Have Questions About Professional Iowa Home Care? We Have Answers

You’re concerned that Mom may need some help at home, and so naturally, you know just where to turn for assistance, right? No? Rest assured – you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are faced with the same dilemma, and most people don’t know a lot about home care services until the need for care arises. If you’re in the initial stages of looking into home care options, it’s helpful to…

Your In-Home Care Primer: What You Need to Know About Home Care Services

As we grow older, it’s common to begin to experience challenges with everyday activities, such as showering, getting dressed, fixing meals, or even driving a car, which can lead to concerns that these challenges mean that we’ll need to give up not only our independence, but our home as well. But there is good news for seniors: home care services, such as those provided by Advanced Home Health Care, a…

Home Care for Veterans Is More Available Than You Think

Many times, families make the assumption that given that their loved one is covered by Medicare, paying for care at home is not anything they need to consider. Unfortunately, however, this is a common misconception. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, most people use private funds in paying for care at home. There are several alternatives to look into, though, for home care for veterans and their spouses….

Iowa Senior Care Experts Answer Top Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Facing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in a senior loved one raises a wide range of questions: Is it really Alzheimer’s, or could it be another type of dementia? What causes Alzheimer’s? What treatment options are available? And how is it diagnosed, anyway? With our extensive experience in providing care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, Advanced Home Health Care has collected responses to some of the most frequent questions we receive:What…

Best Strategies for Communicating with Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia have a profound impact on a person’s ability to communicate. The disease has an effect on speech and the effective use of words, as well as the comprehension of words. As the disease progresses into its later stages, language as a method of interacting becomes less effective, and family and friends may need to incorporate alternative strategies for communicating to interact with their loved…

Top ALS Care Tips from Advanced Home Health Care

As a degenerating neurological disease, ALS (sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s Disease) can lead to a wide variety of physical obstacles that can lead to clinical depression. For those providing ALS care for a loved one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to feel unsure about how to best help the person live life to the fullest and stay optimistic.

The ALS Symptoms You Need to Know for Each Stage of the Disease

Being given a diagnosis of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can raise a lot of questions and concerns, both for the individual diagnosed and his or her loved ones. What’s the cause of ALS? What are the ALS symptoms that may be experienced now, and how will they alter in the years to come? Where can I go to find necessary support?

A Good Night’s Sleep Is a Few Steps Away

A good night’s sleep isn’t always easy for seniors and those who care for them. When the sun retires, many older adults find it is difficult to relax and fall asleep, or stay asleep throughout the night. Sleepless nights translate to sluggish days that can do more than make a person irritable. Chronic lack of sleep can take its toll on a person’s health, making a good night’s sleep critically…

Advanced Home Health Care Shares Common Senior Sleep Disorders

Common senior sleep disorders often cause negative effects such as extreme fatigue, problems with concentration and memory, and sleepiness. Making sure that senior loved ones experience a good night’s sleep can help ensure family caregivers do too. Below we’ve described the most prevalent disorders that can interrupt sleep and include signs to watch for that indicate medical attention may be needed: