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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 10, 2019

Healthy eating can boost your elderly parent’s health following a stroke and help him or her regain many of the abilities that were lost or damaged because of the brain attack. Speak with your loved one’s physician and develop a diet plan based on his or her recommendations. Below are some healthy options for senior stroke survivors along with the benefits each food provides. 1. Kale The vitamin C found…

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September Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
September Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 6:34 pm on September 3, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating Maneshia L. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🥳 Maneshia has been an HCA employee for almost 3 years and a caregiver for TEN. 🔥She is on fire!🔥We are so grateful to have her representing us, our clients adore her, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her hard work! Maneshia says:  “I have a desire to help people and give back. This…

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Senior Stroke Survivors Memory-Exercising Games in Richmond, VA
Senior Stroke Survivors Memory-Exercising Games in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 27, 2019

When an elderly person experiences a stroke, it doesn’t mean the end of independence. In fact, some stroke survivors find they can regain cognitive skills and perform many tasks as well as they did before having a stroke. Therapeutic activities such as memory games can help seniors regain cognitive skills after a stroke. 1. Word & Number Puzzles Sudoku, word searches, and crossword puzzles are independent activities that help stroke…

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Therapeutic Activities for Seniors Living with Parkinson’s in Richmond, VA
Therapeutic Activities for Seniors Living with Parkinson’s in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 13, 2019

Therapy for Parkinson’s disease has come a long way over the years. After the initial diagnosis, your aging loved one may participate in professional therapy sessions that help with maintaining his or her abilities. You can also plan therapeutic activities for your loved one to do at home with a caregiver or in a class. Here are some of the best activities you can plan for your loved one that…

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Stroke Recovery Timeline in Richmond, VA
Stroke Recovery Timeline in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 23, 2019

Recovering from a stroke is almost always going to be a lengthy process, but older adults and their caregivers can do quite a bit to speed up the recovery timeline. With a few simple lifestyle changes and some hard work, stroke survivors can boost their cardiovascular health, minimize the symptoms of the stroke, and reduce the risk of follow-up cardiac events. Here’s a quick look at some major milestones and…

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By Andy Grim, 12:23 pm on July 11, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg is celebrating JERELE R. as our “Caregiver of the Month”!🎉 Jerele has been an HCA employee for almost FIVE years and a caregiver for nine! ✨Amazing✨! We are so grateful to have her as a committed member of our team, her clients rave about her and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her hard work and dedication! What Jerele says she enjoys most…

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How to Plan Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Richmond, VA
How to Plan Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 9, 2019

Staying active can bring pleasure to seniors and give them a sense of purpose. The games, crafts, and other meaningful things seniors with dementia participate in can also trigger positive memories, enhance motor skills, and boost emotional health. Therefore, you need to plan your aging loved one’s activities accordingly, ensuring your parent can keep up and enjoy him or herself. 1. Choose from Past Hobbies Reestablishing old roles is essential…

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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 25, 2019

A healthy diet can benefit the body and brain, lowering the risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. The meals seniors consume should boost their cognitive functioning instead of limiting their mental, physical, and emotional abilities. Make sure your aging loved one avoids the following foods to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Processed Cheeses American, Colby, and other processed cheese can induce memory loss and increase the odds of…

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Tips of Distracting a Senior Who Has Dementia in Richmond, VA
Tips of Distracting a Senior Who Has Dementia in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 11, 2019

Your senior loved one will most likely be emotionally balanced and socially adept during the earliest stages of dementia, but his or her personality is probably going to change as the disease progresses. There may come a point when your loved one becomes agitated or hostile at the drop of a hat, and you need to have multiple tools at your disposal to deescalate those situations. Here’s a look at…

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6 Great Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility [Infographic]
6 Great Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility [Infographic]
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 31, 2019

Older adults who are facing the challenges of limited mobility need to spend time participating in activities that stimulate the mind and keep them physically healthy, including those who are currently receiving some level of home care. Richmond families who have senior loved ones with mobility limitations should suggest the following activities, provided by the elder care experts at Home Care Assistance.  

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