Benefits of Physical Therapy after Parkinson’s Diagnosis

What is Parkinson’s Disease    Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system and causes brain deterioration and movement disorder. Parkinson’s affects almost 1 million Americans and typically occurs in middle to old age. Parkinson’s is a progressive condition which means that it has no cure, only symptoms that worsen over […]

In Home Care: Is It The Right Solution for Your Needs?

What is In Home Care? Home Care is when you or your loved one works with a professional caregiver to receive care in the comfort of your own home. An experienced and compassionate caregiver – either on a live-in or hourly basis – provides physical, mental, and emotional support to help people age with dignity.  […]

Home Care for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

The Difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alzheimer’s and dementia are often thought to mean the same thing, but they are actually different in meaning.   Other common types of dementia that are NOT Alzheimer’s include: All types of dementia (including Alzheimer’s) are progressive conditions. This means that once your loved one’s brain is affected by any […]

Post Stroke In-home Care – A Guide to Best Practices to Set This Up Correctly

Facts & Figures   A stroke is an event that causes a disruption of either blood flow or oxygen supply to the brain. Strokes range from mild to severe, and impact a person’s neurological, speech, and physical abilities in this range of mild to severe impact.    In 2022, the CDC predicts that 800,000 Americans […]

Dementia In-Home Care – Live-in vs Hourly Caregiver Models

Making decisions for a family member with Dementia can be incredibly difficult. A variety of factors from identifying the stage of Dementia to logistics and affordability need to be taken into consideration. The most challenging aspect can be trying to balance your personal and professional responsibilities whilst supporting the ever-changing needs of your loved-one. This […]

Live-in Care – The Best Strategies For Success

As your loved ones age, their mental and physical conditions also progress and increased care becomes increasingly important – conditions like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Diabetes can’t be “cured” and progressively worsen over the years leading to increasingly frequent doctor visits and hospitalizations. In the US, there are approx 2 million seniors who rarely or never […]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: As a Family Caregiver, Take Care of Yourself Along with Your Loved One

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Conversations with Caregivers – Dottie

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”5″ equal_height=”yes”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”370″ img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” css=”.vc_custom_1615872365724{margin-bottom: 5px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1617874097718{margin-bottom: 5px !important;}”] Q: You have been a caregiver for 20 years! What keeps you motivated to care for clients every day? A: When I started working as a caregiver, from the very first day I felt I was in a […]