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Post Hospital Care Services
Post Hospital Care Services
By Doris Kasold, 5:21 pm on August 20, 2014

You don’t have to be a caregiver for long to realize that it is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It can leave you mentally, physically and emotionally drained and at times, more than a little overwhelmed. However, even when you are providing your loved one home care, Clearwater family caregivers also need to set aside the time to take care of themselves. Below are some suggestions for self-care that are incredibly important for your own long-term health. Talk It Out There will be days when you feel anger. Or depression. Or guilt. These are all normal reactions…

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Peaches for National Peach Month
Peaches for National Peach Month
By Doris Kasold, 4:54 pm on August 13, 2014

Sweet juices, a delicate tartness, and plump to the touch – peaches offer one of the best tastes on Earth. Having branched out from the native wild peach groves of China, this delicious fruit has been praised by individuals around the world for their many benefits: nutrients, medicinal effects and flavor. At Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay, healthy living is an important component of our Balanced Care Method™, our unique and holistic approach to senior care, health and wellness. This month, we’re celebrating National Peach Month. What a fantastic excuse to have some fun with the senior in your…

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traveling with seniors
traveling with seniors
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on August 6, 2014

Sibling rivalry is not something that is simply outgrown in childhood. As a matter of fact, this problem typically resurfaces when adult children become caregivers for their aging parent. Although some rivalry is normal and considered healthy, it can reach critical points, especially given the amount of stress caregivers are already under. The tension can become unbearable for the parent and caregivers, leading to a breakdown of the family. For this reason, Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of Clearwater senior care, is going to explore some of the causes, effects and potential solutions to this dilemma. Causes of Rivalry…

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Older Woman with Numbness in Hands
Older Woman with Numbness in Hands
By Doris Kasold, 4:51 pm on July 30, 2014

With age, one’s risk for stroke increases. While there are numerous lifestyle changes that can help to minimize stroke risk, it is important for family caregivers to know the warning signs of a stroke so they can ensure the health and safety of the loved one under their care. Getting immediate medical attention after stroke symptoms are recognized can significantly reduce its physical and cognitive side-effects. When the appropriate medical assistance is attained within the first three hours of the start of stroke symptoms, a drug can be administered that helps break up blood clots, limiting the impact the stroke…

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home care
home care
By Doris Kasold, 4:49 pm on July 23, 2014

It’s easy to assume the everyday challenges seniors run up against are perennial issues: they cannot be solved, only managed. But new technologies are providing some striking solutions for age-old problems in ways that could transform what it means to age in place. At Home Care Assistance, a reliable agency of home care Clearwater families can count on, we’re always looking for fun new gadgets and technology that can help seniors remain safe in the comfort of their own homes. Here, we describe a few up-and-coming inventions made just for today’s independent senior. Easy Button Buttons, such as the ones on…

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Elderly Man Opening Door
Elderly Man Opening Door
By Doris Kasold, 11:44 pm on July 16, 2014

Although most elderly individuals are considered to be both frugal and money-wise, seniors are capable of making major financial mistakes. These errors might be caused by a pervasive sense of goodwill or a need for immediate financial relief. Either way, these actions can have a devastating and lasting impact on the financial well-being of aging adults, especially when taking into consideration that the average lifespan has significantly increased. The following, presented by Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay, are several common financial mistakes made by seniors, along with strategies that you can use to help your loved ones avoid them….

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Dementia care at home
Dementia care at home
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on July 9, 2014

It’s only natural that as our loved ones age, more assistance may be required in performing basic daily chores such as cooking, light housekeeping, bathing and grooming. While seniors may recognize that some help is needed, the majority of older adults shun the thought of living in an institutionalized setting such as a nursing home. When given the option, seniors give 5 reasons as to why they prefer the quality Clearwater elder care. Independence and Dignity – Living at home allows seniors to retain the maximum amount of personal independence and dignity. Continuing to live in the home where a…

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Providing Dementia Care at Home
Providing Dementia Care at Home
By Doris Kasold, 11:56 pm on June 25, 2014

Caring for your loved one after a dementia diagnosis can seem overwhelming, especially for inexperienced first-time family caregivers. In order to provide the highest level of care to your loved one, it will be important to learn as much about the progressive disease as possible. And of course, as you meet the changing needs of your aging loved one, it will be extremely important that you take care of your own needs and mental health throughout the caregiving process. As a leading provider of Clearwater dementia care, we wanted to share some valuable information about caring for a senior loved…

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Brain Boosting Foods
Brain Boosting Foods
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on June 18, 2014

The brain undergoes significant changes as it ages, leaving it more vulnerable to memory loss and overall cognitive decline. While there is no way to completely prevent the onset of severe memory loss or associated conditions such as dementia, researchers claim there are foods that can bolster brain power and overall cognitive vitality. Here are just a few foods that all seniors should start eating today to promote brain performance, presented by Clearwater Home Care Assistance. Blueberries – These small berries pack a big health punch and are known to protect the brain against oxidative stress which can lead to…

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yoga and meditation
yoga and meditation
By Doris Kasold, 8:00 am on June 11, 2014

Although there are many things that seniors need to do to attain optimal wellness, maintaining a healthy weight is particularly important. As a Clearwater home care agency that specializes in offering care to seniors within their own homes, we recognize the role that weight management can play in helping the elderly lead productive, positive lives. By reading the information found below, you can gain a basic understanding of why senior weight management is important as well as how to facilitate this process. Why Weight Management is Important As many health experts know, the country is currently facing a health crisis…

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