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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 20, 2015

Many stroke survivors have limited mobility and some struggle to get back on their feet and walk. There are certain kinds of exercises, however, proven effective in retraining the body to stand and take that first step. If you provide post-stroke care in Rhode Island for a senior loved one,…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 13, 2015

If you provide home care for a senior loved one with dementia, you’ve likely encountered some challenging behaviors. Although it’s easy to feel frustrated or even defeated, here are a few things you can try. Repetition Flare-ups can take the form of repeating a question or action. It’s usually a…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 6, 2015

Finding the right balance between caregiving and work can be a challenge, especially when this means juggling multiple roles that may conflict with each other. Missed meetings, forgotten deadlines and feelings of guilt can all add up to serious stress at the end of the day. While finding balance may…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 30, 2015

Multiple sclerosis is one of those diseases most people don’t associate with the senior population since most people are diagnosed before 50. In reality, there’s still a small percentage of people who are diagnosed with MS in their golden years. It’s not uncommon for concerned or curious family members to…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 23, 2015

As a leading provider of Rhode Island Alzheimer’s care, the dedicated staff at Home Care Assistance knows firsthand that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia comes with many unique challenges, and caregivers need support and care, too. The following books can give you new ways to…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 16, 2015

Your senior loved one may require certain medications to keep his or her health in tiptop shape. Though intake of more than one type of medication is normal for this age group, the side effects and risks of each medication should always be taken into consideration, as there is always…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 9, 2015

Home care services are designed to help seniors maintain comfortable lives once they’re no longer able to complete everyday tasks or live safely on their own. As time passes, seniors can face an increasing range of challenges, and each senior has a very unique set of needs. Due to this…