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By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 5, 2020

Generally, people who adopt healthy habits earlier in life are more likely to do things to keep their bodies healthy later in life. Even if your senior loved one is only recently beginning to understand the benefits of being more health conscious, there are steps that can be taken to…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly important with age. However, breaking bad habits can be difficult for some seniors. Here are eight unhealthy habits seniors should quit if they want to enhance their quality of life.  1. Smoking  Using cigarettes or other tobacco products is particularly harmful for seniors, as…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020

With the onset of spring come many opportunities for older adults to engage in a variety of beneficial activities. Family members might want to consider taking advantage of the warmer weather to spend time with a senior loved one doing activities that benefit his or her emotional, mental, and physical…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on April 17, 2020

Caring for an aging loved one can have positive and negative aspects, but both could impact your quality of life. Learning more about the role could help you prepare for potential problems and develop effective strategies. Take a look at some of the ways caring for elderly loved ones can…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

Many older adults are concerned about the possibility of contracting coronavirus, a pathogen that’s particularly dangerous for the elderly. Although aging adults shouldn’t feel compelled to live their lives in fear, it does make sense to implement a few safeguards against catching the virus. As you talk to your senior…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a serious medical issue that’s very common among older adults. According to the CDC, just over 108 million Americans have high blood pressure, and only 25 percent of those people are taking steps to address the condition. If your aging loved one…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 11, 2020

In light of the current coronavirus situation, the dedicated staff at Massachusetts Home Care Assistance would like to share our thoughts on how to best protect your aging loved one from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Elderly individuals, especially those already living with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020

Making an effort to stay within a healthy weight range is one of the best things seniors can do for their overall wellness. Studies from around the world continue to reveal that being obese is a major risk factor for several medical complications. If your aging loved one is having…

By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

Even if your aging parent is very mobile and quick-witted right now, there will most likely come a time when some of those physical and mental abilities begin to decrease. When that happens, you must make sure your loved one can remain safe at home at all times. Age-proofing a…

A recent article published by The Boston Globe indicates that there’s a shortage of caregivers due to a variety of circumstances: https://www-bostonglobe-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/04/metro/caregiver-shortage-emerges-crisis-massachusetts-elders/?outputType=amp At Massachusetts Home Care Assistance, our average pay for our caregivers is higher than the rates listed in this article, we don’t take the contracts it mentions, our care is 1:1 compared to the nursing homes discussed, and—in general—we don’t have a caregiver shortage in our core area. If you have an aging loved one who needs help at home from a highly trained, dedicated in-home caregiver, give us a call today at .