Healthy Diet Plans For Seniors

Healthy Diet Plans For Seniors

Healthy Eating Plans for Seniors A healthy diet packed with vital nutrients can help ward off potential health problems that are common in senior citizens, like constipation, heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Nutritious foods will also help you maintain a healthy weight and can work wonders for your energy level. Even if you’ve never followed a nutrition-based diet before, healthy eating...

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11 Signs Your Loved One May Need Help

11 Signs Your Loved One May Need Help

It often can be a hard decision to talk to your parents or loved ones about considering in-home care.  However, recognizing early warning signs can help ensure they receive the help they need and in time. Below are some signs that may indicate that it’s time to consider in-home care: Difficulty moving around, walking, maintaining balance or getting up from a seated position Increased forgetfulness...

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Fraud Prevention Tips

Fraud Prevention Tips

Fraud Prevention Tips Fraud can happen to anyone, however senior citizens are particularly vulnerable. Here are some tips to help be aware of possible scams and frauds and avoid being taken advantage of. Buy from well-known companies. The adage, “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is,” can be taken as excellent advice. Buying from companies with positive reputations helps to avoid...

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10 Reasons Older People Need Pets

10 Reasons Older People Need Pets

10 Reasons Older People Need Pets Read Full Article At: http://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/slideshows/10-reasons-older-people-need-pets


The Value of Touch- Breaking a Barrier

The Value of Touch- Breaking a Barrier

The Value of Touch- Breaking a Barrier by Mary Bolduc, LPN Touch is a very important component of the care that we give to Seniors. It could be a pat on the back, holding the hand, or even a caress of the arm. There are a number of ways that touch serves as a comfort to another. It signals safety and trust, providing it’s own...

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Summer is a great time to get Seniors to eat more Veggies!

Summer is a great time to get Seniors to eat more Veggies!

Personal Chef and SHC caregiver Linda Wittig reminds us that summer time can be a great time for family members and other caregivers to help the seniors they assist get more vegetables, so important to a nutritional diet.  “Caregivers and care-receivers alike can enjoy the bounty of fresh vegetables available now as summer rain and sun nourish our gardens.  These vegetables can be turned into...

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Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimers and Brain Awareness month.  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.3 million suffer from the disease in the U.S., with a new diagnosis every 67 seconds.  It is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation, and one in three seniors dies with the disease.  Specialty Home Care recently provided special training for all our caregivers to assure competency in caring for...

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Hiring a Caregiver: Why Go Through an Agency?

Hiring a Caregiver: Why Go Through an Agency? Most seniors prefer to stay at home as long as possible rather than move into a nursing home. This usually means they or their families eventually hire a caregiver to look after them. Why choose an agency like Specialty Home Care when you could hire a caregiver directly? Tax and Labor Laws: If you hire a caregiver...

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