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Five Exercises for Wheelchair-Bound Seniors

By Tom Lee, 8:17 pm on March 30, 2020

When somebody tells you to exercise more, your mind probably jumps to running, walking and just generally moving around. That’s easy enough. But for seniors who are wheelchair-bound, this is unfortunately not possible. Wheelchair-bound seniors are restricted to specific movements and exercises and yet it is still important for them to live happy, active and independent lives! Let’s take a look below at several exercises that will improve the daily lives of wheelchair-bound seniors. Shoulder Retractions Sitting straight up with the ab muscles contracted, hold your arms at should level with the hands facing down. Curve the fingers like you’re…

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By Tom Lee, 8:23 am on March 12, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been sending everyone into a panic, but that’s the last thing you should do! While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging everyone – especially seniors and those working in home care – to take serious extra precautions, you and your senior loved one can remain healthy by following their advice. Since seniors are more susceptible to the virus, you will want to make sure they take the measures listed below very seriously. Don’t Panic The number one thing that you shouldn’t be doing? Panicking. While it…

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Home Health Care Keeping Seniors Healthy During Flu Season 2020
By Tom Lee, 9:46 am on February 25, 2020

It’s that time of the year again… The dreaded flu season is here in 2020! That being said, it is especially important for your senior loved one to exercise caution and take preventative measures to ward off the flu. Seniors are one demographic much more likely to contract the flu due to their weaker immune systems. Fortunately, by following our 5 top tips below, your senior can reduce their likelihood of getting sick, or at least reduce the length or severity of their illness!  Get Plenty of Exercise When it comes to boosting the immune system, exercise can get the…

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Home Health Care Keeping Seniors Healthy During Flu Season 2020
The Benefits of Reducing Caffeine
By Tom Lee, 8:10 am on February 17, 2020

For seniors who have been drinking beverages like coffee and soda for years, kicking the caffeine habit can be hard to do! And while it may not be an easy task for them, reducing their caffeine intake will have so many worthwhile benefits. Below we’re running through some of these benefits along with tips for you to help them cut the caffeine! Decrease Side Effects If you have ever drunk too much caffeine in one sitting, then you may already be familiar with the side effects. You might have the jitters (those shaky hands!), feel out of breath, have a…

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The Benefits of Reducing Caffeine
Financial Advice for Family Caregivers
By Tom Lee, 10:56 am on January 30, 2020

As a caregiver, you are responsible for taking care of older adults in senior care and even assisting their families. It’s a demanding job with great personal rewards. But are you taking time to stop and care for yourself? Caregivers face many challenges, and one of those is often financial hardship. Take a look at our advice below and keep on track for financial success as a caregiver. Create a Budget The most important piece of financial advice we can give to you as a caregiver is a create a budget for you and your loved one and stick to…

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Financial Advice for Family Caregivers
How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care
By Tom Lee, 9:16 am on January 16, 2020

It’s easy for many of us to take music for granted – we have heard so many different songs from so many different artists, we often don’t think twice about it. But for seniors in home care, music can be considered a medicine of the mind! Especially if a senior is struggling with memory loss or cognitive ability. There are several proven health benefits that music provides our seniors, and we’re discussing them all at length below. Decreased Pain from Chronic Illness Let’s talk about the physical health benefits of music therapy, first. For as many benefits of music provides…

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How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care
How to Communicate with a Senior Loved One Who Has Hearing Loss
By Tom Lee, 8:49 am on December 30, 2019

Do you have a senior in-home care who struggles with hearing loss? If so, we know this can often be a difficult time for both you and them when you’re trying to effectively communicate. To help you talk with your senior as best as you possibly can, read through our advice below to begin easily facilitating the conversations.  Get Their Attention First. Before you begin trying to have a conversation with your senior, try to get their attention first – Doing so politely, of course! A few things you can try are waving your hands calmly in their line of…

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How to Communicate with a Senior Loved One Who Has Hearing Loss
2020 is the Best Year to Start Working in Home Care
By Tom Lee, 10:28 am on December 12, 2019

Are you thinking about working in senior home care and becoming a caregiver? Senior caregivers are individuals who work directly with older adults who need assistance to perform the activities of daily living. These might include assistance with items like bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, and companionship.  That being said, becoming a senior caregiver is certainly not for everyone. But if you have a passion and want to make a difference is the life of a senior and their family, then we here at Home Care Assistance can give you 3 very compelling reasons to begin working in home…

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2020 is the Best Year to Start Working in Home Care
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 keto diet
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