Blog Posts in 2015

  • In-Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care

    When you or your loved one is getting older, it can be difficult to decide what the best care option for them is. Although we would love to take care of our grandparents and parents, busy lives and children can make it difficult. After you make the difficult decision to hire some form of care, the question comes down to what the best avenue for them is. The most common care for seniors is either ...
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  • Six Benefits of Choosing In-Home Care

    As our loved ones age, they need more attention and care. As you age, you gain more responsibilities that might make providing this care difficult. At HomeWell Senior Care, we understand how difficult it can be to see our elderly friends and family suffer. However, nursing homes do not necessarily have to be the only option. We offer in-home care so that you and your loved ones can carry on with ...
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  • Keeping the Holidays Stress-Free for Your Senior (and You)

    The holidays are definitely here! And you may well be visiting your elderly parents, staying with your caree or having seniors visit you. How can you make to and through the new year in the most stress-free way? A little planning and an attitude of “not-sweating-the-small stuff” should help. Traditions Traditions are great and part of why many of us look forward to the holidays. But don’t forget ...
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  • The Psychological Benefits of Companion Care

    As human beings and sentient creatures, we need companionship for our overall well-being. Many of us have friends and family members who we are close to, who keep us sane. However, when we get older, it can be hard to keep in touch with your loved ones. If your children are grown, they may have their own lives keeping them busy. In addition, the sad reality is that as we age, our friends start ...
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  • HomeWell Senior Care is Eliminating Boredom & Creating Engagement

    Many stereotypes surround seniors. People assume that as we get older, we become too tired, fragile, and incapable of doing new things and going on adventures. Sometimes, boredom can be just as debilitating as any illness. That is why at HomeWell Senior Care, we offer our residents many fun activities and hobbies to ensure there is never a dull moment. With our Life Enrichment Activities Program ...
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  • In-Home Care Vs. Hourly Care

    When it comes to the care of your elderly loved ones, you want to make sure they receive the best care. They spent their lives taking care of their families and it is time to return the favor. However, when it comes to senior care, many options are available to you. Two of the most popular services are in-home care and hourly care. Both plans have their advantages and can be beneficial to those ...
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  • A Recipe for Success: Eat in a Way that is Nutritious and Delicious

    The season of barbeque, ice cream and apple pie will quickly be upon us, so as National Nutrition Month , March is a good time to look at what we’re putting into our bodies. Anyone enjoys a good meal, but the trick is to enjoy what you’re eating and at the same time consume the right fuel for your body so that it benefits you and provides a sustaining source of energy. Snacking is often a large ...
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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision

    One of the leading causes of vision loss among those age 50 and older is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD). It’s a long and complicated name for a common eye condition. In laymen’s terms, it causes damage to the most sensitive part of the retina of the eye, which controls vision for objects straight ahead and is needed to maintain sharp, central vision. It is most likely to affect ...
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  • The Killer Power of Stress and How to Cope

    Even minor stress can affect you in serious ways and major stress can have an even bigger impact on your health. Long-term stress can cause headaches, stomach and digestion problems and sleep disorders, while major stress events can trigger heart attacks, arrhythmias, and increase the chance of stroke or sudden death. The ‘Fight or Flight’ survival mechanism is a biological response instinct to ...
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  • Parkinson's Disease: What to Look For and How to Treat Those Affected

    A progressive disease of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s affects movement and while the on-set can be mild tremors or stiffness, those affected can develop more severe and debilitating physical problems as the disease progresses. The month of April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and for those who are at an advanced age or caring for an older individual, knowing what to look for is a key ...
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