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Questions You Should Ask a Home Care Agency

If you do an online search of “questions to ask a home care agency” you will see there are pages and pages of blogs and articles written on the subject. Most articles have a “top something” questionnaire e.g., top 10, top 25, top 30…you name it.  As well, you will find on every list some really … Continue reading

Recognizing Memory Problems & Talking with your Doctor

It’s normal to forget things from time to time. And as we age, most of us become increasingly forgetful. However, there is a difference between normal memory loss and memory loss related to Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, … Continue reading

Holidays with Aging Parents and the Things to Look For…

The holidays are here again and you’re gearing up for family gatherings with your parents and comforting foods passed down from generations past. The days of your aging mom spending hours in the kitchen are gone but that’s ok. That’s a normal part of the aging process and nothing to be concerned about. However, there … Continue reading

Are You Confident In Your Loved Ones Medication Management?

As the family caregiver to a loved one who is disabled and diabetic, the catalyst that sprung me into action was seeing in shock and horror the mismanagement of multiple meds. Everything from not taking meds as prescribed, over and/or undertaking meds, to continue to take meds after changes to doctors orders, I learned the … Continue reading

Home Care Support for Seniors with Diabetes

No other disease requires so much self-care. And despite the many effective medications, successful treatment of diabetes is dependent upon a motivated patient who knows how to make the right choices and monitors them for their effects on the blood sugar. As a caregiver, senior care advocate, and home care provider our work is to … Continue reading

Senior Care: Living with Dementia and Memory Loss

In the 112 years since Alzheimer’s was identified, a cure is far from sight yet more and more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia-related diseases. The increase in diagnoses is due in part to the rapidly growing population of elders i.e., the baby boomer generation. This generation is the largest living generation and, is not … Continue reading