Know When It’s Time To Stop Driving With Dementia

Meeting the Challenges of Caring For a Loved One with Dementia - caring for dementia patient at home

A key decision that a family or home caregiver must face when an individual is diagnosed with dementia is whether or not that person should continue driving. Ultimately, the goal is to maintain independence for as long as possible without putting the dementia patient or other drivers in danger.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are progressive diseases and their symptoms will worsen over time. For this reason, many early stage dementia patients may be able to continue driving without

A Big Thank You to the Incredible Women Providing Caregiving Services

Five Things Every New Family Caregiver Needs to Know  - personal care providers

With Mother’s Day this past weekend, all of us at Best Home Care wanted to take a moment to acknowledge every female caregiver out there. According to the Family Caregiving Alliance, women account for 66% of all caregivers in the United States. This number has grown steadily as baby-boomers reach retirement age and require in-home supportive services, typically given by their daughters.

In the US, the average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who is married,

The Cost of Caring For Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Made Easier With Home Care Services - in home nurses

According to The Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s and of that number, 96% are seniors over the age of 65. While research is continually being done to find new treatments, Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death in America that currently cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed.

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Tips and Tricks to Stay Organized While Working as a Personal Care Assistant

Tips to keep organized as personal care assistant
As a personal care assistant providing home health services, it’s a safe bet that your life is pretty chaotic. Balancing multiple patients’ medications, daily plans, and personal requirements while trying to keep up with your own life can be exhausting. Without an effective way to stay organized, it’s easy for home health professionals to become overwhelmed by the many demands of their job. Everybody has their own unique way to organize their life and what works for one personal care attendant

Capture the Benefits of Learning a Second Language for Senior Home Health

Learning to speak a second language has many advantages for a young child’s development. In fact, bilingualism in children has been attributed to an increased aptitude for solving problems, better listening skills, and improved social skills. However, did you know that speaking a second language can help keep the minds of adults and seniors sharp as well? A recent study from Northwestern University found that speaking more than one language provides a mental workout for the speaker and prepares the