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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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January Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
January Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 3:26 pm on January 31, 2020

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating ATTAA K. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🤗 Attaa has been an HCA employee for almost 2 years and a caregiver for over 5. ✨AMAZING✨ We are so grateful to have such a committed member of our team, our clients adore her and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her hard work! Attaa says: “The best part of being a…

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Weak Immune Systems Causes in Aging Adults in Richmond, VA
Weak Immune Systems Causes in Aging Adults in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on January 28, 2020

The immune system is the body’s primary defense against bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing microorganisms. Older adults become increasingly susceptible to such things as they age, sometimes because of weak immunity. But what exactly causes immunity to become weaker in older adults? Here are five possible reasons this may happen. 1. Slower Immune Responses Over time, the immune system’s normal responses become slower, which increases an older adult’s susceptibility to…

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New Director of Client Care Richmond, VA
New Director of Client Care Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 2:46 pm on January 22, 2020

Home Care Assistance of Virginia is thrilled to see longtime employee, Elaine, flex her muscles as our new Director of Client Care in Richmond! We can’t think of anyone more suited to this position and know that she will move mountains in the senior care community. “I have been with Home Care Assistance of Richmond since we started about 10 years ago. It has been an amazing journey and I…

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Injuries Commonly Occur in the Elderly in Richmond, VA
Injuries Commonly Occur in the Elderly in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on January 14, 2020

The aging process commonly causes a decrease in balance, flexibility, and strength. Many older adults also live with various sensory impairments. The anatomical deficits make seniors more prone to accidents and subsequent injuries. Millions of older adults fall each year. Accidents in and around the home can cause a number of common injuries in the elderly. Fractures A senior’s bones are often thinner and more fragile than those of a…

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Director of HR & Administration Home Care Assistance Richmond, VA
Director of HR & Administration Home Care Assistance Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 6:06 pm on January 10, 2020

🎊2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣🎊 It’s a brand new decade, and here at HCA of Williamsburg we’re most excited to introduce the newest member of our management team—Amber House! Amber started with us in August of 2019 and hit the ground running as our Director of HR and Administration. “With over a decade of experience in administration and management in the Automotive industry, I came to Home Care Assistance of Virginia with the intention…

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