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Music, Memory, and Mood

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by brian

Judging from new research, singing and listening to favorite songs may improve the quality of life, executive function, orientation, and overall happiness of people with dementia. Singing and listening to music helps alleviate symptoms of depression A study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland, suggests […]

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Questions To Ask Seniors Going From Home from the Hospital

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by brian

If you’re a senior who has recently been hospitalized, or you have a senior family member who has been in the hospital, there are some things you can do to avoid hospitalization.   Did you know that, according to data from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, “nearly one in five seniors discharged from the hospital […]

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Non-Pharmacological Ways of Living Beyond Dementia

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by brian

Kate Swaffer, author of the blog, “Living Beyond Dementia” offers valuable insight into alternative and integrative therapies for people diagnosed with dementia. In an effort to share evidence-based research as well as anecdotal research, she chronicles her personal struggles, offers advice about coping strategies, and provides meaningful contributions to a community of people who believe […]

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Hospice Care

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by brian

  As you are searching for someone to care for you in your home, or care for your loved one, you might be wondering “When is it time for hospice care?” There are many levels of care that can be given to an individual in the home. And, there are different types of care, such […]

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Coordinating with hospice; How non-medical home care offers support to patients and their loved ones

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by brian

Quality home care provides a non-disruptive way for a person to stay at home even if they cannot perform normal day-to-day tasks associated with independent living. Having in-home care makes it possible to avoid the trauma associated with moving into a nursing facility. For medical patients who are terminally ill and have less than six […]

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How palliative care and home care offers patients comfort during recovery

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by brian

Understanding palliative care, its benefits, and the difference between palliative care and hospice is necessary when faced with the decisions about whether or not to pursue this special type of assistance. Palliative care The term palliative care refers to a specially trained team of specialists designed to meet the needs of a patient with a […]

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When Can I get started with Home Care?

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by brian

The simple answer is whenever you want.  You do not have to be a certain age or have a certain medical diagnosis.  The most important factor is whether you feel it is necessary.  Safety and comfort are number one priorities for home care, so whenever you feel that you need help with basic activities or […]

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What Makes Sevens Home Care Different?

Posted on January 6th, 2016 by brian

If you have made the decision to receive home care for yourself, or for a loved one, you may be in the position of deciding which caregiver to choose. We know that there are a lot of options out there for in-home care, but we also know that not all of these home care service […]

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In-home Care: Overcoming Obstacles

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by brian

Throughout history people have always preferred to care for their loved ones at home. Whether very young or very old, the multi-generational household is a constant throughout many cultures. However, for many families taking in an aging parent is not an option and moving into a care facility isn’t ideal, either. In-home care is the […]

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How to Choose a Home Care Provider: 5 Questions You Must Ask

Posted on December 21st, 2015 by brian

Once you have determined that your prospective home care company is properly insured, conducts background checks on its staff, and is accredited, it’s time to ask some questions about their standards of care. Some people find having the questions you’d like to ask written down and taking notes helpful during your time with a potential […]

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