Home health aides can be a great addition to your at home care team for an older parent or loved one. Home health aides add a new dimension to the at home care that your loved one may need to remain independent and in their home. Home health aides are not nurses. While they can [...]
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Being a caregiver to a parent or senior loved ones is one of the hardest jobs you will ever do, but it is also one of the most important. It can become really hectic, and sometimes you need to be reminded that you have to take time for yourself. As an in-home caregiver, your services, [...]
If you are the caregiver of a senior loved one you may require time to recharge, refresh, and care for your mental health. Respite care in Alaska is an excellent option to give caregivers a hand. Using respite services from Baxter Senior Living can support the care of your loved one. […]
It is essential that families take care of their senior relatives during these difficult times. And it must not be forgotten that older members of the community without family will need support as well. Here are ten tips on how you can best support older people during the coronavirus pandemic. […]
If you or a loved one are part of the “Baby Boomer” generation, it is likely that conversations about how your (or their) Golden years will be spent. Time and again, we hear or read that most people would prefer to age in place, living out their years in their homes surrounded by memories, familiar [...]
If you are the primary care provider for a spouse or a parent with dementia, there typically comes a time when you will need help. When and how this realization occurs varies greatly depending on the diagnosis and your unique family situation. In many cases, however, there comes a time when in-home care provided by [...]
People in the United States are living longer. In the past 20 years, the average life expectancy of someone living in the United States has increased from 74 to 80 years. While this may not seem like a significant increase over 20 years, it points to a potential increased demand for memory care in the [...]
When thinking of senior care alternatives, many people tend to bundle assisted living communities and nursing homes into the same category. While in the past, this may have been accurate, over the last several decades, the terms (and services offered at each) have grown less synonymous. Today, “nursing homes” are not the one-stop-shop senior care [...]
A complicated list of emotions often plagues family caregivers who provide In-Home Care to Seniors in Anchorage Alaska. Guilt is often one of the prevailing emotions, and it is the least beneficial of all. In addition to cutting into the time and energy that is usually already exhausted, guilt can inhibit your ability to make [...]
Isolation and loneliness among seniors are among the leading causes of mental health problems, emotional difficulties, and premature death. Unfortunately, isolation becomes an all too common problem among many seniors living in an in-home care setting. As time passes, children and family move away, friends and spouses pass on, and our loved ones find themselves [...]