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What to Look for in a Senior Care Agency

If a senior reaches a point where he or she needs care, but wants to maintain a level of independence at home, in-home care is a good option to look into. If you’re looking to find home care for your loved one, you’ll want to find an agency that is compassionate, qualified, and professional. So what does that entail exactly? Here are a few things to consider when searching for quality in-home senior care. Are they Licensed and Qualified? Is the agency fully licensed by the state? Most states require that home care agencies have a license and be reviewed…

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TRUST: Its Important Role in Senior Care

Family caregivers are usually well aware of why they are the preferred providers of their senior loved ones’ long-term care. They are trusted, familiar and in the best cases, proven to have the genuine love and concern caregiving requires. Because of the nature of these relationships, it can be hard for seniors and families to open this close circle of trust to additional help. But when caregiver burnout or financial constraints limit the amount of long-term care a family can provide, sometimes the only option left is to trust someone else with the task. Good senior care requires a patient-centered…

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Senior Travel Tips

The summer months are a popular time for taking vacations. Whether traveling alone, with family, or as part of a group, being prepared for and accommodating to seniors’ needs will allow them and their loved ones to enjoy a memorable and hassle-free vacation experience. The following are some senior travel tips to keep in mind.   Planning Your Trip  Of course, the first step in any vacation is deciding where your destination is. What are you looking for? A chance to explore a new place? Rest and relaxation? A road trip? A trip for the whole family? You might also think about…

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Beat the Heat: Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

With summer’s official arrival last week, Amada Senior Care would like to remind seniors to be proactive during the hot summer months and take steps to avoid dehydration, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and fainting or dizzy spells. “Seniors are much more vulnerable to the harmful effects of heat, as their bodies do not adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature,” said Dr. Lubna Javed of HealthCare Partners Medical Group. “Some chronic medical conditions and prescription medications can impair the body’s ability to react efficiently to rising temperature.” The following are a few summer safety tips for seniors to beat the heat. Stay hydrated….

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The 10 Absolutes of Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients

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By Jane Noble At Amada, we know that caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia takes an endless amount of patience. Professional caregivers are trained to handle difficult situations and respond to the varying moods of their clients – but family caregivers usually have no previous experience to draw on. Jo Huey, an Alzheimer’s caregiver for over 30 years, has created what she calls “The 10 Absolutes of Alzheimer’s Caregiving.” She shares more stories of her experiences in her book “Alzheimer’s Disease: Help and Hope.”  The 10 Absolutes provide practical yet compassionate strategies for family caregivers to…

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