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By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on August 14, 2017

In the Oscar-nominated film Still Alice, Julianne Moore portrays a woman diagnosed with a rare type of Alzheimer’s disease. The condition is known as familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD), and it is believed to account for approximately 2 to 3 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases. FAD is significantly different from traditional…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on July 24, 2017

Hygiene and grooming becomes especially important during the senior years when people are more vulnerable to infections and skin irritations. However, managing certain hygiene tasks can also become challenging with age since issues such as memory loss or limited mobility can interfere with a senior’s ability to carry out his…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on July 10, 2017

Many family caregivers dedicate their time and resources to helping their loved ones age in the comfort of home. However, the day-to-day stress of caregiving can take its toll. Here are a few things that can lead to caregiver burnout. 1. Balancing Multiple Responsibilities Most caregivers are forced to juggle…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on June 26, 2017

The summer season is a good time for your senior loved one to travel, go outside, and spend time with grandchildren. However, too many outdoor activities can make him or her susceptible to heat exhaustion. If your senior loved one experiences the following symptoms, he or she may be at…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on June 12, 2017

The golden years tend to be overwhelming for some aging adults. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality in-home care. Green Valley families trust in Embrace In-Home Care to help their…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on May 29, 2017

Your senior loved one may have several lifelong passions, and preparing a bucket list can help him or her pursue those activities. Here are a few bucket list ideas your loved one may want to consider. 1. Get an Animal Companion Caring for a pet can dispel depression, elevate mood,…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on May 15, 2017

A 2016 study revealed social media usage among the senior population tripled in a five-year period. These social networking platforms help seniors stay connected with their loved ones and interact with people from around the world. Here is a quick look at five social media stars who have become adept…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on April 24, 2017

There is a common misconception that social workers only manage children in difficult family situations. However, they can also help seniors. Geriatric social workers provide valuable assistance to seniors who are navigating the complexities of aging. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on April 10, 2017

Growing old is a natural part of life, but it can also be stressful. We often find our senior loved ones harboring fears about the future that most of us cannot relate to. Living alone at home in the golden years can present a few unique challenges. Trust in Green…

By Embrace In-Home Care, 9:00 am on March 27, 2017

Aging is a natural part of life, and seniors could experience some gradual age-related changes during this process. These changes may occur at different times for different seniors, depending on their lifestyle choices and family histories. Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety…