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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 11, 2020

Millions of adults in the United States provide care for older loved ones. The majority live within close proximity of their parents. However, some may not be lucky enough to live nearby. Family members can then opt to manage their loved ones’ care from a distance, which often causes guilt….

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 28, 2020

Continuing to work gives seniors something to look forward to each day, and many seniors choose to keep working to feel a sense of purpose. After working for so many years, your elderly loved one has developed a personal portfolio of skills and experience that can benefit others. The great…

By Becky Grim, 11:51 am on July 16, 2020

Check out this 5 star Google My Business review by Tom Watkins: “Our family worked with Rebecca Grim and HCA to arrange in-home care for my parents who are in their 90s. The experience was smooth and the results have been excellent. HCA listened and understood our needs and arranged…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on July 14, 2020

Mental health issues can arise for the first time in the senior years when older adults face new challenges. Your aging loved one might already have a diagnosed mental health condition that presents new symptoms. Professional counselors are available to help seniors through the changes in their lives, and providing…

By Becky Grim, 5:21 pm on June 26, 2020

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating Donna G. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🎉🎈 Donna has been an HCA employee for over one year and a caregiver for almost 12 years. ✨AMAZING!✨ We are incredibly grateful to have such a committed member of our team, our clients adore…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 23, 2020

The fact that the body slows down with age is pretty well known. Yet you might be surprised at just how tired your aging loved one gets as the day goes on. Your loved one may even seem to wake up exhausted, which is always a cause for concern. In…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 9, 2020

Age affects pretty much every part of the body at one time or another to some extent, and seniors often have other unique concerns as well. Still, there are ways to counteract or address the effects of aging and live a happy, rewarding, and productive life. Here are seven specific…

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…

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…

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…