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How to Tell If Your Parent Needs Around-the-Clock Care in Richmond, VA
How to Tell If Your Parent Needs Around-the-Clock Care in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 26, 2020

As a family caregiver, you should be alert for signs your senior loved one’s care plan needs adjusting. Over time, changes in your loved one’s physical and mental health may lead to a need for overnight care. Here are a few signs your aging parent may need around-the-clock care. Nighttime Waking Becomes Common Insomnia is fairly common among seniors, and your loved one may suddenly start waking up during the…

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Things People in Their 70s Should Do Every Day in Richmond, VA
Things People in Their 70s Should Do Every Day in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 12, 2020

By the time adults get into their 70s, overall health and wellbeing can vary. Some individuals within this age group are completely healthy, others have multiple health issues, and many fall somewhere in between. Regardless of what’s going on health-wise, there are many things people in their 70s can do every day to maintain physical, mental, and emotional health. Here are five recommendations. 1. Find Purpose in Life Many of…

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Is Sleep Affected by the Aging Process in Richmond, VA
Is Sleep Affected by the Aging Process in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on April 28, 2020

Older adults often complain they don’t sleep as well as they did when they were younger. Your senior loved one’s poor sleep habits may also mean you’re waking up frequently throughout the night. Understanding why your loved one’s sleep habits change with age can help you begin to come up with solutions so everyone can get enough rest. Shorter Sleep Cycles Aging causes changes to happen within the brain that…

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How to Provide Care for an Aging Parent in the Coronavirus Era in Richmond, VA
How to Provide Care for an Aging Parent in the Coronavirus Era in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on April 14, 2020

As the number of people testing positive for novel coronavirus increases around the world, it’s normal to worry about your senior loved one. Seniors are at greater risk for becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 due to their weaker immune systems. Families who care for aging loved ones need to take precautions to help them stay safe. 1. Stock Up on Necessities Social distancing is the best way to keep your…

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Excellent Caregiver Richmond, VA
Excellent Caregiver Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 1:40 pm on March 31, 2020

During this difficult time, we are grateful for reasons to celebrate, so without further ado, Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg is celebrating Barbara B. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🤗 Barbara has been an HCA employee for over one year and a caregiver for over 10 years. ✨WOW!✨ We are so grateful to have such a committed member of our team, our clients rave about her and we are thrilled to…

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Does Behavior Change in Seniors with Dementia in Richmond, VA
Does Behavior Change in Seniors with Dementia in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 24, 2020

It can be difficult to care for a senior loved one with dementia because of the changes in behavior that tend to occur over time. In some cases, a dementia-related condition like Alzheimer’s disease can contribute to changes that are unexpected or out of character for your loved one. Although behavioral changes related to dementia usually aren’t preventable, there are ways you can address the common dementia-related behavioral changes discussed…

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Main Worries for Aging American Adults After Retirement in Richmond, VA
Main Worries for Aging American Adults After Retirement in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 10, 2020

The thought of not working and spending every day watching television, vacationing, and sleeping in is great until it happens, which is why adjusting to retirement is difficult for many seniors. Below are some common post-retirement concerns for American seniors and tips to handle each issue. 1. Memory Loss Cognitive decline is sometimes part of the aging process, but there are steps seniors can take to reduce its effects. The…

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Adverse Effects of Outdoor Pollution on the Elderly [Infographic]
Adverse Effects of Outdoor Pollution on the Elderly [Infographic]
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 3, 2020

There are several ways pollution can impact a person’s health, especially someone of an older age. The team at Richmond Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic going into detail about the various ways pollution can potentially affect aging adults. If you have a senior loved one who is living with a serious illness and needs help managing daily tasks, our trusted, highly trained in-home caregivers can help. Call…

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Why Do Seniors with Parkinson’s Have an Increased Risk of Dementia in Richmond, VA
Why Do Seniors with Parkinson’s Have an Increased Risk of Dementia in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on February 25, 2020

Some seniors develop dementia while living with Parkinson’s, but it’s not inevitable. Your elderly parent can take steps to lower the risk of dementia and reduce symptoms associated with Parkinson’s. Below are some of the reasons seniors with Parkinson’s are at higher risk for dementia and how to handle each issue. Symptoms Dementia is one of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s. At first, most issues are mild, such as slow…

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Ways for Positive Aging in Richmond, VA
Ways for Positive Aging in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on February 11, 2020

Positive aging refers to a multidimensional approach to helping seniors maintain a high quality of life. It’s an approach to aging that encompasses both physical and cognitive wellbeing and various aspects of body and mind health. How can seniors fully embrace this concept? Here are seven key strategies for positive aging that could be beneficial for your senior loved one. 1. Socialize Seniors sometimes become lonely or socially isolated as…

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