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Tips for Enjoying a Trip to the Beach with Your Senior Parent

Elderly Care in Lilburn GA: f your aging parent has always loved the beach, bringing them along on this trip can be a wonderful way to boost their mental and emotional health, and spend quality time with them away from your usual care routine.

Preventing Depression in Family Caregivers

Taking care of your aging mom or dad is rewarding, but it is also stressful. Depending on their disability, their needs can easily take priority over your own.

Know the Symptoms of Anemia in the Elderly

If you suspect your elderly relative may have anemia or you are worried that they may in the future, it’s wise to become familiar with the risk factors, symptoms and treatments for this problematic condition.

Can Osteoporosis Be Prevented?

Elderly Care in Cumming GA: Osteoporosis is a condition that makes bones brittle and weak. They can become so weak that even a minor stressor can cause a fracture. In fact, the National Osteoporosis Foundation says that osteoporosis is responsible for about 2 million fractures each year.

Is It Always Best to Become a Family Caregiver?

Senior Care in Marietta GA: Caring for an elderly parent can be a touchy subject. Traditionally, women have often been called to fill the role. If you have a full-time job, children, and a significant other, balancing your parent's care with your own family can be tough.

5 Home Care Myths Debunked

If you asked your aging relative how they’d like the rest of their life to play out, they’d probably tell you that they want to stay in their home until the end. In fact, according to AARP, 87 percent of older adults who responded to a survey indicated that they want to “age in place.”

5 Early Signs of Arthritis

Many older adults are affected by arthritis. It’s a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It can happen in just one joint or in multiple joints all over the body.

What Will Your Dad Need While Recovering From Cataract Surgery?

The National Eye Institute reports at least 50 percent of men and women 80 or older have a cataract or have undergone cataract surgery. If your dad is undergoing the surgery, there are things he will need for his recovery.

How to Encourage Elderly Adults to Exercise

Everyone knows the benefits of exercising, even if we don’t actually do it as often as we should. Not only does exercise extend our life, it improves our health and wellness both physically and mentally.

Is My Elderly Relative Malnourished?

A growing problem in the United States among elderly adults is that of malnutrition. Senior citizens are increasingly found to be malnourished, meaning their health is in jeopardy.

Do You Know What Puts Cognitive Health at Risk?

When an older adult shows signs of memory loss or confusion, you may immediately worry about dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. While those are very real concerns for family caregivers of older adults, there are many other things that can cause cognitive problems.

Simple Ways to Stimulate Your Parent's Mind Each Day

Caregivers in Johns Creek GA: Being a family caregiver involves more than just assistance with the tasks of daily living. It also means supporting your senior loved one's mental health.

Pageant at Life Care of Gwinnett

Greg Eldridge, co-owner of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, was thrilled to be one of four judges for the Masquerade Mardi Gras Pageant at Life Care of Gwinnett on February 23, 2018.

What is Parkinson’s Dystonia?

There are approximately 1 million people in the United States with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It’s a progressive disease that has no cure. PD causes a variety of symptoms, and they can be different from one person to the next. One such symptom is dystonia.

Can You Help Your Senior Prevent Bruising?

Bruising can be a tremendous problem for your aging adult. Not only does it look painful, but the bruises can be extremely painful. The real question is whether you can help her to avoid them.

Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

As your aging family member grows older, there are some aspects of life that can become more difficult for her. If her plan is to age in place, you may want to start looking for services that can help.

Is Your Parent at Risk for Identity Theft?

As a family caregiver, it is important that you not only understand identity theft, but recognize any increased risk factors that your parents may have. This will enable you to take steps to protect them, recognize if they have been victimized, and help them to manage this issue in the best way possible.

How Often Should Your Mom See a Dentist?

Experts from the American Dental Association report that many people put off dental care due to the cost. Part of the problem is that programs elderly people rely on, such as Medicaid, do not always offer dental care coverage.

Tips for Handling Your Limitations in Your Caregiver Journey

When you recognize that your aging parent is living with challenges and limitations that might make it difficult for them to continue living independently or function effectively, you know that it is time for you to step into the role of being a family caregiver for them.

Is Making Decisions Important for Your Parent?

Most people do not think about most of the decisions that they make on a daily basis. It is something that comes naturally, and just a normal part of daily life that happens many times each day.

Are Older Drivers Actually Safer Drivers?

If your parent needs care, you may assume that they are not able to drive safely. You may even wonder if older drivers are capable of driving safely.

Tips for Helping Your Senior Cope with Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a life-changing form of inflammatory bowel disease that can lead to a variety of symptoms that can not only threaten your parent's health, but also diminish their quality of life and well-being.

Learn the Signs of Stroke F.A.S.T.

During a stroke, a person’s brain doesn’t get enough blood. To reduce the amount of damage done to the brain during a stroke, it’s important to act quickly to get help.

Tips for Choosing Foods to Serve Your Senior with Alzheimer's Disease

Though there is no one specific diet or eating approach that is prescribed for people with Alzheimer's , doctors recommend that family caregivers help their adult choose foods that are nutritious and will give their bodies what they need to stay healthy, resilient, and strong.

