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By Mark Febus, 9:33 am on November 7, 2018

Provide Nutrition to Loved Ones in Stroke Care Your loved one requiring stroke care might be challenged with eating independently, at least for a time. There may be problems with chewing and swallowing, and it might be hard to move arms and hands smoothly in order to get food into the mouth without help. The following tips might be helpful: Encourage a Regular Dining Schedule Create a regular dining schedule….

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Caregiver of the year
Caregiver of the year
By Mark Febus, 9:44 am on October 24, 2018

Home Care Assistance in Dayton would like to congratulate Quanita Tucker for winning the “Caregiver Of The Year” award for 2018. Quanita was presented her Caregiver of the Year award during the Home Care Assistance National Conference held in Miami, FL. She was joined by her husband and was able to take in some of the sights South Beach had to offer! We are so proud of Quanita! She has shown…

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By Mark Febus, 8:54 am on October 23, 2018

Older people are often targeted in money scams, whether by phone, email or in person. Scammers rely on the elderly to be sympathetic to their emotional pleads for help or assistance. People with aging parents or loved ones need to be educated and cautious because older adults are often on a fixed income. Sneaky scammers can cost seniors their financial security. Adult children or other relatives may end up sharing in…

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By Mark Febus, 7:39 am on October 15, 2018

After an aging adult begins to realize additional help is necessary for or around the home, he or she may still reject assistance until the advantages that senior care can offer are understood. Living with the help of a caregiver provides increased personal safety, as well as more social engagement. Both are vital to the health and well-being of an aging adult. Here are 5 of the many reasons you…

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Learn what foods to eat with dentures in Dayton, OH.
Learn what foods to eat with dentures in Dayton, OH.
By Mark Febus, 12:17 pm on September 18, 2018

What Can You Eat with Dentures? You may have to make some adjustments when you get dentures. Trying Out Your New Dentures Your gums will have to adjust to chewing and biting. You might even be sore yet from the recent removal of your natural teeth, so keep your first meals with new dentures soft foods like: Broth, juice or other liquids Pudding, gelatin or yogurt Hot cereals Applesauce Mashed…

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Home Care Assistance provides dementia care for your loved ones.
Home Care Assistance provides dementia care for your loved ones.
By Mark Febus, 10:14 am on September 5, 2018

Sudden irrational behavior and mental confusion are mutual indicators of both delirium and dementia, which makes confusion of the two illnesses common. Nonetheless, dementia and delirium are very different health-related problems, and it’s vital for caregivers and facility staff to understand the difference. Delirium is actually life-threatening and requires emergency care. How can dementia caregivers recognize delirium in Dayton? If an older patient displays a sudden onset of confusion, lack…

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By Mark Febus, 8:07 am on August 30, 2018

Remain as active as possible while aging. Engaging in regular physical activity is crucial for balance, strength, and cardiovascular health, as well as to reduce the threat of chronic disease. Be sure to start a new exercise routine slowly, gradually increasing frequency and intensity levels as you go. Walking is Good for Any Age Walking is good for people of any age and it’s freely available without membership fees! Just…

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Medication Management Tips for Seniors in Dayton, OH
Medication Management Tips for Seniors in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on July 25, 2018

Seniors who manage their own medication often have their work cut out for them. Many aging adults take multiple prescriptions every day, several times per day. Keeping track of the pills older adults are supposed to take and when to take them can be difficult, even for seniors with sharp memories. Here are a few medication management tips for seniors and their caregivers. Establish a Routine Work together with your…

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5 Reasons to Encourage Independence in Older Adults in Dayton, OH
5 Reasons to Encourage Independence in Older Adults in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on July 11, 2018

Being self-reliant in the senior years includes the ability to take care of medicine, hygiene, food, and other needs. For many seniors, independence is an option, but they do not bother because they are so dependent on their family and friends. Being dependent might seem harmless, but it’s important for seniors to take care of themselves and retain independence whenever possible. Encouraging your senior loved one to be independent comes…

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How to Manage the Stressors of Caregiving in Dayton, OH
How to Manage the Stressors of Caregiving in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on June 27, 2018

Caregiving is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a demanding role that causes physical and mental exhaustion for many caregivers. It’s important for caregivers to manage their duties to prevent anxiety and chronic stress. Here are some of the ways to overcome the stress that comes with caring for an elderly loved one.  Take Breaks  Even a 10-minute break can relax your mind and reduce stress levels. While…

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