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How to Ensure Safety at Home for a Senior Stroke Survivor

By Home Care Assistance, 12:10 am on December 12, 2014
Stroke Safety at Home

Caring for a loved one after they have had a stroke in their senior years can quickly become overwhelming if you are not prepared when leaving the hospital or discharge facility. Fortunately, there are a few thoughtful considerations and simple things that can be done to help ensure overall safety, comfort and quality of life for your loved one after a stroke. Provide Care Personally One option to ensure safety for your loved one after a stroke is to move in with them or provide Greenwich home care personally, with help of siblings or family members. By communicating with your loved one’s doctor, medical staff and discharge team, you can ensure that the proper recovery …

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Stroke Safety at Home

Fun Winter Activities for Seniors in Greenwich, CT

By Home Care Assistance, 8:00 am on December 5, 2014
Winter Events for Seniors

Winter weather is no reason for seniors to remain cooped up at home. There are plenty of activities in the Greenwich area that offer senior-friendly ways to enjoy the holiday season. Below, Home Care Assistance of Greenwich, CT offers a few suggestions for ways to enjoy the winter with your senior while ensuring that the whole family is happy, safe, and warm. Learn Something New The Greenwich area boasts a number of museums and historical sites that are perfect cold-weather adventures. The Greenwich Historical Society’s annual Antiquarius festival offers a number of events including a luncheon, gala, antique show, and holiday home tour. Be advised, however, that the homes on the tour are not wheelchair or handicap …

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Winter Events for Seniors

Why Choose In-Home Care Over Assisted Living?

By Home Care Assistance, 8:00 am on November 28, 2014
Benefits of Home Care for Elderly

As our loved ones grow older, they often find themselves slowing down. Tasks that once were simple to perform become extremely difficult. One thing that remains the same, however, is the desire for the security and comfort of living in familiar surroundings. In-home care provides a dignified way for the elderly to remain at home while receiving the necessary level of care. Benefits of Choosing In-Home Care Concerned family members are sometimes unable to physically provide optimal assistance for their loved ones. Home care providers, such as at Greenwich Home Care Assistance, have highly trained and compassionate caregivers who offer companionship, while ensuring that essential needs are met. Aside from this highly personalized level of …

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Benefits of Home Care for Elderly

How to Promote Weight Gain for Seniors

By Home Care Assistance, 7:35 pm on November 21, 2014
Helping Elderly Gain Weight

According to Mayo Clinic representative and nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, “being underweight can make a senior or elderly individual more susceptible to infections or muscle loss.” Various studies have proved that the body actually begins to feed on itself when it is not provided with a sufficient amount of calories. Once its carbohydrate and fat reserves have been depleted, the body begins to use protein for “fuel.” This is accomplished by breaking down muscle fibers, which can lead to heart, lung and kidney failure. As a leading provider of home care in Greenwich, we know that being underweight is a common issue for seniors and that there are a variety of things that could be causing …

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Helping Elderly Gain Weight

5 Interview Questions to Ask a Potential In-Home Caregiver

By Home Care Assistance, 7:25 pm on November 14, 2014
How to Find a Home Caregiver

As our parents age, sometimes it becomes necessary to seek outside help to provide the support they need to live happy, healthy lives. When interviewing potential in-home caregivers, it is important to have a solid understanding of their capabilities, experience, and how they plan to care for your loved one. Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of home care in Greenwich, suggests asking these five questions when interviewing a potential in-home caregiver. Have you ever had an emergency situation while someone was under your care? Follow-up by asking how they handled the situation. If they haven’t been involved in an emergency situation, ask them to describe in detail what they would do should something happen. …

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How to Find a Home Caregiver