Would You Recognize Signs Your Aging Parent Needs More Help?

Changes with aging can come on slowly. One day your elderly parent may seem fine, but then you begin to notice they’re a little more forgetful or unsteady on their feet. It can be difficult for seniors to admit and accept that they need help. They often view it as a loss of independence and … Continue reading Would You Recognize Signs Your Aging Parent Needs More Help?

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How Having A Pet May Boost Heart Health

How Having A Pet May Boost Heart Health

Pets can quickly become a beloved member of the family. For seniors, they can be a wonderful source of companionship, especially if living alone. Having a dog or cat around can provide a greater sense of purpose and responsibility as well. After all, pets cannot entirely care for themselves. Another benefit of having a pet … Continue reading How Having A Pet May Boost Heart Health

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Healthy Aging For Seniors Living With Dementia: Top-3 In Home Care Tips

Healthy Aging for Seniors Living with Dementia: Top-3 In Home Care Tips

Today’s post reviews the National Institute on Aging’s top in home care tips for seniors with dementia, all of which are included as part of Always Best Care Madison’s standard care plans. Connecting Families With Madison Health Care Providers The #1 tip shared by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is simple: talk with your … Continue reading Healthy Aging For Seniors Living With Dementia: Top-3 In Home Care Tips

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5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

Another year has come and gone, and a new one has just begun. It’s never too late to make positive changes in your life to boost your health and happiness. New Year’s resolutions often get a bad rap because many people set their sights high and then lose motivation partway through the year. However, setting … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

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Helping Parents Age At Home: Top-3 Senior Care Tips

Helping Parents Age At Home: Top-3 Senior Care Tips

More than 3 out of 4 Americans age 50 and older want to “age in place,” according to the AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences Survey. And that desire to grow old in the home or community we love increases as we age. The AARP’s United States of Aging Survey indicated that approximately 90% of … Continue reading Helping Parents Age At Home: Top-3 Senior Care Tips

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6 Ways Seniors Can Ward Off the Winter Blues

6 Ways Seniors Can Ward Off the Winter Blues

Winter can be a tough time because the daylight hours are shorter, temperatures are colder, and days are often drearier. Being stuck inside can make anyone feel more depressed and anxious. Plus, seniors may feel down around the holidays thinking about loved ones they’ve lost along the way. But there are plenty of ways to … Continue reading 6 Ways Seniors Can Ward Off the Winter Blues

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Keeping Diabetic Seniors Healthy over the Holidays with Non Medical Home Care

Keeping Diabetic Seniors Healthy over the Holidays with Non Medical Home Care

According to a new CDC report, one quarter of all Wisconsinites over age 65 live with diabetes. Unfortunately for them, the holiday season is fraught with temptations: candy canes, hot chocolates, Christmas cookies, fruitcakes, and on and on. But those seniors receiving non medical home care have little to fear. Today’s post runs down a … Continue reading Keeping Diabetic Seniors Healthy over the Holidays with Non Medical Home Care

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Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs

Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs in Madison

Recreational activities can be a great way for seniors to stay active and engaged. Whether continuing with an existing hobby or exploring something new, they can strengthen their physical and mental abilities. Getting older doesn’t have to mean sitting around playing bingo, though it can be a fun way to stay mentally sharp by quickly … Continue reading Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs

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Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care

Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care in Madison

As seniors age, it is not uncommon for them to require additional help. This is even truer if they experience signs of dementia or develop challenges with mobility. Family members want what is best for their loved ones to help them thrive and live a high-quality life. While a nursing home or assisted living is … Continue reading Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care

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Optimizing Remote Care for the ‘Sandwich Generation’: 5 Ways to Improve Care from Afar with In Home Care Services

Optimizing Remote Care for the ‘Sandwich Generation’: Five Ways to Improve Care from Afar with In Home Care Services

Today’s post is all about how Always Best Care Madison can make long-distance senior care easier for Wisconsin’s “Sandwich Generation.” The term “Sandwich Generation” refers to the population of adults in their 40s and 50s who simultaneously raise children and care for aging parents. They’re figuratively “sandwiched” between their multi-generational care obligations. As you probably … Continue reading Optimizing Remote Care for the ‘Sandwich Generation’: 5 Ways to Improve Care from Afar with In Home Care Services

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