Aug-Sep 2013 Newsletter

Posted on September 4, 2014

Special Tips for Your Friends and Family

Uncertain Paths – Transitioning to Home Care

Your mom is in the skilled nursing facility and the social worker/case manager is talking to you about sending her home. It is recommended that she not be without personal care assistance/home care. All of a sudden, there are many decisions to make.

  • Do you bring her to your home?
  • Do you care for her every day in her own home?
  • Do you contact a home care agency or hire a caregiver privately?

No matter what is decided, this is unfamiliar territory that brings to surface many fears and anxiety. Hiring outside help for a parent creates a tremendous storm of emotions.

Read Our Featured Article: Uncertain Paths – Transitioning to Home Care

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Massage for Seniors: It’s A Good Thing!

There is growing evidence that seniors could significantly benefit from a regular massage session and a new specialty is rapidly growing to provide this service, tailored to the senior’s needs and concerns.

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Uncertain Paths – Transitioning to Home Care

No matter what is decided, this is unfamiliar territory that brings to surface many fears and anxiety. Hiring outside help for a parent creates a tremendous storm of emotions.

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Hearing Loss – Bringing Seniors Back into the Conversation

Nearly one-third of people over the age of 65 are hard-of-hearing while nearly 50% of people over the age of 85 suffer from some form of hearing loss.

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Oct – Nov 2013 Newsletter

Posted on September 4, 2014

Special Tips for Your Friends and Family

Here’s the Skin(ny) – The Importance of Skin Integrity As We Age

No, I am not talking about weight; I am talking about the largest organ on your body, your skin. As we age, the skin, like every other organ in our body, begins to decline. While we don’t have any way to reverse this aging process there are things that we can do to boost it functioning and help to prevent skin integrity issues, a major complication for many seniors.

What does skin do for us?
  • Helps maintain proper body temperature
  • Wards off infections
  • Waterproof barrier that keeps moisture in and moisture out.
  • Provides sensory information about our environment and injury

As the body ages, the layer of fat under the skin starts to disappear as well as the blood vessels feeding the skin with lots of oxygen. As a result the skin becomes looser, unable to insulate us well, and thinner. The most visible evidence of this is wrinkling and sagging of the skin. As our skin becomes thinner, it becomes vulnerable to tears and pressure sores. Open skin is an invitation to infection and discomfort.

Read Our Featured Article: Here’s the Skin(ny) – The Importance of Skin Integrity As We Age

Do you have an aging parent or loved one? Contact us to learn about our caregivers.

happy 10th anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary!

We want to extend a heart-felt THANK YOU to all of our referral sources, community partners and clients for their continued faith, feedback and recommendation of our senior home care services

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The Launching of Affordable Alternatives

Affordable Alternatives is a separate Home Care Referral Agency that seeks to provide seniors with a safer alternative to inexpensive home care.

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The Use of CareProfiler in Full Swing

Care Profiler was developed to help healthcare organizations find caregivers that are responsible, attuned, and capable of creating meaningful connections with the people they care for.

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