As people say goodbye to 2018 it is time to start fresh. Roughly half of Americans admit to making some sort of New Years resolution. Despite such a high percentage of individuals taking the leap to self-improvement, only about 8 percent of people actually follow through with achieving their resolution.
If your loved one suffers from dementia and it begins to progress, it is inevitable that the memory loss was change the connection that you once had. With that said, it does not mean you still can’t have a meaningful connection with you senior loved one. There are many things that you can do to build and maintain a meaningful connection with a parent or senior loved one with dementia
People often take up knitting to create a variety of things such as socks, blankets, hats, and many more. What people do not know is that when they choose to knit, they are also choosing to benefit their health. Research indicates that regularly knitting has tremendous health benefits, and by joining knitting club seniors can improve their minds, moods, and spirits.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, people all over the nation are preparing for their lavish feast. Thousands of turkeys will be purchased, prepared, and gobbled up. Oh and do not forget to save room a piece of scrumptious pumpkin pie! As your family members and friends gather together to feast, spend time together, and give thanks, Home Helpers wants to give you a couple of tips and advice on how to make your and your aging loved one’s Thanksgiving Day extra special.
Westminster, CO- The challenges of both care and employment are issues military families face during and after duty. Additionally, employment challenges our military families face are often harsh. In fact, Blue Star Families, a nonprofit that advocates for armed forces families, noted military spouses have an unemployment rate four times the national average. Although obstacles like relocation and extra at-home demands pose a valid threat to employment for military spouses, Home Helpers has a wide range of options that can surely solve your problem.
There is no secrete about it, Americans love sugar. Most people know that consuming foods high in sugar, and simple carbohydrates that convert to sugar, can lead to several health problems such as obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. But what people do not know is that eating too much sugar can also have negative effects on your brain.
While combat veterans are often the first people we think of in association with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), others who have been through a serious traumatic event can also develop PTSD. In addition to war zone exposure, triggering events can include physical or sexual assault; serious accidents; natural or man-made disasters (such as a terrorist attack); and torture.
People who have brain tumors often experience unique challenges. In the process, types of brain tumors can impact core dynamics, influencing quality of life, survival, and prevention. National Brain Tumor Awareness Month is a heightened time for brain tumor patients, loved ones, and those working in the field to educate the public about brain tumors, and emphasize the importance of donations for brain tumor research.
Here at Home Helpers of Northwest Metro Denver, we like to provide a clear vision, succinct mission and shared values to our caregivers. These statements inspire and motivate our employees to bring their best to our clients by providing the picture of future success, the operating focus for the present and the guideposts for how we will work together for success.
Kelli Squire, Dementia Support Specialist & Certified Care Manager, offers free consultations for individuals and families in order to assist them with the transition into life with dementia. She offers support and guidance on what steps to take after getting the diagnosis. She is very informative, and loves what she does!
Caregivers are responsible for the care and well-being of others. Most people who go into this field are known for their sensitivity, their giving nature and their nurturing desire to help those in need. Care-giving typically entails responsibilities such as bathing, dressing, feeding and overseeing the safety and emotional needs of their charges. Some caregivers work in childcare positions, while others focus on geriatric home care or medical recovery. Most medical careers also feature a care-giving component, though the type of training necessary for various positions varies according to industry.
Home Helpers of Westminster, we recognize the unique difficulties faced by the so-called “Sandwich Generation”—i.e., those folks who are in the postion of caring for both your younger (or even young adult) children as well as your own aging parents. And sandwich might be too kind of a term, since often you’re getting pressed (and stressed) from all sides; the “Panini Generation” might be more accurate!
You can't reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control—provided that you're aware of them. If you know that a particular risk factor is sabotaging your health and predisposing you to a higher risk of stroke, you can take steps to alleviate the effects of that risk.
On May 1, 2017 President Donald J. Trump proclaimed May 2017 as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In his proclamation he states, “National Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to recognize the millions of American families affected by mental illness and to redouble our efforts to ensure that those who are suffering get the care and treatment they need."
When people are facing the end of life, whether it is themselves or a loved one, it can be very difficult to decide between all the care options that are available. There are many factors to consider, which may complicate the picture for caregivers who are often faced with arranging proper end-of-life care in a timely manner.
As the calendar turns to November, we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank caregivers during National Caregivers Month. At Home Helpers, our caregivers play an important role in the well-being of our clients, and we try hard to honor and appreciate the exceptional work they do on a daily basis.
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined the care that obese older adults receive when they are admitted to nursing homes. This study was designed to find out whether obese older adults were as likely as non-obese elders to be admitted to nursing homes that provided an appropriate level of care.
When your loved ones age, they are at risk of numerous health and injury issues. However, by hiring a home health care service to look after them, it will boost their personal health and improve their quality of life. Based in the Northwest Metro area of Denver, CO, Home Helpers Westminster has emerged as one of the most trusted and sought-after home care caregivers in the region.
With the help of home care caregivers, seniors can choose to remain in their homes for the duration of their lives, enjoying their freedom and independence while still receiving the care they need. At Home Helpers Westminster in Colorado, they provide personalized home health care plans to meet all individual lifestyle and health needs.
Since World War II, neurologists and music professionals have discovered that music does not only soothe a troubled mind, but have found that it stimulates the brain on many levels. These levels include those places that process emotion which stores memory where a person may draw that is not stored in the logical memory areas.
“Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a 95 percent success rate. And, a new study found that cataract surgery patients had a significantly reduced rate of hip fractures from falls.”
Probably all of us have had some experience with someone who has had a stroke.