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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on January 12, 2021

Older adults are more susceptible to lung cancer than their younger counterparts, and there are many factors that put them at risk for this condition. However, there are several ways to lower an aging parent’s risk of lung cancer. Encourage Your Parent to Quit Smoking Seniors can lower their risk…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on December 29, 2020

Seniors sometimes balk at the prospect of having someone help them out at home. However, they quickly come around to the idea once they start to see the positive changes live-in home care services provide. As you work on finding a solution to meeting all your senior loved one’s care…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on December 15, 2020

It’s not unusual for a senior to become depressed following a stroke, especially if side effects include partial or full paralysis, difficulty speaking and eating, and/or other motor issues associated with stroke. In fact, nearly half of all stroke survivors will experience some level of depression during recovery and rehabilitation,…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 24, 2020

  Most people never really think about how important their voices are until their throats begin to hurt. If your senior loved one has a sore throat, there are some home remedies that may alleviate the discomfort. 1. Gargle with Salt Water Gargling with salt water may stop your loved…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

One of the decisions your family may need to make about your senior loved one’s care is whether he or she needs 24-hour assistance. If your loved one currently gets help at home, you may also need to think about whether or not it’s time to increase the hours he…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 10, 2020

For many seniors, giving up driving equates to giving up their independence, and most seniors are reluctant to hand over their car keys. However, there comes a time when driving becomes too risky, not just for them but also for those sharing the road. Here are several signs indicating it’s…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on October 27, 2020

If you have a senior loved one with Parkinson’s, you’re likely wondering what causes the disease. Named after English doctor James Parkinson, Parkinson’s disease doesn’t have one specific root cause that has been identified. Symptoms begin to develop after nerve cells in the brain responsible for controlling movement either become…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020

Recent studies report loading up on multivitamins may be harmful for our health, suggesting a focused approach to supplements is best. To this end, we should strive to consume nutrients in their natural form, but even our best efforts at eating a healthy diet may fall short. To ensure a…

By Becky Grim, 12:05 pm on October 7, 2020

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is recognizing Heide J. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🎉🎈 Heide has been an HCA employee for over one year and a caregiver for over 30 years. ✨AMAZING✨ We are incredibly grateful to have such a stellar member of our team, our clients adore her, and…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020

  Once thought to be an inevitable part of aging, arthritis is a complex condition that has many causes. If your elderly loved one has a family history of arthritis, he or she may not be able to completely prevent it. Here are some tips to reduce your loved one’s…