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By Kim May, 9:00 am on May 31, 2019

Providing care to a senior loved one can be stressful, especially if you’re the sole caregiver. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent excessive stress from negatively affecting your ability to take care of your loved one. Here are some ways to stave off caregiver burnout so you…

By Kim May, 9:00 am on May 17, 2019

Seniors aren’t always forthcoming about their challenges when living alone. Your senior loved one may not want to worry you about his or her health issues, or he or she may fear being forced to move from home. Watch out for these six signs your parent needs assistance so you…

By Kim May, 9:00 am on April 26, 2019

Dementia care should always be personally tailored to fit a senior’s specific needs. While one senior with dementia may need constant care, another may only need help with a few tasks. Once your aging loved one has a diagnosis, it’s time to move forward by using these strategies to provide…

By Kim May, 9:00 am on April 12, 2019

Respite care is an option that often comes up once people are already providing care to a senior loved one at home. Although it’s often viewed as being optional, having a professional respite caregiver help with your loved one’s care is more vital than you might think. Now that your…

By Kim May, 9:00 am on March 29, 2019

Researchers and healthcare providers cannot effectively predict whether seniors will develop Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are several risk factors that increase the likelihood. Be on the lookout for potential dangers and encourage your senior loved one to make necessary lifestyle changes as a means of prevention. Switch to a Healthy…

By Kim May, 9:00 am on March 26, 2019

Adults are at risk for some serious health issues if they don’t take care of themselves, and this includes individuals who are caring for an aging loved one. Family caregivers who need a break to focus on their own health should consider respite care. Amarillo Home Care Assistance offers trusted…