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Caregiver Resource Articles

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A Refresher on Vitamin D for Seniors

October 11th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

As Harvard Medical School points out “Vitamin D’s best-known role is to keep bones healthy by increasing the intestinal absorption of calcium.” According to their recent article, when humans have a vitamin D deficiency, they can only absorb about 10 – 15% of their dietary intake of calcium, when [...]

8 Ways Caregivers Can Help Reduce Falls

September 27th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

At AmeriCare, we practice continuous learning in order to provide the best care possible to those seeking in-home services. Keeping up on the latest practices and techniques not only improves our care, it also allows us to help the loved ones of those in need of services better understand [...]

7 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Scams

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Elderly Care|

Scammers have long deceived people into parting with their money, investments, and properties. With advancements in instant communication techniques, scammers can target hundreds or even thousands of people at once, making their work even easier, leaving more vulnerable populations at greater risk. In fact, fraud against seniors is estimated [...]

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 [...]