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Top 6 Signs You Need Respite Care in Montgomery, AL
Top 6 Signs You Need Respite Care in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on November 12, 2018

Caring for a senior loved one could leave you exhausted, emotional, and stressed out. When caregiving becomes overwhelming, it’s a good idea to hire respite care, which provides family caregivers with temporary relief. Here are six warning signs you might need some extra assistance. 1. You Lose Your Temper Often…

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7 Ways Seniors Can Lower Their Expenses in Montgomery, AL
7 Ways Seniors Can Lower Their Expenses in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on November 5, 2018

For many seniors, entering retirement means adhering to a stricter budget. However, they may not know the most effective ways to cut costs, which can make budgeting more challenging. Here are seven areas where seniors can spend less. 1. Food There are several ways seniors can spend less on food….

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Helping Older Adults Prevent Medication Mishaps in Montgomery, AL
Helping Older Adults Prevent Medication Mishaps in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 22, 2018

Medication mishaps can result in deadly health complications. Without a comprehensive medication management plan, your aging loved could accidentally grab an extra pill first thing in the morning or go to bed without taking all of his or her prescriptions. Luckily, those issues can usually be avoided with a solid…

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Signs of Vision Impairment in Seniors in Montgomery, AL
Signs of Vision Impairment in Seniors in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 15, 2018

Many seniors around the world are visually impaired, and in most cases, vision impairment could have been prevented. It’s important for seniors to have regular eye exams, allowing a medical provider to check for eye diseases, infections, and other issues that can cause vision impairment. Here are some common signs…

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5 Fun Fall Field Trips for Aging Adults in Montgomery, AL
5 Fun Fall Field Trips for Aging Adults in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 8, 2018

Seniors are often eager to get out of the house during the fall season. Going somewhere new may help your aging loved one get out of his or her comfort zone and have a good time. Use the following ideas to plan a field trip your loved one can enjoy…

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By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 4, 2018

All across the world, the lives of many older adults and their families are impacted by various forms of dementia. As more and more people age, the number of affected seniors is likely to increase significantly. As a leading provider of elderly care, Montgomery Home Care Assistance believes it’s important to educate family caregivers on what they may face if their aging loved one has been diagnosed with dementia. Take a look at the following infographic for some important statistics related to caregivers of seniors living with dementia.

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How to Determine If a Parent Should Stop Driving in Montgomery, AL
How to Determine If a Parent Should Stop Driving in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on October 1, 2018

As adults grow older, they may develop slower reaction times, difficulty with visual acuity, and other cognitive issues that put their health at risk every time they get behind a steering wheel. Family caregivers need to know when it’s time to take the keys away from their loved ones and…

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Top 6 Exercises for Caregivers in Montgomery, AL
Top 6 Exercises for Caregivers in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 24, 2018

It’s common for family caregivers to become so focused on caring for others that they forget to make time for themselves. However, unless caregivers make a point of taking care of personal needs, they don’t have the mental, emotional, and physical health needed to fulfill their duties. Getting routine exercise…

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Assisting Seniors with Meal Prep in Montgomery, AL
Assisting Seniors with Meal Prep in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 17, 2018

Nutritious meals are important for helping seniors maintain their health, yet your aging loved one may have difficulty cooking as he or she gets older. Watch out for signs that your parent needs assistance so you can offer the following strategies to making cooking healthy meals easier.  Get Them Excited…

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How to Reduce a Parent's Risk of Heart Disease in Montgomery, AL
How to Reduce a Parent's Risk of Heart Disease in Montgomery, AL
By Kristy Butler, 9:00 am on September 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds seniors that heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Being 65 years of age or older doesn’t mean it’s too late to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disorders. Healthcare providers recommend several lifestyle alterations that help…

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