How Animals Can Help People with Dementia

How Animals Can Help People with Dementia

In addition to becoming a member of the family, pets provide many benefits such as reducing stress, stabilizing blood pressure, and having another heartbeat in the house. In addition to improving emotional and physical health, pets can also help people with dementia lead happier, healthier lives.

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What is Senior Companion Care?

What is Senior Companion Care?

For many seniors, nursing homes and assisted living centers are not seen as desirable options. This is because such places are usually reserved for those who need constant care. Most seniors need only light assistance in their daily routines, but the real complication is the lack of companionship. With families often separated by distance, jobs, and other responsibilities, seniors can be greatly affected by not having anyone around to talk and share their time.

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Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

For seniors who have limited mobility, the bathroom can be a dangerous place. Statistics show that many seniors who are injured in their homes were due to issues associated with using the bathroom. This is especially true for showering and bathing purposes which increases the danger. The good news is that there are simple bathroom safety measures that you can take which will significantly reduce the threat of injury.

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Travel Tips for Seniors

Travel Tips for Seniors

If you are a senior and are planning a trip or perhaps you want to send your parents or grandparents to a place they’ve always wanted to go, it’s important to remember that seniors will have different needs and expectations when traveling. So, here are a few travel tips for seniors that will help you better prepare your plans for having a great time while avoiding some potential issues.

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Where to Find Companion Care

Where to Find Companion Care?

It’s common when people age that their ability to do all the daily tasks becomes more restricted depending on their physical condition and overall health. For those that do need some assistance, moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often an overreaction and comes with even more complications. Seniors benefit when they can stay at home and enjoy their independence while having some assistance with physical tasks and the pleasure of companionship that it brings.

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Bathing and Toileting Assistance

Eldercare at Home: Bathing and Toileting Assistance

As people age, their ability to move about with the same mobility becomes restricted, their minds may wander because of dementia, and habits that were once engrained in stone, such as bathing, doing the laundry, and keeping clean start disappearing. The unkempt, disheveled appearance is a sign that all may not be right.

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What are Personal Care Services

What are Personal Care Services?

For seniors who are living on their own and need assistance or families who have seniors living with them, but cannot stay with them all the time, personal care services may be the answer. Around the country, many thousands of families are choosing this type of at-home service over assisted living and nursing home centers as the preferred form of care.

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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

What is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program?

You may be wondering what exactly is a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program or CDPAP and how it affects you. Essentially, this is a program that allows consumers who are self-directed or those who advocate or work for them to oversee all aspects of personal assistants of their choosing. This means that CDPAP allows for you to do the following with those who want to be personal assistants:

  • Research and Recruit
  • Interview and Hire
  • Manage, Schedule, and Supervise
  • Oversee and Dismiss

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Where to Find Respite Care

Where to Find Respite Care?

Taking care of the elderly or the disabled is a noble effort of love, but it also provides many challenges that can wear on even the most loving family member. It can be quite stressful as the demands for caregiving only grow over time. Many who provide caregiving services often find themselves struggling with their feelings which include guilt, anger, and even being resentful of the person they are charged with taking care of over time.

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