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When It’s Time To Have “The Talk” Getting Seniors To Hand Over The Car Keys

The decline of mobility and coordination is a harsh reality of aging. Judgment and response time also slows with advanced age.According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the rate of fatal accidents grows from age 70 and reaches a high at age 85 and above. Yet, despite these numbers, it can be challenging to persuade senior loved on...

Avoiding Resistance During Bath or Shower Making It A Pleasant Experience for Seniors With Dementia

Seniors living with Dementia face many challenges. One of the more common challenges is hygiene. As a top provider of in home dementia care in the Raleigh/Durham area, our trained caregivers are faced with this challenge daily. The good news is, there are tactics that caregivers can implement into their personal care routines that make showering an...

Preparing For Flu Season 2022-2023

Peak flu season doesn’t take hold until between December and February, but it’s still important to get vaccinated early. This is especially true for seniors. Seniors over the age of 70 are at higher risk of contracting the flu, especially those with chronic conditions. To help seniors at home prepare for the oncoming flu season, Allcare Home He...

The Importance Of Foot Care For Seniors

Health issues are an inevitable part of the aging process. Unfortunately, foot health is one of the most neglected aspects of general health, especially among the elderly. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the average American has walked 75,000 kilometers by the time he or she reaches the age of 50. Read on to learn why foo...

When Is It Time to Consider Overnight Care?

Seniors often experience more nighttime awakenings than younger folks. A variety of factors, including dementia, can cause this, but for the most part, it's merely a matter of their circadian rhythm or "body clock" changing.  According to the Sleep Foundation, the region of the brain that regulates the body's regular cycles, especially sleep, can ...

What Do You Consider an Outstanding Caregiver?

I asked our clients what they consider to be an outstanding caregiver and here's what they said: As a Client Care Manager who has spent many years speaking with home care clients and prospective clients, sometimes, more importantly, listening to our clients and prospective clients, one of the subjects that we discuss, is what they consider A Gre...