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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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Is There a Cure of Alzheimer’s Disease in Richmond, VA
Is There a Cure of Alzheimer’s Disease in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on December 24, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive decline that occurs in stages. It’s a condition that can have a significant impact on an older adult’s quality of life over time. As for whether or not it’s curable, the answer is “no,” at least not yet. But there are ways to manage the symptoms and possibly slow the disease’s progression. It Helps to Embrace…

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6 Memory Loss Support Activities for Dementia [Infographic]
6 Memory Loss Support Activities for Dementia [Infographic]
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Memory loss is one of the top symptoms of dementia. Though dementia cannot be completely prevented, there are activities seniors can participate in each day to boost their memory. The Richmond dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance want to share an infographic listing some great memory loss support activities that are suitable for seniors with dementia. If your elderly loved one needs help managing the challenges of dementia, reach…

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Sedentary Lifestyle Risks in Richmond, VA
Sedentary Lifestyle Risks in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on December 10, 2019

When seniors cease being active due to retirement or other reasons, the temptation to sit around watching television or snacking can be overwhelming. No longer having work or responsibilities to keep them busy can mean a lot of time spent on the sofa. Being sedentary can lead to the following health issues seniors can avoid when they engage in daily physical activity. Increases the Risk of Chronic Diseases Diabetes, high…

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By Andy Grim, 6:06 pm on December 9, 2019

💖A warm fuzzy welcome to our newest “branch manager” Daisy🌼! Home Care Assistance is always working hard on hiring the best caregivers, and Daisy is ready to jump in and help. Fill out an application today and get on our all-star team!🤩 https://hcarichmond.clearcareonline.com/apply/ We offer full- and part-time positions with competitive benefits and excellent pay rates! Hiring in Hampton Roads and Richmond. 🗺📍

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Fantastic Cognition-Boosting Exercises for Stroke Recovery in Richmond, VA
Fantastic Cognition-Boosting Exercises for Stroke Recovery in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 26, 2019

Memory loss and cognitive impairment are typical in senior stroke survivors. A good way to help your senior loved one restore brain function and boost skills after a stroke is to add cognitive exercises to his or her recovery routine. Below you’ll find excellent brain activities for a senior to do after a stroke and the benefits of each exercise. Brain Games Cognitive exercises should challenge logic skills and memory…

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By Andy Grim, 7:10 pm on November 22, 2019

Home Care Assistance recently hosted the annual conference for franchise owners and staff to meet with key executives in Austin, Texas. This meeting is important to the growth of the company as an international leader in providing in-home care to seniors. Over the course of several days, members of the HCA community had the opportunity to share ideas and goals, hear keynote speakers on a variety of topics, and celebrate…

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