How is Lewy Body Dementia Diagnosed?

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex condition that is often difficult to diagnose. It has many similarities to other forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s, which further complicates diagnosis.

What Does It Mean to Have Heart Failure?

When people hear the words “heart failure” they often assume that it means the heart has completely stopped working. However, that’s simply not the case.

Tips for Helping Your Parent Cope with Dry Skin

Particularly with the cooler, dryer temperatures that many areas experience in the fall and winter, dry skin is a common and unpleasant condition. As a family caregiver, it is important that you understand that this condition is not just uncomfortable, but for an elderly adult it can be dangerous.

What is the Best Way to Cook for Someone in Cancer Treatment?

Often people who are undergoing cancer treatment, whether radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery, have difficulty eating. Yet, it’s important that cancer patients eat nutritious food to help keep their bodies strong and help them to recover.

What Is Anticipatory Grief?

Anticipatory grief gives you all of the awful parts of grieving, but way before your elderly family member is actually gone from your life. Here's what it is and what you can do about it.

Dad Needs Oxygen - What Precautions Must You Consider at His Home?

Your dad's breathing has declined to a point he's not getting enough oxygen on his own. His doctor recommends home oxygen and respiratory therapy. Now that he has the oxygen concentrator, you need to know what precautions are necessary.

Should Your Parent Be Tested for Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C (sometimes called Hep C) is a virus that affects the liver, causing it to become inflamed. Approximately 3.5 million people in the United States are infected with Hep C, but many people don’t know they have it.

What You Should Know About Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about this potentially devastating condition and what you can do to help protect your parent from the severe consequences that can occur as a result of it.

Helping your Parent with High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common occurrence as one ages. By the time one reaches 55, over 50 percent of their fellow Americans in the same age group have this disease that increases the risk for several additional diseases.

Does Pet Therapy Help the Elderly?

Many are discovering pet therapy as a beneficial practice for seniors that are struggling with physical or mental illness, dementia, or are simply lonely or isolated much of the time. It doesn’t take long to see that pet therapy is a worthwhile service for the elderly.

Can Plants Really Clean the Air?

Indoor air pollution can be surprisingly impactful on our health and wellness because gasses and particles are breathed in and can trigger respiratory problems.

Problems with Dry Skin in Seniors

Everyone has struggled with dry skin at some point, but seniors can be especially sensitive to temperature and humidity changes. This leaves them with itchy, dry skin that can be very uncomfortable and may even lead to other skin conditions.

Here's What Rheumatoid Arthritis is Really Like

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is stressful. For the senior, thoughts of pain and discomfort cause fear. For the family member, the true extent of the disease's crippling effects are unknown.

4 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

A long-distance caregiver is someone who doesn’t live close enough to the person they are caring for to visit on a regular basis. They may provide emotional support, make appointments, or coordinate services such as housecleaning and in-home care.

How Can You Help Your Parent Cope with a Sunburn

Sunburns might seem like a common hazard of the spring and summer months, but the reality is that even a mild sunburn can indicate significant skin damage and put your aging loved one at increased risk for developing skin cancer.

High Blood Pressure and Your Aging Parent

High blood pressure is extremely common in the United States. One in three adults over the age of 20 are believed to have high blood pressure with nearly 20 percent of those unaware that they have it.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month: What Are the Symptoms?

Lyme disease is a condition that is transmitted by deer ticks or black-legged ticks. 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year, but that does not account for cases that go unreported.

Can Stress Make a Difference in Blood Pressure?

Hypertension affects approximately 85 million people throughout the United States and if you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult suffering from this condition, it is important that you understand the various factors that influence this condition.

How to Help an Aging Parent Feel Safer at Home Alone

Even if your aging parent is still able to live on their own in their own home, there are a lot of frightening things that can happen to them. Most seniors are very aware of these dangers, and they lose sleep over things like creaking floorboards, the possibility of falling and not being able to get up.

How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?

Your parent’s treatment will be designed around their particular needs as well as their other health conditions and challenges. Here are some of the treatments that they might undergo.

Parkinson’s Gala Fundraiser in Marietta, GA

Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, enjoyed a lovely evening on Saturday, January 28th, at the 2017 American Parkinson’s Disease Association Gala in Marietta, GA - sponsored by the Georgia APDA Chapter.

Meaningful Gifts to Give Your Parent for Valentine’s Day

The gifts that you give your parent for Valentine’s Day can not only show them that they are important to you, but can also help you to pursue some of your care goals with your loved one. Let these ideas inspire you for meaningful gifts that you can give your parent for Valentine’s Day.

Types of Dementia

Dementia is a group of symptoms, not a specific disease. It is characterized by loss of memory, thinking and reasoning.

When to Consider Hiring an Elderly Care Provider for Your Parent

Watching your elderly parent’s health deteriorate right before your eyes can be a gut-wrenching thing to see. After all, it was that person who cared for you for many years as a child. Unfortunately, although you may know that they are in need of someone to care for them, the senior may be in denial over the fact that they need anyone to care for them at all.

