Best Tips for Seniors Living with Kidney Disease

Itching. Hiccups. Loss of appetite. Sleep problems. These are just some of the seemingly innocuous indicators that could mean kidney disease. And with as many as 20 million people in America diagnosed with the disease, and many more not yet diagnosed, it’s crucial to bring any troublesome signs to the attention of the doctor. [Read more…]

Don’t Settle for Cookie Cutter Care at Home

Buckhead home careThe best thing about humankind is that each and every one is totally unique, and that does not change merely because of growing older. As we mature, we remain the unique and intricate individuals that we have been our whole lives. Expecting all seniors to act the same and require the very same things is a cookie cutter approach that just does not work for older adults or those who take care of them. Providing care to older individuals necessitates a creative and careful approach that enables the caregiver to evaluate just who an older adult is and what the person’s distinct needs are to decide on the best plan of care to keep the senior healthy and well at home. [Read more…]

In Home Care Is Where the Heart Is

In Home Care“One thing’s for certain – I never want to live in a nursing home.”

If you are the adult child of a senior parent, it’s likely that you’ve heard your loved one exclaim these words or something similar indicating the intention to continue to grow older in place at home instead of moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. Reality is, the majority of older adults want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible – for a variety of reasons. Home is the place they’ve lovingly created, so it’s where they feel the most comfortable. Continuing to live at home also brings meaning and purpose to one’s life. Activities as simple as looking at one’s possessions, leafing through the mail, or relaxing on the porch are more meaningful in one’s own home than in a facility because it is the dwelling that creates the context of one’s life. The comforts of home supply a sense of peacefulness and privacy that cannot be replaced. [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…]

Tips from the Experts: How Top Hospitals Are Successfully Reducing Readmissions

Regency Home Care of Georgia wants to help keep your loved one at home after a hospital discharge by providing exceptional in home health care planning in Alpharetta, Marietta and the entire metro Atlanta area.

Surprisingly, four of the top hospitals in the U.S. with the lowest readmission rates aren’t even focusing on reducing readmissions. By turning their attention instead to improving patient care, as outlined in the HFMA article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” keeping patients from costly and inconvenient readmissions naturally follows.

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Common Causes and Supportive Responses for Alzheimer’s-Related Behaviors

Especially with middle to late stage Alzheimer’s, oftentimes a person cannot express how he or she feels with words and instead communicates feelings through behavior. Successfully dealing with problem behaviors in persons with Alzheimer’s disease begins by: [Read more…]

The Most Effective MS Treatment & How Home Care Services Can Help

MS treatmentAccording to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, an estimated 350,000 to 500,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with MS, a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. The most frequently prescribed drug for MS treatment is beta interferon, an expensive drug that recent research has revealed may not be as effective at treating the disease as once thought. However, 50 years of research has shown a low-cost alternative that anyone can do, and that many are calling the most effective MS treatment ever.
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ALS Caregiving Tips to Foster Independence

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a life-changing neurodegenerative disease that robs a person of many functions. It can be a devastating diagnosis, but independence can help fuel a fighting spirit! There are many strategies that can help a person with ALS or another muscle disease retain the highest possible degree of independence. Here are a few ALS caregiving tips: [Read more…]