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Coronavirus Anxiety: What You Can do to Keep Your Senior Loved One Healthy

Coronavirus Anxiety-What You Can do to Keep Your Senior Loved One Healthy
Coronavirus Anxiety-What You Can do to Keep Your Senior Loved One Healthy
By Jennifer Thompson, 6:48 am on March 12, 2020

The news of the COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, outbreak has been sending the public into panic mode. But DON’T panic – That’s the last thing you should do! Both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urge people, especially seniors who are more susceptible to the virus, to take extra special precautions and follow…

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Home Health Care Keeping Seniors Healthy During Flu Season 2020
Home Health Care Keeping Seniors Healthy During Flu Season 2020
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:58 am on February 25, 2020

This time of the year is crucial for your senior to take extra precautions to protect their immune systems. Why? Flu season 2020 has arrived, and seniors have a higher likelihood of contracting the flu, due to weaker immune systems. But hope is not lost, because there are several things your senior can do to prevent getting sick, or at…

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The Benefits of Reducing Caffeine
The Benefits of Reducing Caffeine
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:23 am on February 17, 2020

If your senior has been drinking their favorite beverages like coffee or soda for years, it might be hard to ditch caffeine. Even though it’s not the easiest thing to do, reducing caffeine for seniors comes with so many worthwhile benefits! We’re running through a few of these benefits below, and we’ve outlined a couple helpful tips so you can…

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Financial Advice for Family Caregivers
Financial Advice for Family Caregivers
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:47 am on January 30, 2020

Taking care of your senior loved one and family is your primary duty as a caregiver, and can be demanding, but so rewarding! Are you also taking the time to stop every now and then and take care of yourself? One of the ways you can do that is by setting yourself up for financial success as a caregiver. Read…

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How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care
How Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:58 am on January 16, 2020

For the average adult, it’s easy to take the music we hear for granted. Probably because we have heard thousands of different songs and artists over the years! However, you may come to look at music differently after you learn it can be a medicine for the mind of seniors in home care – especially if a senior is struggling…

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How to Communicate with a Senior Loved One Who Has Hearing Loss
How to Communicate with a Senior Loved One Who Has Hearing Loss
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:56 am on December 30, 2019

For those of you who have a senior in home care struggling with hearing loss, we’re here for you. We know this can be a challenging time for both you and your senior when you’re trying to communicate. Read through our tips below to learn how you can begin talking easily with your senior and starting the conversations.  Get Their…

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2020 is the Best Year to Start Working in Home Care
2020 is the Best Year to Start Working in Home Care
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:37 am on December 12, 2019

Are you ready to become a caregiver and start working in senior home care in 2020? Senior caregivers are people who will work directly with seniors (and their families) who need help with the daily activities of living. Some of these may include assistance with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and light housekeeping. Having said this, a career as…

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How to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays (1)
How to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays (1)
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:53 am on November 25, 2019

It’s the holiday season and families are feeling festive and planning their celebratory get togethers to spend quality time with each other! But what about your senior in senior care? The holidays can often cause feelings of isolation as the rest of the family is preparing for parties. Don’t worry — you can help your senior to still feel included…

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keto diet for seniors
keto diet for seniors
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:28 am on November 11, 2019

Have you heard about the keto diet? It’s the latest fad where people are cutting out carbs and sugar from their daily diet, and many have been successful in shedding unwanted poundage. So successful that you may even be considering this diet for yourself. But if you’re an older adult, you could also be wondering if it’s safe to begin…

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long-distance senior care help
long-distance senior care help
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:51 am on October 24, 2019

One of the only things more challenging than taking care of your senior parents is caring for your senior parents who live a long way away from you! This presents a whole new set of obstacles. But don’t worry. That’s why Home Care Assistance is here – to help you get the logistics of long-distance care in order. Take a…

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