Tips for Organizing your Aging Parent’s Medical Information

Keeping track of your parent’s medical information can be one of the more challenging aspects of your caregiver journey with them. Use these tips to help you keep your aging parent’s medical information organized.

Caring for a Parent after a Heart Attack

You and your parent are not alone in this experience that affects approximately 735,500 Americans every year. The good news is that your parent has been given a second chance, and there are definitely steps they can take to help prevent a second attack.

Tips for Ensuring Your Aging Parent is Ready to Age in Place

“Aging in place” is a term used to describe elderly adults choosing to remain in a home environment as they move through the later stages in their life rather than transitioning into another setting. Use these tips to help ensure your aging parent is ready to age in place.

Seniors, Diet and Choice

Open up just about any magazine, blog or browser, and there will undoubtedly be an article touting the most recent diet breakthrough. But is a diet really right for your senior loved one?

5 Ways Elders Can Become More Socially Active

Social interactions become increasingly important with age. Not only can frequent conversations with friends and family members ward off depression and isolation, but they can also help boost the self-esteem and mood of our elderly parents.

Caregiver Employment Opportunities at the AARP Virtual Career Fair

AARP is hosting their next Virtual Career Fair on September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. This live online event provides those 50+ with the opportunity to recharge their job search and connect with local and national employers – all from the comfort of home.

August 1-7 is Simplify Your Life Week

Simplify You Life Week is a great time for family caregivers to think about ways they can simplify their life to make room for more relaxing time, sleep, healthy activities, and hobbies. If you don’t know where to start, read on for some helpful tips

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency - What You Need to Know

Read on for some more information about vitamin B-12 deficiencies and what you can do to make sure that your elderly loved one gets all the vitamin B-12 that they need.

How Exercise Can Help Your Parent with Parkinson's Disease

If you are a caregiver for one of the approximately one million people throughout the United States who is currently living with Parkinson's disease, it is likely that you are always looking for ways to improve your aging parent's quality of life.

Caregiver Tips: National Flip Flop Day

June 17 is National Flip Flop Day. While this day was created by a restaurant as a fun way to celebrate their customers, it is also a great opportunity for you to think more about your parent's summertime footwear.

June is Great Outdoors Month

Senior Care in Roswell GA: June is Great Outdoors Month, a month dedicated to doing fun activities outside and appreciating our country’s parks and trails.

May 27th is Heat Awareness Day

With the beginning of summer comes warm, sunny days and many opportunities for elderly adults and their caregivers to spend time outdoors.

What Has You So Stressed Out?

Understanding your stress triggers can go a long way toward reducing your stress levels.

Keeping America Beautiful Together

This is Keep America Beautiful month, a chance to do something toward making your own community more beautiful and sustainable with your senior loved one.

Does Your Parent Need a Live-in Care Provider?

Home Care in Sugar Hill GA: If you know that your parent needs assistance and care during the day and may benefit from having someone in the home at night, live-in care might be the ideal option.

Senior Care Fun: National Garden Month

Senior Care in Woodstock GA: This month is the perfect opportunity for you and your aging parent to integrate the fun and benefits of gardening into your usual senior care journey with her.

How to Keep a Stress Diary

Elder Care in Duluth GA: Keeping a stress diary can help you to spot trends both in what stresses you out and in what you do that helps you to be less stressed.

Five Household Uses for Lemons

Home Care in Suwanee GA: The brilliant yellow coloring and sweet, summery smell of lemons make them wonderful to have around the home. Here are just five wonderful reasons to keep lemons on hand at your loved one’s home all of the time.

Home Helpers of Alpharetta presented a CEU to Social Workers and RN’s at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta

On Thursday, January 28th Workers and RN’s at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta. The CEU was entitled “Through the Camera’s Lens: A “Multi-Media” Exploration of the Needs of America’s Aging Population and Their Caregivers”. Greg and Hilary Eldridge and Cheryl McEntee presented the CEU to about 40 attendees. Hilary and Greg are the owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta and Cheryl McEntee is their RN supervisor.

Elderly Care Activities: Getting Creative with Your Artistic Senior by Making Custom Shoes

This project is an impressive, but actually very easy, way to add some extra personality, fun, and expression into your parent's wardrobe. Whether she is a skilled artist or just loves to dabble in a little bit of drawing and coloring, making custom shoes gives her a sense that she is making something useful and personalized just to her. If she truly enjoys this project she can also make more for gifts throughout the year and ensure that her loved receive something very special that she made specifically for them.

