Alzheimer’s Care: Balancing the Responsibilities of Caregiving

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is life-changing both for the person receiving the diagnosis and anyone who loves them. It is important for family caregivers to allow themselves ample time to prepare for the changes to come with the new responsibilities of caregiving and to discover a healthy way to sort out the assorted emotions that manifest.

Dementia Caregiving: Unexpected Factors to Watch

If you’re the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, then you know how much patience, flexibility, and willingness to expect the unexpected that dementia caregiving takes. On any given day, the person may experience a broad array of emotions: calm, angry, agitated, fearful, giddy, melancholy. As you modify your care strategy to correspond to the person’s demeanor, you also need to juggle management of a host of challenging symptoms: wandering, repetitive…

What It Takes to Succeed in a Professional Caregiving Career

There is a popular saying: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Although it can be challenging, our caregivers will be the first to confirm that the advantages of being a caregiver make it a remarkably worthwhile and gratifying career. Have you ever contemplated sharing your gifts and talents with older adults in your area by providing home care assistance?

What to Expect From a Career as a Senior Caregiver

As more residents in our area reach their elderly years, the need for in-home care providers has grown. Perhaps you’ve thought about a career as a senior caregiver, but you’re not entirely sure what to expect from the job, or if you would even be qualified. The good news is, even if you don’t have any previous professional experience as an in-home caregiver, you may be more qualified for this…

Top Tips for Staying Healthy With Kidney Disease

Itching. Hiccupping. Changes in sleep and appetite. These are just some of the seemingly innocuous warning flags that may perhaps indicate kidney disease. And with as many as 20 million people in the United States alone managing the disease, plus many more who are not yet diagnosed, it’s essential that individuals experiencing these symptoms bring them to the attention of the physician. 

Understanding the ABCs of Senior Heart Health

Almost 50 percent of all people in the United States have one of the three top risk factors of heart disease: high blood pressure, smoking, and high LDL cholesterol. Too many people make poor lifestyle choices each day that negatively affect their heart. Poor diet, excessive alcohol intake, and physical inactivity are just a few things that can do permanent damage. It’s easy to forget to put into practice the…

Helping Seniors Cope With Lifestyle Changes After a Heart Attack

When someone you love experiences a stroke or heart attack, you will likely want to focus on a list of steps that can be taken to make sure that the damaged heart heals. You will also want to address the lifestyle choices that contributed to the heart attack and make the appropriate lifestyle changes after a heart attack. Advanced Home Health Care’s experts in elderly care in Burlington and the…

How Home Care Helps With Transitions From Hospital to Home

Recovering from an operation takes time, especially for older adults. Not only do older bodies take longer to mend, but there are extra elements that need to be considered: decreased mobility and numerous directions to follow for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, just to name a few.