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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 28, 2022

Some seniors with Alzheimer’s find bathing unpleasant, and many even try to stop bathing before the process is complete, which can be dangerous if they aren’t supervised properly. If you’re providing care for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, safety should always take priority. Here are a few tips…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on June 14, 2022

As people age, their dietary needs often change. Some seniors eat whatever they want, while others decide it’s time to switch to healthy foods. When older adults are faced with new nutritional necessities, avoiding meat is one of the healthiest choices they can make. Here are a few reasons seniors…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 24, 2022

The digestive system has the very important job of breaking down food so it can be easily absorbed and turned into energy. The body needs minerals, calories, proteins, fats, and vitamins to operate efficiently. The easiest way to help the digestive system run smoothly is to eat the right kinds…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on May 10, 2022

Older adults who have fibromyalgia know how intense the pain can be. Here are several different treatment options to ease the pain and other symptoms caused by the condition.  1. Exercise for a Few Minutes Each Day Exercise can be difficult for aging adults with fibromyalgia, and it can be…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on April 26, 2022

Hip replacement surgery is an increasingly common procedure for older adults. To make sure the surgery goes well, seniors and their caregivers need to be prepared for every step of the process. Here are some of the dos and don’ts of hip replacement surgery. Do: Find a Supportive Caregiver For…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on April 12, 2022

The senior years are full of challenges that can interfere with the ability to care for teeth and gums. While the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases with age, seniors can take action now to prevent oral health issues. As a caregiver, you can help your aging loved…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 29, 2022

While some people may say increased pain is a natural part of the aging process, the reasons pain occurs among older adults are far more complex and can range from age-related conditions such as arthritis to the reaggravation of old injuries. According to the American Psychological Association, between 60 and…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on March 15, 2022

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can leave family members with a lot of questions ranging from their senior loved one’s current needs to future abilities and what to expect. To ensure your loved one enjoys the highest level of quality of care as the disease progresses, it’s important to understand the challenges…

By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on February 22, 2022

People often think getting healthy means going to the gym. However, there are many activities seniors can do at home to increase their physical and mental health. Finding activities to do at home also makes it easier for seniors to stay on track with their exercise regimens when they’re sick….

By Becky Grim, 4:38 pm on February 18, 2022

HCA is recognizing all of the wonderful caregivers who make it possible for us to provide excellent care every day to our beloved seniors in the Tidewater area! We see the dedication and compassion that make them the heartbeat behind what we do, and it’s our privilege to be a…