Senior Care Recipes: Homemade “Take-Out” Egg Foo Young

Senior Care in Duluth GA Getting into the kitchen with your aging loved ones is a fantastic way to pursue your senior care goals with them and to give them a boost in their mental and emotional health. Cooking together is an opportunity to share, laugh, communicate, and make precious memories

Elderly Care Tips: Home Remedies for Common Ailments and Injuries

Elderly Care in Buford GA When you were younger did you ever dab a bit of toothpaste on a pimple in hopes that it would dry up, or see a young baseball player rub dirt into the spot where a ball hit him, convinced that it would stop the pain? Most people go about their lives following superstitions

Caregiver Observances: National Clean Up Your Computer Month

Caregiver in Cumming GA If you are like many family caregivers, your computer plays an important role in your daily life. From helping you to keep files and information organized, to storing pictures and video, to helping you to streamline your activities and needs, your computer helps you to

How Safe Is Your Loved One’s Kitchen?

Home Care in Sandy Springs GA When your loved one wants to stay independent, it's important to make sure that she's safe. One room in which your loved one could have trouble is the kitchen. Go through your loved one's kitchen a few times a year to keep up with any changes that could affect

5 Important Tips if your Elderly Loved One is Still Driving

Elderly Care in Johns Creek GA Many elderly loved ones want to keep driving on their own for as long as they possibly can. It's one way to stay independent and to avoid feeling like a burden to friends and family. If your elderly loved one is still driving, here are some things that you can do to

Home Care Tips: Choosing the Right Mobile Device for Your Loved Ones

Home Care in Buford GA You might feel like you could not live without your mobile device, but the reality is that most seniors either do not have a cell phone at all, or do not know how to properly use all of the features of their mobile device. While some seniors have little need for a cell phone,

Elderly Care Tips: Non-Perishable Foods to Have On Hand for Emergencies

Elderly Care in Sugar Hill GA One of the most important features of a wintertime elderly care plan is emergency preparedness. You never know when severe weather might strike, taking out electricity and snowing your aging loved ones into their home for days at a time. While this is not something

The Benefits of Swimming and Water Exercise for Elderly Adults

Elderly Care in Sandy Springs GA Regular exercise has many health benefits for elderly adults. Exercise promotes bone health, fights depression and stress, and it can help elderly adults manage various chronic illnesses as well as chronic pain. However, some exercise activities, especially high

How Your Loved One’s Eye Exam Might Save Her Sight

Senior Care in Duluth GA While you may have heard of glaucoma before, you may not be fully aware of what can happen to your elderly loved one. Getting an eye exam regularly is the key to an early diagnosis and treatment that really helps. If your loved one does indeed have glaucoma, it's better to

3 Great Benefits to Aging in Place with Help from Home Care

Home Care in Johns Creek GA As your parents get older, there will come a time where they can no longer take care of themselves. Each year, over eight million elderly people require some sort of care, due to either physical limitations or because they are cognitively impaired. Many of the people who

Seniors and Smoking: It is Never Too Late to Quit

Senior Care in Buford GA For older adults who have been smoking for years, they probably feel as though there is no point in quitting since it has not seemed to hurt them yet. However, the longer you smoke, the more damage that will occur in the body, whether the elder can feel the harm it is doing

Are Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis The Same Condition?

Senior Care in Sugar Hill GA How knowledgeable are you concerning senior care? Many seniors believe that osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are the same condition. Although the names are very similar, the two conditions are actually very different, although some of the same symptoms are present. Learn

Want to Be a Better Family Caregiver? Get More Sleep

Caregiver in Suwanee GA By the end of the day, you're exhausted and just want to sleep. But maybe all that runs through your mind are all the ways in which you felt like you could have been better at work, at home, and for your elderly loved one. As a family caregiver, it's really important that

Caring for a Senior with Diabetes

Senior Care in Roswell GA Type 2 Diabetes is one medical condition that has become surprisingly common in the older population. In fact, the American Diabetes Association reported that 25.9 percent of Americans over the age of 65, or 11.8 million seniors, have this medical condition. Diabetes

Breast Cancer in Seniors

Senior Care in John Creek GA The healthiest person can be diagnosed with this disease as early as their 20's, but it is mostly found in women over the age of 65. According to Medscape, 40 percent of breast cancer diagnoses are in women of this age and that percentage is expected to grow by 2030

Could Your Loved One Have Cataracts?

Senior Care in Cumming GA Poor vision is thought to be a normal part of aging, and in some cases it is. However, when an elder's vision goes from good to cloudy, a cataract may be the culprit. The National Eye Institute defines a cataract as a clouding of the lens in one or both eyes, which affects

3 Tips for Helping Your Elderly Loved One Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Elderly Care in Duluth GA You're trying to help your elderly loved one to live a longer, healthier life while still being happy, too. It's not unusual for you to run into a little bit of resistance from your loved one, even when you're only suggesting small changes. With some gentle persuasion, you

Pain Awareness Month and Elder Care

Elder Care in Suwanee GA The importance of the Pain Awareness Month is to bring together consumer groups and health care professionals in an effort to increase the public's awareness regarding the key issues surrounding pain and pain management. Why is Pain Awareness Month

How To Be A Caregiver When You Live Far Away

Caregiver in Roswell GA Being a family caregiver for elderly adults is demanding no matter what, but when you live at a distance from your loved ones, you face additional challenges that can make the experience much more difficult for both you and your parents. Living far away from your seniors

