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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. [...]

When is it Time for Extra Help?

The AARP Assessment for Senior Caregiving The American Association of Retired Persons, more commonly known as AARP, is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping prepare all people to live their best life post retirement. AARP advocates for things like better Social Security and equitable and affordable healthcare while providing trustworthy information to seniors across the country. Recently, the organization released an assessment guide to help people decide when they might need care and to what extent. Join our team of dedicated caregivers as we summarize their tools and share the [...]

Happier @ Home – Important Statistics on Aging and In-Home Care to Consider as You Plan for the Future

Planning for Care It’s never too early to create a care plan. Whether you are looking to find accommodations for an aging loved one or you want to know your own options, it’s important to plan ahead. At ameriCARE, we’ve put together some important statistics regarding aging, the need for care, and what you can expect as you plan. Who Needs Care? The number of people aging into the assisted care range is growing exponentially. It’s likely that you are either part of this group, or will be responsible [...]

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 [...]