosts the Mood — It’s no secret that music can make you feel good. If you catch yourself…

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How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging
Summer Home Care
By Tom Lee, 3:38 pm on June 24, 2021

We’re used to the idea of “winterizing” a home to prepare for the short cold days of the winter months. Many people, however, are unfamiliar with the concept of “summerizing”. If you’re providing home care for a senior loved one, it’s just as important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that their home is as safe and comfortable when it’s hot as it is throughout the year. In fact, illnesses due to extreme heat such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion are the most common types of weather-related deaths among seniors. Simple Steps to Prepare a Loved One’s Home…

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Summer Home Care
Senior Stress Relief
By Tom Lee, 4:52 pm on June 11, 2021

Stress exists for a reason. Our bodies are designed to produce stress hormones such as adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol to help us run from danger and protect ourselves. While these hormones can save our lives in short bursts, chronic stress can lead to several health problems such as headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks. Whether you’re a senior or you’re providing senior care for a loved one, here are a few techniques from Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington that can help relieve stress. 1.  Exercise Regular exercise has innumerable health benefits….

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Senior Stress Relief
Senior Care
By Tom Lee, 2:30 pm on May 20, 2021

As your parents age, there comes a time when you may have to provide them with senior care. If you’re in that position right now, you can probably appreciate how challenging that can be. While the time you spend with an elderly parent can be extremely rewarding, it requires a lot of hard work. The important thing is to realize that you’re not in this alone. There are friends, families, and professionals who are there to help you provide the quality of senior care your loved one deserves. Be Honest With Yourself While it’s perfectly normal to expect yourself to…

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Senior Care
Senior Care Spring Activities
By Tom Lee, 1:22 pm on May 7, 2021

Spring has arrived! It seemed like it took forever, but the short, brutal days of winter are finally behind us. Better weather gives us all the opportunity to get out more, but this is especially important for elderly people who could benefit a more active lifestyle after spending several months cooped up at home. If you’re providing senior care for someone you love, here are some fun spring activities the two of you can enjoy together. Go For a Walk — Spring is a chance to finally get outside and take in some sunshine, and what better way to do…

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Senior Care Spring Activities
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