Care Plan 101: How to Prepare for a Crisis Ahead of Time

Nobody likes a crisis, especially when it relates to a loved one’s health. Proper care planning is crucial for ensuring your elderly loved one and any other family caregivers get the care and support they need.  A care plan is a document that serves as a resource to record a patient’s needs and preferences in case anything were to happen to their health. It also serves as a way to delegate daily tasks to family caregivers. While care plans look...

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Six Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

As the days start to get longer, it is a time for fresh starts. One popular way to do this is through spring cleaning. While doing a series of chores and cleaning out things looks different to everyone, making this a priority for seniors has added benefits since a clean environment is crucial to good health.  Below are six ways you can simplify the spring cleaning process for seniors: Spread out the process. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be done...

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month

We all know women who have made a significant impact on our lives. While we should celebrate the accomplishments of women all year, March is officially recognized as National Women’s History Month. This is the perfect opportunity not only to learn about the impact women have made throughout our lives, but also to celebrate the women in our own lives.  Below are some ways you can observe this month with the seniors in your life and gain insight to the...

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter

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Keeping active is important all year, but when the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, it can be hard for anyone to do so. Especially seniors. While it may be difficult to go outside and move every day, there are a variety of ways to keep your loved one active and moving during the winter months: Indoor exercises. Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body and performing even a minimal amount of daily physical movement can even help...

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Heart Healthy Tips

February is American Heart Month and focusing on good heart health has never been more important, since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Below are simple ways you can take to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Know Your Risks. Properly understanding the potential risks of heart disease can help you make the right decisions for your health. Talk to your health care provider about setting and reaching goals for heart...

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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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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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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Preventing Caregiver Burnout Tips and Support for Family Caregivers Terri Murphy, CSA President – Hope Senior Home Care The demands of Caregiving for a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if you feel that you have little control over the situation or that you are in over your head. If you let the stress of caregiving progress to burnout, it can damage both your physical and mental health. So, if you are caring for a family member, it is essential...

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Assumption Senior Expo 2018

Assumption Senior Expo 2018 This week is the Assumption Senior Expo 25th Anniversary event! Hope Senior Home Care is a proud sponsor of this event, we will have a table and several representatives at the expo. We are so excited to be a part of the 25th Anniversary. Stop by our table and chat with Allie, Patty, Victoria and Terri! Senior Expo Flyer 2018_ This article is from the Grosse Pointe News.   Assumption hosts 25th annual Senior Expo By Guest Writer | on October...

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Six Key Signs Mom or Dad May Need Help

Six Key Signs Mom or Dad May Need Help The aging process is slow and gradual over time. As a result, mental, emotional, and physical declines often take family members by complete surprise.How do we know, as the child of an aging parent, something may be wrong? How do we know, if mom or dad is starting to have issues which need to be addressed? While there is no perfect answer to this dilemma, here are some great tips on...

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