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Senior Companion Care
Senior Companion Care
By HCATampa, 9:17 am on September 7, 2021

Companionship is one of the most important things in life at any age. Sadly, it can be challenging for older adults to remain connected with others, leading to isolation and loneliness. Companion care is a unique form of in-home care designed to provide the emotional and social support that older adults need to enrich their lives. What Is In-Home Companion Care for Seniors? Companion care is a type of long-term care…

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Effects of Strokes on the Brain in Tampa, FL
Effects of Strokes on the Brain in Tampa, FL
By HCATampa, 9:00 am on August 24, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes claim the lives of approximately 140,000 people in the United States annually. The number equates to a fraction of the nearly 800,000 adults who experience strokes each year. The debilitating damage caused by strokes varies from one person to the next, as the brain and central nervous system are very complex. Over time, the damage may heal and seniors may…

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Cognitive Exercises for Elderly Stroke Survivors in Tampa, FL
Cognitive Exercises for Elderly Stroke Survivors in Tampa, FL
By HCATampa, 9:00 am on August 24, 2021

While physical exercise is certainly important for stroke recovery—especially within the first few months—it’s just as important for senior stroke survivors to take steps to regain their cognitive abilities. Cognitive exercises of this nature typically focus on exercising mental abilities such as problem-solving, thought processing, and mental clarity. At Home Care Assistance of South Tampa, we take an innovative approach to brain health with our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™. This scientific…

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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 HCATampa, 9:00 am on August 24, 2021

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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Effects of Strokes on the Brain in Tampa, FL
Effects of Strokes on the Brain in Tampa, FL
By HCATampa, 7:55 am on August 3, 2021

A stroke can be a serious health emergency. While anyone can have a stroke, aging is the main risk factor. As your loved one ages, their arteries narrow and harden, sometimes becoming clogged. Older adults are also more prone to other medical conditions that can increase their risk of stroke. Knowing the signs a senior is having a stroke can save your loved one’s life. What Is a Stroke? A stroke…

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By HCATampa, 12:40 pm on June 25, 2021

Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones now have a renewed cause for hope. For the first time in nearly two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Alzheimer’s medication that slows the progression of the disease. What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disorder involving parts of the brain that control memory, thoughts, and language. It is a progressive disease that typically begins with mild memory loss and advances to the inability to hold a conversation or perform basic tasks. Experts estimate approximately 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Most Alzheimer’s patients are older than 65, but the disease can also affect people younger than 65. The exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not fully…

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24-Hour Elderly Care
24-Hour Elderly Care
By Edna González Soto, 3:13 pm on February 4, 2021

A winter in Tampa, Florida is generally different from our friends to the north and west. But still, we do experience plenty of colder days, and those can make it a challenge for seniors to get outdoors and stay active! But what if you embraced the cooler temps this season and saw new opportunities for activities? Take a look at our top tips below to stay active! Stay Physically Active…

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Holding a Loved One's Hand
Holding a Loved One's Hand
By Edna González Soto, 12:15 pm on January 22, 2021

For families who have just learned that their senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, this is often a frightening time filled with many uncertainties. If this is your situation, you may be wondering: what comes next? Although there is currently no cure for this disease, hope is certainly not lost. Read the actionable steps you can take below to make this new chapter easier for your senior….

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Senior New Year
Senior New Year
By Edna González Soto, 4:19 pm on January 5, 2021

You know what they say… new year, new you! And if ever there was an appropriate new year to say so, it’s this one. 2021 presents a unique opportunity for seniors to implement healthier habits and help them live happier and feel better. The challenge is not necessarily creating these goals and resolutions, but rather seeing them through to completion. So, we’ve come up with five solid goals below that…

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stroke care at Home Care Assistance Tampa
stroke care at Home Care Assistance Tampa
By HCATampa, 2:40 pm on December 17, 2020

When having a conversation with your senior loved one with dementia, it can be difficult to see them have a hard time with communication – and it can be particularly frustrating for them to struggle. Unfortunately, symptoms of dementia often include the inability to think, focus, understand, and respond to conversation. But there are a few things you can do to set your senior up for a successful conversation ahead…

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