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Music Can Help Seniors in Home Care

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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staying social in senior care
staying social in senior care
By Jennifer Thompson, 12:27 pm on October 10, 2019

Keeping up with technology comes naturally to the younger generations, like iGen, Generation Z, Millennials, and Generation X. So, what about our senior citizens? They often struggle to keep up with advancements or get left behind completely. But these younger generations, especially those with parents or grandparents in senior care, can teach seniors how to stay social, too! You can…

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Senior care legal documents
Senior care legal documents
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:44 am on September 26, 2019

Have a parent in senior care? Preparing to enroll a parent into senior care services? If so, then beginning to familiarize yourself with the essential legal documents needed for a parent in senior care listed below will be to your benefit. Advanced Directive An advanced directive is crucial for a senior to have prepared, especially if, at any point in…

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end of life care
end of life care
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:55 am on September 15, 2019

Having a conversation about end of life care can be difficult. But being able to discuss this topic can give peace of mind to you, your senior, and the whole family. Although we know this is a very sensitive topic, planning out end of life care options now can honor your senior’s wishes, especially if they are no longer able…

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Home Care for Disabled Seniors
Home Care for Disabled Seniors
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:23 am on August 22, 2019

What if we told you that 25% of senior Americans ages 65 – 74 live with a disability? That’s a lot of seniors facing a unique set of challenges that many aging adults may not have to manage. We understand that it can sometimes be overwhelming to care for a senior with a disability, and so we at Home Care…

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