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Home Care Assistance Joins Wish of a Lifetime’s #CupidCrew Movement, Will Deliver Roses to Dayton Elders on Valentine’s Day

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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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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