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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 18, 2019

As seniors age, the ability to continue to live at home without assistance may become challenging, and many will require high-quality home care. Cedar Falls families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide the care their aging loved ones need and deserve. If you’ve been curious about the most recent statistics related to the local elderly population, take a look at the handy infographic we’ve provided below.

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How Regularly Visiting Seniors with Alzheimer's Can Benefit Them in Cedar Valley, IA
How Regularly Visiting Seniors with Alzheimer's Can Benefit Them in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 11, 2019

Staying in your aging loved one’s life offers emotional, mental, and physical benefits, especially if he or she lives with an age-related condition like Alzheimer’s. Visits give seniors the ability to socialize, which has a significant impact on their memory and emotional wellbeing. Here are some of the reasons it’s essential to visit an aging parent with Alzheimer’s on a regular basis. Provides Mental Stimulation Alzheimer’s disease can make it…

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Causes of Mobility Decrease in Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
Causes of Mobility Decrease in Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 28, 2019

Practically all seniors will become less active as they grow older, and they need to be careful if they want to prevent mobility loss. When older adults become more reclusive and less active, they might have difficulty with a wide variety of physical and emotional issues. Here’s a closer look at five of the most common reasons mobility decreases with age and some steps that can be taken to mitigate…

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Steps to Prevent Seniors from Falling Out of Bed In Cedar Valley, IA
Steps to Prevent Seniors from Falling Out of Bed In Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 14, 2019

Poor bone strength, medications, and age-related conditions can cause seniors to experience dizziness, confusion, and balance problems that increase the risk of falls. However, there are changes you can make to your aging loved one’s bedroom and daily routine to prevent slips, falls, and other serious accidents. Here are some of the ways to reduce your parent’s risk of falling out of bed. Install Bed Rails When it comes to…

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Forms of Dementia in Cedar Valley, IA
Forms of Dementia in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 24, 2018

Dementia is a broad term for any type of decreased mental ability that is pronounced enough to interfere with everyday living, and it may include loss of memory, visual perception, and/or language skills. There are more than 100 different types of dementia. Understanding the type of dementia your senior loved one has been diagnosed with can help you provide better care for him or her. Here are six of the most…

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Reasons Seniors Shuffle When Walking in Cedar Valley, IA
Reasons Seniors Shuffle When Walking in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on December 10, 2018

As seniors age, they often develop mobility problems, which may manifest as a slow, shuffling gait. Mobility issues can be caused by a myriad of factors, ranging from muscle wasting to minor cardiovascular events. If your senior loved one is having difficulty walking, the shuffling gait may be due to the natural aging process, or it may be a sign of something more serious. Microscopic Strokes Microscopic strokes are a…

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Tips to Control Sundowning Effects on Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
Tips to Control Sundowning Effects on Seniors in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 26, 2018

Seniors with dementia often exhibit a behavior referred to as sundowning, which increases agitation and wandering. You can use these tips to ease your aging loved one’s sundowning symptoms so you both enjoy your time together. Track Changes in Behavior Most seniors with Alzheimer’s have certain times during each day when they’re at their best, and you should also know that sundowning can occur at any point during the day…

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Helping a Parent Maintain Privacy in Cedar Valley, IA
Helping a Parent Maintain Privacy in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on November 12, 2018

For the busy caregiver, giving an aging loved one adequate privacy isn’t always at the top of the to-do list. Seniors deserve a certain amount of privacy, as giving them time to themselves communicates respect. Here are five tips for respecting an aging loved one’s privacy. 1. Make Sure Your Loved One Has a Private Room Seniors who live with their caregivers may not get a lot of alone time….

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Awesome Hobbies That Boost a Senior's Quality of Life in Cedar Valley, IA
Awesome Hobbies That Boost a Senior's Quality of Life in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 22, 2018

Living a healthy lifestyle in the golden years is about more than eating nutritious foods and exercising. It also includes taking up enjoyable hobbies. Having a hobby can prevent boredom and significantly boost a senior’s wellbeing. Take a look at some hobbies that could boost your senior loved one’s quality of life. Volunteering Some adults continue to work in the golden years, while others want to enjoy their free time….

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Top 5 Caregiving Mistakes to Avoid in Cedar Valley, IA
Top 5 Caregiving Mistakes to Avoid in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 8, 2018

Providing care for an older adult can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. There are many pitfalls along the way that make the task much more difficult. Here are some common mistakes caregivers must be aware of. 1. Failing to Learn Before stepping into the role of caregiver, learn all you can about the medical conditions your senior loved one has. This way, you’ll understand how your loved…

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