The holiday season is upon us and stress is a factor in any household; but having to deal with dementia on top of it all can be overwhelming. Whether this is the first holiday you’ll experience with dementia or one of many, you have to prepare for and learn how to reduce your holiday stress.
Accredited Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. HomeCare Elite identifies the top Medicare-certified agencies, ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare.
Taking care of a senior with dementia in San Diego County can be challenging, especially when the condition worsens. However, countless people are afflicted with this health issue, and their loved ones and caregivers need to help them manage it in the best way possible. If you are caring for someone who has been identified as having this relatively common health problem, don’t be afraid to seek help in dealing with it. A professional can likely offer much insight to assist you in coping with the challenges faced by seniors with dementia in San Diego County.
It’s that time of year when we begin a variety of social functions; from Thanksgiving to New Year’s as holiday season can be quite active. Caring for a loved one who has dementia can make these times extremely rough. This story is one that was shared in the AFA Newsletter a few years ago. We
November is National Family Caregivers month and a time to not only appreciate all that families do to keep a loved one comfortable at home but help them find more information that may help them. We’ve discussed unpaid caregivers in other blogs and we know that more and more are stepping up to the plate
It is without question that the number of unpaid caregivers in the U.S. has risen dramatically through the years. A recent study published in June of 2015 by Population and Development Review gave us some insight to the reality of what unpaid caregivers (generally spouses, children and family members) are facing. Unpaid Caregivers by the
What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is an incredibly helpful way of utilizing a variety of art forms to help seniors and those with health issues become more relaxed, less stressed and having an overall positive effect in their life. The type of media used is only limited by your own creativity and can include
Everyone has different needs when it comes time to find a caregiver. Some families may need short-term, limited in home caregiving; while others may be dealing with debilitating health issues that require long-term caregiving. When Is It Time to Find a Caregiver? Nearly 40% of adults in the U.S. are caregivers to someone in need;
Medicare open enrollment for Parts C & D for the calendar year 2016 runs from October 15 – December 7, 2015. This means that any changes you want to make to your Medicare Advantage Plans and/or Prescription Drug Coverage must be made during this time. Medicare Open Enrollment Webinar The NCOA is holding a free
October 12-20, 2015 is National Bone & Joint Health Awareness Week. Here at Accredited Home Care, we think it’s important to help people get informed. 6 Bone and Joint Health Facts More than half of adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of bone/joint condition (referred to as musculoskeletal disorders or MSD). The most