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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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Lina Simpson Richmond, VA
Lina Simpson Richmond, VA
By Andy 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 about the opportunity to work in the senior care industry. “Growing up in a tight knit family ingrained a deep…

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Max Grim Home Care Assistance Richmond, VA
Max Grim Home Care Assistance Richmond, VA
By Andy 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 care management. I am committed to making sure that each Virginia Senior gets the quality care they deserve. I take…

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Caregiver Richmond, VA
Caregiver Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 12:02 pm on February 1, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg is celebrating Toni R. as our “Caregiver of the Month”! Toni has been a providing care for over 40 years and has been an invaluable HCA employee for just over one year! 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 hard work! “I cherish that I’ve…

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

Respite care is an essential tool you should have as a caregiver. While it sometimes seems as though taking a break is a luxury, the truth is it’s necessary. As you read through these benefits of respite care, remember that knowing when to take a brief step away from your duties is a sign of strength. Staying Involved in Your Community Social engagement is an essential component of emotional health. Whether you miss volunteering at your child’s school or have always played a special role within your religious organization, you need to make sure to maintain your social life. Spending time with people outside of the house can preserve your self-identity and lift your spirits. Respite care allows caregivers to…

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Home Care Richmond, VA
Home Care Richmond, VA
By Andy Grim, 11:59 am on January 21, 2019

Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg wants to recognize Bob and Connie B. as our “Client of the Month,” pictured here with longtime caregiver, Sarah! It has been our absolute pleasure to provide care for this special couple over the past two and a half years and we look forward to many more! Bob and Connie’s son writes: “The live-in service greatly reduces the stress on working family members on a…

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