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Safe Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season

We’ve just experienced the Autumnal Equinox marking the first day of fall here in the northern hemisphere. As the equinox passes, our days become shorter and our nights longer. The vibrant colors of turning leaves and our switch to warmer clothing remind us of the impending winter months. When it comes to seasonal change, it’s important to get in the right mindset for the season ahead, especially if you live in an area with drastic changes in weather. To help you and your senior loved one prepare for [...]

Honoring Veterans with Dignified In-Home Care

According to AARP, 71% of 50 to 64-year old Americans want to keep living in their own homes as they age. For Americans aged 65 years or older, that percentage increases to 87%. (VeteranAid.org) American veterans make up a significant portion of this population, accounting for more than 14.3 million people (Living Veterans by Age Group, VA.gov). These men and women proudly served our nation and are incredibly deserving of dignified, well-rounded care that honors their sacrifice. Aligning Priorities in Care Many veterans have faced trying situations and [...]

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

As part of our mission to provide the highest quality in-home care services to communities throughout the United States, AmeriCare works to ensure that the caregivers we recommend to our clients are happy and healthy. An important aspect of being a well-rounded caregiver is recognizing and acknowledging the signs of burnout and creating a self care plan to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Understanding the Weight of Caregiving Caregivers take on incredible physical, emotional, and mental responsibilities when aiding our loved ones. They provide physical, occupational, health and wellness, [...]

Battling COVID Isolation with the Companionship of Pets

As we’ve discussed in earlier posts, seniors living on their own are especially susceptible to the negative effects of social isolation. Social isolation, by definition, is more than just loneliness; it is a distinct lack of interactions with other people, which can negatively affect a person’s physical, mental, and social health. Did you know that social isolation could shorten a person’s life span? To learn more about social isolation, check out our article: Causes and Effects of Social Isolation. Breaking the Cycle of Loneliness When a person feels lonely, [...]

Connecting with Seniors – Ways to Help Your Aging Loved One Stay Engaged and Positive During Covid-19

There is no doubt that we are facing difficult and uncertain times. The spread of Covid-19 has caused several disruptions in regular socializing behavior and daily routines. We see it when we turn on the news, check social media, and even during casual conversations with co-workers and friends. Unfortunately, the senior community has been hit the hardest, as the group most susceptible to the virus. Keeping Seniors Engaged According to the AARP, senior living communities are taking strict precautions to protect their residents – limiting social interactions, restricting group [...]

Assessing Your Risk for Heat Stroke

As we move into the dog days of summer, it’s important to keep sun safety in mind. From daily walks or exercise to gardening to socializing outside, there are a number of reasons you or a loved one may be out in the sun this summer. While it’s important to enjoy some summer outdoor activity, it’s equally important to protect yourself from heat stroke. You can certainly start with staying well hydrated, but there’s more to know! Did you know? There are many groups of people that are more [...]

The Role of In-Home Care for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Recovering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) can feel incredibly overwhelming, and at times, hopeless. But with some proper coordination, there’s no reason why anyone recovering can’t lead a fulfilled life. Coordinating Effective Care for Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries Many recovering patients require the coordinated care of both medically trained nurses and physical and occupational therapy providers along with in-home care specialists to cover their medical, physical, and emotional needs. While friends, family members, and even community [...]

In Home Care for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

Many times, people undergoing cancer treatments spend only short periods of time in the hospital and then return home in-between patient visits. While at the hospital, patients battling cancer receive a lot of help with basic activities to ensure their safety and wellness, but at home, they may not have the same assistance. If you or a loved one are undergoing cancer treatment and feel fatigued or overwhelmed by daily tasks, consider working with an in-home caregiver to aid in your daily activities. How Can an In-Home Caregiver Help? [...]

In-Home Care is a Key Factor in Successful Recovery from Surgery

We often discuss the important role in-home care plays for helping aging adults maintain independence and healthy habits, but it is also incredibly valuable for surgery recovery. There are many types of invasive surgeries that require extended recovery periods and temporary lifestyle changes to ensure an effective healing process. These surgeries can span everywhere from knee surgery and hip replacement all the way to bypass surgery. But how can in-home care help with recovery? According to Dr. Brunilda Nazario, Lead Medical Director of WebMD, “Surgery can be a big [...]

Unique Ways to Celebrate Older Americans Month

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers by coordinating resources and programs to meet the unique needs of older Americans and those with disabilities. (ACL.gov). Each May, the ACL celebrates Older Americans Month with a different theme. This year, the theme for Older Americans Month is “Make Your Mark.” (National PACE Association) Join AmeriCare as we explore more about [...]