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Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors in Massachusetts
Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 8, 2017

As your elderly loved one ages, he or she may begin to rely on others for assistance with daily activities. However, hiring an in-home caregiver allows your loved one to live at home and get the help and companionship he or she needs. Here are some of the benefits your loved one can receive when opting for in-home care.  1. Comfort of the Home Environment Sitting in a favorite chair,…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 8, 2013

If you are the caregiver of an elderly parent or loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you are familiar with routine trips to the doctor.  Regular Massachusetts Alzheimer’s care and medical appointments are crucial to help monitor and address the symptoms of the disease.  However, at these appointments, you typically have limited time with the doctor.  To ensure you have a productive appointment, Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts, offers the following appointment tips: 1.  Be Mindful of Scheduling. Alzheimer’s patients exhibit a variety of symptoms including behavioral changes and mood swings.  While sometimes behavioral issues occur suddenly, Alzheimer’s patients are typically at their best during a specific period of the day.  Try to schedule your loved one’s appointment during this time. Also anticipate waiting in a crowded…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on January 17, 2013

As your elderly loved ages, they may begin to experience an array of both physical and mental health declines. These health declines can negatively affect activities of daily living and in particular, one’s finance management. Finance management is especially important for seniors to ensure they have enough saved to live comfortably, or have a financial plan if assisted living or home care in Massachusetts becomes necessary in the future.  The following is a list of helpful tips that can be implemented in order to help your elderly loved one stay on top of their finances as they age. Set up an Excel Spreadsheet Helping your elderly loved one create an excel spreadsheet that organizes all of their monthly bills can be a great start to help them manage their finances. …

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on December 18, 2012

Studies report that almost 30% of seniors are taking at least five medications, all prescribed by doctors on a weekly or daily basis.  From daily vitamins to help maintain bone health to pills that alleviate pain associated with chronic conditions, seniors are being asked to take more medications today than in previous generations.  While advancements in the medical field have made these medications beneficial in improving health and longevity, it is important for seniors to closely monitor their medications to prevent any serious complications. If you know your elderly parent or loved one takes multiple medications, be sure they understand what they are taking and when they should be taking them.  Mixing multiple medications can have serious medical effects when combined or used improperly.  For concerned adult children who are…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 15, 2012

The holidays represent a time of coming together for families and friends.  While the festive season brings traditions, food and drink, it also provides families with an opportunity to check-up on the well being of elderly parents and loved ones.  Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts finds that during extra time spent with elderly loved ones, families often discover they are beginning to require assistance with routine activities of daily living.  Concerned family members can look for warning signs in three key areas that may indicate the need for Massachusetts home care. Changes in Personal Appearance Certain changes in personal appearance may indicate that your loved one is unable to live alone safely.  For instance, noticeable weight loss could be a sign of difficulty cooking, eating or shopping for food.  Noticeable…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on November 1, 2012

When your elderly parent or loved one has lost their ability to be independent due to a physical limitation or an illness, outside assistance becomes necessary.  In most cases, family members are unable to provide their loved one with the necessary level of care due to work obligations, personal commitments or physical distance.  When choosing between a local adult day care facility and a Massachusetts in-home care provider, the determining factor will be how the service is able to effectively meet the needs of your loved one. Adult day care is designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day.  The staff of caregivers, supervise a variety of activities with their senior clients including crafts, games, gardening, cooking and more.  Adult day care…

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By Larry Levine, 10:00 am on September 26, 2012

There is a certain point when our aging loved ones can no longer make decisions concerning their health and well being independently.  For close friends and family, it can be difficult to watch their health decline and furthermore, to admit that assistance is necessary.  Options for home care in Weston, MA present multiple benefits to overwhelmed family members that may not have the proper tools to assist their loved ones in the transition. If your loved one is beginning to show symptoms of old age such as decreased mobility, the inability to complete household chores or increased memory loss, a caregiver may be the best solution.  Our reliable and experienced caregivers can assist your loved one on an hourly basis, up to four hours a day, to help with any…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 26, 2012

The aging process often leaves elderly individuals with several unfamiliar disabilities and challenges.  A spectrum of routine activities once performed with ease now cause disruption in their daily living.  Close friends and family are commonly called upon to assist their loved ones in these instances. What may first begin as part time care for your elderly loved one, can suddenly evolve into more extensive care.  Over time, family caregivers tend to focus only on the care of their elderly loved one and begin to neglect their personal wellbeing.  Symptoms such as depression due to lack of social activity, constant exhaustion, the inability to sleep, and frequent irritability, occur in family caregivers who have become overwhelmed with the hardships of caregiving.  These symptoms, which may not be noticeable initially, can cause…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 29, 2012

Statistics show that as many as 35 percent of seniors who have been discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 90 days. Readmission is often a result of not following the doctor’s recommendations, failing to follow the medicinal instructions and a poor recovery environment. Post-hospital home care in Massachusetts provides a smoother transition for the hospital patient’s recovery process and can often help to avoid readmission into the hospital. Avoid Readmission and Encourage Recovery With post-hospital home care, the senior will be able to recover completely in the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere of their own home, while receiving the adequate level of care recommended upon leaving the hospital. The professional caregiver is trained to assist the senior in avoiding readmission and in promoting a speedy recovery. Caregivers ensure that the…

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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 28, 2012

When our aging loved ones come to the point in their lives when they can no longer perform their activities of daily living without assistance, it may be time to find a reliable home care provider in Wellesley. Many families struggle to find a home care provider that they feel they can trust with the care of the loved one and the safety, health and happiness of their loved one are a priority. When it comes to finding a provider that does their job, treats your family member with respect and puts their needs first might seem impossible, but knowing what questions to ask is going to make it far easier for you to make a decision that you feel comfortable with. First, ask for referrals from people who you…

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