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How to Communicate with a Stroke Survivor with Speech Challenges in Tampa, FL
How to Communicate with a Stroke Survivor with Speech Challenges in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on June 21, 2019

Strokes often strike the parts of the brain associated with speech. In some instances, your aging loved one may be unable to gather thoughts and translate them into verbal speech. In others, your loved one may have lost control over the motor functions required to move his or her mouth and create the right sounds. Although the recovery is often slow, many stroke survivors eventually regain the ability to speak….

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Hobbies for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Tampa, FL
Hobbies for Seniors with Parkinson’s in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on June 7, 2019

Most seniors with Parkinson’s want to stay active and social. While neurological deficits related to Parkinson’s disease may limit the choice of hobbies your aging loved one can enjoy, there are still many hobbies he or she can partake in to enhance both physical and psychological health. Here are some of the best hobbies for seniors with Parkinson’s. Performing Yoga Yoga is a great hobby for seniors with Parkinson’s because…

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By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on May 31, 2019

In 2019, more people than ever before are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. If you’re caring for an elderly loved one, you may be wondering about how the risk for Alzheimer’s could affect his or her quality of life and the need for in-home Alzheimer’s care. Tampa families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide the highest quality care, and we’ve put together a simple infographic detailing some of the most important facts you currently need to know about Alzheimer’s. If you need help caring for your loved one, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at .

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How to Motivate Seniors to Eat a Nutritious Diet in Tampa, FL
How to Motivate Seniors to Eat a Nutritious Diet in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on May 24, 2019

Eating nutritious foods is the best way for seniors to boost overall health and continue living independently. Aging adults need to consume meals full of vitamins, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and other nutrients that help their bodies function properly. Below are some tips family caregivers can use to encourage their aging loved ones to follow a healthy diet. Make Meal Prep Fun Eating at home more often instead of going out…

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How to Know if You Need a Respite Caregiver in Tampa, FL
How to Know if You Need a Respite Caregiver in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on May 10, 2019

Respite caregivers are a great way for primary family caregivers to get a little break. Professional caregivers are available to watch seniors and help out for anywhere from a few hours to several days, and seniors have the option of getting respite care at home. There are a few key signs you may notice if you need to consider arranging respite care for your family. 1. Your To-Do List Keeps…

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Benefits of Live-in Homecare for Seniors in Tampa, FL
Benefits of Live-in Homecare for Seniors in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on April 19, 2019

Many seniors prefer to stay in their homes as they age, regardless of their health. With live-in home care, the elderly can age in place while still receiving daily assistance and companionship. Below are some of the reasons families should consider live-in home care for an aging loved one. Fewer Restrictions There are usually rules and regulations seniors must abide by when living in an assisted living facility or nursing…

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Safe Exercises for Seniors in Tampa, FL
Safe Exercises for Seniors in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on April 5, 2019

All seniors should try to exercise a few days a week, but working out can be quite difficult for the elderly. Some older adults live with mobility or dexterity issues, while others have absolutely no interest in heading to the gym or running on a track. Here’s a look at five safe and effective exercises that are perfect for seniors who are ready to boost their physical health.  If you…

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What Steps to Take if My Aging Parent is Diagnosed with Alzheimer's in Tampa, FL
What Steps to Take if My Aging Parent is Diagnosed with Alzheimer's in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on March 22, 2019

Alzheimer’s can pose both physical and psychological challenges for aging adults. While the effects of Alzheimer’s aren’t reversible, there may be ways to slow its progression or reduce its effects. Here are some things you can do if your senior loved one develops Alzheimer’s so he or she can enjoy a richer life. Maintain Routines and Familiarity People with Alzheimer’s may fare better when their routines stay the same. Changing…

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How to Motivate Your Aging Parent to Adopt Healthy Habits in Tampa, FL
How to Motivate Your Aging Parent to Adopt Healthy Habits in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on February 15, 2019

You love your senior parent and only want the best for him or her, and you’ve probably spent more than a few visits engaging in squabbles about changing his or her lifestyle. While you don’t want to hurt your relationship, you also want your parent to be around for as long as possible. If your current tactics aren’t working, try these tips to motivate your parent to make some healthy…

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Ideas for Caring for a Senior with Dementia in Tampa, FL
Ideas for Caring for a Senior with Dementia in Tampa, FL
By Edna González Soto, 9:00 am on February 1, 2019

Being the caregiver to a senior loved one without cognitive deficits may be quite different from caring for a senior with dementia. Cognitive deficits often change the dynamic between senior and caregiver, which can lead to a negative outcome. Fortunately, there are some tips for providing effective dementia care that may result in a more positive experience for both you and your loved one. 1. Explain All Procedures Dementia may…

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