How Parkinson’s Changes Mood, Mind, and Behavior

Parkinson’s disease impacts an astounding 10 million people worldwide, with another 60,000 in America alone diagnosed each year. Though we most commonly associate physical symptoms with the disease, such as rigid muscles, tremors, and poor balance, it’s important to understand the secondary symptoms as well, in order to best manage the disease. Secondary symptoms can

2018-12-04T12:50:32-05:00December 4th, 2018|Senior Health|

Top Things to Do During Your Holiday Visit with Aging Parents

There’s nothing better than having the whole family gather together to celebrate the holiday season, and in many cases, it’s one of a limited number of opportunities for family members who live at a distance to visit in person with older loved ones. In the midst of the merriment, the holidays provide an ideal opportunity

2018-11-16T11:01:45-05:00November 16th, 2018|Family Caregiving|

Hiring In-Home Help: A Guide for Family Caregivers

Caring for seniors at home is one of the most selfless and rewarding commitments family members can undertake. It allows family caregivers the opportunity to spend quality time with the senior in their care, often leading to a stronger bond than ever before. However, it can also raise some concerns and challenges that can best

2018-11-12T14:30:55-05:00November 12th, 2018|Benefits of Home Care, Family Caregiving|

Watch Out for These Diabetes Complications

If we don’t struggle with the condition ourselves, we certainly know someone who does. Diabetes impacts as many as one in four seniors, resulting in the need for lifestyle changes including a carefully-followed nutrition plan, exercise, routine blood sugar checks, and ongoing medical care to manage the disease. What we may not be as familiar

2018-10-23T14:26:34-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Diabetes Care, Senior Health|

Technology Improves Quality of Life for People with Parkinson’s

Technology is booming and improving quality of life for all of us in so many ways, but for those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, it can mean the difference between dependency and independence. As the disease progresses causing increased challenges with motor skills, movement, and the many daily tasks that make up our

2018-10-11T14:55:23-04:00October 11th, 2018|Senior Health, Technology|

Making the Kitchen Accessible After a Spinal Cord Injury

Independence and autonomy are so important to our overall wellbeing, and for those with a spinal cord injury or other disability, there are a number of steps we can take to make sure the home allows for maximum freedom and self-reliance. In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the in-home care professionals at

2018-09-28T10:15:49-04:00September 18th, 2018|Senior Safety|
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