Seniors and supporting family members ready to bring a caregiver into your life are not alone. Many caregivers are truly shining through. A great caregiver can restore peace, health, and joy to the lives of seniors and their friends and family who need routine or respite help. Today, we'd like to discuss the traits of a quality caregiver. These are traits you can rely on when you seek a caregiver through Elite Home Health.
As people age, their cognitive function can decline, making it difficult to remember and understand new concepts. Fortunately, there are ways for seniors to improve their cognitive function and maintain their mental acuity. This post will discuss some of the best ways seniors can improve their cognitive function.
The holiday season has kicked in, and as is the norm, there are a lot of ongoing activities. Many people are often busy during the holiday season with family parties and preparing for the holiday celebrations. However, it is essential to recognize potential safety hazards for seniors at home. So, how should you ensure safety for seniors during holidays?
Many older adults have spent most of their lives caring for others, such as their spouse, friends, children, and grandchildren. They are accustomed to putting the well-being of others before their own needs and may tend to forget about caring for themselves.
November is long-term care awareness month. Here are the types and options of long-term care for seniors living in New York.
November is home care and hospice month. Learn about at-home support and the benefits that home health care can provide to your senior loved ones.
As our loved ones age, the way we celebrate holidays often changes. For many families, Thanksgiving is a time to come together and enjoy traditional activities. As parents and grandparents get older, it's not always possible for them to participate in all the traditions. Here are some ideas of how you can adjust the way you celebrate to include your loved ones.
Learn how to live with diabetes and take control of if in your life. It is possible to have a high quality of life with diabetes when you learn to manage it.
There is a lot of evidence that listening to music helps Alzheimer's sufferers recall past events and feel more optimistic overall. Is this really true?
For people suffering from Parkinson's disease, advancing age can come with its fair share of challenges. Here's how you can help manage it.
All the spooky Halloween activities can be upsetting or triggering for a patient with dementia. Here's how to make this holiday fun for them.
As the weather changes, most people crave recipes that evoke thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple pie. If you're a senior looking to enjoy the flavors of fall, try these easy and healthy fall-inspired recipes.
As we age, we slow down and certain things become more difficult. Watching your parent age and their daily activities become more difficult, can cause worry and stress. Our latest blog post discusses some practical tips on how to help your aging parents safe while maintaining their independence.
Keeping your mind active and stimulated is important to keep your mental capacity sharp as you age. Here is a list of fun and stimulating activities that you can incorporate in your daily routine.
September is a wonderful time for seniors to spend time outdoors. The cooling weather provides many opportunities for outdoor activities for seniors to participate in. Here are some fall activities that seniors may enjoy.
Read on for some of the most common senior skin conditions our loved ones can experience and how we can help manage them.
Do seniors struggle with depression? Learn more about how this mood disorder affects those who are 65 years or older.
The heat associated with summer can present a host of difficulties for seniors. Here are 5 tips to help seniors manage the summer heat.
As you age, it's common to experience changes in your eyes and vision. Learn more about the importance of monitoring eye health as you age.
What are some of the best outdoor summertime activities for seniors and how can you ensure senior safety in the sun? Learn more here.
Going to the hospital can be an ordeal for most people. Even the transition from a hospital back to one's home can be critical for seniors and their health.
Planting a garden and watching it grow is a wonderful hobby that many enjoy. Here are a few ways for seniors to garden safely.
Many older adults experience insomnia caused by medical conditions including sleep apnea. Here are 7 sleep tips to help seniors get a full night's rest.
Loneliness can have a significant impact on seniors' physical and emotional health. Here are 5 tips to help beat your senior parent’s loneliness.
As your loved one ages, celebrating Mother's Day can become more challenging. Here are five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with your senior mother.
The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Here is everything you need to know about the signs, risks, and treatment of a stroke.
April is Parkinson’s awareness month. Here is what you need to know about Parkinson's and some ways to aid those who suffer from it.
Does your senior loved one need additional support? Here are signs that it's time for senior home care and the benefits of a home health aide.
Kidney disease is a condition that affects the kidney's ability to function. Here is what you need to know about kidney disease and seniors.
Brain injuries can be a result of different traumatic events to the head. It's time to remove the stigma behind brain injuries. You can start here.
