Personal Care

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Tips for Proper Handwashing

2020-04-09T14:47:34+00:00March 19th, 2020|Aging, Caregivers, Companion Care, Medical Conditions, Personal Care, Seniors|

We know how important it is to wash our hands, now more than ever. Use these tips to be sure you are washing properly to maximize effectiveness. If your hands are getting dry from the seemingly constant washing, keep a pump bottle of lotion next to the sink. Friction is Key Friction is the most [...]

Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease

2020-03-05T17:35:15+00:00February 13th, 2020|Medical Conditions, Personal Care, Seniors|

We all know that, with few exceptions, exercise benefits people of all ages throughout every stage of life. But did you know it’s even more important for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or a related neurological disorder. Researchers have conducted myriad studies that show exercise can significantly slow the progression of [...]

Care Without Compromise…or Complaint

2019-12-17T23:35:41+00:00October 18th, 2019|Caregivers, Companion Care, Personal Care, Seniors|

Home Care Pulse recently published a list of the top ten home care complaints received in 2019 by agencies across the country. The article lists ten individual complaints but reveals two root problems that home care companies need to address in order to provide a higher level of client care. The first root problem is [...]

How To Choose A Home Care Company

2019-10-18T23:17:39+00:00September 20th, 2019|Aging, Caregivers, Companion Care, Personal Care, Seniors|

The Atlanta area is home to many home care agencies, which mainly fall into two categories: local businesses and franchises. While franchises are locally owned and operated, they are generally required to adhere to policies and procedures dictated by the national entity. By contrast, local independent businesses may have more flexibility. Full Heart Home Care [...]

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