Recent Posts in Helpful Articles Category

  • Caring for Elders After a Heart Attack

    Heart attacks are serious occurrences, which puts the body through extensive trauma. Suffering from such a condition can change an individual’s life. However, for seniors, heart attacks are significantly more dangerous. The heart shuts down because it does not receive oxygenated blood caused by clots in the vessels. This causes adverse effects to the rest of the body. In many cases, heart attacks ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Companion and Medical Care?

    When it comes to the care for your elderly loved ones, it is important to know the difference between the services offered. Medical caregivers and companion caregivers do not fulfill the same duties. Medical caregivers usually consist of certified nursing assistants and other certified medical personnel. Companion caretakers do not need the same education and do not offer the same services. To ...
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  • How to Know When It’s Time for Senior Care

    One of the most difficult things to do is acknowledge that your elderly loved one may need more help than you can give them. As they age, they require more attention and care, which can be hard to provide when you have a list of other responsibilities you need to handle. You may have thought about assisted living, but do you know when it might be time to acquire additional help? At HomeWell, we ...
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  • Experience the HomeWell Difference

    When a person ages, it can be harder for them to carry on with daily chores and activities. They may not be able to keep up as they once were able. It is particularly hard to see parents and grandparents get older. While you may want to help them with everything, it can be difficult when you have your own duties and responsibilities. That is why senior care services work well. However, how do you ...
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  • Resolve to Take Care of Yourself and Others This New Year

    The New Year is a time to pause and reflect on the past year. It gives you time to see how far you have come and how much more you have to go. It can be exciting, fun, and daunting, all at the same time. However, things might change a little when you have elderly parents or loved ones to care for. In those moments, you cannot focus solely on yourself. It can take a toll on you. This new year, make ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cholesterol Awareness for Seniors

    Cholesterol levels tend to rise with the years, and because there are no symptoms or warning signs, many elderly people are unaware of their cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is a primary contributing factor for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. September, dubbed National Cholesterol Month by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), is an ideal time to pay ...
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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Many health-related associations have chosen a month to spread awareness of their focus disease or condition, but perhaps none is so well-known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is because breast cancer has become one of the leading health problems in the world, affecting millions of women and a small number of men, too. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among all cancers, but it ...
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  • Helping Your Elderly Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues

    The holidays can be difficult for anyone, but for seniors dealing with loss, loneliness, lack of mobility or poor health, it’s even tougher to get in the spirit of the season. There are ways you can restore brightness to the season if your elderly family member is feeling a bit blue. You can make a real difference for your loved one, and as an added benefit, you’re guaranteed to feel a whole lot ...
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  • Professional Home Care: Top Solution to Ensure Patient Medication Management

    One of the most serious health challenges facing families with a senior or an ill person is “medication noncompliance,” also referred to as “non-adherence.” Whichever word you prefer to use, this legalese refers to people who fail to consistently take their medications exactly as the doctor prescribed them. There is no better way to ensure that medication adherence happens than having someone ...
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  • Prescription medication Safety for Seniors

    Studies indicate that one of every 10 seniors will be hospitalized due to an adverse reaction to drugs, and that the danger of an adverse reaction becomes more likely with increasing age. Elderly people are especially at risk if they live alone, have memory problems, or if they take multiple medications. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that one-third of people age 60 and older ...
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  • The Pros of Probiotics

    For the most part, antibiotics are wonderful blessings of modern medicine, destroying microorganisms, such as bacteria, that often cause health problems. Among senior citizens, who may be a bit more prone to illness and infection, antibiotics could have a regular spot in the medicine cabinet. One frequent drawback of antibiotics, however, is that these drugs are known to inhibit the growth of ...
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  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    You’re at a restaurant with a friend and suddenly she begins slurring words and having trouble speaking. She has a sudden headache and can’t see well. She tries to stand up but falls back, saying she is dizzy. Would you wonder if this person is getting the flu, or is perhaps a little tipsy—or might you realize these are symptoms of a stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 40 ...
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  • Importance of a Home Care Provider

    More than 35 million people are discharged from hospitals in the U.S. each year after an average stay of four to five days. The problem is, a surprising number – 1 in 7 people – are readmitted within 30 days to the same hospital due to complications or further illness. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 20% of Medicare patients—1 in 5 people—are readmitted within ...
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  • The Holidays: Giving from the Heart

    The holidays are here again and it’s easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of activity. However, if you stop to think about holidays past, what do you truly remember? For most of us, it’s the simple things that make the season special. It’s quality time with family and friends. It’s tradition, both old and new. The best gifts are those that come from the heart. Here are a few suggestions that you ...
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  • Happiness is Being Senior

    The stereotype of the senior citizen as isolated and unhappy has been shattered by two recent studies. The first, conducted by staff at the University of Chicago, revealed that elderly people often are more socially connected than folks in their 50s and 60s. The second study, based on data from the General Social Survey of the National Opinion Research Center, found that most Americans actually ...
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  • Wearable Technology Helps Seniors Live At Home Longer

    Wearable technology is the latest thing in the high-tech world, and the innovative gadgets aren’t just for swimmers or long-distance runners. Wearable technology can help elderly people maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Wearable Technology—What is it? Wearable technology consists of computerized or electronic devices that are worn by ...
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  • 2013 World Alzheimer Report

    While in home care isn’t the only solution, it is a very good one. The demand is currently high and increasing. The World Alzheimer Report by Alzheimer’s Disease International predicts that between 2010 and 2050, the total number of seniors who require care will nearly triple from 101 to 277 million. The report estimates that half of those seniors will be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or ...
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  • Why Aging in Place Makes Sense

    There’s no place like home, even if you don’t own a pair of ruby slippers. For most people, home becomes even more important as the years go by. According to a study conducted by AARP, nearly 90 percent of people age 65 and above want to remain in their own homes or “age in place” as long as possible. Aging in place allows seniors to maintain their independence, and this sense of self-control is ...
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