Category Archives for Caregiving

Tips to Manage Aggressive Behaviors in Alzheimer’s

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Of all of the many difficult behaviors that may arise as a result of Alzheimer’s, aggression is arguably one of the most challenging. While it can be hard to effectively manage, a good starting point is to understand that the aggressive behaviors in Alzheimer’s are manifested by the disease – not by the senior as […]

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How Home Care Services During Cancer Treatment Can Help

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When someone you love is undergoing cancer treatment, life can become complicated very quickly. Setting aside the emotional toll that a cancer diagnosis takes, there can be a lot to juggle, from appointments to medications to the physical and psychological impacts of the diagnosis and treatment. It can easily become overwhelming. Luckily, home care services […]

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Top Dementia Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of symptoms that become apparent over time. While memory loss is one of the most common and well-known symptoms, difficulty communicating is also prevalent in many individuals. Struggling with language and communication can lead to frustration for […]

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Protect Seniors from Scams with These Tips

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We’re all too familiar with those annoying robocalls that always seem to interrupt us right at dinnertime. They are clearly scammers, and while it may seem simple enough to avoid them by just hanging up or ignoring the calls, it actually can be easy to be taken advantage of – especially for older adults. In […]

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Creative Ideas to Help Aging Adults Remain Active and Engaged

Visiting Care Giving Services is here to help seniors find ways to remain active and engaged in creative activities.

  At the beginning of the pandemic, it seemed that just about everybody was picking up new hobbies to stay busy. Whether it was sewing, reading, gardening, or trying out new recipes, finding new forms of entertainment from the safety of home was less challenging a year ago than it is today. These days, the […]

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The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Seniors and Family Caregivers

A daily routine benefits seniors and reduces stress and insecurity.

No longer punching a time clock. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Creating your own schedule. While there are many advantages to retirement and no longer needing to structure life around a 9 to 5 schedule or a typical work week, the lack of a daily routine for seniors can be challenging for older adults and […]

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Senior Palliative Care Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Health Conditions

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Contrary to popular belief, hospice and palliative care are not one in the same. Hospice focuses on the comfort of individuals in the last six months of life. Palliative care, however, is designed to provide an integrated approach to supporting the treatment and comfort of individuals living with serious, prolonged illness. In particular, palliative care […]

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What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s and How to Get Elderly Care

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With an astounding 47 million estimated diagnoses throughout the world, including more than 5 million in the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease touches most of us in one way or another. When you or someone you love hears the words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” it’s important to educate yourself as much as possible to know what to expect […]

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Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain

Minor aches and pains are a fact of life, especially as people age. And while having a few days of minor pain can be disruptive and uncomfortable, chronic pain can last weeks, months, or even years, making day-to-day life challenging due to limited mobility, strength and endurance.

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The Impact of Isolation and Benefits of Senior Socialization

Senior Socialization

In our recent age of quarantining and social distancing, loneliness and isolation are impacting seniors in epic proportions, and the effects are more serious than you may realize. Recent studies are brimming with the hazards of social isolation, characterizing it as a more dangerous health risk than obesity, and identifying it as contributing to a […]

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