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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

Enjoying the summer isn’t just for children and younger adults. Seniors can also engage in some exciting activities during the warmest season of the year. The friendly staff at Boynton Beach Home Care Assistance has out together this infographic with a few suggestions for fun activities you and your aging loved one can do together this summer.

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Healthy Foods for Seniors in Boynton Beach, FL
Healthy Foods for Seniors in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 16, 2019

Many seniors face eating issues due to a decrease in taste and smell, dental disorders, and side effects from medications. These problems may lead to your senior loved one not eating very much, which means the foods he or she does eat need to be full of nutrition and health benefits. Encourage your loved one to eat these foods for maximum health. 1. Yogurt Yogurt is the perfect breakfast or…

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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 30, 2019

It’s important to prevent boredom in the senior years, and one of the best ways to stay engaged is to participate in fun activities. Though some assisted living facilities offer stimulating activities, if your aging loved one still lives at home you might instead want to opt for home care. Boynton Beach families can call Home Care Assistance today at to schedule a free in-home consultation and find out how we can keep your loved one mentally and physically engaged while aging in place.

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Ways for Managing an Older Parent’s Stroke Recovery in Boynton Beach, FL
Ways for Managing an Older Parent’s Stroke Recovery in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 25, 2019

A stroke can cause significant physical disabilities. While your senior loved one may not regain his or her pre-stroke physical or psychological status, advancements in medicine and rehabilitation treatments can help. Here are six steps to take after your loved one has a stroke. 1. Promote Physical and Occupational Therapy Physical and occupational therapy are essential after a stroke. Physical therapy helps senior stroke survivors regain muscle strength and balance…

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What Makes Home Care a Better Choice than Assisted Living in Boynton Beach, FL
What Makes Home Care a Better Choice than Assisted Living in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 11, 2019

Options are a great thing when you’re planning for long-term senior care. After all, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way to address a senior’s needs. While one senior thrives with a lot of help, another may do best independently for the most part. As you explore your aging loved one’s options, consider these reasons home care may be the better choice compared to assisted living. Encourage More Family Involvement Assisted living…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Warning Signs in Boynton Beach, FL
Alzheimer’s Disease Warning Signs in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on March 28, 2019

Memory loss is the most obvious symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are many other warning signs you can watch for. These are six common behaviors your senior loved one may display if he or she needs to be assessed for Alzheimer’s. 1. Being Confused About Time or Place After retirement, the days can blur together. However, seniors should know approximately what time it is and where they are. You…

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How to Find Out When a Senior Needs 24-Hour Care in Boynton Beach, FL
How to Find Out When a Senior Needs 24-Hour Care in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on March 14, 2019

Losing independence is difficult for many seniors. Your aging parent may have medical or psychological conditions that increase the need for around-the-clock care. However, these issues may be very subtle and difficult to identify. Here are some ways to tell if your loved one requires 24-hour care. Severe Mobility Limitations Seniors with limited mobility are at risk for falling, and without a caregiver to monitor daily activities, a severe injury…

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Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Boynton Beach, FL
Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 28, 2019

While dementia and Alzheimer’s have significant overlap, the words aren’t interchangeable. In fact, Alzheimer’s is merely one type of dementia among many. Ahead, learn about the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s. What Is Dementia? The term “dementia” doesn’t refer to a specific disorder. Instead, it refers to a group of disorders that share similar symptoms. Dementia is technically a syndrome characterized by a pattern of symptoms and behaviors but lacking…

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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 21, 2019

At Home Care Assistance of Boynton Beach, we pride ourselves in doing more than just provide our clients with high-quality in-home care. Boynton Beach, FL, families deserve to know more about the challenges their aging loved ones might face, which includes where they will live, and with whom. To help you better understand some of the key statistics related to local seniors who are aging in place, we’ve provided a quick infographic below.

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Major Signs of Caregiver Burnout in Boynton Beach, FL
Major Signs of Caregiver Burnout in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 14, 2019

Caregiver burnout often builds slowly, and you can catch it in the early stages so you stop it from getting worse. While it’s difficult to admit when you’re facing challenges with your responsibilities, taking some time out for yourself is critical for your wellbeing. If you recognize these six signs of caregiver burnout in your life, it’s time to arrange for respite care so you can renew your joy. 1….

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