Sundowning is a group of symptoms that affects those with dementia during the later stages of the day. Learn more here.
Osteoporosis is a bones disease that causes bones to lose density and strength. Learn more about osteoporosis and the aging process.
Creating a clear schedule is beneficial for seniors as they age. Here are five tips for how to create a schedule for seniors.
It is important that seniors are well taken care of to safeguard their mental health. Here are 6 ways seniors can boost their mental health.
A common complaint among seniors is memory loss and decreased cognitive function. Here are 8 memory and brain exercises for seniors.
We all look forward to the holidays, but they come with difficulties for our senior loved ones. Help them overcome 5 holiday challenges with these tips.
Finding the best holiday gift for your senior loved one this season can be a challenging task. Here are some options for holiday gift ideas.
If downsizing is in your future, consider the following tips to streamline the process and make it as painless as possible.
Seniors can have a wonderful time with young children (maybe grand children or great-grandchildren) when they visit. Here are some recommended activities.
Many of us are thinking about how best to get ready for the winter. Here are some tips that older people can use for cold weather preparation.
This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, learn the signs of Alzheimer’s and what you can do to support and care for your loved ones living with this disease.
Bedsores are injuries to the skin caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body. Here's how to detect, treat, and prevent bedsores.
Mental health is an overlooked topic, especially when it comes to the elderly. Here is what to know about mental health and aging loved ones.
Tremors can be a burden, specifically when it comes to eating. Here's what to know about how to adapt with eating aids.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. Here are seven ways to help encourage those who have a loved one experiencing Alzheimer's Disease.
Fishing has long been a favorite pastime of many people, especially seniors. Here are the benefits of fishing for seniors.
New York state has several options that put seniors and their families in control of their at-home care. Learn more about their options here.
During COVID-19, the number of patients needing home health care has risen. Here's how COVID-19 continues to impact home health aides.
If you hire an in-home caregiver, you may be somewhat confused as to what your role will be. Here's how to partner with an in-home caregiver.
Dehydration is a particular problem for the elderly, even when it is not hot outside. Here is how to prevent dehydration in seniors.
Nutritional needs may get overlooked as we age. Here's some information regarding seniors' nutrition from Elite Home Health Care.
Depending on health and mobility, there are some great summer activity options for seniors. Here are some summer activities for seniors.
Many senior citizens experience eye problems, making it important to maintain their eye care. Learn more about proper maintenance here.
Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints that may involve swelling, tenderness, and rigidity. Learn more about arthritis in seniors.
Mental Health Awareness Month is here again. Here are 4 practical tips to prioritize your mental wellness this Mental Health Awareness Month.
Anxiety and agitation are common in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Here are some sensory activities to mitigate these feelings for aging loved ones.
Celebrating Mother’s Day with your mom who has dementia can feel different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at all.
Sometimes, keeping seniors and pets together is a positive arrangement, but when pets become difficult to care for or are a risk to your loved one's safety, finding a solution that suits everyone's needs is imperative.
Spring has sprung, we all know what that means: allergies. Learn how to combat allergies to give your body some relief this spring.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement. Learn how a home health aide can help seniors with Parkinson's.
If you live out of state and your parents need living assistance, it can be difficult to find the right caregiver. Here is what to consider when selecting one.
As we enter 2021, there is a renewed sense of hope due to the COVID-19 vaccine. But will it keep seniors safe? Here are a few tips to keep seniors safe.
Caring for loved ones with dementia is challenging, but it helps to have a better understanding of the specific type of dementia they are coping with. Here is more information about the top three most common types of dementia.
If caregiving is feeling more like a burden, you don’t have to be alone. See the benefits of home health care for your family and senior loved ones.
February is American Heart Month, and it's time to shine the spotlight on seniors and heart health. Follow these tips to improve your heart health and learn how Elite Home Health Care can help provide specialized care for you or a loved one with heart health issues.
In honor of Black History Month, we would like to celebrate the achievements, culture, and lives of African Americans while promoting education and understanding as we seek to navigate these challenging times and beyond. Here are some ways to participate in Black History Month.
As the weather gets colder, it’s important to make our homes safer for our senior loved ones. Here are a few tips for ensuring senior safety this season.
