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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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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 28, 2019

Aging leads to various changes for older adults, disrupting the ability to live an independent life at home. Their cognitive skills could decrease and some of their senses could begin to dull, putting them at a higher risk of minor and major accidents while at home. However, you can use the following tips to increase home safety for your senior loved one as he or she ages in place. List…

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Best Caregiver Richmond, VA
Best Caregiver Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 2:49 pm on May 22, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating AVA A. as our “Caregiver of the Month”!🥳 Ava has been an HCA employee for six years and a caregiver for 20! ✨Wow✨! We are so grateful to have her as a committed member of our team, her clients adore her, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her hard work and dedication! What Ava says she loves most about her career:…

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May Client of the Month Home Care Assistance Richmond, VA
May Client of the Month Home Care Assistance Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 11:05 am on May 17, 2019

✨Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg wants to recognize Shirley R. as our “Client of the Month”! 🥰 It has been our great pleasure to provide care for this amazing woman for almost a whole year and we look forward to many more! After her husband passed, Shirley made it known to her family that she wanted to age in place at her home. She has lived in her current community…

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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 14, 2019

Seniors can reap the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices. The right diet plays a major role in ensuring ongoing health and has the ability to reduce the risk of developing many different disease processes while providing energy. However, some seniors may not realize there’s a selection of foods that top the list in terms of being nutrient dense. 1. Avocados Along with containing anti-inflammatory fatty acids, avocados supply several…

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What Rules You Should Follow if Aging Adult Has a Stroke in Richmond, VA
What Rules You Should Follow if Aging Adult Has a Stroke in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on April 23, 2019

The way you act after a senior loved one has a stroke could determine how he or she recovers. Every second counts, and acting immediately could save your loved one’s life. Here are some of the steps you need to take if your loved one has a stroke. 1. Understand the Warning Signs If you don’t know much about strokes, it could be difficult to determine if your loved one…

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How to Decide Between Assisted Living or Homecare in Richmond, VA
How to Decide Between Assisted Living or Homecare in Richmond, VA
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 into a facility where all care needs are managed. There are many important factors you need to think about when…

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April Caregiver Richmond, VA
April Caregiver Richmond, VA
By Andy 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. She has shown an amazing level of commitment in her time with us, her clients rave about her and we…

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8 Facts on Dementia [Infographic]
8 Facts on Dementia [Infographic]
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 to get you started on some of the most important facts about dementia you need to know.

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