Personal Care


Improving Nutrition for Seniors – Healthy & Tasty Swaps for More Fulfilling Meals

As we age, eating becomes more difficult for a variety of reasons including oral issues, loss of appetite, inability to grocery shop or prepare food, or even changing taste buds and food preferences. But as we get older, it becomes more important than ever to replenish our body with healthful foods to support everything from cell function to proper sleep and sustainable energy levels. The fact is, many of our clients initially reach out to us because cooking and eating have become more of a burden, rather than an enjoyable experience. [...]

Stay Happier@Home, Wherever You Call Home, with ameriCARE

At ameriCARE, we believe that every person deserves to live and thrive in the comfort of their own homes. Managing the challenges that come with aging, long-term illness, or surgery recovery can be overwhelming and adding a new environment on top of that can cause further stress. That’s why we work hard to help keep people healthy and happy in the safety and comfort of their homes for as long as possible. ameriCARE’s 10 Core Values for Helping Our Clients Live Happier@Home When you work with ameriCARE to [...]

Managing Heart Disease with In-Home Care

The term “heart disease” refers to many types of heart conditions including: Blood vessel disease, such as coronary artery disease Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) Heart problems you're born with (congenital heart defects) Disease of the heart muscle Heart valve disease (Mayo Clinic) Most commonly, however, “heart disease” refers to coronary artery disease (CAD) which affects the blood flow to the heart, which can cause heart attack. (CDC) CAD is the most common form of heart disease, affecting over 20 million people nationwide and resulting in more than 380,000 deaths per year. [...]

Respecting the Medical Concerns of Seniors

All too often, we hear defeating stories from older people explaining their frustration with the medical system. There are a number of reasons seniors are hesitant to visit the doctor or even follow their health care plan like not having their medical concerns taken seriously, having to manage multiple conditions with limited support, and even feeling disrespected by medical professionals. Join our team of experienced in-home care specialists as we identify medical barriers and explore solutions to improve care for our aging loved ones. The Issue: Seniors are Often [...]

At-Home Exercises for Seniors

Improving Day-to-Day Function Through Simple Exercises Depending on your location, getting in basic physical activity regularly can be difficult. This is true even more so for seniors. There can be several obstacles for older adults to get the exercise they need to maintain strength - from changes in weather to lack of accessible fitness spaces, and beyond. The Science of Movement According to Ann Phelps, D.P.T., a physical therapist at Athletico Physical Therapy in Chicago, “while some movement is always better than none, there are certain foundational exercises that [...]

Prepping Your Home for Aging in Place

Making Your Home More Accessible for Your Future Needs According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, one in five Americans will be older than 65 in less than 20 years. That’s almost 80 million people. According to surveys, most of these people will want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. (Harvard, 2017) This poses a unique challenge, however, as most homes are not equipped to handle limited mobility. The Joint Center projects that by 2035, 17 million older households will include at [...]