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By Lauren Robinson, 11:18 pm on November 21, 2013

As we get older it’s important to get the proper nutrients to fuel our muscles, keep our bones strong, our minds sharp, and our energy levels high. By eating the proper foods we can stay independent longer because we’ve been taking good care of our bodies.  For many seniors, meal preparation can be a difficult task, either because they don’t know what to eat or because it may be a physically demanding chore.  However, in order to stay healthy well into your golden years, it’s important to make sure you’re eating enough and getting adequate nutrition, which may mean hiring an in-home caregiver who can cook and clean for you. Choose between some of these breakfast, lunch and dinner options for a quick and nutritious meal that can help get…

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By Lauren Robinson, 12:45 am on October 24, 2013

Retirement is a proud moment for senior adults, signifying a time to recognize and celebrate their lifetime of saving, hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, senior adults and those who have retired are often the common and unsuspecting targets of illegal fraud, scams and financial exploitation because they are thought to have a large nest egg, are usually at home, and are occasionally too polite to just say “no.” At New Hampshire Home Care Assistance, we take this type of elder abuse seriously and never want our senior clients or their family members to fall victim to such lowly crimes. We want to provide education on common senior scams, enabling you to spot them and avoid them as best as possible. So what are the top senior scams? Health care, health…

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By Lauren Robinson, 7:00 pm on June 25, 2013

For some seniors, retirement is a joyful and exciting transition into one’s golden years, while for others it is a stressful time, filled with unknown. If your aging parent or loved one is struggling with retirement, there are many ways you can provide assistance and support, helping them to be more comfortable in their new role. If your elderly loved one is in need of companionship after retirement, click here and learn about the home companionship services provided by Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire. Before you attempt to help your loved one cope with retirement, try and understand the unfamiliar emotions they are facing. Our entire lives, we strive to be as productive as possible, while making money to support our day to day activities. When a senior retires,…

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By Lauren Robinson, 5:59 pm on June 18, 2013

Today, an overwhelming majority of seniors and their families turn to home care, a care option that enables seniors to receive personalized care from the comfort of their own home. In addition to help with meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal care, caregivers provide companionship and emotional support. Home health care in New Hampshire is especially helpful for seniors who suffer from advanced illness and require careful monitoring and expert assistance twenty four hours a day. Another benefit of home care is that it isn’t just for staying at home. Home caregivers can provide transportation for errands, medical appointments and personal events. If a senior has a medical appointment and is anxious, uncomfortable or is not capable of going to the appointment alone, a caregiver can accompany them and make…

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By Lauren Robinson, 4:47 pm on May 21, 2013

Every year Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of elderly adults across the globe. This degenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death among elderly individuals and is a devastating diagnosis for families to cope with. However, if symptoms of Alzheimer’s are recognized in the early stages and the patient seeks professional care, cognitive functioning, memory and quality of life may be preserved for a longer period of time. At New Hampshire Home Care Assistance, our caregivers are highly trained to recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease in elderly adults such as: Memory loss: While it is perfectly normal to forget small day to day things, recurring and unexplainable memory loss on a regular basis can be a sign of something serious. Forgetting the names of people or objects…

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By Lauren Robinson, 4:36 pm on May 21, 2013

Continuing to live at home with dignity and independence is a goal for many seniors. Unfortunately, advanced illness, impaired vision or hearing, and memory loss are common problems that make this goal seem unattainable. At Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire, it is our mission to provide exceptional in-home care and companionship services to help seniors remain in the comfort of their own homes. Many of our clients use our hourly home care services for assistance with their morning routine. Caregivers are available for a minimum of four hours a day and help with activities such as making breakfast, bathing, housekeeping and getting dressed for the day.Caregivers also provide morning medication reminders and transportation for appointments and errands. If the senior has difficulty cooking meals, caregivers can also prepare meals…

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By Lauren Robinson, 11:39 pm on April 12, 2013

Throughout the history of the human race, there have been voyages looking for the fountain of youth, the emerald of immortality and the talisman of life. Every civilization has had an affinity with living beyond the strains of man’s ability. While we may not live forever, we can maintain a long, happy and healthy life well into our elder years. With the help of a professional caregiver, seniors are able to regain their independence and freedom, while receiving the level of care they need without leaving their home. Facility based assisted living is no longer your only option when additional care is required. With home care in New Hampshire, an experienced and reliable caregiver can come to your home to assist with activities of daily living such as housekeeping, laundry,…

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By Lauren Robinson, 11:34 pm on April 12, 2013

Aging is a natural part of life. While it’s normal for our body functions to deteriorate with age, there are many things elderly individuals can do to improve their health and prevent illness. At Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire, we believe that every individual can live a happy and healthy lifestyle in their old age. Our proprietary Balanced Care Method™ is a science-based approach to elder care that is focused on specific lifestyle factors within our control including diet, exercise, socialization and calmness. By following this program, our caregivers are helping to extend and enhance the lives of their senior clients, while helping them to age gracefully within the comfort of their own home. In order to improve vitality, wellbeing and overall health, there is no better source than…

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By Lauren Robinson, 6:35 pm on March 20, 2013

Do you know how to recognize a stroke? Do you know how to react to help a stroke victim? Strokes are potentially life-threatening and affect the quality of life for thousands of elderly adults each year. If you provide care for a parent or elderly loved one, it is important to be able to spot the warning signs of a stroke and how to quickly respond to help reduce long-term disability.  Warning signs of a stroke may include: Numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs Confusion or difficulty speaking Vision impairment Problems walking Loss of balance or coordination or dizziness Sudden and severe headaches If you think that your elderly loved one is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke, our New Hampshire elder care specialists recommend acting FAST. …

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By Lauren Robinson, 6:27 pm on March 20, 2013

Caring for an elderly parent or loved one who is struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s is a responsibility that is both challenging and emotional. While family caregivers in New Hampshire provide constant supervision and help their loved one with daily activities and personal care, it often doesn’t feel like enough. Unable to prevent the progression of the disease, many family caregivers feel helpless and if they are losing the person they once knew. Although there is no known cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s, reminiscence therapy is being recommended by New Hampshire Alzheimer’s care specialists, with the primary goal of strengthening cognitive memory components for patients. To participate, family members simply need to engage in meaningful conversation with their loved one a few times a week. If possible, utilize props, sounds,…

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