Help in the New Year: Family Caregivers with No Time to Exercise

Caregiver Fraser MI - Help in the New Year: Family Caregivers with No Time to Exercise

If family caregivers are trying to care for a dependent aging relative it can take a lot of physical and mental exertion. Before they know it, they have sacrificed all their free time, and the time when they would usually spend on self-care becomes engulfed in their aging loved one’s needs. With so many people rededicating themselves to a healthier New Year, family caregivers must figure out ways to fit exercise into their daily and weekly routines. Making Time for...

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Effective Ways to Prevent Seniors with Dementia from Wandering

Homecare Roseville MI - Effective Ways to Prevent Seniors with Dementia from Wandering

When it comes right down to it, wandering is the method that aging adults with dementia use to combat some of the anxiety and stress they deal with as their brain tries to sort out reality from memories. With dementia, the brain confuses the past and the present, and often those memories are much stronger. This leads seniors to believe that people and places of the past are more real, and they feel the desire to get elsewhere quite strongly....

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Elderly Care Providers for Post Stroke Care

Elderly Care Warren MI - Elderly Care Providers for Post Stroke Care

A stroke describes the condition that results when a person’s brain does not receive adequate blood supply due to a burst or blocked blood vessel. This deprivation causes brain cells to die, and the results range from minor to severe. Elderly adults are at a high risk for a stroke, and the recovery can be long and challenging. For seniors who want to recover from the effects of a stroke in their own home, they need to look at building...

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Four Tips for Helping a Senior with Arthritis Get Dressed

Senior Care Grosse Pointe MI: Four Tips for Helping a Senior with Arthritis Get Dressed

Arthritis causes painful swelling in the joints, making normal daily movement difficult. When it comes to something that used to be as simple as getting dressed, your senior may find that arthritis wins more often than she'd like it to win. Pick Looser Fitting Clothing Clothing that is tight or extremely fitted can be more difficult to get onto your senior. She may have to stretch farther than is comfortable for her current range of motion in order to get...

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Could Your Parent Benefit from a Service Dog Like Sully?

Home Care St. Clair Shores MI: Could Your Parent Benefit from a Service Dog Like Sully?

Six months after first making news as the service dog assigned to former president George H.W. Bush, Sully is back in the news with the president’s passing. Sully is a yellow Labrador Retriever who was provided to Mr. Bush by an organization called America’s VetDogs. Sully was matched to Mr. Bush and trained to meet his needs for both companionship and support. Do a quick Internet search for pictures of the president with his faithful dog and the joy Sully...

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Holiday Shopping with Seniors

Holiday Shopping with Seniors By Terri Murphy   For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship.  But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account.  One source of holiday stress can be holiday shopping.  While many seniors are still able to get out and enjoy the pleasure of shopping for their...

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Grosse Pointe Magazine

Terri Murphy's Article in Grosse Point Magazine

Have you seen Terri's newest article in the Grosse Pointe Magazine? Help your senior beat the holiday blues with a few tips and tricks. You can download your PDF version at If you or an aging loved-one are considering senior care in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, please talk to the caring staff at Hope Senior Home Care today 313.881.3132.         [caption id="attachment_910" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Terri Murphy's Article in Grosse Point Magazine[/caption]      

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Why is ALS Sometimes Called Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

Elder Care Grosse Pointe MI: Why ALS is Called Lou Gehrig's Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a complex disease that attacks the nerves that control muscles. It’s a progressive disease that leads to total disability and death. Though it has received media attention in recent years with the ice bucket challenge and a significant advance in treatment, many people are still unfamiliar with the disease. Most people know it better by the name “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” But they may not know why the disease is called that or who the man...

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6 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults 

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Winter is a beautiful time of the year. The snow sparkles and it’s the perfect weather to sit in front of the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. But, for older adults, winter also brings some safety concerns. There’s ice to slip on, cold weather that can cause hypothermia, and a risk for frostbite. There are lots of ways family caregivers can keep their older family members safe from cold and ice, though. Below are 5 safety tips for...

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The Cost of a Senior Fall: Physical and Financial Burden

The Cost of a Senior Fall: Physical and Financial Burden Why Senior Fall Risks DEMAND Simplified Home Care Prevention Solutions Terri Murphy, CSA President – Hope Senior Home Care   All of us are very familiar with the phrase, “penny wise, pound foolish”. Never is this phrase more applicable than in the quiet homes of millions of aging seniors across the country. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here are just some of the facts:   Annual...

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