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By Mark Febus, 10:24 am on April 11, 2019

When thinking about the word “caregivers,” most people probably do not associate it with the Millennial generation. However, Millennials ages 20 – 34 are actually a fast-growing group becoming “primary” caregivers! Their parents, in turn, step into the role of a “secondary” caregiver. Your typical Millennial caregiver is 27 years old, and they could be a male or female. 1 in 12 caregivers is a Millennial, and approximately 5.3 million…

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By Mark Febus, 9:51 am on March 22, 2019

Depression among seniors is unfortunately more common of an issue than many may think. Depression’s causes and symptoms can both affect all aspects of your loved one’s life and senior care. Since senior depression frequently goes unnoticed, it is crucial to be aware of these causes and symptoms so you can catch the red flags. Most times, senior depression can go unnoticed for reasons of reluctance to share feelings or…

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Senior Care Services in Dayton, OH
Senior Care Services in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 12:29 pm on March 7, 2019

Often times, trying to decide if your loved one needs in-home senior care can be a difficult decision. It can be helpful to know exactly what it is and how it works to aid in this decision-making process. In-home senior care allows seniors to stay in their home as long as possible to age, rather than being placed in a facility. Services like this can be provided on select days…

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Senior Home Care Technology
Senior Home Care Technology
By Mark Febus, 2:21 pm on February 22, 2019

Home care technology is continuously changing with improved and innovative devices created for people of all ages. Devices can detect the safety and security of people who live alone and are concerned about falling. In fact, a caregiver can be alerted to check in on Grandma when she’s not out of bed by her predetermined time. You may think of sensors used for home security, but now they are sensitive…

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By Mark Febus, 11:58 am on February 12, 2019

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 social circles grow smaller; Valentine’s Day can be a particularly difficult and lonely time. Through the #CupidCrew movement, we’re changing that by sharing a rose and a conversation with elders in our communities. In 2014, Colorado based non-profit organization Wish of a…

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Adult Day Care vs In Home Care in Dayton, OH
Adult Day Care vs In Home Care in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 11:30 am on February 8, 2019

Is your aging loved one depending on you for his or her wellness decisions? That can be a daunting task and responsibility. There are many solutions today and numerous providers offering various types of senior care. As the responsible party, you have a great deal of information to sort through to determine the best choices for your loved one who is relying on you. Every community now has independent, assisted…

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By Mark Febus, 12:10 pm on February 5, 2019

Home Care Assistance Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® Provider and Employer of Choice Awards Home Care Assistance of Dayton is recognized for a fourth consecutive year as one of the top home care agencies in the country based on client and caregiver satisfaction  (Dayton, Ohio – February 5, 2019) Home Care Assistance of Dayton, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to have received both the…

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home care options for veterans in Dayton, OH
home care options for veterans in Dayton, OH
By Mark Febus, 9:48 am on January 24, 2019

Our national population continues to grow older, with agencies dealing with a need for senior health care programs that are effective, yet affordable. Having pioneered the way for many years, the Veterans Administration (VA) has responded with innovative programs that have cut health care costs. Although you may have read about its bureaucratic bumbles at times, the VA has maintained strength in its mission to help veterans as they age….

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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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