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Caregiver Resource Articles

Caregiver Resource Articles2019-02-26T09:17:44+00:00

Franchise Family Guest Author Highlight: David Kafora

March 18th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Periodically, AmeriCare will feature guest authors from our franchise family. Throughout these posts, we hope to offer a peak behind the scenes to show the tremendous amount of compassion and expertise of our wonderful team members. Our owners and their teams truly are the heart and soul of AmeriCare’s [...]

Be Aware of These 6 Signs of Heart Disease

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Heart disease affects one in four Americans. When the heart is not working properly, it affects other parts of the body and could have serious consequences if not treated promptly and properly. Fortunately, there are some warning signs of heart disease that you can monitor and notify your healthcare [...]

7 Ways Seniors Can Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

February 8th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease or cardiovascular diseases account for 1 in 3 deaths in the United States every year. Even though the risk of heart disease increases with age, there are a lot of things seniors can do decrease their chances of experiencing heart or [...]

10 Tips for Having Tough Conversations with Aging Parents

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Parents often need extra help as they age but they may resist the extra attention to their personal matters. Having tough conversations with your parents about their future health and well-being can be difficult for you and frustrating for them. Conversations about caregiving or financial management are difficult for [...]

Why Seniors Should Share with Younger People

December 20th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Seniors have a lifetime of experience and knowledge to share. However, due to generational gaps in outlook and expectation, elderly people tend not to connect regularly with younger generations. Ideological differences due to technological advancements and reliance along with differing cultural attitudes create barriers between generations but bridging this [...]

Why Do Family Caregivers Need a Break?

November 29th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Aging can come with some debilitating health conditions such as dementia and arthritis. These diseases make it difficult for seniors to carry out their daily activities as before and may require the assistance of caregivers. Many times, family members become caregivers despite their own obligations to their career or [...]

The Important Roles of Professional Caregivers

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

As November welcomes Thanksgiving, it also marks another important yearly milestone – National Homecare and Hospice Month. Among the many reasons to be thankful this year, one of our greatest is for the caregivers, hospice nurses, and therapists that care for the elderly and those living with illness or [...]

Transform Your Health Through Social Engagement

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Social interaction with others is an important human need and unfortunately, as we age, the opportunities for social engagement may diminish due to various reasons including separation, death of a loved one, or mobility challenges. Isolated seniors, especially, may feel alienated as a result of fewer meaningful interactions with [...]

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