A Senior’s Changing Nutritional Needs Explained

We all know that a nutritious diet is crucial for a healthy body. What many people don’t know, however, is how your nutritional needs change as you age. Analysts at Tufts University have created the MyPlate system, an enhancement on the former food pyramid, which provides updated and improved nutritional advice for people age 65 and over.

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:

Did You Know…These Payment Options May Cover Adaptive Equipment for Home

Do you think your senior loved one could benefit from more security in the shower or bathtub? Does he/she need a walker or rollator to move around? If that’s the case, it’s very likely that you’ll soon be looking to buy the in-home adaptive devices that so many families rely on to keep seniors safe. It’s also likely that you’re asking yourself how to cover the cost for these adaptive…

Home Health Care in Mount Pleasant: Adaptive Equipment for Senior Safety

Throughout growing older, adaptive home care devices can make day-to-day life around the house simpler and safer. There’s a wide selection of adaptive equipment solutions for home care on the market today that can enhance senior safety and help older adults to remain more comfortable at home. At Advanced Home Health Care, serving five Iowa counties and top providers of home health care and rehabilitation services Mount Pleasant IA seniors trust, we would…