Paying for Home Care

5 Steps to Take If Your Parent Is Moving in with You, Cedar Valley, IA
5 Steps to Take If Your Parent Is Moving in with You, Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 11, 2018

Many caregivers decide to move their senior parents into their homes instead of allowing them to live alone or move into an assisted living facility. The option of providing care at home is a benefit for both seniors and their caregivers. Here are some of the steps family caregivers should take before moving an aging loved one in.  1. Get Your Family’s Opinion and Approval  Make sure your spouse and…

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Positive Effects of Water Aerobics for Older Adults Cedar Falls, IA
Positive Effects of Water Aerobics for Older Adults Cedar Falls, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 28, 2018

Exercising is essential for seniors who want to preserve their overall health and increase their longevity. When searching for an exercise routine your elderly loved one will enjoy, make sure water aerobics makes the list. Working out in the water can provide many health benefits without putting excessive pressure on the body. Here are some of the top benefits seniors can gain when they take up water aerobics.  Boosts Overall…

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7 Healthy Goals Seniors Should Set in Cedar Valley, AI
7 Healthy Goals Seniors Should Set in Cedar Valley, AI
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 14, 2018

If seniors want to stay healthy, they need to take an active interest in their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Setting achievable goals is an excellent way to stay on track. Here are seven goals that can help your senior loved one boost his or her health.  1. Join a Club When seniors rarely socialize, it can have a great impact on their quality of life. The mental skills used…

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Best Ways for Seniors to Get Protein in Cedar Valley, AI
Best Ways for Seniors to Get Protein in Cedar Valley, AI
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 23, 2018

Protein is one of the most important parts of a senior’s diet because the body uses it to build strong, healthy cells and muscles, strengthen bones, and reduce stroke risks. Depending on their weight, seniors need anywhere from 35 to 75 grams of protein a day. You can ensure your senior loved one is getting enough protein by serving the following healthy, high-protein foods. Salmon A small 3-ounce slice of…

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Why Dementia Is So Challenging to Treat in Cedar Falls, IA
Why Dementia Is So Challenging to Treat in Cedar Falls, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on April 9, 2018

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, your first reaction will most likely be to start looking for treatments. However, many families realize there are not that many effective ways of completely halting or reversing dementia. It may be difficult to comprehend in an age with so many medical advancements, but dementia is still not entirely curable. Here are a few of the main reasons behind the…

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7 Remedies to Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms Cedar Valley, IA
7 Remedies to Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 26, 2018

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that damages the nerves and brain cells needed for movement. People with Parkinson’s disease frequently experience tremors, stiffness, slowness, and other issues associated with the inability to control muscles. Though the condition is still not fully curable, it is possible to treat many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s with the following seven methods.  1. Levodopa  For many seniors with Parkinson’s, levodopa is the closest…

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How to Reduce Your Parent's Stroke Risk in Cedar Valley, IA
How to Reduce Your Parent's Stroke Risk in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on March 12, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have strokes each year. Of these, 610,000 are first-time incidents. Strokes claim the lives of approximately 140,000 adults in the country every year. Approximately 87 percent of strokes are ischemic in nature, which means the issue occurs secondary to a blockage of blood flow in the brain. However, researchers published an article in The…

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6 Important Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency in Cedar Valley, IA
6 Important Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 26, 2018

Hiring an in-home care agency is a huge responsibility because their caregivers will be the ones taking care of your senior loved one’s needs. Find an agency with plenty of professional staff and excellent service and ask the following six questions to make sure you are making the right decision. 1. What Services Are Available? Some agencies may specialize in different areas of care, such as Alzheimer’s care, respite care,…

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How Poor Sleep Habits Increase Alzheimer's Risk Cedar Valley, IA
How Poor Sleep Habits Increase Alzheimer's Risk Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on February 12, 2018

Studies from around the world are now showing sleep disorders can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. This includes daytime sleepiness, general grogginess, insomnia, and poor sleep quality. Here is a quick look at how these various issues are connected and some steps seniors can take to enhance their sleep habits.  The Brain While Sleeping Some people think of sleep as a period when the body and mind shut down, but…

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6 Reasons Seniors Need Regular Socialization in Cedar Valley, IA
6 Reasons Seniors Need Regular Socialization in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on January 22, 2018

When seniors become isolated, it can have a negative impact on their mental, emotional, and physical health. Every senior needs a healthy network of friends and family to laugh with in the good times and provide support during challenging times. Here are six reasons seniors need socialization.  1. Promotes Positive Self-Esteem When seniors interact with like-minded people, it boosts their self-esteem and makes them feel appreciated, needed, and useful. Many…

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