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The Importance of Respite Family Care

There’s a lot of emotional, mental and physical stress that comes along with caring for a loved one. Whether you have the extra time or not, meeting the needs of a parent or elder is often draining and puts strain on the entire family – which...

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Mom Has Dementia But Wants to Stay at Home – Now...

Dementia is a term that defines chronic forgetfulness, mental lapses, confusion, and memory loss that worsens over time. There are many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, the most commonly known. Symptoms of dementia include gradual...

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Evaluating Home Health Care Agencies

When you’ve come to the point in time where you realize you need a little extra help with mom or dad or another loved one that requires more supervision and oversight than you can provide, it’s time to evaluate and make a decision about...

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Why Social Interaction for Elders is Vital for Optimal Outcomes

When you’re younger, opportunities to socialize are around you on a daily basis – from chatting with your co-workers, visiting with friends for happy hour or having the family over for a weekend birthday party. Suppose you’re a senior,...

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Tips to Assess Needs for Home-Based Care

You may think that mom or dad needs a little extra help at home, but you’re not sure exactly what those needs may be. Before calling a home health care agency like OptimumCare Home Care Services , it’s a good idea to have a rough idea of the...

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Is It Time to Intervene?

When it comes to your elderly parents or spouse, you want to keep them safe. So how do you know exactly when it’s time to intervene? No one wants to be challenged regarding their abilities or independence. You wouldn’t either. You want to...

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