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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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Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in Aging Loved One in Richmond, VA
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in Aging Loved One in Richmond, VA
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 the most common signs of Alzheimer’s that seniors and their families should keep an eye out for. 1. Difficulty Holding…

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Can I Tell if My Aging Parent Need Live-In Care in Richmond, VA
Can I Tell if My Aging Parent Need Live-In Care in Richmond, VA
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 one’s home is unkempt on a regular basis, he or she may need a live-in caregiver. Dirty dishes that sit…

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Caregiver Richmond, VA
Caregiver Richmond, VA
By Andy 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 we are thrilled to be able to recognize her outstanding work! “The rewards of being a great caregiver are knowing…

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Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Richmond, VA
Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Richmond, VA
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 senior mental health disorders. Here are some of the key distinctions between dementia and Alzheimer’s. The Medical Definitions of Dementia…

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout in Richmond, VA
Signs of Caregiver Burnout in Richmond, VA
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 to address each symptom. 1. Fatigue Taking on too much without asking for assistance could lead to exhaustion. Ask other…

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