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Assisted living vs Home Care
Assisted living vs Home Care
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 InvolvementReduce Exposure to…

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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. Being Confused About Time or PlaceIncreased Reliance on Memory AidsDifficulty Holding a ConversationChallenges with Problem-SolvingChallenges with Familiar RoutinesWithdrawal from Normal Activities Being Confused About Time or Place After…

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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 LimitationsPersonal NeglectSundowningPoorly Managed Depression or Anxiety Severe Mobility Limitations Seniors with limited mobility are at risk for falling, and without a…

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Difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2019
Difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2019
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?What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?What Are the Other Types of Dementia?Are These Conditions Irreversible?What Treatments Are Available? What Is Dementia? The term “dementia” doesn’t refer to a specific disorder. Instead, it refers to a group of disorders that…

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Statistics About Seniors Living in Boynton Beach, FL
Statistics About Seniors Living in Boynton Beach, FL
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…

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Signs of caregiver burnout
Signs of caregiver burnout
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. Losing…

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Benefits of respite care
Benefits of respite care
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 31, 2019

Short-term relief is exactly what family caregivers need to prevent burnout. They can take time away to handle personal and professional commitments without putting their aging loved one’s health in jeopardy. Here are some benefits family caregivers receive when using respite care services. Assistance with Caregiving DutiesRenewed EnergyMore Time for Self-CareReduced Identity IssuesLowered Risk of Bad Habits Assistance with Caregiving Duties The biggest mistake family caregivers can make is to…

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Why Does Your Aging Parent Need Home Care in Boynton Beach, FL
Why Does Your Aging Parent Need Home Care in Boynton Beach, FL
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 17, 2019

The ability to continue living independently is a source of pride for seniors, and it can cause them to avoid mentioning the challenges they face at home. While no one wants to think of their parent as getting older, the truth is your aging loved one may need more help than you think. Keep an eye out for these seven signs your loved one needs home care so you can…

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