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Beating the Heat: Seniors Can Stay Cool in the Summer with Indoor Activities

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Summer brings the hottest temperatures of the year and while it is a great time to enjoy swimming and riding bikes, it is important to be careful and avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. Spending time in extreme heat outdoors can be hazardous to health, especially for seniors. Join us [...]

How Seniors Can Prevent Heat Stroke

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Hot weather can cause adverse health effects for many people, especially seniors. As we age, our ability to regulate heat decreases which makes us more susceptible to heat stroke. Heat stress and heat stroke are serious and are considered medical emergencies due to their potential health-damaging effects. Because seniors [...]

Coping Strategies for Alzheimer’s Caregiving

June 28th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Alzheimer’s disease poses a different type of challenge to caregivers. Those living with Alzheimer’s can often be adversarial to care and caregivers. Even though you are trying to help, your loved one may see it as the opposite and consider you part of the problem. This type of behavior [...]

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 13th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the diseases of mental decline (dementia). It affects peoples’ judgment skills and ability to remember, solve problems, and communicate effectively. It is more prevalent among seniors because it typically gets worse over time and with age. While people with Alzheimer’s may experience different symptoms, [...]

Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Every year, seniors across the country make positive contributions throughout our communities and have an important impact on our lives which is why AmeriCare proudly celebrates Older Americans Month, 2019! Older adults contribute immensely to our nation - they help with family care, volunteer in our communities, and help [...]

Understanding Arthritis Pain, Causes, and Management

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

While pain is an unpleasant sensation, it plays a vital role in the body’s defense system. Without pain, we wouldn’t know if we have been injured, are sick, or if we have a life-threatening illness. Pain, however, can occur without an obvious cause or can be a symptom of [...]

Why Everyone Should Plan for Long-Term Care

April 26th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

For most people, daily activities seem trivial – we often take our ability to complete basic tasks without issue for granted. However, many things can happen to inhibit our ability to completely care for ourselves like injury, illness, or inability. In fact, the average life expectancy in the US [...]

How to Manage Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

April 12th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease and around 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive nervous disorder that destroys the dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. With PD, a large part of the brain’s substantia nigra, largely responsible for producing dopamine, [...]

7 Signs of Kidney Disease You Should Take Seriously

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

According to the CDC, about 96% of people with kidney disease are not aware of their condition. This is because many people don’t know the symptoms and mild kidney damage does not halt kidney functions so it can go unidentified. Kidneys, however, play an essential role in the body [...]

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 [...]

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