Home therapeutic activities for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease

“As the Coronavirus pandemic forces many families to stay confined at home, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing families affected by Alzheimer’s disease with information about simple therapeutic activities they can do to keep their loved one engaged and active while at home.

“Stimulating the brain is beneficial both for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Staying active and engaged can help improve mood, reduce stress and avoid caregiver burnout, and it’s even more important at a time when people are staying indoors for prolonged periods,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “There are many fun activities caregivers can do with their loved ones to help exercise their minds together, using things they already have at home.”

Here are a number of simple activities that can be done at home and their potential benefits:”

Read the entire story here:

https://www.somerset-kentucky.com/news/lifestyles/home-therapeutic-activities-for-individuals-living-with-alzheimers-disease/article_20051301-6597-58f3-9598-f5811a2a084f.html

Today Show: Should seniors take extra precautions against COVID-19 this fall? Experts weigh in.

https://www.today.com/health/should-seniors-take-extra-precautions-against-covid-19-fall-experts-t191800

By Kerry Breen

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and flu season begins, leading to concerns of a “twindemic” in the United States, health experts are urging those who are high-risk for either or both illnesses to limit their social bubbles to stay healthy.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the country, said on Sept. 10 that people needed to prepare to “hunker down and get through this fall and winter.”

“We’ve been through this before,” Fauci said. “Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try and look at the rosy side of things.”……….

Coronavirus concerns show increased need, demand for home care, experts say

By Daniella Silva

For people recovering from COVID-19, home care can be both essential and elaborate, involving a health care professional who provides additional oxygen, monitors vital signs, administers medication and helps with daily tasks such as eating, bathing and getting in and out of bed.

Home care professionals and nurses said the coronavirus pandemic shows how crucial the industry is. It provides life-saving services to people who are vulnerable while keeping them safe in their own homes.

“It’s been quite a dramatic challenge for all of us and certainly the public health challenge of our lifetime,” said Dr. Steven Landers, president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, which serves New Jersey and Ohio.

“Nurses, therapists, home health aides, they have really shown up to help fragile, medically vulnerable people stay home and also help people come home from hospitals and nursing homes, which have been under incredible stress,” he said.

Landers said his organization has helped more than 500 patients in New Jersey with home services get out of hospitals and emergency rooms. The workers have adapted to the pandemic, learning new protocols and infection control regimens and wearing new types of protective equipment, he said…….

Read the entire article at NBCNews:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coronavirus-concerns-show-increased-need-demand-home-care-experts-say-n1211261?fbclid=IwAR06lorxuc68essEn0HKuo2aFa5qzWgefdhIC_T_mhWSehMcM3CvuXcdxZM

Lifeline Homecare Hires Rachel Sweet As Assistant Regional Director in our Buffalo North Office

Lifeline Homecare hired Rachel Sweet as Assistant Regional Director for the office located in Maysville, KY.  Rachel previously worked at the Buffalo Trace District Health Department and has a strong background in Health Information and Health Education.  Rachel will assist with the day-to-day operations of non-medical homecare services provided to clients in the BuffaloNorth Region. This Regional Office provides services in the following counites: Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Nicolas, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson and Rowan.

Rachel is a native of Mason County.  She is married to Kelly Sweet and they have 4 children.  When Rachel is not working, she loves to spend time with her family, and loves to skydive.

Rachel looks forward to the challenge and is ready for the task at hand.  She is extremely excited to work with Veterans to assist them with information so that they might gain benefits through the Aide & Attendance Program with the VA and be able to have services thru Lifeline Homecare.  She will be increasing awareness that Lifeline Homecare is now a Contracted Provided with Anthem Medicare Advantage Plans, which provides services under “Personal Home Helper”.

Lifeline Homecare’s Buffalo Office previously located at 206 Market Street, Maysville, KY recently merged with our Northern Office previously located in Alexandria, KY.  The current merged office is now located at 1690 A US 68, Maysville, KY 41056.   Anyone needing non-medical homecare, please call toll free 1-844-LIFELINE or local number 1-606-407-0500 or stop for a free in-home assessment. You may also email care@lifelinehomecare.org to schedule or obtain additional information.   Let us help you and your loved one(s) stay comfortable in their own home.

Lifeline Homecare promoted Ginger Evans to Regional Director of the Buffalo Trace Region

Lifeline Homecare, Inc. has promoted Ginger Evans to Regional Director of the Buffalo North Region. In this role, Ginger will manage the day-to-day operations of non-medical homecare services provided to clients in the Buffalo Trace Region, which consists of the following counties: Bath, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason and Robertson.

Ginger is married to Micah Evans. Who is Production Manager at International Paper in Maysville. The couple has six children, and moved to Maysville in June 2016, from West Tennessee. Ginger started with Lifeline Homecare as a Temporary Director August 7, 2017.

Jim Simpson, Executive Director of Lifeline Homecare, said since Ginger joined our team, She has shown an incredible aptitude for ensuring that Lifeline Homecare responds in a timely fashion to referrals, that scheduling of non-medical homecare services for our clients is performed efficiently, and with the highest of quality. Also, feedback from partners, clients, and caregivers about Ginger’s service and dedication to clients has been overwhelmingly positive.

Ginger loves that our services give clients the choice to live independently and comfortably in their homes, she gets an enormous sense of satisfaction knowing that we are helping clients and their families gain peace of mind by providing the best in quality non-medical homecare services for their loved ones.  She plans to stay active in the community and help in every way possible, especially with the Green Dot Program.  

Lifeline Homecare hired Teresa Jones As Regional Director of the Bluegrass Region

Lifeline Homecare, Inc. hired Teresa Jones as Regional Director of the Bluegrass Region. In this role, Teresa will manage the day-to-day operations of non-medical homecare services provided to clients in the Bluegrass Region, which serve the following counties:  Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, Owsley, Powell and Scott.

Before joining Lifeline Homecare, Teresa served for over (11) eleven years, as a Program Director for two different programs-both serving the needs of the aging population within a 10 county district. She comes to us with extensive knowledge and working expertise in the areas of Adult Protection Services, Elder Abuse and the Office of the Inspector General regulations. Teresa served as President of the Barren River Elder Abuse Coalition, and was a Council Member of Hosparus.  Teresa holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Certified Social Worker.

Jim Simpson, Executive Director of Lifeline Homecare, states that Teresa has shown an incredible aptitude for ensuring that Lifeline Homecare responds in a timely fashion to referrals, that scheduling of non-medical homecare services for our clients is performed efficiently, and with the highest of quality. Also, feedback from partners, clients, and caregivers regarding Teresa’s service and dedication to clients has been overwhelmingly positive.

Teresa loves working with all ages, and appreciates that our services give clients the choice to live independently and comfortably in their homes, being a Social Worker gives her an enormous sense of satisfaction knowing that Lifeline helps clients and their families gain peace of mind by providing the best in quality, non-medical in-home services for themselves or their loved ones.

Lifeline Homecare’s Lexington office, servicing the Bluegrass Region is currently at 3130 Custer Drive, Suite 230, Lexington, KY 40517, but will be relocated to a larger office space July 1, 2018, due to providing services in (10) ten additional counties in the Bluegrass Region.   Their new location will be located at 2216 Young Drive, Suite 5, Lexington, KY 40505.  To schedule a free-in home assessment for yourself or to refer someone else, call toll-free 1-844-543-3546, local number 1-859-273-2708, or email care@lifelinehomecare.org.