17May, 2018

Learn About the Role of An ActiveCare Certified Senior Care Manager

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When hiring a home care agency and employing a caregiver to be by your one’s side around the clock isn’t always enough. At ActiveCare we make sure that all our clients are receiving the best care, which is why we assign every client with one of our Certified Senior Care Managers. What many find the best parts of having a care manager is assisting the family with caregiver support and navigating the health care system Caregiver Support Our Certified Senior Care managers is someone who will be your first point […]
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27Apr, 2018

What is an In-Home Assessment?

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Many family members ask us what is an in-home assessment. The in-home assessment goes by many names such as in-take sheet, client assessment form and personal care home assessment. The in-home assessment is the fist major step in evaluating the levels care needed by your loved ones. Going through this process we as your home care agency will have a better idea of what you and your loved ones needs as far as care. Why is it so necessary? The in-home assessment is the first major step in getting care […]
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19Apr, 2018

Explore Services for Rehabilitation and Post-Hospital Recovery

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As our loved one’s age, it is inevitable that sooner or later a hospital visit will be to come to occur. This could be to many contributing reasons, such as a fall, infections or on going medical treatments. The older we get our bodies are less likely to jump right back into the rhythm of things especially when you have been undergoing major surgeries or recovering at a rehabilitation center with minimum physical activity. Consider the services for your loved ones if they have recently left a rehabilitation center or […]
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5Apr, 2018

Learn How to Combat Insomnia As You Age

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There are many misconceptions around the idea of sleep. The most popular being the older you get the less sleep is needed. This myth seems to reign true to many Americans, because studies show that more than 30% of the population of America suffers from insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults 65 and older need to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Decreases in the amount of sleep you get per night as you age can affect your memory formation, concentration, not allowing your body […]
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28Mar, 2018

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Breaking down the disease

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Parkinson disease effects close to 1 million individuals in the United States. Every year about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson each year. Making this brain disease a close contender to Alzheimer’s, ranking in 2nd for the most common brain disease in adults aged 50 and older. For this fact, many people can confuse the two as they are both brain disease with similar symptoms. What many don’t realize is that they are very different disease and each person effected by Parkinson’s Disease all have very different symptoms. In this […]
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16Mar, 2018

How Can You Afford Home Care for Your Loved Ones?

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There are many misconceptions that private home care services are too expensive for many families to afford. Finances are the biggest factors that can deter many clients to consider taking in home care services. What we try to do when helping clients decide if in home care is the best option for them, we also like to give them options of other ways to assist with paying for those services. Below are three great resources we have worked with and feel the best options for affording home care for your […]
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23Feb, 2018

Tips On How to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

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Heart disease, heart attacks and strokes are a leading cause of death in many Americans today. The good part about this is that any cardiovascular disease is  always preventable. A lot of the changes you need to make include in your regular diet and lifestyle. According to The New York Times,  Anahad O’Connor writes, “a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States.” Here are just a couple great and easy tips to get your started! […]
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15Feb, 2018

Learn How to Stay Active While Fighting Arthritis

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Arthritis effects every 1 and 5 adults in United States, and more women than men. Having joint pain day in and day out can affect your daily life and decrease the amount of physical activity that you are doing.  When dealing with Arthritis pain most suffers tend to avoid as much activity as they might feel moving those joints can cause more pain and make it worse. The opposite is actually true. Our joints need to move and when they move they are lubricated, which in time helps them benefit […]
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1Feb, 2018

Explore Innovative Medical Alert Systems

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In this day and age, we are always changing and creating new and improved ways of living out our daily lives. Such as tracking your health, keeping you safe at home and being connected to your loved ones every day. With there being so many different resources to feel connected and safe, as we age those resources can become lost in translations to seniors.Maybe not even feeling comfortable with using so many different devices to help you out, can be overwhelming.  A medical alert system is a valuable investment for any […]
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26Jan, 2018

How You Can Start Preventing Alzheimer’s Starting Today

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 In a recent Ted Talk by neurosciences and author of ‘Still Alice’, Lisa Genova talks about one of the major causes of Alzheimer disease. The gradual build-up of amyloid beta plaque in the brains neurotransmitters called the synapse One of the main transmitters of the brain, where we see, think, hear, feel and remember. As mentioned by Lisa Genova, she states that “the way we live can influence the accumulation of amyloid plaques. So, there are things we can do to delay reaching that tipping point”. What scientists believe could […]
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