The Importance of Proper Lighting for Aging Eyes

Senior Care in Suwanee GA According to the AARP, once a person reaches the age of 40, a number of common changes begin to occur inside the eye. These include the reduced ability to focus up close and the development of a smaller pupil size, which allows less light to enter into the

Elder Care Time Management Strategies

Elder Care in Sandy Springs GA One thing many families share in common when providing in-home care is the desire to keep their aging loved one busy, but without pushing them beyond their limits. Effective time management strategies will not only help families achieve this goal efficiently, but it

Depression and How to Help Seniors Cope

Home Care in Roswell GA According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is the most common mental illness in those over the age of 65. Some experts believe that 10 percent of seniors who have been diagnosed with dementia actually struggle with depression. Because it is so common,

How to Handle Family Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver in Johns Creek GA Caregiver burnout is a common problem among family caregivers, especially since most do not take care of themselves while caring for the aging adult in their life. It could occur if the family caregiver takes on too many responsibilities than they can handle. Along with

Four Leisurely Activities for Seniors That Help Them Get Some Exercise

Senior Care in Duluth GA It's important to get adequate amounts of exercise, and this includes seniors. This is especially true of those receiving home care and who might not get out as much as much as before. Here are four fun and leisurely activities seniors can do without worrying about hurting Read more

Home Helpers of Alpharetta hosts Happy Hour at Benton House of Johns Creek

Happy Hour at Benton House of Johns Creek Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, hosted a happy hour at Benton House of Johns Creek, GA on Friday July 17 at 3pm. Residents and their families were invited to come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and celebrate the start of the

3 Ways to Avoid Regrets with Senior Care

Senior Care in Alpharetta GA Everyone has something they wish they had handled differently, maybe even multiple somethings. You won't always make the exact perfect decision, but you're most likely making the best decision that you can at the time. And then you have to let go of those regrets.

Let Elderly Care Help You Spend Quality Time With Your Aging Parent

Elderly Care in Sugar Hill GA One of the great things that Elderly Care provides is the chance to spend time with your loved one. Caring for aging parents brings a multitude of challenges. However, with elderly care your focus can be on doing special activities with them versus spending that

Elderly Care Recipes: Fun Homemade Fortune Cookies

Elderly Care in Buford GA Making your own versions of your favorite takeout food at home is a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of food you love while saving money and ensuring that you are only using ingredients that you choose, eliminating the mystery of the takeout restaurant and controlling Read more

Elder Care Strategies to Help Encourage Mom to Focus on Oral Care

Elder Care in Duluth GA When you’re trying to encourage your aging mother to focus on her oral care, it can certainly be difficult. There are number of strategies that can be employed, whether somebody relies on professional elder care or not. Even if your aging mother has dentures and none of her

Home Care for the Elderly May be Able to Help with that Garden, Too

Home Care in Roswell GA There are many things that elder care can do for a senior in need. As June is Perennial Gardening Month, those seniors who may have a tendency to garden or a desire to do it, they may feel that it’s impossible because of their physical limitations or health challenges at the

Home Care Recipes: Fresh Gazpacho for a Cool Summer Lunch

Home Care in Duluth GA Summertime care for your elderly parents is all about keeping your parents cool, healthy, and comfortable as the temperatures creep up. One of the greatest challenges their home care provider may face during these hot months is getting your parents to each a well-balanced

Understand the Team You Put Together as Part of Elder Care

Elder Care in Alpharetta GA When you put a team together as part of elder care, whether it’s for yourself, an aging parent, or other elderly loved one, you need to understand exactly what team you are putting “on the field.” What this means is that your elderly loved one may require a number of

The 5 Most Important Benefits of Positive Senior Care

Senior Care in Sandy Springs GA Believe it or not, there are numerous tremendous benefits to professional senior care services. Some of those benefits can be readily apparent while others might be more subtle. Many families in the United States take on the role of being a caregiver for an

Elderly Care Awareness: Toenail Fungus

Elderly Care in Sandy Springs GA When it comes to building an elderly care plan, it is important to recognize risks your senior parents face that may not be related to other medical conditions and chronic challenges. This awareness and vigilance allows you to detect potential problems as soon as

Get Up and Out on the Dance Floor and It Can Promote Positive Home Care

Home Care in Johns Creek GA International Dance Day is April 29th and if you have been looking for ways to promote positive home care for elderly loved ones, especially if you are trying to find activities that can give them the exercise they need to stay as healthy as possible, dancing might never

How to Decide if Elder Care is the Best Choice for You

Elder Care in Johns Creek GA When it comes to elder care, you may have had family members approach you about the topic. At the time, you might not have seen any real need to shell out money for home care for the elderly. It could very well be difficult for you still thinking about yourself as an

Ice Cream Social at Benton House of Alpharetta

Ice Cream Social at Benton House of Alpharetta Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, hosted an ice cream social at Benton House of Alpharetta, GA on Friday April 3 at 3pm. Residents and their families were invited to come enjoy delicious ice cream creations with different

Senior Care: Take Charge of Your Health

Senior Care in Milton GA Even though the senior in your life may need some extra care at the moment, you may feel overwhelmed trying to help him. A person who begins to lose the ability to take care of himself, is experiencing less strength and even balance problems, could also be dealing with

Are Those Senior Nutrition Shakes Really Good for Aging Adults?

