Author: allcarea

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, ...

2020 Flu Season

Flu season is here, and it is important that we not add a significant flu outbreak to the current pandemic outbreak. Because of COVID-19, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. The flu is the only respiratory virus that is preventable by vaccination. It can cause mild to severe illn...

Elderly and Coping with Loss

Bereavement is a state of having suffered a tremendous loss. Grief is a natural response to that loss. Most people are eventually able to come to terms with their grief without help, but unfortunately, some are not. This is particularly true of the elderly and is a primary concern to physicians as it can lead to psychological illness and depression...

Lyme Disease in the Elderly

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted via the bite of a deer tick. These black-legged ticks usually reside in wooded areas. In most cases, a tick must be attached for more than 36 hours in order to transmit the Lyme disease bacterium. The problem is that these ticks are so tiny that they...

Why Choose Home Health Care?

There are so many benefits to choosing home health care for the elderly who are in need of assistance. Most families quickly find that home health care is a much safer, and more affordable option for their aging loved ones as compared to nursing homes. Allcare Home Health caregivers are there when the family is not able to be. Providing gentle,...

Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

Family caregivers are usually great at planning ahead and managing unexpected health crises, but in this new day of COVID-19, it’s not always easy to plan ahead with the rapidly changing, and sometimes conflicting, available information. Here are a few tips to help you and your loved ones stay as safe as possible and hopefully alleviate some of t...