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Stroke Prevention for Seniors

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability in the United States. Furthermore, the risk for stroke increases with age making the senior population, individuals aged 65 and older, extremely at risk for strokes. When a senior experiences a stroke, the brain does not receive the blood and oxygen it needs, resulting in brain damage. Depending on the seve… [ Read More ]

Discussing Future Care Wishes with Aging Parents

No one enjoys talking with their elderly parent or loved one about frightening future possibilities. However, it is important to talk to your loved one about what to do if at some point they are unable to live independently, what their care options are, how their care will be financed, as well as what their preferences are for end of life or New Hampshire hospice care. While often a sensitive … [ Read More ]

Creating a Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care Team for Your Elderly Loved One

If your elderly loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you may be taking on the role of primary caregiver. However, seniors who suffer from complex and chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s, benefit most from an interdisciplinary team of professionals. The collaborative effort will help provide individualized treatment to address the needs and varying side effects that your loved … [ Read More ]

Tips for Choosing a New Hampshire Home Care Agency

If you are looking for senior care in New Hampshire, there are several agencies to choose from. Below are some tips to help make your decision easier by identifying the responsible and professional agencies. First, make sure the New Hampshire home care agency provides caregivers who have been certified, bonded and insured. Next, schedule a meeting with the care management team and find out … [ Read More ]

Why Should Seniors Hire a Full-Time Caregiver?

For aging seniors, home means a lifetime of cherished memories, objects and a daily routine that defines their lives. However, the ability to stay at home can begin to pose unique challenges for the aging population. Even with assistance from family and friends, many seniors find that their ability to live in and maintain their home can become increasingly difficult. With the assistance of … [ Read More ]

Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe in the Bathroom

Every year thousands of elderly Americans suffer from washroom related injuries. Many times an independent elderly adult is forced into a nursing home after slipping in the bathroom and breaking a hip. What many people don’t consider is that simple things such as regulating faucet temperatures and adding proper lighting fixtures can go a long way in helping senior citizens live independently… [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Keep an Aging Brain Active

As people age, they experience changes both mentally and physically. While these changes are a natural part of aging, there are some steps that can be taken to help maintain overall health and mental functioning. Home Care New Hampshire offers seniors 5 ways to help keep an aging brain smart. Socialize – Staying socially active and maintaining relationships is an important component of … [ Read More ]

Why do Seniors Prefer In Home Care?

Many seniors prefer the comforts of home over the accommodations of a live-in facility. As the health and physical strength of a senior decline, he or she may need help doing basic tasks and managing their health. Health conditions may require regular medications and treatments under the supervision of a healthcare professional. But while a nursing home offers convenient care and 24-hour … [ Read More ]

Can My Parent with Alzheimer’s Receive Care at Home?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is progressive disease that causes changes in the brain that can affect a senior’s ability to function normally. These changes lead to growing problems with memory, disorientation, speaking, writing, thinking, and reasoning, planning and performing everyday tasks. For this reason, New Hampshire Home Care Assistance provides speci… [ Read More ]

Helping Seniors Stay Safe in their Homes

Growing old is a normal part of life. While a proper diet and exercise can help one maintain his or her health for a long time, it’s impossible to completely prevent the process of aging. In addition to changed appearance, aging can make it more difficult to heal after an injury. Elderly injuries often require treatment from a healthcare professional or doctor and recovery care from a provid… [ Read More ]

What Services are Offered by Home Care Assistance?

The notion of elder care has evolved drastically over the years and with people living longer, the need for elder care continues to grow. There was a time when caring for your aging loved ones meant moving them in with you. Over the years, facilities were formed to provide the necessary nursing care for aging family members. Currently, there are many options available for elder care, depending… [ Read More ]

What do I need to Provide for a Live-In Caregiver?

Hiring a caregiver can be a huge weight off of a family’s shoulders. Taking care of an elderly or disabled loved one is a full-time job that can get overwhelming at times. It becomes much more manageable with help. One of the best ways to do this is by hiring a live-in caregiver New Hampshire. A professional live-in caregiver is highly trained and experienced in providing senior care. They w… [ Read More ]

What’s the Difference between In-Home Assisted Living and an Assisted Living Facility?

How we care for our aging citizens changes as the years go by. There was a time when aging parents lived with their children and received all regular care from them. Over the years, institutions came to replace family members. The current model is a blend of the two services. While institutions like nursing homes and assisted living facilities are still available for seniors, there are also se… [ Read More ]

Choosing the Right Type of Care

Finding senior care for your loved one can be challenging. It’s hard to find someone you trust and feel good about and you have to make sure that they can provide you with the right level of services. Here are some things to consider when determining if senior care is the right choice for your loved one. Level of Mobility In-home care is ideally suited to seniors who are still reasonab… [ Read More ]

What Duties will a Professional Caretaker Perform?

For many seniors, normal daily tasks can become a burden as they have difficulty moving around or being on their feet for long periods of time. Additionally, some seniors also must contend with injuries or illnesses that can make keeping up with their daily routine even more challenging. For families who have senior relatives with memory loss, every day can involve constant worry for their lov… [ Read More ]