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By Tom Lee, 3:23 pm on June 13, 2019

Wondering how you can expect senior home care to change in the next 10 years? Just like the US economy, senior living has had its ups and downs, and we’re anticipating several trends and changes to occur in the near future. With an increasing cost of assisted living, we’ll begin to see different housing options for seniors to remain independent, as well as homes that are all around more “senior-friendly,” with various technology and amenities. If you want to get a better idea of what life will be like for senior Americans in-home care soon, let’s take a look at…

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home care checkup appointment in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 2:27 pm on May 23, 2019

Heading to the doctor for a routine checkup isn’t always everyone’s favorite thing to do, but it is always a good thing to do — especially if you are currently enrolled in home care services. Those routine checkups become much more important each and every year. During your next visit with your doctor this year, ask these 5 key questions to keep you healthy and well. Bring a notepad and pen so you can jot down your doctor’s response! Alternatively, if your agency offers medical advocacy assistance, have their qualified staff attend the appointment with you! What screening tests do…

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senior care for moms in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 9:38 am on May 10, 2019

It’s May, which means that Spring is coming into full swing here in Burlington, VT! With the month of May comes not only spring flowers, but also Mother’s Day. We understand it’s hard to keep coming up with unique gift-giving ideas year after year – especially if your mom, or any mom you’re buying for, happens to be in senior care. So this year, we’ve done the creative thinking for you! Below, take a look at some unique gift ideas that your senior mother will absolutely love this year for Mother’s Day! Memory Jar If you prefer giving gifts with…

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home care in the spring
By Tom Lee, 9:20 am on April 27, 2019

Spring is here and warmer weather is on its way! That means getting outdoors this season with your seniors is going to be a whole lot easier and more frequent. Below we have detailed 4 simple tips to make the most out of enjoying the outdoors with your senior this season: Head to Nearby Parks Parks are the obvious choice when it comes to outdoor activities. Whether there are parks or reservations nearby with miles of trails or just a quick loop, public parks are great areas to take a walk, bond with your senior, and enjoy nature at its…

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Millennials Providing Senior Care
By Tom Lee, 10:43 am on April 11, 2019

When you think of caregivers, the Millennial generation is probably not the first group that comes to your mind. But it may surprise you to know that Millennials, ranging in age from 20 – 34, is a fast-growing group for senior care as they step into the “primary” caregiver role, and their parents become “secondary” caregivers. There are approximately 5.3 million grandchildren caring for their grandparents right now, meaning 1 out of 12 caregivers is caring for a grandparent. As primary caregivers, they take care of the bulk of tasks at hand required for their grandparents’ senior care. There are…

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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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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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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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Adult Day Care vs In Home Care
By Tom 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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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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