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How to Simplify Internet Use for Seniors in Roseville, CA
How to Simplify Internet Use for Seniors in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 19, 2016

Using the Internet can be overwhelming for many seniors, even if they truly want to learn how. However, the social and mental stimulation the Internet provides can be invaluable, making it important for your senior loved one to embrace this modern technology. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of home care Roseville families trust, has put together a list of ways to make navigating the Internet a little easier for your loved one. Use Apps to Increase Safety Internet security apps are growing in popularity as a way to help keep seniors safe online. Some are designed…

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Insomnia Prevention for Seniors in Roseville, CA
Insomnia Prevention for Seniors in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 12, 2016

Insomnia is a common problem for seniors, and can have many different causes. If your elderly loved one has been having trouble sleeping and nothing seems to be remedying the situation, these creative strategies, brought to you by the Roseville home care experts at Home Care Assistance, can help him or her get some sleep. Maintain a Strict Bedtime Routine During childhood, falling asleep may have been much easier for your loved one. Likely, this is because his or her parents maintained a strict bedtime routine. Help your loved one plan a bedtime ritual and encourage him or her to…

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Useful Remedies for Macular Degeneration in Roseville, CA
Useful Remedies for Macular Degeneration in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on January 5, 2016

Macular degeneration (MD) is a disease that affects the retina over time. Since some forms of MD can be age-related, seniors are at higher risk for developing the condition than younger people. While there is no cure yet, research is being conducted to supply new treatment options for seniors with MD.  1. Vitamins A study by the National Eye Institute about age-related eye diseases showed seniors who have developed MD might benefit from taking certain vitamins. Since many seniors are deficient in the recommended daily amount of some vitamins and it can be difficult for some seniors to cook well-balanced…

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Important New Year's Resolutions for Family Caregivers in Roseville, CA
Important New Year's Resolutions for Family Caregivers in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 29, 2015

To help promote your elderly loved one’s overall wellbeing this New Year, consider making the resolution to tailor home care to best meet his or her individual needs. This can apply to either your own caregiving or the senior home care Roseville agencies provide as well. Here are just a few ideas to help make that happen. Spend More Time Just Visiting Many seniors feel like they rarely have time to spend just visiting with family, which can be especially true regarding the relationship with a family caregiver. Often, time spent with your loved one is focused on what needs…

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How to Prevent Dementia-Related Anger in Roseville, CA
How to Prevent Dementia-Related Anger in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 22, 2015

Progressive cognitive decline is difficult to accept and manage for both a senior and for his or her family. One of the biggest challenges families may face when providing senior care is managing a senior’s agitation and anger, which are often symptoms of dementia-related conditions. For home care, Roseville care providers have shared a few ways to alleviate these emotions or prevent them from developing. Maintain a Calm Environment A relaxing environment can help make it less likely for your loved one to become agitated and angry. Ensure your loved one’s environment is as free of stressors as possible. Environmental…

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5 Questions You Need to Ask an Elderly Home Care Agency in Roseville, CA
5 Questions You Need to Ask an Elderly Home Care Agency in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 15, 2015

Choosing the right home care provider for your elderly loved one can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to determine if you’ve found the perfect Roseville caregivers to meet your loved one’s needs. With adequate research and diligence in the interviewing process, making an informed hiring decision can be easy. Following are 5 of the top questions to ask a senior home care agency before committing to the services it provides. 1. What Certifications, Qualifications, and Experience Are Required? A reputable and well-established Roseville home care agency will have strict hiring standards in place. These…

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Recognize the Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease in Roseville, CA
Recognize the Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on December 8, 2015

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that currently affects nearly one million people in the U.S. So far, scientists do not know what causes Parkinson’s disease and there is not a cure, but there are some excellent treatment options. However, providing effective Parkinson’s care in Roseville means being able to recognize the warning signs of the disease as they develop. If your loved one has any of the following symptoms, you should consult with his or her doctor.  Tremors or Shaking  Tremors or shaking in the hands, fingers, chin, lip, legs, feet, or arms may be a…

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Providing the Best Dementia Care for Seniors in Roseville, CA
Providing the Best Dementia Care for Seniors in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 24, 2015

If your elderly loved one is living with dementia, there are many things you can do to help him or her function as well as possible. One way to do this is by providing the type of dementia care Roseville seniors can benefit from, which includes a safe living environment and all of the support and comfort you can offer. Following these general guidelines can help you provide the high-quality care your loved one needs and deserves. For Home Safety and Wandering Prevention Your loved one’s home should always be a safe environment he or she feels comfortable living in. Home safety…

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Top Financing Options for Senior Care in Roseville, CA
Top Financing Options for Senior Care in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 17, 2015

Whether you hire a Roseville home care provider or your elderly loved one is in an assisted living facility, senior care does cost money. Luckily, there are some good ways to help finance care you and your loved one may not have thought of. Long-Term Care Benefit Plan If your loved one has a life insurance policy, it’s worth considering converting it into a Long-Term Care Benefit Plan. Any type of plan, be it universal, term, whole, or group, can be converted into a Long-Term Care Benefit Plan as long as the death benefit of the policy is at least…

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4 Common Myths About Alzheimer's in Roseville, CA
4 Common Myths About Alzheimer's in Roseville, CA
By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on November 10, 2015

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll want to ensure he or she receives high-quality home care. Roseville home care providers are available round-the-clock to provide care and support. However, you may encounter many misconceptions surrounding the disease, which can make it more difficult to provide appropriate care. Learning more about the truth behind these common myths is one of the first steps toward making informed care decisions. 1. Alzheimer’s Is Part of Aging Normal forgetfulness such as misplacing items is a common part of aging, but forgetting things like the month or year or…

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