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Honoring Veterans with Dignified In-Home Care

September 11th, 2020|Categories: Elderly 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 [...]

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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 [...]

Battling COVID Isolation with the Companionship of Pets

August 14th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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 [...]

In Home Care for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

June 12th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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 [...]

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

May 29th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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. [...]

Unique Ways to Celebrate Older Americans Month

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

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 [...]

Celebrating International Jazz Day with Music Therapy

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Elderly Care|

Did you know that April 30 is International Day of Jazz? In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.(JazzDay) [...]