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  1. Dec
    06
    December 06, 2019

    Alzheimer’s robs a person of their cognitive and physical abilities. Each stage of the disease affects the patient differently. At no other time is this more evident than during the holidays. Caregivers often struggle with the added responsibilities.   Read the full article.

  2. Nov
    30
    November 30, 2019

    Being a caregiver for your elderly loved one is a never-ending job. Each day, you wrestle with meal planning and preparation, house-cleaning, bill-paying, lining up doctor appointments, and many other responsibilities.   Read the full article.

  3. Nov
    24
    November 24, 2019

    As the year winds down, arguably, the best part is yet to come. Yes, it is the holiday season, a time of good cheer, and lots of family time. It is also a time of stress, especially for caregivers whose schedules are already full to the brim.   Read the full article.

  4. Nov
    18
    November 18, 2019

    Deciding to hire a professional caregiver may be the second hardest choice you and your senior will have to make. The most difficult one is finding the right personal support worker to step in and help your aging mom or dad.   Read the full article.

  5. Nov
    12
    November 12, 2019

    Dealing with aggressive behaviour in a dementia patient is not easy, but it’s possible when you know the right way. Learn some tips and tricks necessary to keep you and them safe, and your relationship intact is paramount to handling your day-to-day tasks   Read the full article.

  6. Nov
    06
    November 06, 2019

    Snow angels, toboggans, skiing, ice hockey – all terms that remind you of fun as a kid in your early years. Back then, going outside was easy. You never seemed to notice the cold. Your mother worried more about you catching a cold than you did.   Read the full article.

  7. Oct
    30
    October 30, 2019

    When Mom has a stroke, and Dad cannot care for her and himself, you may find that your role as the child quickly changes to that of caregiver. More and more adult children are experiencing the switch, and they are not sure how to handle it.   Read the full article.

  8. Oct
    24
    October 24, 2019

    Holidays can be a bittersweet time when you are caring for an Alzheimer’s patient. On good days, you may remember how much your mother enjoyed Christmas. On bad days, you may wonder if it is worth taking time to celebrate.   Read the full article.

  9. Oct
    18
    October 18, 2019

    It is often hard to have discussions with your elderly loved one about needed changes in their lifestyle. For example, if Dad is letting the neighbourhood boy mow his lawn instead of getting out in the heat with his COPD and chancing a heart attack.   Read the full article.

  10. Oct
    12
    October 12, 2019

    When things get hectic, it is easy to forego a home-cooked meal for the convenience of fast food or take out. It is not always the healthiest choice. If you are also in charge of your aged loved one, their nutrition is paramount to staying healthy.   Read the full article.

  11. Oct
    06
    October 06, 2019

    Reduce the chances of catching this year’s flu by being proactive. There are several steps you can take to prepare yourself or your senior. A personal support worker from Home Instead can help you.   Read the full article.

  12. Sep
    30
    September 30, 2019

    Along with the physical changes of aging, a senior’s sleep patterns change. You or your loved one may find that falling asleep is much harder, or staying asleep can seem impossible. As we age, we tend to stay in the lighter sleep stages than in REM   Read the full article.

  13. Sep
    24
    September 24, 2019

    If you are the caregiver of a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, you have a new level of stress added to your plate. Between doctor appointments and watching your senior slowly deteriorate, you may find yourself drained, depressed, and even sick.   Read the full article.

  14. Sep
    18
    September 18, 2019

    Ensure your loved one can age in place when you make a plan and enlist the support of a senior caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care. We understand that maintaining independence is essential to the elderly.   Read the full article.

  15. Home Instead Senior Care is Celebrating 25 Years
    September 18, 2019

    For 25 years, Home Instead Senior Care’s mission has been to enhance the lives of aging adults. The mission, guided by a commitment to core values, has resulted in growth and success.   Read the full article.

  16. Sep
    12
    September 12, 2019

    Seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia may act out as if they are five instead of 75. How should you react when your fun-loving mother becomes a terror at bath time? What steps do you take to handle your father when he throws a tantrum?   Read the full article.

  17. Sep
    06
    September 06, 2019

    Boost your vitamin and nutrient intake by cooking up a pot of warm, yummy soup or stew. Get help with cooking nutritious foods for your senior when you enlist the aid of a professional personal support work from Home Instead Senior Care.   Read the full article.

  18. Aug
    30
    August 30, 2019

    One of the issues that many seniors face as they age is lack of sleep. Lying awake in the wee hours of the morning is no way to spend your golden years. At Home Instead Senior Care, our caregivers can assist you in developing new routines for better rest.   Read the full article.

  19. Aug
    24
    August 24, 2019

    Caring for your parents sounds a lot like parenting, only in reverse. The constant need to be at your family’s back and call can get overwhelming. If you are not intentional about handling your needs, you may crash and burn.   Read the full article.

  20. Aug
    18
    August 18, 2019

    Summer is the time for getting outside and soaking up the warmth of the sun. Often, we head out the door determined to enjoy a concert, a walk, or a picnic without considering how quickly we can become dehydrated.   Read the full article.

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