Leesburg Senior Home Care Blog

Making Communication Easier with ALS

Elder Care in Leesburg VA: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, causes gradual weakening of muscles due to disruption of electrical impulses because of the death of nerve cells in the brain and spine.

Could Vitamin A Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

Home Care Services in Purcellville VA: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States. It is usually caused by exposure to the sun’s rays.

Is Your Senior Suddenly Losing Weight?

Elderly Care in South Riding VA: You might not notice your senior losing weight at first, but if she’s losing a lot, there might be an important reason.

5 Things Home Care Can Do to Help a Senior with Cancer

Cancer is a complicated disease and the treatments used can cause challenging side effects. While family members may want to be there for the older adult, supporting someone with cancer isn’t a single person job.

Top 5 Ways Senior Care Can Prevent Falls

Falls are a serious problem among people aged 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of older adults fall every year.

FAQs on Assisting Seniors with Bathing and Showering

Are you struggling with convincing your aging loved one that it is time for them to take a bath or shower? If so, you aren’t alone as many family caregiver report difficulties in getting their elderly relatives to do this routine task.

4 Reasons to Use an Agency for Home Care

If you’re confused about whether to hire an individual to help your aging relative or use a home care agency, below are 4 reasons a home care agency is the right choice.

Home Helpers of Leesburg Holiday Party

Home Helpers of Leesburg gathered out team together to celebrate the Holidays and to highlight the outstanding Caregivers that went above and beyond to keep our clients continuing to live full and independent lives in their homes.

Does My Aging Parent Have Pneumonia?

It can be a challenge to recognize the early signs of pneumonia in an aging adult. Here’s a list of the common symptoms of pneumonia as it frequently manifests in elderly adults.

Kiwanis Halloween Parade

Home Helpers of Leesburg is participating in the 2018 Kiwanis Halloween Parade on October 31st at 6:00PM.

About the Owner, Kaltoon Essa

At age 17, my first job was as a caregiver to people with disabilities. Since then, I have passionately devoted my life to caring for people in their homes.

Military Spouse Program

Home Helpers Home Care is officially part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. See what this means for you...

30 Million People Have Diabetes -- Is Your Aging Relative One of Them?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report that stated approximately 30 million people in the United States currently have diabetes. That’s about 14 percent of adults. Perhaps even more shocking is that the CDC estimates that about 4 percent of people who have diabetes are not aware they have the condition. Could your aging relative be one of them? Knowing the symptoms and risk factors might help you to determine if your aging relative needs to be tested for diabetes.

The Elderly Appetite: Causes of Change or Loss and How to Stimulate It

It’s natural that we experience changes in appetite or loss of appetite. However, these can also be signs of malnutrition or other health problems. Seniors might not need as much food as when they were younger, but they still need the right nutrition to keep them as healthy as possible. Learn more.

Elder Care and Role Reversal

No matter how much you think you have planned ahead, the day your aging parent can’t cope on his or her own comes as a shock. You begin to reverse roles: you become the “parent” and your aging parent becomes your “child” as the scope of Mom or Dad’s needs begin to mimic those you had when you were a child. It’s going to change the dynamic of your household. So what level of care will you need to provide?

Why Seniors Need a Living Will

No one wants to talk about end of life issues. Especially if those issues involve a beloved aging senior who isn’t near the end of his life. But no matter how hesitant family members might be to broach the subject, it’s crucial that a living will be discussed and legally documented while your senior is still able to make known his or her wishes for end of life care!

Five Tips to Improve Seniors’ Quality of Life

Life, as are many things, is often not always about quantity so much as it is about quality. Aging seniors often face losses in the quality of their lives well before they face the end of their days. Here are five tips you can use to help improve your aging senior’s quality of life.

Visiting Elderly Parents - Checklist to Track Their Health and Well-Being

At some time, you will find yourself wanting to keep abreast of changes in your elderly parents’ health and well-being. This will require a bit of subtle sleuthing and a lot of observation on your part. You might feel a bit like Sneaky Pete, but it’s for your folks’ good. Here's some tips on what to look for!

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.

Keeping Aging Parents at Home

Many caregivers run themselves ragged trying to keep loved ones, especially seniors, out of assisted living or nursing facilities. Here are some ways to facilitate keeping your aging parents at home.

How to Deal with Denial About Seniors Needing Help

When family members refuse to face the fact that their aging loved one needs help, they can create anger, stress, and frustration for family caregivers. Here’s some techniques that will help.

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