13Sep, 2019

Caregivers and Elderly Abuse

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Aging may be a stressful process, when dealing with aches and pains and medications. Families who care for loved ones need help sometimes; and they come to agencies like ours to find reliable, experienced, and kind-hearted individuals to come in and provide services to release some of the load off of themselves. Here at ActiveCare we complete background checks, fingerprinting, CPR certification, all the standard requirements as well as making careful selection of who we hire. So many times we hear stories of Elder abuse happening in there own home […]
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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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18Jan, 2018

The Benefits of a Caregiver by Your Side

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You may have noticed a change or a decline in your loved one’s health and well being. You think hiring a caregiver would be the best option to assist for the times you are not there. The only problem is and what we as a home care agency have seen are a lot are the seniors not agreeing to the help. This can be a difficult hurdle to jump past for many families, but what many people fail to see are the positives to hiring a caregiver through an agency. […]
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14Jun, 2017

How Do Social Interactions Help Seniors?

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Social interactions are vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Taking part in activities with other people helps seniors feel a sense of connection. Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem for seniors. A survey conducted by the AARP estimates that 35 percent of people over 45 are lonely. Here’s how social interactions can help seniors, and what we can do to encourage them. Reasons Seniors Feel Lonely Older adults may feel lonely because they are isolated from others. Many live on their own. According to the Institute on Aging, about one-third of older adults living […]
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24May, 2017

Understanding How to Prevent And Diagnose UTI Infections in Seniors

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As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies. If you are close to an elderly person, you need to understand how to take care of them. With increasing age, our bodies may not be and reliable as they once were, and one example is going to the bathroom. As people grow older, their pelvic muscles can weaken, which causes them to become less able to control their urges to go to the bathroom. This can lead to problems like a UTI or even something more serious. So it’s vital to […]
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10May, 2017

When do I Consider Live-in Care for my Loved One?

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Are you part of the “Sandwich Generation”? Are you caring for your own children, but finding yourself needing to care for aging parents as well? With 46 million Americans over the age of 65, this is a common occurrence for many. The Administration on Aging projects that number will more than double by the year 2060, meaning more and more families will need to find a way to care for their aging loved ones. As the current generation of “Baby Boomers” grows older, many want to “Age in Place”. A 2011 survey […]
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26Apr, 2017

5 Memory Improving Techniques for Seniors

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  As people age, one common complaint is memory loss. This isn’t only true of seniors who suffer from illnesses such as dementia. Many seniors find that their memories deteriorate over time. There are certain ways to prevent, minimize, or even reverse this problem. Learn about 5 memory improving techniques that can be used for seniors and improve their well-being! 1. Challenge the Brain In some ways, the brain is like a muscle; the more it’s used, the stronger it gets. One problem that many older adults face is that they […]
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19Apr, 2017

6 Long-Term Fall Prevention Tips to Make Your Life Safer

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For older Americans, falling is the number one cause of non-fatal and even fatal injuries. As a matter of fact, one quarter of Americans aged 65 and older will fall this year. This is a serious problem. And so it’s important to understand, either for yourself or as a caregiver, some essential fall prevention tips, that can make a difference in the long term. Before you understand how to prevent falls, let’s first examine why falling is a serious problem. When a young person falls, their body is typically more capable of […]
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12Apr, 2017

3 Advantages of Caregivers Post Hospital Recovery

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When you think of the situations in which you need a caregiver, you may instinctively apply that need to senior citizens. However, these types of services can be much more beneficial and flexible. You might, for example, need help in making a full and speedy recovery after your surgery. Here are 3 advantages of caregivers after time spent in the hospital, applicable to any situation. 1. Caregivers are Convenient You may move away from your family for work, or because you want to explore a different area of the country. But what happens […]
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