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Dysphagia Home Care Tips

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Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, due to weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Alzheimer’s, MS, cancer, and stroke are all root causes as well. We’ve gathered some of our top dysphagia home care tips to make managing dysphagia at home and ensuring proper senior nutrition easier. […]

Caring for Elderly Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance

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The isolation and fear due to COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the wellbeing of older adults, with nearly half of seniors surveyed in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll stating that their degree of stress and worry was negatively impacting their own health. Even though it still may be unsafe to visit in […]

The Surprising Connection Between Gardening and Senior Health

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The cool dampness of rich soil. The heat of the sun. The happy trills of songbirds. Gardening has the ability to engage every one of our senses, and some studies have found a strong link between gardening and senior health. Regardless of ability level or any space restrictions, there’s always […]

Help Seniors Stay Active and Mobile Post-Pandemic

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As we’re finally easing our way out of this pandemic, we are finding out more about how it has harmed seniors – both physically and emotionally. We all know seniors have been at a higher risk of serious side effects and death due to the COVID-19 virus. However, the impact […]

The Senior Assistive Devices That Can Be Life-Changing

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Consider the many tools you use every single day – your phone, toothbrush, hairbrush – simple things, but ones you cannot envision living without. For hundreds of older adults, there are basic senior assistive devices available that might mean the difference between living at home and facing a move to […]

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Caregiver Therapy

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There are specific milestones we might encounter in our lives that, while not automatically negative, are known stressors. Losing a job. Starting a brand new job. Getting divorced. Getting married. And one that we in the home care industry are especially mindful of: the mental and physical effect on family […]

Help & Care, LLC is a 2021 Neighborhood Favorite!

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    CONGRATULATIONS to Help & Care, LLC!!!   We are so honored that our In-Home Care Agency has been chosen as Neighborhood Favorite! As you know, the pandemic has been very challenging for many, and we are just so grateful for our community’s continued support! Thank you to everyone […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Based on information from the Public Health Department and the CDC, we anticipate that we will have more positive cases in our area in the near future. Each one of us plays an important role in slowing the spread of this disease. And we express our appreciation to each and every […]

Professional Companion Care Services Help Family Caregivers With Dementia Care

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While an incredible number of older adults are struggling with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with caring for them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs on their own, with only […]

Caregiver Fatigue: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

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Feel like you’re living under a rain cloud? Life not going your way? Here’s the good news: You can be taught to have a more positive attitude. And — if you work at it — a positive outlook can lead to less anxiety and depression. Judith Moskowitz, lead psychologist in […]