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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...

Senior Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. Falls are not only costly in dollars and cents, but also in the quality of life. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.The following tips can minimize the risk of falls for your loved one:Review cu...

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 ...

Seeking a Registered Nurse for Full-Time Position

Allcare Home Health Agency, Inc is seeking an experienced registered nurse for a full-time position in Raleigh, NC. We are proudly offering a competitive salary, PTO, and benefits including medical, vision, and dental.Responsibilities: • Complete in-home assessments and admissions of patients and develop care plan • Provide skilled nursin...

Our Residential Care Home Has Space Available

In light of recent events, many people are growing increasingly concerned about traditional assisted living facilities. Have you found yourself considering alternative living arrangements for your loved one, but not sure where to turn? We currently have space available at our residential care home in Garner, NC, where we provide outstanding service...

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...