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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on April 9, 2019

When seniors are no longer able to take care of themselves, it’s time to choose a long-term care option that works for their needs. Home care involves living at home and having family members or hired caregivers move in or come over to help out, while assisted living involves moving…

By Becky Grim, 11:40 am on April 5, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating PORTIA W. as our “Caregiver of the Month”!? Portia has been an HCA employee for six months, but has been helping to take care of her disabled mother for 14 years and started her career in healthcare five and a half years ago….

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 29, 2019

Dementia can be challenging to manage, for both seniors and their family caregivers, so it’s a good idea to gain plenty of knowledge about the condition if your loved one has received a dementia diagnosis. The Richmond dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance want to share a quick infographic…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 26, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurological disorder that can impact cognitive abilities and physical health. Even though there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have come up with a wide variety of treatments that can minimize the symptoms and boost quality of life. Here’s a closer look at some of…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 12, 2019

Many aging adults cherish their independence and are resistant to change. However, if your senior loved one displays certain signs or behaviors, you may need to consider a live-in home caregiver. Here are some ways to tell if your loved one needs live-in care. Neglecting Household Chores If your loved…

By Becky Grim, 11:49 am on March 11, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating EVETTA C. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! Evetta has been an HCA employee for almost THREE years and a caregiver for twice that long. We are blessed to have such a committed member of our team, our clients rave about her and…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on February 26, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two terms that are often used interchangeably. Though it’s true there are many similarities between the two conditions, they also have quite a few differences. Being able to understand how Alzheimer’s and dementia are separate may make it easier for you to discuss and manage…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on February 12, 2019

Caregivers who go from happy to sad or from caring to unconcerned could be facing physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion, which is known as caregiver burnout. Failing to get the help they need could have serious health consequences. Here are some of the common signs of caregiver burnout and how…

By Becky Grim, 12:05 pm on February 7, 2019

Congratulations to our new Williamsburg/Hampton Roads Director of Operations Lina Simpson! With over 8 years of management and human resources experience and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resources from Liberty University, Lina came to Home Care Assistance well prepared for her new position. Lina is excited…

By Becky Grim, 11:55 am on February 7, 2019

Congratulations to Max Grim on his promotion to Richmond Director of Operations! “As the Director of Operations at Home Care Assistance, my primary roles are to hire new caregivers and custom match them with our seniors, to conduct ongoing in-home quality assurance visits, and to actively manage our 24-hour, on-call…