June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. As our senior population continues to grow, the number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will continue to rise. In fact, it is expected that the number of people with Alzheimer’s Disease will double by 2030!
While the world still searches for a cure, help us spread awareness and remember to watch for early signs and symptoms in your loved ones! We created this informational poster to make it easier to recognize the early warning signs and react by seeking medical support. The more people who know about Alzheimer’s, the more action we can inspire. Until there is a cure, there is care! We have seen an increase in calls from families looking for care for their loved one suffering with dementia. Dementia care can prolong a person’s ability to stay home and provide the families with needed peace of mind!
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In Healthcare industry news we are seeing daily reports of organizations launching home-based care programs. We’re seeing Hospital at Home, SNF at Home, and Mayo Clinic launched an advanced care at home model as an example.
The reality is that payors, health care organizations, and senior advocates are looking for new and creative ways to keep seniors at home with the care and services they need. Luckily we have been specializing in this type of care for over 30 years!
Policymakers recognize the growing demand and are rethinking how we deliver care to seniors. Spiking hospitalizations and readmission rates are causing healthcare costs to surge. Keeping patients at home is the goal of everyone. In fact, expanding home and community-based services is part of the legislative package that was passed on November 19, 2021, as part of the Build Back Better Act.
Home care services are an integral part of any home-based care model. Researchers have found more than 90% of hospital readmissions can be traced to non-clinical factors, such as having insufficient support for day-to-day functional needs after a patient is discharged home.
This article outlines how we can all work together to, “Build Back Better for Seniors!” We would love to talk to you in more detail about how our home care services can help you and your family reduce hospitalizations and improve outcomes for your loved ones. For more information, please give our office a call at 844-543-3546.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. We always like to share helpful information to support patients and their families. We created this resource guide for people with PD and their families as part of our TULIP campaign.
Anyone with a chronic disease like PD can use all the help they can get. We compiled a list of agencies to support and direct patients and/or their families as they walk through their journey.
Parkinson’s is a challenging progressive neurological condition that impairs a person’s movement and, in advanced stages, requires full-time care. We provide Parkinson’s Care at Home which focuses on ensuring that clients get their medication on time every time and have the help they need with ADLs to avoid falls.
Many people with PD complain of changes in their thinking and mental abilities, difficulties when decision making, planning activities, and problem-solving. Our caregivers are trained in Parkinson’s related dementia and are familiar with dementia care techniques.
For more information, please give our office a call at 844-543-3546.
“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:”
The holiday season can cause mixed feelings for a family affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
While typically a time for celebration, families may experience a sense of loss for the way things used to be. For caregivers, the holidays may create added work. You’ll also have to consider the needs of the person with dementia during holiday decorating and gatherings.
By adjusting your expectations and modifying some traditions, you may find meaningful ways to celebrate holidays.