Questions To Ask A Home Care Agency

We get a lot of inquiries from people who live in Northern Fairfax County. Sometimes, they’re not sure exactly what questions they should ask when looking for in-home care. The more we know, as a home-care provider, the better the answers we can provide. So we decided to put together this article. When the time …

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Helping Seniors Care for their Dogs, by Ellen Hughes

It’s just about every day that I see senior adults walking dogs in my neighborhood.  I wonder what would happen if those seniors could no longer take care of their dogs or make the trip to the store to pick up their food. What about getting to the groomer or the vet?  If they moved …

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Stroke Recovery: Getting Back On Track

Stroke recovery can be especially daunting for family caregivers and can cause high levels of emotional, mental, and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and their caregiver, says the National Stroke Association. To help a loved one get back on track quickly with less stress, you may want to look into temporary or longer-term …

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People 65 and Older & Influenza

According to CDC.gov, it has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This is in part because human immune defenses become weaker with increasing age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people …

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Resource Of Information For Seniors

Useful Links page. Bookmark this page and visit us monthly for more information. Featured This Month This month, we feature information on dental health, and tips for healthy aging. Protect Seniors’ Dental Health. Common dental challenges and the importance of dental care. Tips For Healthy Aging. Taking care of your health for a higher quality of life.

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Hawah’s Story

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Making Her Client Feel Special Hawah Mansray is one of our caregivers. She’s a jewel. While some people may think that taking care of a person who rarely leaves her home would be boring, Hawah makes it both interesting . . . and personal. Listening is a skill we probably all need to improve …

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New Law Helps Lay Caregivers

Staff and volunteers from AARP celebrate victories for retirement security and family caregivers during Maryland’s 2016 General Assembly. More and more seniors are choosing to age in place in their homes. The state of Maryland has just passed a new law called Maryland’s CARE Act. This will help those aging in place at home and …

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12 Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] June is National Safety Month and this week we thought we should share some helpful tips for all seniors in summertime! It’s important for seniors and their caregivers to be aware of how dangerous the heat and sun can be. A few precautions will ensure a safe outing even in the hottest weather. Consider …

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Nutrition for Handicapped or Bedridden People

  March is National Nutrition Month and seniors, handicapped or bedridden people can have special nutrition dietary needs when bedridden. We hope you find the info below helpful for you when caring for someone in this situation. Diet for Handicapped or Bedridden People   Crystal Welch has a 30-year writing history. Her more than 2,000 …

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