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Home Care Tips for Dementia Obstacles

Seniors with dementia face many obstacles that make daily life difficult. Here are some simple tips to help them over those hurdles and lighten their loads. Use bright colors: Seniors with dementia often have difficulty visually distinguishing objects. For example, lightly colored food — grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, etc. — blends together on their plate. […]

Keeping Seniors Safe from Drug Interactions

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As people grow older, their medicine cabinets tend to fill up. Seniors take more prescription drugs than any other age group. In fact, according to Drugwatch, 12 percent of seniors use 10 or more medications. Being on multiple medications poses a high risk for dangerous interactions between drugs and other substances. Even drinking grapefruit juice […]

The Help Patients Need Before, During and After Surgery

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Few events are as trying in a person’s life as surgery. Beyond the concern over the underlying condition, the actual surgical procedure and the outcome, the logistics of having surgery can often pose a challenge. Patients can make the surgery process less stressful with Surgical Concierge Services from Senior Home Companions. These services are designed […]

Are Your Aging Parents Lonely?

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Loneliness and isolation are so common among the elderly.  There are many causes including the loss of a spouse, physical decline, inability to drive and decreased vision and hearing.  Most seniors want to stay in their homes but what do they do to combat loneliness?  Hiring a companion service, like SHC, can help in many […]

Caregiver Training over Hospice Care

SHC Caregiver Training over Hospice

SHC caregivers attended a hospice seminar by Dana, from a local Hospice Center. Dana shared the purpose of hospice, which is to support patients and their loved ones during an advanced illness. The main focus is to make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible. Usually a family member or a caregiver will help […]

Chauffeur Anyone?

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When it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) deciding to give up the car keys can be a real struggle.  At the annual AD Conference, Dr. Dan Bateman spoke on how one can deal with this issue, offering these possible signs it’s time to consult the family physician: Confusing the gas & brake pedals Stopping randomly […]