COVID-19 safety tips for dementia caregivers, including essential reminders for home health aides and seniors alike. Read on for more information.
If you or your elderly loved one are struggling to ensure a nutritious diet, you may want to consider meal planning. Learn more about meal planning for seniors in this blog post.
With so much uncertainty around us, caregiving during a pandemic can seem like the hardest thing to do. Here’s how you can manage stress as a caretaker.
COVID-19 might still be around, but there are plenty of ways you can make your holiday celebrations safer. Here are a few tips you might want to consider.
This holiday season may be a little different, but it can still be joyous. Here’s how to keep — or make new — family traditions despite COVID-19.
The holidays may be different this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t connect with your loved ones. Why not try these new Thanksgiving tradition ideas?
As winter draws near, your home might become more dangerous without you knowing it. Age in place safer with these helpful reorganizing tips.
Watching sugar intake for seniors can be difficult during the holiday season. Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay healthy all year round.
Losing a parent is heartbreaking and can lead to a great sense of loss. It can be especially difficult for your surviving parent and may take them a while to adjust to life without their partner. Here are 5 ways to help your surviving parent during this period.
In the era of COVID-19, telemedicine can help you protect your elderly parents while still supporting their health. Find out more in this post.
As we move into the holiday season, it’s important to stay connected with our loved ones. Here’s how you can keep in touch under autumn social distancing.
How do you deal with an enemy you can't see? That's exactly what stress and uncertainty feel like. And as hard as it is to deal with your own stress, it can be that much harder to help patients who are going through their own internal struggle.
Did you know that moving your body for as little as 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by 3 years?
If your grandchildren don’t live nearby, you may find that you only get to see them during special events, such as holidays, birthdays, graduations, or other important milestones in their lives.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are a lot of Americans dealing with anxiety caused by Covid-19 right now.
The world is currently under quarantine due to the coronavirus. This deadly virus is forcing people to remain indoors and practice social distancing.
March commences Women's History Month. Every year, the month is designated to honor women's contribution to American History. It's a great opportunity to reflect and celebrate women's achievements, as well as their struggles in their fight for freedom and the important role they play in society.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one in every four people dying as a result of heart disease.
There are at least five million Americans living with age-related dementias. And as Americans live longer, one out of every 10 men who live past age 55 and one out of every six women living past 55 will develop dementia.
Being a caretaker to a family member can be extremely stressful, especially if you have other responsibilities such as working full-time or caring for your own children. It can often feel as though you don't have enough time in the day to properly care for your loved one.
Have you been walking around in a t-shirt while your elderly parents are sat under a blanket? It's not just a comfort thing, older people are much more likely to feel the cold than those younger.
The winter season is quickly approaching which means it's time for sweaters, hot chocolate, holiday decorations, and... ice-covered walkways.
Has your family been impacted by dementia? This heartbreaking disease affects approximately 5.7 million Americans. Studies project that this number will grow to 13.9 million by 2060.
Winter is an exciting time, full of holiday meals, time with family, and all sorts of cheer. But it can also represent a dangerous time for senior citizens. Hypothermia is a very real danger as temperatures drop, and icy conditions can increase the risk of falls.
Did you know that the 2017-2018 flu season was the longest in the past decade? During this time, 42,303 Americans tested positive for the flu. Seniors have an increased risk of contracting the flu or a cold.
Did you know that approximately 40.4 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months? The majority of these caregivers are caring for their aging parents or seniors.
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that Americans over the age of 60 spend about 7 hours every day—or more than 50% of their waking hours—alone.
Around 50 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, with 10 million new cases each year.
Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle, even for seniors that are aging. Seniors with mobility shouldn't get discouraged about maintaining good health, but instead, they should find new and exciting ways to exercise.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), older adults should increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables by one to two servings daily. This is to help cut their cardiovascular risk by 30%.
According to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, about 43.5 million people cared for a loved one during a 12 month period. More than 82% cared for one adult and 15% cared for 2 adults.
They are with your family at their most vulnerable moments. You entrust them with the health and well being of the people you cherish most. You depend on their expertise and their compassion to guide you through some of life's most difficult decisions.
According to AARP, 90% of seniors aged 65 and older would prefer to age at home, rather than enter an assisted living facility. And can you blame them?