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For more tips on senior nutrition or to hire a professional in-home companion to help with shopping and preparing meals, and to make meal time a social time, contact Amy’s Helping Hands at 519-915-4370.
Low Vision and Dementia Tips and Activity Ideas When it comes to finding activities for our loved ones with dementia and vision impairment, it can be challenging. It is important to ensure that every day offers purpose, joy and meaning for them. When getting started try thinking about their current or past hobbies, interests and lifestyle. By using their preferences as a guideline to come up with creative and engaging activities. Here are some ideas to help get you started. Our Windsor-Essex home care team has created low vision and dementia…Read More
Enhancing Seniors' Social Lives and Activity Levels with In-Home Senior Care Services In today's fast-paced world, seniors often find themselves grappling with feelings of isolation and loneliness. Maintaining an active social life becomes increasingly challenging as age advances. The in-home senior care experts at Amy’s Helping Hands can help with these issues, helping seniors remain more socially active and allowing them to connect with more people than they might have otherwise. How Windsor In-Home Senior Care from Amy's Helping Hands can Help Companionship and Help…Read More
How to Help Seniors Experience More Joy After nearly 80 years and numerous research studies, it has indicated that wealth and genetics have minimal impact on our overall happiness. The Harvard Study of Adult Development, initiated in 1938, examined the lives of prominent individuals like John F. Kennedy and Ben Bradlee. Over the course of studies expanded to include both urban residents and descendants of the original Harvard participants, revealing unexpected findings. According to a research study conducted by Robert Waldinger, close…Read More
Create Your All-Star Care Team in 5 Steps What family caregivers often need most is sound advice, regular respite and an extra set of hands. Friends may scatter when one becomes the primary caregiver for a spouse or parent, and not everyone has siblings or other family members they can depend on to share the load. A carefully selected care team is a necessary complement to a loved one’s detailed care plan. Step 1: Draft a list of prospective team members Write down the name of each family member, friend or neighbor with whom you regularly…Read More
Creating a Legacy for Your Parent A common regret of adult children who have lost their parents is the wish that they had asked and understood more about their own family history. This is particularly true for family caregivers, whose focus on the present is necessitated by the practical concerns of getting through the day. Making time to learn more about the past seems like a luxury for many caregivers. But taking that time may be beneficial to those we love and care for and provide an important opportunity to redefine and enhance…Read More
The Difficult Emotions Every Family Caregiver Battles – and How to Let Them Go If you are feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing care help for a loved one is perhaps the most complex role we can hold: highly rewarding on the one hand, while simultaneously frustrating and ever-evolving, frequently resulting in feelings of doubt about whether we are up to the challenge and providing the most effective care. It’s why a number of family caregivers struggle with some or all of these types of feelings: Guilt: It…Read More
How to Help a Loved One During a Short-Term Stay in Assisted Living After a hospitalization or surgical procedure, the doctor may recommend a short-term stay in assisted living for rehab purposes before returning home. This is typically a temporary period of intensive therapy to promote healing and recovery. However, the thought of moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home even for a matter of weeks or months can be exceedingly tough to accept. How can you help a family member through this challenging life event? There are several actions you can take…Read More
How to Best Manage Dysphagia: A Guide for Care: With the summer heat, nothing is better than a nice cool drink to cool you down. A senior with dysphagia, this simple pleasure could be dangerous. Dysphagia or trouble with swallowing impacts many of our seniors, due to weakened mouth and or throat muscles. Dysphagia can be caused by Cancer, Alzheimer’s, MS or a Stroke. Learn more about how to manage dysphagia in our information guide. Symptoms of Dysphagia Include: -Drooling -Coughing, choking or gagging when drinking, eating or taking medications.…Read More