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By Andy Grim, 7:10 pm on November 22, 2019

Home Care Assistance recently hosted the annual conference for franchise owners and staff to meet with key executives in Austin, Texas. This meeting is important to the growth of the company as an international leader in providing in-home care to seniors. Over the course of several days, members of the HCA community had the opportunity to share ideas and goals, hear keynote speakers on a variety of topics, and celebrate…

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Tips for Managing a Combative Senior Who Has Dementia in Richmond, VA
Tips for Managing a Combative Senior Who Has Dementia in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on November 12, 2019

Combative behavior can pose challenges for caregivers of seniors with dementia. Combativeness can occur for no reason at all or as a result of a situation your aging loved one perceives as stressful. Fortunately, there are some effective ways to handle a combative loved one with dementia. 1. Watch Your Body Language People with dementia may become combative in response to body language they perceive as threatening or confrontational. When…

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Communication Boards to Assist a Stroke Survivor in Richmond, VA
Communication Boards to Assist a Stroke Survivor in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on October 29, 2019

Stroke survivors often have difficulty with communication when they first begin their recovery. Depending on the area of the brain affected by the stroke, your aging loved one may lose the ability to form understandable speech or comprehend what others are saying. Communication boards can ease frustration during recovery by giving stroke survivors an option that helps them express their needs and emotions. Explore the Different Types of Communication Boards…

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October Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
October Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 11:49 am on October 23, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg is celebrating Dianne L. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🤗 Dianne has been an HCA employee for over one year and a caregiver for 8. ✨WOW!✨ We are so grateful to have such a committed member of our team, our clients adore her, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her commitment! Dianne says: “What I love most about being a caregiver…

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Methods for Preventing Parkinson’s Naturally in Richmond, VA
Methods for Preventing Parkinson’s Naturally in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on October 15, 2019

Doctors still have quite a bit to learn about what causes Parkinson’s and how it can be prevented. That being said, a few key risk factors for this disease have been identified, and older adults can take a few steps to reduce their risk of developing Parkinson’s.  1. Try to Eat Local and Organic There are a few reasons older adults should try to eat local and organic foods, including…

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Methods for Preventing Parkinson’s Naturally in Richmond, VA
Methods for Preventing Parkinson’s Naturally in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 24, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder that usually progresses through a few different stages. During late-stage Alzheimer’s, seniors are severely impaired, but that doesn’t mean they can’t live comfortable lives. With some professional assistance and the proper caregiving plan, you can make sure your aging loved one remains safe and secure as the disease progresses.  Identifying the Stages of Alzheimer’s While different organizations have come up with a variety of classification…

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By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on September 10, 2019

Healthy eating can boost your elderly parent’s health following a stroke and help him or her regain many of the abilities that were lost or damaged because of the brain attack. Speak with your loved one’s physician and develop a diet plan based on his or her recommendations. Below are some healthy options for senior stroke survivors along with the benefits each food provides. 1. Kale The vitamin C found…

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September Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
September Caregiver of the Month Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 6:34 pm on September 3, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Richmond is celebrating Maneshia L. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! 🥳 Maneshia has been an HCA employee for almost 3 years and a caregiver for TEN. 🔥She is on fire!🔥We are so grateful to have her representing us, our clients adore her, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her hard work! Maneshia says:  “I have a desire to help people and give back. This…

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Senior Stroke Survivors Memory-Exercising Games in Richmond, VA
Senior Stroke Survivors Memory-Exercising Games in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 27, 2019

When an elderly person experiences a stroke, it doesn’t mean the end of independence. In fact, some stroke survivors find they can regain cognitive skills and perform many tasks as well as they did before having a stroke. Therapeutic activities such as memory games can help seniors regain cognitive skills after a stroke. 1. Word & Number Puzzles Sudoku, word searches, and crossword puzzles are independent activities that help stroke…

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Therapeutic Activities for Seniors Living with Parkinson’s in Richmond, VA
Therapeutic Activities for Seniors Living with Parkinson’s in Richmond, VA
By Becky Grim, 9:00 am on August 13, 2019

Therapy for Parkinson’s disease has come a long way over the years. After the initial diagnosis, your aging loved one may participate in professional therapy sessions that help with maintaining his or her abilities. You can also plan therapeutic activities for your loved one to do at home with a caregiver or in a class. Here are some of the best activities you can plan for your loved one that…

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