Category: Blog

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...

Talking to Grandchildren About Dementia

“Why is Grandma acting so strange? She doesn't remember my name." It may be scary and confusing for a child to see his or her grandparents acting strangely at the onset and progression of dementia. While the senior needs as much assistance as possible, it is also very important to help grandchildren understand what the condition is all about, wh...

Avoiding Food Poisoning in Hot Weather: Keeping Our Seniors Safe In Summer Months

The outside temperature is increasing and the days are getting longer, which sends more and more of us outside to enjoy the nice weather. Seniors especially find a reprieve from the cold and chilly days of winter in the summer, and caregivers are all too happy to bring more activities outside so everyone can enjoy the day.Hot Weather and Food: ...

Summer Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Summer brings along longer days and endless warmth, a welcome change from the frigid air of the winter months that finds a way to penetrate even the deepest layers. For seniors who get cold more easily due to thinning skin, low blood pressure, and various other conditions, summer offers a break from constant shivering. Not only that, but it also op...