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How Shingles Effects Seniors

[caption id="attachment_1564" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Image courtesy of WebMD[/caption]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...

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...