Elder Care in Buford GA For seniors, the advantages of eating healthy include improved mental capacity, higher immunity to sickness and diseases, and more energy. Malnutrition is a common issue among the elderly as seen by caregivers, and it can be very dangerous. When to Use Nutrition

Ice Cream Social on April 3, 2015

Ice Cream Social at Benton House of Alpharetta GA Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, will host an ice cream social at Benton House of Alpharetta, GA on Friday April 3 at 3pm. Residents and their families are invited to come enjoy delicious ice cream creations with

Ice Cream Social at The Villas at Canterfield

Ice Cream Social on April 6, 2015 Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, will host an ice cream social at The Villas at Canterfield in Cumming, GA on Monday April 6 at 2pm. Residents and their families are invited to come enjoy delicious ice cream creations with different

Home >> Home Care in Milton GA >> Home Care Can Help: Keep Those Important Doctor’s Appointments Home Care Can Help: Keep Those Important Doctor’s Appointments

Home Care in Milton GA For seniors, keeping doctor's appointments can be very important. Unfortunately, as people age and memory declines, it can become all too easy to forget about appointments, get the time wrong, or head to the wrong doctor. Not all seniors have those issues, but for those who

How Important Are Regular Eye Exams for Someone Who Needs Home Care?

Home Care in Lawrenceville GA March is Save Your Vision Month and for anyone, regardless of age, regular eye exams are important. Even for younger adults who have perfect vision, they should be visiting their eye care professional at least every two years for regular checkups. For seniors or any

Elderly Care: 7 Pathways to Creativity

Suwanee, GA - Elderly Care: 7 Pathways to Creativity There are many pathways to creativity. This article will cover 7 things that may catalyze new ideas for you. Without creativity and the formation of new ideas you may feel like your life is going nowhere - like every day is the same and you are

When to Know It’s Time to Hire a Professional Caregiver

Duluth, GA - When to Know It’s Time to Hire a Professional Caregiver There are a number of signs that could indicate a loved one should have the caregiver working with him or her on a regular basis. As people age they will be facing a number of new physical and mental challenges. Forgetfulness

Home Care for the Person with Parkinson’s Disease

Johns Creek, GA - Home Care for the Person with Parkinson’s Disease There are numerous challenges when providing home care for a person diagnosed with Parkinson’s. If this is a family member, you may have certain unique challenges due to the relationship you have with that person.

Understanding the Health Concerns of Senior Adults

Home Care in Johns Creek, GA – Health Concerns of Senior Adults The risks for some illnesses increase with age. These would include stroke, heart attack, diabetes, dementia, chronic pain, lung disease and some types of cancer. It’s well known that living a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risks

How Caregivers Can Keep Their Career

Caregivers in Duluth, GA - How Caregivers Can Keep Their Career So you finally landed the job of your dreams, only to have it in jeopardy a short time later when your parent becomes seriously ill or disabled and requires your help as a caregiver. You may be frightened about your future. Will you

Bath Safety and Accessibility Can Improve Senior Care

Sandy Springs, GA - Improving Senior Care If you are looking for ways to improve senior care, try focusing on bathroom safety and accessibility. Whenever an elderly person has difficulty taking a shower or doesn’t feel safe and comfortable walking into the bathroom, it can make life more stressful

Cold Weather Senior Care Ideas: A Tasty Recipe that Incorporates Winter Squash

Senior Care Alpharetta GA: Fun Kitchen Recipes for Winter Months If you are looking for some senior care ideas, especially recipes for the kitchen during winter, then here is one that incorporates winter squash. This vegetables offers some incredible options for flavors, and also health

Are You Wondering Why Your Patient is Behaving Badly? The Fine Line

Behavior Modification and Elder Care in Duluth, GA It’s another day and you’re heading to the elderly patient’s home. You work for a home care agency providing a number of elder care services to many different patients throughout the community. With some of them, you have to deal with a variety

Learn How to Take Care of Yourself When Providing Senior Care for A Loved One

Home Care Services in Roswell, GA Jeremy’s wife Linda was the type of woman who was always looking out for other people. No matter who required assistance, of almost any kind, she was there to provide support. When Jeremy’s mother slipped on the steps going into the basement of her home and broke

Are You Providing Caregiving for a Loved One, and It is just TOO much for You?

One Caregiver’s Question in Alpharetta, GA – Is It Time to Hire a Home Care Provider? It’s normal for a family to reach the point where they realize they can’t provide all the care their elderly parent needs. They need some home care help. Does this situation sound familiar to you? Does your

Have You Ever Heard of A Senior Play Day?

