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By Beth Brown, 8:32 pm on February 19, 2014

When you have an aging loved one living alone, you want to make sure that they’re safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, when it comes to household accidents and medical emergencies, it’s usually not about if, but when. Do you have a plan in place for if your mother or father suddenly needs to go to the hospital? What if they experience a fall while you’re at work – what are you going to do? At Palm Beach Home Care Assistance, safety is one of our highest priorities and we wanted to offer family caregivers a few valuable tips for creating an emergency care plan. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to avoid the stress of scrambling at the last minute. Set up Power of Attorney and Medical…

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By Beth Brown, 5:24 pm on February 13, 2014

More than half of Parkinson’s patients report that they have experienced varying degrees of pain and discomfort and research indicates that even in the early stages of the disease, seniors with Parkinson’s experience more pain for longer periods than those without the disease. Unfortunately, according to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), pain related to Parkinson’s is frequently under-treated. If you provide care for an aging parent or loved one with Parkinson’s, the complex symptoms that arise as the disease progresses can be difficult to manage. Learn more about specialty Palm Beach Parkinson’s care for respite and assistance, and continue reading for information about Parkinson’s pain and how to help your aging loved one find relief. Discomfort and pain in Parkinson’s patients tends to fall into five categories: Musculoskeletal Pain….

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By Beth Brown, 10:58 pm on January 29, 2014

Although a certain amount of memory loss may occur as a normal part of aging, forgetfulness to dementia is very different. If you think your elderly parent, grandparent or loved one may have dementia, it is important to speak with their primary care physician as soon as possible. They will be able to diagnosis any problems and can provide advice as to how to move forward. To learn more about care for senior with dementia, click here and continue reading to find out the key differences between memory loss associated with aging and the onset of a more serious illness such as dementia. Memory Loss in Normal Aging Although every person ages differently and uniquely, loss of memory is the biggest complaint of people who are growing older. An inability…

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By Beth Brown, 6:30 pm on January 22, 2014

Your heart is responsible for just about everything that gives your body life – from the transportation of oxygen throughout the body to how well your immune system fights illness. That being said, why wouldn’t you want to protect your heart? At Home Care Assistance of Palm Beach, we know that heart health is important at any age, and wanted to outline some of the best ways for seniors to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke through heart healthy living! Check out these tips from senior health experts: Remain Active – The American Heart Association, (AHA) recommends regular physical activity for all individuals as a way to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to be beneficial. Taking a walk with a…

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By Beth Brown, 7:11 pm on January 20, 2014

Long distance family caregivers face a unique challenge as they try to coordinate care and communicate with doctors from hundreds or thousands of miles away. However, technology is changing the face of caregiving and making easier for families who don’t live in the same town to stay connected. From networking sites to one-of-a-kind smart homes, it is possible to ensure a high-quality of care even if you live several states apart. Online Communities Social networking can now be put to use coordinating care. These systems are replacing old-fashioned phone trees and improving communication between distant caregivers, local Palm Beach home care agencies, and other family members. Users can use private online communities to share important information, including sensitive financial data and the results from the latest doctor’s appointment. Smart Homes…

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