Aging

Home Care Agency or Independent Caregiver?

2024-04-19T21:41:25+00:00April 19th, 2024|Aging, Caregivers, Personal Care, Seniors|

Many people ask if they should use a home care agency or hire an independent caregiver. While there are pros and cons to both, the scales tip easily toward using an agency for most people in most cases. As the owner of a home care agency, my objectivity may be limited, but I’ll share the [...]

2 Questions to Ask

2024-03-07T19:28:20+00:00March 7th, 2024|Aging, Caregivers, Companion Care, Personal Care, Seniors|

There is no shortage of companies offering home care services in and around Atlanta. And while most offer similar companion and personal care services, some deliver vastly different experiences than others. The “what” may look similar across many companies, but the “how” makes all the difference. So how do you know which companies will provide [...]

Dementia Care: What NOT to Do

2024-01-10T21:29:30+00:00January 10th, 2024|Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

Caring for someone with dementia is difficult at every stage, but the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often present the greatest challenges for family members and caregivers. While some disease processes are highly predictable and produce relatively uniform symptoms that can be managed with proven solutions, every person’s experience with [...]

4 Reasons to Start Home Care Now

2023-08-18T16:33:31+00:00August 18th, 2023|Aging, Companion Care, Personal Care, Senior Safety, Seniors|

An Ounce of Prevention Delaying the start of in-home care can sometimes lead to incidents that result in seniors needing significantly more help much sooner than they otherwise would. A couple of days of light assistance now can help prevent or postpone the need for more intensive care. A part-time caregiver can help by: Performing [...]

How To Help a Loved One Nearing the End of Life

2023-06-20T16:08:21+00:00June 20th, 2023|Aging, Caregivers, Hospice, Personal Care, Seniors|

If you’re wondering how best to help a loved one nearing the end of life, start with this universal truth: we all want to avoid pain and suffering. People will have varying preferences about end-of-life care, but virtually everyone wishes to be free of pain and discomfort. Hospice Care We encourage everyone who [...]

Hearing Aid Help: A Resource Guide for Seniors

2022-01-25T17:29:49+00:00January 25th, 2022|Aging, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

Can you hear me now? According to the Hearing Health Foundation, roughly half of people over age 75 have severe hearing loss, and only about one-third of those use hearing aids. Hearing loss might seem like nothing more than a nuisance, but research has revealed links to increased risk of falls, cognitive decline and other [...]

Travel the World Without Leaving Home

2021-01-27T01:30:51+00:00January 27th, 2021|Aging, Caregivers, Companion Care, Pandemic, Personal Care, Seniors|

Yes, you can travel the world without leaving home! With the click of a mouse and a little bit of imagination, you can explore destinations all across the globe. If you are stuck at home and the scenery is becoming a bit stale, treat yourself to an adventure courtesy of a variety of global attractions [...]

Is This Normal?

2020-07-10T19:51:24+00:00July 10th, 2020|Aging, Personal Care, Seniors|

How to Tell the Difference Between Normal Aging and a Potential Health Problem Aging isn't always fun, but always remember it beats the alternative of not aging! While everyone's bodies change, different people will experience changes at different times, largely dependent upon some combination of genetics and lifestyle factors. You'll likely find yourself wondering, "is [...]

Can We Compare COVID-19 to the Flu?

2020-05-15T20:35:12+00:00May 15th, 2020|Aging, Caregivers, Medical Conditions, Seniors|

Some people have downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 by comparing it to influenza (the flu). They wonder why we have to take such dramatic precautions for this pandemic, when we accept the flu as a perennial and inevitable part of life. Doesn’t the flu kill more people than COVID-19? While the total number of people [...]

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