Senior Care in Johns Creek, GA- Plan A ‘Play Day’ When was the last time you had a “play day?” It doesn’t matter how old you are, play days are still important. For the person who relies on senior care, these play days are just as important as they were when they were young children. What is a

Minor Falls Can Prove Dangerous. Home Care Services Can Help!

Home Care Services Johns Creek, GA When an elderly person falls, it not only proves dangerous because of injuries sustained but taking a tumble can also be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of death in seniors 65 years and

Exercises that Can Improve Senior Health

Elder Care Lawrenceville, GA When providing any type of elder care to someone, one thing continues to remain consistent for the vast majority of patients. This happens to be exercise. Even the patient who is recovering from a stroke, heart attack, major surgery, pneumonia, or other ailment will

4 Reasons the Caregiver Needs to Listen to the Patient

Caregivers Milton, GA When you plan on being a caregiver to a loved one, it’s important to be able and willing to listen to the patient. Depending on the situation and the circumstances, when you don’t listen, the chance of making a mistake with regard to their care increases. The last thing

Diet Strategies to Help with Insomnia

Elder Care Sugar Hill, GA Getting a good night’s rest is essential for maintaining overall health. What you eat or drink before going to bed can have an effect on your ability to ward off insomnia. Knowing what to eat, when, and the amount of food to eat or drink can increase the chances of

Why Won’t Anyone Listen to Me? Ways to Communicate With Your Aging Loved One

Home Care Services Buford, GA Many times a misunderstanding or miscommunication can have lasting repercussions on the relationship between home care services and the client and/or family members. Do you need to improve your skills when communicating with home care services? For the most part,

Eating Fish for Healthy Living

Caregivers Suwanee, GA There are numerous health benefits for eating oily fish. This applies to people of all ages, and when you’re trying to get your senior loved one to eat a healthier diet, this is a good place to start. Oily fish is being considered as a super food. Researchers world-wide

Medication Use Can be Impacted by Summer’s Heat

Senior Care Considerations near Cumming, GA Summer can have a wide range of influences on people’s behaviors, the things that they do, and even their health. Depending on the individual, summer’s heat can be life threatening, or it can be a breath of fresh air. For those who rely on senior care

Home Helpers to Host Happy Hour at Benton House of John’s Creek, GA

Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, will host a Happy Hour at Benton House of Johns Creek, GA on Friday July 18 at 3pm. Residents and their families are invited to come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and celebrate the start of the weekend! Home Helpers of Alpharetta

Home Helpers of Alpharetta Hosts Ice Cream Social at The Oaks at Hampton

Hilary and Greg Eldridge, owners of Home Helpers of Alpharetta, held an ice cream social for the residents and family members of The Oaks at Hampton in Cumming GA on Saturday, July 12 at 3pm. Many residents enjoyed the ice cream social and were able to customize with various ice creams, syrups,

Guard against Eye Injuries through Proper Elder Care

Elder Care Roswell, GA July is Eye Injury Prevention Month. For the elderly, there are often many aspects that they have to contend with their health, including potentially failing eyesight or other issues, such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which a white film builds over the lens of the

Know when to Call on Home Care Services near Duluth, GA

Home Care Services Duluth, GA Understanding when to call home care services for an elderly loved one is arguably one of the toughest things to figure out. You want to make sure that your loved one is safe within his or her home, but you don’t want to overstep your boundaries by contacting in home

What to Know About Heart Attacks

Heart Attacks and Elder Care in Alpharetta, GA: What to Know Providing elder care for someone who has recently suffered from a heart attack will require some knowledge and understanding. While many family caregivers might immediately assume that the person needs to rest and ‘take it easy,’ that’s

Anxiety Disorders and the Elderly

Caregivers near Johns Creek, GA Anxiety disorders can appear in the older adult. With this type of disorder, the elderly person can experience worry and fear. It can become long-term and increase in severity instead of getting better if they don’t receive some help. Unfortunately, most people

Can Senior Care Help Cancer Recovery?

Senior Care Lawrenceville, GA There are millions of people throughout the United States who are fighting cancer. The vast majority of these individuals are over the age of 50, and for those who are consider elderly (65 and over), the fight against cancer can take a toll on their health and

Local Home Helpers Home Care Agency Wins Award

Senior Care Lawrenceville, GA There are millions of people throughout the United States who are fighting cancer. The vast majority of these individuals are over the age of 50, and for those who are consider elderly (65 and over), the fight against cancer can take a toll on their health and

Medication Side Effects and Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Them

Elder Care Considerations Milton GA Medication plays a major role in helping seniors to live longer and continue to be active. As people age they need the benefits of medication to overcome illnesses, diseases, or injuries. The concern with medication is that while used to treat health conditions

The Dementia Basics

Caregivers Sugar Hill GA Although more people are familiar with Alzheimer’s and its signs and symptoms, not as many people are aware of dementia and all its forms. Alzheimer’s is only one of several forms of dementia. It’s important to get help for your elderly loved one when you start seeing some

