It is never too late to upgrade a senior’s bathroom to help them age in their homes safely! Remodeling effectively can make aging-in-place simpler and more comfortable. However, when considering accessible bathrooms most people think of sterile, cold fixtures. Luckily, bathroom accessibility can be beautiful when universal design is applied. Space can also be a concern when…

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We know that transferring can be stressful for the client and physically demanding for the caregiver. While the primary objective is to ensure client safety, caregivers should be taking measures to protect themselves as well. Transferring properly and safely is a challenging task across healthcare. When initiating a transfer keep these four points in mind…

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Quality of life means living a well-rounded lifestyle. Maintaining the physical and mental aspects of life becomes more difficult as we age. Promoting social interaction and physical activity is important to maintaining senior engagement. Providing seniors with enough mental, physical, and emotional stimulation to remain engaged increases their quality of life. According to the National…

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Driving is a symbol of independence and freedom. Remember, the joy you experienced as a teen when you finally had that ability? It is something we probably begin to take for granted until we hit our later years. Seniors begin to associate driving, again, with that sense of independence especially when it is being threatened…

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More than likely if you are reading this, you are concerned about a family member. If you are concerned about a loved one’s well-being, take the time to evaluate how they’re doing in terms of health, safety and quality of life. Any of these five red flags may indicate that your loved one needs more…

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In honor if June being Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, we are focusing some of our blogs this month on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about this Awareness month here. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and the loss of other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily…

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Alzheimer’s disease is one that is extremely hard on the person diagnosed and living with the disease but it is just as hard on the people who care for the affected individual. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this disease it is important to understand the coming stages as it progresses.…

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We understand that not all “moms” are actually biological mothers, the woman who gave birth to you. Maybe when you think of your mom it’s the grandmother who raised you, an adoptive parent, or stepmother who stepped into the role. Whether your mother gave you life or not and at whatever stage she came into…

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Aging Parents For the majority of our lives, especially childhood, our parents can seem ageless and invulnerable. We forget to stop and think about as we grow older, so do they… They have taken care of us throughout our lives and for many we continue to lean on them for advice and support as adults.…

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You may already have home care for your loved one, or you may not, but the question keeps arising – does Mom (or Dad, or Grandpa, etc.) need to move into assisted living? Now, if you already have a home care provider, especially if it is one from UHCS, talk to them first. They are…

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