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By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on April 29, 2015

With spring here, allergy season is gearing up. Seniors and older adults are often more sensitive to pollen in the first few weeks of spring and feel the effects of allergies before their younger counterparts. To help provide relief during the spring, the professional and trained caregivers at Home Care…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on April 22, 2015

Do you remember the childhood satisfaction of being able to do things yourself? Tying your shoes, fastening buttons, and zipping up a jacket were great triumphs. Likewise, being independent in one’s golden years can help to boost confidence. If your aging parent or loved one is experiencing changes in abilities,…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on April 15, 2015

Caregiving can be an extremely rewarding experience, especially for an adult child. Yet, caregiving does come with its fair share of challenges. By identifying these challenges in the early stages of caregiving, you can ensure your loved one’s quality of life and your own personal health. Home Care Assistance, the…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on April 8, 2015

Strokes affect patients in different ways. Some seniors will experience short-term memory loss, while others may be challenged by paralysis or a change in motor skills. While the most appropriate treatment method for your parent or loved one will be determined by his or her doctor, the Philadelphia stroke caregivers…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on March 25, 2015

Family members providing care to aging loved ones or relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are likely familiar with many of the physical and cognitive side effects of the disease. However, one common side effect that is often overlooked is changes in sleep patterns, which can grow more unpredictable as the disease…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on March 18, 2015

Eating healthy all year round is important for everyone, but it is extremely important for seniors to keep the body and immune system healthy. A balanced diet, filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables is a great way for seniors to get the most out of their meals. At Home Care…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on March 11, 2015

Respite is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult” and this is just what respite care is designed to do for those caring for aging parents, relatives and loved ones. As a leading provider of…

By Shital Rane, 7:23 pm on March 4, 2015

Advancing age is a risk factor for a number of conditions that can leave a senior dependent on others to carry out daily tasks. If you have an aging parent or loved one who is entering his or her golden years, the trusted Philadelphia home care agency, Home Care Assistance,…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on February 25, 2015

Seniors are constantly encouraged to maintain active lifestyles. Whether its climbing stairs, maintaining balance or standing from a seated position, these tasks can become extremely difficult as muscles weaken and joints stiffen. However, through systematic training, these processes can also be slowed or even reversed. Resistance training or weightlifting is…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on February 18, 2015

As people with Alzheimer’s become more confused, they often become suspicious and might begin demonstrating paranoid behavior. Although this is a very common symptom of the disease, it can be shocking when a loved one accuses you of stealing or cheating. Today, the Philadelphia Alzheimer’s care experts at Home Care…