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5 Exercises for Wheelchair-Bound Seniors

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By Mark Febus, 3:33 pm on March 30, 2020

When you think about exercising, what kind of activity comes to mind? For many, it’s the common activities like running or walking, jumping jacks, maybe taking the stairs more often. But for seniors who are wheelchair-bound, staying active isn’t as simple as that since their mobility is often limited. However, it is still important that they stay active to live healthy and independent lives. Below we’re sharing 5 great exercises…

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By Mark Febus, 7:49 am on March 13, 2020

People all over the world are currently in panic mode thanks to non-stop news of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. But we’re here to tell you NOT to panic! While you do need to take special measures to stay healthy and follow protocol issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), panicking will not help you. We’ve listed out advice for you below to help…

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By Mark Febus, 7:37 am on March 10, 2020

Home Care Assistance Becomes Music & Memory® Certified, Announces Launch of New Music Therapy Program For Clients Home Care Assistance of Dayton adds a new Music & Memory® program to their service offerings, helping clients improve quality of life by getting reacquainted with favorite music from their younger years. In a continued effort to improve the quality of life for people suffering from dementia, Home Care Assistance of Dayton has…

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By Mark Febus, 10:01 am on February 25, 2020

Even though we are all excited that the spring season is on its way, this time of year also indicates something much less fortunate… It’s flu season 2020, and it’s here. This means your senior loved one will need to take a few extra precautions in an effort to ward off the flu! Unfortunately, seniors have a higher likelihood of catching the flu because their immune systems are weaker. But…

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By Mark Febus, 8:18 am on February 17, 2020

If your senior loved one has been drinking beverages like coffee, tea, or soda for most of their life, then you may have a hard time convincing them to curb their caffeine intake. But, if you can do it, less caffeine offers so many benefits for seniors! To assist you in helping your senior, we’ve outlined some of these convincing benefits and tips below. Decrease Side Effects As we go…

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By Mark Febus, 11:16 am on February 10, 2020

Home Care Assistance Joins Wish of a Lifetime’s #CupidCrew Movement, Will Deliver Roses to Dayton Elders on Valentine’s Day Did you know that nearly 16 million seniors in the United States are isolated, living alone? For many of our elderly, whose spouses have passed away and whose social circles have grown smaller, Valentine’s Day can be a particularly difficult and lonely time. Through the #CupidCrew movement, we’re changing that by…

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By Mark Febus, 10:48 am on January 30, 2020

Being a caregiver is a demanding job — you’re in charge of caring for your senior loved one and handling the family, too. When you’re feeling burnt out, it’s important to take some time to focus on yourself. Part of that includes taking charge of your finances and setting yourself up for financial success. Take a look at our advice below and learn how you can get started. Create a…

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By Mark Febus, 9:47 am on January 28, 2020

Home Care Assistance Receives 2020 Best of Home Care® Employer of Choice Award Home Care Assistance of Dayton is recognized for a fifth consecutive year as one of the top home care agencies in the country based on caregiver satisfaction Home Care Assistance of Dayton, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to have received the 2020 Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award from…

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By Mark Febus, 10:05 am on January 16, 2020

Music – We hear it all the time! As adults, it is probably fair to see that we have heard thousands of different songs and artists over the years. So many that it can be easy to take music for granted. But the same is not true for seniors in home care. For them, music is considered a medicine of the mind! Music therapy offers seniors numerous proven health benefits,…

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By Mark Febus, 8:57 am on December 30, 2019

It’s no easy task to communicate with a senior in home care who suffers from hearing loss. We know it can often be a trying time for both you and your senior. That’s why we want to help you talk with your senior as effectively as possible. Browse through our advice below to begin easily prompting the conversations.  Get Their Attention First You’ll find it is easier to start a…

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