When Should You Consider Long-Term Care?

By Tom Lee, 3:50 pm on January 21, 2022

If you have an older parent or relative, they may be able to live independently at home for the time being. They may need occasional care if you’re not available to tend to their needs or if they have a short-term medical condition, but otherwise, they may just need some help with daily activities from time to time. However, that could change at any moment. If you’ve noticed your loved one has started losing weight despite not exercising or hasn’t been taking care of their personal hygiene, this may be a sign for help. They may be struggling more with…

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Senior Care New Year's Resolutions
By Tom Lee, 3:24 pm on January 4, 2022

As the holiday season draws to a close, seniors and their loved ones often make New Year’s resolutions. While eating healthier, exercising more, or picking up a new activity are common themes, families with older loved ones may consider setting senior care goals for the coming year. What are the Benefits of Senior Care Resolutions? Senior care resolutions set goals and priorities based on what is most important to an older loved one. Family members and caregivers can collaborate on ideas to ensure that everyone communicates, is on the same page, and is working toward the same goals. Making resolutions can…

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Senior Care New Year's Resolutions
Best Technology Gifts for Seniors
By Tom Lee, 12:08 pm on December 17, 2021

It’s difficult to shop for elderly parents because they often have everything they need. They have accumulated many belongings over the course of their lives, and many are consolidating to reduce clutter and prepare for the possibility of downsizing their living space. Because it is practical and allows elders to stay connected and active, certain technology might be an excellent alternative. Here are some terrific tech gift ideas for seniors: Digital Tracking Tags For older adults who forget where they left their keys, phone, wallet/purse, remote, or other items, small tags such as Tile Stickers or other tracking devices can…

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Best Technology Gifts for Seniors
By Tom Lee, 3:32 pm on December 8, 2021

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain illness that results in dementia. Memory, cognition, and behavior are all compromised in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Common behaviors such as bewilderment, difficulties with language or movement, inability to identify friends or family members, illusions about their surroundings or reality, mood swings, and hostility might result from this. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is anticipated to be close to 5.8 million, with the figure expected to quadruple by the year 2050. Alzheimer’s disease affects individuals as young as 60 and as old as 80. One-on-one dementia care…

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By Tom Lee, 11:56 am on November 29, 2021

Millions of Americans become ill during the dreaded flu season, and hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bulk of flu-related hospitalizations occur within vulnerable groups, particularly those aged 65 and up. In most cases, the flu season begins in October and lasts until February or March. COVID-19 continues to put a pressure on the healthcare system, thus protection and risk reduction are especially important this winter. As flu season approaches, the elderly and their family members should be aware of the hazards and precautions that must be taken to…

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5 Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Health
By Tom Lee, 10:57 am on November 12, 2021

Although aging is unavoidable, it does not have to slow you down. Seniors can make the most of every stage of their lives with proper care and a healthy lifestyle. As you get older, there are many things you may do to improve your physical, mental, emotional, and social health: Stay Active Continue to exercise and move your body to keep your muscles and joints strong and flexible. Enroll in a local gym’s classes, hire a personal trainer, or work out with a friend. Because you are not exercising alone, this can help you stay accountable and engaged. It can…

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5 Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Health
Hiring a Caregiver
By Tom Lee, 10:51 am on October 29, 2021

You’re grateful for everything your parents have done for you over the years, and you’re eager to repay the favor by caring for them as they age and begin to struggle with daily tasks. However, caring for an aging parent is not the same as parenting children. Keep this in mind if your parents require assistance. Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington can help you avoid caregiver burnout and ensure your loved one gets the care and support they need. Our caregivers can help your loved one with everyday duties, provide companionship, and keep your family informed about their health…

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Hiring a Caregiver
Combating Depression in Seniors
By Tom Lee, 10:58 am on October 15, 2021

Depression is not a normal part of aging, but it affects millions of seniors. Depression, if left untreated, can make it more difficult for the elderly to recover from illness or injury and can have a negative effect on their quality of life. It has the potential to influence everything from appetite to socialization to physical activity. Recognizing depression symptoms in seniors and taking steps to improve mental health can go a long way toward improving overall well-being. Signs of Depression in the Elderly While sadness is a common symptom of depression, it isn’t always visible in seniors. Some individuals…

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Combating Depression in Seniors
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
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