Be Sure to Check for These Red Flags During Holiday Visits with Aging Parents

Smiling Mature nurse embracing senior woman and holding a Christmas gift while sitting on the sofa.Living far apart makes it tough to go visit our aging parents as often as we would wish, but over the holidays, families make a more concerted effort to enjoy quality time together – making it the optimal occasion to assess an older adult’s safety and wellbeing. There are lots of red flags that can’t be witnessed in weekly telephone conversations, e-mails, or even through Skype, but which often become apparent when the family is all together during the holiday season. [Read more…]

Holidays with Alzheimer’s: Georgia Home Care Experts Share Helpful Tips

Photo of elderly woman having breakfast with her caregiversObserving the holiday season through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can feel anything but merry and bright. Family members might be stressed with caregiving duties, and the disruption to routine can cause more distress for a person struggling with the effects of dementia. [Read more…]

Regency Home Care Reveals The Holiday Surprise You DON’T Want to Unwrap

helping hand conceptComing home for the holidays is something we all long for, to be with the extended family we’re unable to see as much as we’d like. And although we may stay in touch with our loved ones from afar through phone calls, emails, and old-fashioned letter writing, there’s nothing better than wrapping your arms around that special family member and seeing her smile in person.

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Have Yourself A Safe And Happy Holiday: Safety Tips for Atlanta Area Seniors

Few things are more beautiful than a home decorated for the holidays. All the lights, trees, ornaments, and tchotchkes seem to put even the grinchiest of grinches in the holiday spirits. However, for an elderly person, holiday décor can also be hazardous. When you’re decking your halls this season, keep the safety of your older loved ones in mind with these tips: [Read more…]

Home Care Atlanta: Recognizing Elder Care Needs Over the Holidays

Home for the holidays with Mom and Dad? Notice anything different from your last visit? Gathering together with family for the holidays is a good time to find out how an older loved one is doing, assess his or her living situation, and notice any warning signs that help may be needed at home. The following are some tips from Regency Home Care Atlanta to help family members recognize warning signs that care is required while visiting over the holidays. [Read more…]