Senior Care for the Patient with Kidney Failure

Senior Care Buford GA Renal failure affects approximately 500,000 people over the age of 60 in this country every year. Kidney failure will claim the lives of 90,000 people each year in this country, and that means it’s an important aspect of senior care that should be addressed. Kidneys are

Risk Factors for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Why Home Care near Sandy Springs GA Can Help Prevent It The heart is a major muscle responsible for pumping blood throughout the body’s entire circulatory system. Your choice of lifestyle habits and how you treat your body will reflect in the condition of your heart. Regular exercise, a nutritious

Could Your Aging Loved One Have a Urinary Tract Infection

Elder Care Suwanee GA The urinary tract is the bodily system made up of the bladder, the kidneys, and the tubes that connect them. This system is responsible for making urine and carrying it out of your body. A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria gets into the bladder or kidneys. Elderly

Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis and What Home Care Services Can Do to Help

Home Care Services Cumming GA Being diagnosed with pre-diabetes suggests that the blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not quite high enough to be called diabetes. We all need glucose, a form of sugar that the body converts to energy, but too much of it can have a damaging effect over

Do You Suffer From Dry Mouth? Why You Shouldn’t Overlook this Symptom

Elder Care near Roswell GA Dry mouth is also referred to as cottonmouth or dough mouth. Medical professionals use the term xerostomia. Dry mouth is caused when a person doesn’t produce enough saliva, leaving the mouth feeling parched, gritty, and sticky. Dry mouth may not seem like anything to

Five Reasons Your Mom Might Not be Eating and How Senior Care Can Help

Senior Care near Duluth GA Getting the proper nutrition is essential to the elderly for maintaining their health, building and retaining bone mass, and enabling medications to work effectively. Many caregivers face the challenge of getting their loved one to eat properly or to eat enough. When

Heat Stroke and Elder Care: Protecting Seniors from the Upcoming Hot Weather

Elder Care in Alpharetta GA Every year, close to 400 Americans die from the heat and a majority of them are elderly people. Many times the elderly don’t even realize that they are in danger from overheating. Elder care can play a crucial role in protecting seniors from the hot weather. Due to

Helping your Elderly Parent recover from the Flu!

Elder Care near Milton GA If you’re caregiving for an elderly parent, it might be a frightening time for them to go through having the flu and recovering from it. As your mother or father gets older, their immune system will continuously weaken and they’ll be more susceptible to common colds and

How to Have Healthier Joints

Senior Care near Sugar Hill GA When your parent ages, their entire body is aging at once. Just like all other parts of them, their joints will get worn out in time. Joints are very important because we use them daily for our entire lives, and they affect everything we do. Having sore, aching

Bedsores and Senior Care: What to Look For!

Senior Care Buford GA Seniors who are immobilized for long periods of time are at a high risk for developing bedsores. These could become serious if left untreated. It is important that those providing senior care for the elderly are knowledgeable about bedsores and know what to look

Home Care Services Can Help a Person with Multiple Sclerosis!

Home Care Services Sandy Springs GA Close to a half a million people in the United States are living with Multiple Sclerosis. There are different stages of MS and as the disease progresses; home care services can play an important role in helping a senior function. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is

Home Helpers had a Featured Booth at the 12th Annual Forsyth County Senior Expo

Home Helpers had a featured booth at the 12th annual Forsyth County Senior Expo held at the Forsyth Convention Center on Saturday March 15. The owners, Hilary and Greg Eldridge, really enjoyed meeting everyone that stopped by the Home Helpers booth. We offered free blood pressure screenings for the

Improve Seniors Memory

Home Care Services Cumming GA The University of Texas at Dallas recently completed a new research study in which they studied over 200 participants aged 60 to 90. The results showed that seniors who tried to learn a new skill or task saw larger cognitive benefits that those who did crossword

March is National Kidney Month

Elder Care Suwanee GA The month of March is the time for everyone to become more aware of the functions our kidneys do for our bodies and what we can do to keep them functioning at their best levels for as long as possible. The National Kidney Foundation suggests that all Americans give their

Things to Know About Pneumonia Care

Senior Care near Roswell GA Pneumonia is an abnormal inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Liquid builds up in the tissue of the lungs and can cause the infection to spread throughout the entire body. When providing senior care to a friend or loved one,

Recovering from a Stroke

Home Care Services near Duluth GA Having a stroke can be traumatic for most people. It can also leave the person with many challenges to face in their future. The road to recovery will be different for every person, so it’s important that you find the right level of care for your loved one.

The Effects from Smoking when having Diabetes!

Elder Care Johns Creek GA Are you providing elder care for a loved one with diabetes who smokes? Are you wondering how smoking can affect someone with Type I or Type II diabetes? People with diabetes who smoke are at greater risk for complications. Diabetes affects the blood system. It does

Home Care Alpharetta GA: When You Can’t be a Caregiver!

(A Story from a Caregiver) It was more than five years ago, but it still seems like yesterday. I was getting ready for work in the morning when I got the call from my mother’s neighbor that there had been an incident and that she was taken away in an ambulance. I lived more than 30 minutes away

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