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Will Medicare Pay for In Home Care
Will Medicare Pay for In Home Care
By Mark Febus, 10:50 am on January 11, 2019

What can you do if you are released from the hospital but still require help at home? Will your Medicare cover in-home care? The answer is maybe. When you’re sick or recovering from illness or surgery, you may need specialized therapy, skilled nursing care, or medical equipment and supplies. Medicare may cover your recovery at home instead of in a nursing facility, but it won’t help with every type of…

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10 healthy senior snacks in Dayton, OH
10 healthy senior snacks in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 11:04 am on December 19, 2018

Our loved ones needing senior care also need adequate nutritional care. It’s vital to eat a variety of whole foods, including fruits and vegetables, along with servings of high-quality proteins, nuts and seeds, and legumes. Eliminating, or at least reducing, lunchmeats and other sugary or processed foods is also smart and healthy. They need to absorb vitamins and minerals from quality foods in order to maintain strength and prevent illness….

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5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease in Dayton, OH
5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 10:20 am on December 11, 2018

Do you worry about your brain when you misplace your keys? Don’t worry… It’s normal. Have you been introduced to someone and immediately forgotten his or her name? These are memory lapses that people deal with occasionally and are considered normal. However, if memory loss starts to affect someone’s life because of forgotten appointments or being lost while driving in a familiar neighborhood, these may be signs of dementia or…

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Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Dayton, OH
Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:52 am on November 26, 2018

Getting older is especially hard when we can no longer live independently without help from others. Sometimes this happens because of a fall, an injury or surgery. Sometimes it’s simply normal aging that is deteriorating the body. Or, it may be because of a diagnosis of dementia or another disease. How does a family decide whether home care is preferable compared to nursing home care? It helps to know that…

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Senior home care specialist taking a tea cup from a smiling older woman in Dayton, OH
Senior home care specialist taking a tea cup from a smiling older woman in Dayton, OH
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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Home Care Assistance of Dayton employee sitting on a couch and smiling with a patient
Home Care Assistance of Dayton employee sitting on a couch and smiling with a patient
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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Older man reading credit card information on the phone in Dayton, OH
Older man reading credit card information on the phone in Dayton, OH
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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Home care specialist in a pink uniform holding hands with a senior patient at home in Dayton, OH
Home care specialist in a pink uniform holding hands with a senior patient at home in Dayton, OH
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 in Dayton provides dementia care for your loved ones
Home Care Assistance in Dayton 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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