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The Best Foods for Brain Health

As a caretaker for an ill or aging loved one, their cognitive decline is something you may be concerned about. Today, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than five million people in the United States. Cerebral health can be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, mood disorders such as depression, substance use disorder or addiction, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. While some of these factors affecting … [Read more...] about The Best Foods for Brain Health

Six Ways to Keep Your Clients Moving

Those dealing with illnesses, advanced age, or disabilities tend to be more inactive than the average person. This can cause myriad issues as those individuals rapidly lose strength and endurance and can develop early signs of insulin resistance and molecular changes related to muscle loss. Excessive sitting has now also been linked to many diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, it’s more important … [Read more...] about Six Ways to Keep Your Clients Moving

Summer Safety Tips for Immunocompromised and Aging Adults

Summer is in full swing; the sun is shining, the days are longer, thunder and lightning storms sweep in within seconds, and temperatures are quickly rising. After spending so much time inside during the winter and because of the pandemic, many are anxious to get outside and enjoy the season’s activities. Help to keep your loved ones safe this summer by thinking ahead and preparing prior to outings and activities. We put together six tips to help you make the most out of summertime, while also … [Read more...] about Summer Safety Tips for Immunocompromised and Aging Adults

Fun Summer Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

Getting outside, feeling the sunlight on your skin, and breathing in fresh air are immediate mood-boosters. There are many ways for home health care workers to help their sick clients get out safely and enjoy the great outdoors during the summer months. Research has shown that a change in scenery will improve mental health; additionally, sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D, and can play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Need help coming up with some ideas? … [Read more...] about Fun Summer Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving

Balancing care for a sick or aging loved one with other obligations and duties like child-rearing, your career, marriage, home, etc., can pose many challenges. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and possibly even frightening at times to be responsible for someone’s complete well-being. Creating a system for organization can greatly simplify your life and help you use your time and energy more efficiently. It might seem implausible to maintain order in such a hectic situation, but a reasonably … [Read more...] about Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving

Spring Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers

As we eagerly await warmer weather, it’s important to also prepare ahead of time for what the change of season brings. Along with longer days, warmer weather, and pretty blooms, springtime produces vastly changing weather conditions and allergies. You’re likely to be spending more time outdoors and experiencing greater exposure to the sun. Make sure to think ahead and follow the tips below to ensure your safety as a home health care worker this season! 1. Infection Prevention With warmer … [Read more...] about Spring Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers

Balancing Being a Caregiver for Both Elderly Parents and School-Aged Children

Are you currently caring for an elderly parent(s) while also raising children? Adults facing this scenario are often referred to as being part of the “sandwich generation” and an unprecedented number of people find themselves trying to pull off this challenging balancing act. The typical parent already has to manage a home, finances, career, child-rearing, marriage, friendships, and other family obligations. Now add an elderly or sick parent into the equation, and you can see why so many adults … [Read more...] about Balancing Being a Caregiver for Both Elderly Parents and School-Aged Children

Winter Survival Tips for Home Health Care Workers

In the dead of winter, there are myriad issues home health care workers may find themselves struggling with. Dangerous driving conditions, power outages, and winter storms make traveling more of a challenge. Darker days and chilly weather make it less possible to get outside and socialize often, which can lead to feelings of isolation or depression. With viruses and other illnesses prevalent during winter, it is vital to stay healthy, especially when dealing with clients who have a weakened … [Read more...] about Winter Survival Tips for Home Health Care Workers

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