Veterans and military families have the opportunity to support our communities through employment, business ownership, care recipients and advocates for veteran’s benefits. Our commitment to employment fulfills on the service-minded nature of military families. Home Helpers® Home Care provides the ultimate employment opportunity for trailing family members, and our partnership with MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership) helps qualified military family members find careers with local Home Helpers offices.
Uber Health and Home Helpers Home Care recently partnered efforts to build a larger network of resources available to our community and meet more health care needs. One of the benefits of this collaboration is that with one phone call to our office, clients are able to schedule our services and make transportation reservations without the use of a cell phone.
Up to 93.5 million Americans who take one or more prescription drugs do not take them as prescribed (per a Kaiser Family Foundation report). Home Helpers® Home Care can help families start the conversation about how to take medications. To support these needs, our Exceptional Caregivers have been trained to aid families who experience a wide variety of care issues.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are often used interchangeable; however, there is a difference. Not all dementia patients have Alzheimer’s as Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that also happens to be its most common cause. Approximately 65 percent of dementia patients have Alzheimer’s. Dementia is an encompassing term used describe multiple symptoms affecting brain function.
Constitution Week is observed by the United States to commemorate the anniversary signing of the Constitution in 1787. September 17th is Citizenship Day and Constitution Day. A day when Americans nationally remember the anniversary signing of the U.S. Constitution by our forefathers on September 17, 1787 in effort to form a more perfect union.
Currently, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. As the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that those numbers will continue to rise to as high as 16 million people affected by 2050. These figures from the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) are truly shocking, with someone developing the disease every 66 seconds.
Home Helpers® Home Care is dedicated to providing the most effective method of home care services regardless of your family’s unique situation, including elder care services that include Alzheimer’s Disease. As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s currently does not have a cure. Perhaps you’ve seen the TV/print/online campaign, however, stating that the first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there. Until then, however, it’s important to know the 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
As the U.S. ages, studies show 89% of Americans over age 50 want to remain home. America’s seniors desire to remain independent and living in their beloved homes. Home Helpers® Home Care provides resources for families to start the conversation on how their senior loved ones are able to “age in place” safely.
Often thought of as only affecting wartime Veterans, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) touches men, women, and children of all walks of life. June is recognized as PTSD Awareness Month. We invite you to learn more about this treatable illness by understanding the signs and symptoms, dispelling myths and stigma, and discovering key resources to continue learning.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), which is why PTSD Awareness Month is an opportune time to understand the signs and symptoms, as well as to dispel any myths and stigma associated with PTSD, and understand that support and assistance is available.
Despite the common belief that stroke only occurs in the elderly, anyone can suffer a stroke at any time. In fact, while stroke has decreased in those over age 65, it has actually increased in younger generations of Americans. Statistics from 2014, 36% of those hospitalized for stroke in the US were under age 65.
Developmental & intellectual differences include any condition that is due to physical, learning, language or behavioral challenges. In the United States, one out of every six children live with a developmental or intellectual difference such as ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, hearing loss, vision impairment or a learning disorder.
Good nutrition and eating well are the most efficient ways to propel, anyone at any age, to their optimal health. When it comes to seniors with chronic health conditions; such as, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, or diabetes; their nutrient needs become more complicated when attention to the amount of sodium, sugar, and anti-inflammatory ingredients are a concern.
No matter our age, proper nutrition is important to living a healthy life. Knowing this doesn’t mean we always make the right choice when it comes to eating properly. However, if we don’t eat properly in the early and middle stages of our life, then it’s almost guaranteed there will be health consequences later.
No matter our age, we’re all more aware of the impact proper nutrition makes in living a healthy life. But that doesn’t mean we always make the right choice when it comes to eating properly. And if we don’t eat properly in the early and middle stages of our life, then it’s almost guaranteed there will be health consequences later.
February boasts of many well-know and unusual celebrations. It is the month of Black History, National Bird Feeding, and Canned Food. This second month of the year is also recognized for holidays such as: Ground Hog Day, Bubble Gum Day, National Weatherman’s Day, Walking the Dog Day, Card Reading Day, and there is even Tell a Fairy Tale Day. February is most prominently distinguished as American Heart Month, and of course Valentine’s Day.
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.