The family, all of whom lived at least an hour away, had been on her for some time now. “Grandma” was in her mid-80s, and although she was still in fairly good health, they kept telling her it was time to call a south shore Massachusetts home care agency. She needed to have someone stay with her, they said, even if it were for only a few hours a day. A non medical home care aide would help her take care of things around the house, make sure she was eating right, remind her to take her medication, and give her someone to talk to and keep her mind active. [Read more…]
MA Home Care Services News
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- An estimated 25 percent of Americans ages 65+ fall every year (a number that increases as people age).
- Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in a hospital emergency room for a fall and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.
- Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
- Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.
- Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged ≥65 years (older adults).
Plymouth MA Home Care News
When it comes to senior care, one thing is indisputable: a vast majority of people, including our local seniors here in Plymouth, MA, prefer to remain at home to receive care as they age. This preference for home care remains strong among all seniors, even with those who struggle with their basic health and mobility. After all, as surveys show, they want to live amid the comfort and familiarity of what they’ve known for years, for as long as they can. [Read more…]
MA Home Care News & Bits
When his 89-year-old father fell at his Cohasset, MA home and fractured a hip, Bob and his wife Janet were concerned that the elderly man might never leave the hospital. Over the years, Bob’s father had weathered other storms: he had survived prostate cancer, a heart attack and a minor stroke, but his son and daughter-in-law were worried that this latest health episode might be more than he could handle. [Read more…]
Marshfield, MA Home Care News
No one ever said it was easy getting old. For starters, our senses – vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch – all decline as we age. Part of this is due to the simple process of aging, as normal changes in the eyes, the ears, the blood flow to our fingertips, even in our tongue and nose cause our senses to diminish over time. This deterioration is only further exacerbated by illness or injury. [Read more…]
South Shore MA Senior Care News
In all too many cases, family caregivers wear their responsibility for taking care of elderly loved ones like badges of courage. Rather than choose to hire a reputable MA home care agency to provide care, they stretch themselves thin believing they have to do it all themselves. [Read more…]
MA Home Care News & Bits
Maria has been a home health aide on the south shore MA for nearly 20 years. She loves her work, feels that she’s making a real difference in other people’s lives, and speaks about her patients as though they were family.
“It’s really nice to walk into a patient’s home and know that he or she has been eagerly waiting for me to arrive,” she says. “Since I see a number of seniors with mild to moderate dementia, it often means getting them started on the day ahead: helping them get washed, groomed, dressed and fed, and providing them with a social outlet. [Read more…]
MA Home Care News & Bits
As an only child, Meredith had the ultimate responsibility of dealing with the well-being of her parents as they aged. They had divorced many years ago and each lived alone in Marshfield, MA, both within 30 minutes of their daughter. Several years ago when her father reached 90 and was beginning to experience some health problems, including some cognitive issues, Meredith’s immediate response was to look for an assisted living facility that would care for him rather than home care. [Read more…]
In many cases, Seniors will resist getting help and this can be so challenging for families trying to initiate home care. It can be very difficult to recognize they are losing some independence and often they feel they are becoming a burden on others. There are some key things you can do to make sure you introduce home care in the right way which benefits everyone. Here are a few key points you might want to consider when talking to your parents or family member:
#1. Include your parents on the decision-making process. This decision will affect them the most so important they feel they are involved. Like anything, if you feel like you are helping decide you will be more invested.
#2. Talk about all the advantages of home care [Read more…]
We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with award-winning Beach Plum Floral and Event Design in Marshfield, MA to deliver re purposed floral arrangements to seniors at home. [Read more…]