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Reducing Conflict: Siblings Dealing with an Aging Parent

Caring for an aging parent is extremely challenging for one person, but when there are multiple decision-makers involved, it can be not only a challenge but a nightmare. In one regard multiple siblings can provide a level of support that can relieve some of the pressure on an individual caregiver. On the other hand, the group dynamic can become str...

Effective Brain Exercises for Seniors

As people age, it’s extremely important that they take care of their brain health. There are certain activities that are effective in keeping memory sharp. Staying mentally active is a challenge, especially if the senior is retired or is lacking social stimulation which is a huge problem during the pandemic.Even with today’s limited ability...

Senior Sweet Tooth

Providing your senior loved one a healthy, balanced, nourishing diet is not really that difficult, but getting your loved one to actually eat the healthy food can be a real challenge. One of the benefits of an in-home caregiver is personal one-on-one meal planning.As people age their appetites diminish. Problems with teeth, swallowing, medi...

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

The metabolism of seniors slows as they age. Elderly adults require fewer calories than they did when they were younger. Eating excess sugar and saturated fats leads to unnecessary and unhealthy weight gain. Additionally, the aging body requires additional doses of certain nutrients. Allcare Home Health caregivers love to cook and our RN will discu...

How Shingles Effects Seniors

Shingles is a painful, burning rash caused by a viral infection. Although shingles can break out on any part of the body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters wrapping around either the left or the right side of the torso. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes Chickenpox: Varicella-Zoster virus. Read on to learn the sympt...

Is Home Care a Safer Option During COVID-19?

For many families, caring for older loved ones has become a major focus during the COVID-19 Pandemic.With nursing homes and assisted living facilities hit hard by the virus, family members are wondering what the best choice is to keep their loved ones safe. Being able to control the environment that your loved one is in is more important than e...

Helping Seniors Deal with Loss of Independence

As people age, they will find themselves depending on others for help with daily tasks. Loss of independence is a natural part of growing older, and it’s important to know how to cope with it. Some types of independence that seniors may lose include memory, sight, hearing, decision-making ability, social life, ability to clean or cook, mobility, ...