Author: allcarea

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...

Alzheimer’s Can Cause Agitation or Aggression

People with Alzheimer's disease may become increasingly agitated or even aggressive as the disease progresses. Common symptoms of agitation include pacing, an inability to settle down, sleeplessness, restlessness, or worry. Aggression can cause a person to lash out verbally or, sometimes, even try to hit or hurt another person.A recent article ...

Encouraging Older Adults to Stay Active

The National Council on Aging recently published an article encouraging older adults to stay active during the coronavirus pandemic. The article points out that many seniors are hesitant to engage in their normal exercise routine because they are concerned they may become injured. However, research has shown there is no increased risk of exercising...

In Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, our caregivers have received In-Service Training, specifically for the Coronavirus. In addition, they have been instructed to strictly abide by the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control and to call the office immediately if a client begins to show any symptoms whatsoever. Currently, we do not have any ch...

Alzheimer’s Dementia Does Not Take Time Off…..and Neither Do We!!!

People suffering from dementia risk losing their independence. By providing the most knowledgeable and compassionate caregivers in the industry, Allcare Home Health Agency allows these clients to live safely and comfortably where they most want to be: in their own homes. With round-the-clock monitoring and care for even the most advanced cases, ou...

In-Home Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care 24 Hours a Day 365 Days a Year!

Allcare Home Health Agency caregivers provide in-home care for clients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia who have lost short term memory and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Even simple tasks such as brushing teeth – which would otherwise be impossible – reduce the risk of inflammation and plaque...