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Why Eating Soy Is Healthy for Seniors in Dayton, OH
Why Eating Soy Is Healthy for Seniors in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on April 26, 2017

In addition to being delicious, soy has many different health benefits. This unique ingredient can be used in countless dishes to enhance the flavor and add a variety of key nutrients. Here are a few reasons for seniors to eat more soy-based products. 1. Provides an Excellent Source of Calcium Eating a healthy and diverse diet that includes calcium-rich products such as soy milk is one of the best ways…

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Delivering Bad News to Elderly Parents in Dayton, OH
Delivering Bad News to Elderly Parents in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on April 12, 2017

Family members are often reluctant to share bad news with their senior loved ones. Caregivers may find they have to talk to their loved ones about financial difficulties, the discovery of a serious medical illness, or the death of a friend or family member. Maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for some seniors, but professional caregivers can help them obtain this goal. Families can trust in Dayton,…

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Reducing the Risk of Hip Fractures in the Elderly in Dayton, OH
Reducing the Risk of Hip Fractures in the Elderly in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on March 29, 2017

Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries among the elderly, and it can be difficult for a senior to recover from this type of injury. If your loved one has had a hip fracture, he or she may require assistance to complete daily tasks. If you are the primary family caregiver for an elderly loved one and need additional assistance providing high-quality elderly care, Dayton Home Care Assistance…

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Essential Items in A Caregiver's Ready Bag in Dayton, OH
Essential Items in A Caregiver's Ready Bag in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on March 15, 2017

As a caregiver it is important to be prepared for unexpected developments at all times. A caregiver should have a ready bag handy for events like visits to the emergency room. Sometimes family caregivers can become overwhelmed by sudden events and their responsibilities and may feel they need more support.  Families looking to hire a Dayton home caregiver can reach out to Home Care Assistance. All of our hourly and…

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Over 60 Years Youtube Stars in Dayton, OH
Over 60 Years Youtube Stars in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on February 22, 2017

Making YouTube videos doesn’t just turn young people into stars. It has also helped ordinary seniors rise to fame. Dayton elder care professionals discuss 4 senior YouTubers who are making waves on the social media website. 1. Shirley Curry Curry is the 80-year-old sensation of the Gamer Grandma YouTube channel. She became passionate about playing video games in the 1990s after her son installed them on her first computer. Curry…

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Fighting Brain Cancer With Salmonella in Dayton, OH
Fighting Brain Cancer With Salmonella in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on February 15, 2017

According to a study published in December 2016 in the prestigious journal Molecular Therapy-Oncolytics, a bacterium normally associated with food poisoning may be the key to fighting a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. These types of brain tumors typically have poorly defined margins, so they are difficult to remove surgically. They also do not respond well to chemotherapy since many of the medications cannot cross the blood-brain…

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Mardi Gras Activities Seniors Love in Dayton, OH
Mardi Gras Activities Seniors Love in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on February 8, 2017

Mardi Gras should be fun for everyone, regardless of their age. Family members providing home care in Dayton, OH, should consider the following 3 safe and fun-filled activities for their aging loved ones this Mardi Gras.     1. Make Nonalcoholic Raspberry Margaritas Your loved one can have a lot of fun preparing nonalcoholic raspberry margaritas to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Simply add 1¼ cups of frozen raspberries, 2/3rd cup of nonalcoholic…

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Creative V Day Crafts for Seniors in Dayton, OH
Creative V Day Crafts for Seniors in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on February 1, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This season of love, help your senior loved one craft beautiful gifts to help spread the love, boost his or her mental health, and have some fun along the way. Here are a few holiday-themed craft options, provided by the experienced Dayton senior home care professionals at Home Care Assistance. Valentine’s Day Flower Wreath Welcome everyone to the home with a bright floral…

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Woman with liver disease in Dayton, OH
Woman with liver disease in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on January 25, 2017

About one in 10 Americans are diagnosed with some type of liver disease. In fact, there are over 100 different types of liver disease. Most liver disease develops slowly over a long period of time. Liver failure can result from a number of different diseases including hepatitis B or C and cirrhosis. Long-term alcoholism is another well-known cause of liver disease, as is malnutrition. If you are concerned about a…

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Communication with Far-away Seniors in Dayton, OH
Communication with Far-away Seniors in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on January 18, 2017

More than 15 percent of adults must travel more than one hour to see a senior that they love. While that may make daily meetings nearly impossible, there are many ways that caregivers can keep up with their seniors and seniors with their families. Dayton in-home care professionals recommend the following ways of staying in touch with your loved one. Create a Caring Circle It is likely that your senior…

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