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The Language of Aging

The language surrounding aging can be sensitive. The word that’s used for people who have lived more than six or seven decades has changed with time. Bryan Garner wrote in Modern American Usage:   “’Elderly’ began as a euphemism for aged ‘old’, but even ‘elderly’ has now acquired negative connotations. Perhaps ‘senior’, the newest euphemism, […]

3 Causes of Sudden Confusion in the Elderly

  While we know dementia is a common problem in the elderly, it’s important to be aware that various conditions can intensify its symptoms. Even individuals with no prior history can exhibit severe confusion when faced with UTIs, dehydration, or surgical anesthesia. Always take preventative measures where possible and be on the lookout for early […]

Parkinson’s Disease – In the Shadow of Alzheimers

Parkinson’s Disease affects up to 1 million Americans. Overshadowed by Alzheimers, Parkinson’s is also incurabale and is the 14th leading cause of death. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.  Please honor those fighting Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Click here to read more..

Senior Malnutrition is more common than thought, and can be a serious concern

There are many contributing factors to elderly malnutrition. Some of our most common requests are meal preparation, and kind, “meal reminders”. Our caregivers are not only compassionate, but they are excellent cooks as well! For more information concerning elderly malnutrition, click here..

Caregivers Need Care Too

The primary caretaker of an elderly patient or disabled patient is almost always a family member, typically a parent, child or sibling. Often this task is dropped in the lap of the family member unexpectedly and then they have the daunting task of taking care of that patient 24/7. The family member may have a […]

As we age, do we have “senior moments”, or are they signs of something more?

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The Benefits of Companionship Care

There are times when your loved one, whether a senior or disabled, cannot do things that came easy in their younger years such as driving or cooking. They are either restricted from doing particular activities or cannot physically perform them. You may have a parent who just lost a spouse and who cannot do the […]

Encouraging Elderly to recall favorite sporting moments can help fight off dementia

Elderly men, particularly widowers or divorcees, are notoriously reluctant to join in any sort of communal group aimed at older people, or to engage in conversation about feelings. However through reminiscing about football, they were re-engaging with each other and enjoying all the mental and physical benefits that brings. Click here to read more.

The Importance of Caregiver Background Checks

Caring skills and personality are obviously crucial, and so is trust. Checking the background of a caregiver is very important. All of our caregivers are thoroughly background and reference checked. Our underlining philosophy: Would we want or trust this person in OUR home, caring for OUR loved ones? Call us for a free consultation 336-218-8757. […]

The Importance of Caregiving

As family members become older, they often rely more and more on people who know them and love them to take care of them. This can be exhausting for the person helping out. Typically this person is their child, a young or middle-aged adult in the prime of their life, taking care of their own […]