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Tips for Seniors: Simple Bathroom Safety

The bathroom is one of the number one place where falls occur. It is especially important that any hard, sharp or slippery surfaces be made safe and secure so that the elderly can safely use the bathroom. Preventing falls is one of the simplest ways to help seniors live a longer and healthier life. At Attentive Home Care our caregivers are specially-trained to assist seniors with bathing and other bathroom needs, but it is certainly an easier process for both caregiver and client when the bathroom has safety updates to reduce risk of harm. Here are some easy ways you can update your bathroom for optimal safety: 1. Grab Bars: Place properly installed grab bars next to the shower and toilet t

AHC President, Rick Davis Recognized at Captain's Ball 2016

The Attentive Home Care Corporate team had a wonderful time at Age Well Senior Services' annual Captain's Ball, a fundraising event benefiting the Meals on Wheels which provides and transports free meals to seniors in need. The event also honored supporters of this non-profit organization including our very own, Rick Davis, president of Attentive Home Care! Congratulations Rick for your contributions and dedication to the senior community!

Unexpectedly Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

While crossword puzzles, card games and playing musical instruments are well-known for boosting your memory, these less obvious, yet easy activities sharpen your memory just as well: 1. Aromatherapy - Sniff some rosemary. Rosemary has a woodsy scent, one of the main aromas that helps develop new long-term memories. In recent studies, psychologists found that people in rooms scented with rosemary essential oil had a better recollection of occurrences and future tasks than those not smelling rosemary. Rosemary stimulates the cholinergic neurons which are responsible for memory and often depleted in those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's. Peppermint and sage also contribute to memory perf

How to Communicate with Loved Ones with Dementia

Seniors with dementia often have trouble communicating with loved ones as the disease progresses. Daughters and sons often have a hard time trying to communicate with their parents with dementia. It's not always easy from both perspectives. Sometimes dementia patients lose the ability to communicate verbally, so we must rely on other ways, such as facial expressions, gestures and body language. Here are some tips on controlling your attitude and body language to communicate your feelings: Make sure you have the senior's attention before speaking. Minimize any distractions Address the person by their name Use nonverbal cues and touch Lower yourself to the person's eye level & maintain eye con

How to Eat Healthy As You Age

A healthy diet is crucial to seniors' health. Here are the top 20 healthiest foods of all time: 1. Bananas (Vitamin B6, Potassium) excellent source of cardio-protective potassium enhances the body's ability to absorb calcium increase dopamine levels to counter depression Serving Size: 1 medium banana 2. Blueberries (Vitamin K, C & manganese) help protect vision lowers blood sugar levels improves memory and recognition Serving Size: 1 cup of blueberries 3. Eggplant (Vitamin B1, B6 & fiber) helps reduce risk of heart disease high in antioxidant which prevent disease protects cell membranes from damage protects brain cells lowers cholesterol Serving Size: 1 cup cooked eggplant 4. Fennel (Vitami

5 Tips for Persuading Your Parents They Need In-Home Care

As your loved ones age, it may be difficult for them to admit that they need extra assistance for fear of compromising their independence. No one likes to ask for help, but there comes a point in time when we need it. Having "the talk" with your parent to convince them to seek extra care can be an awkward situation. Sometimes even the adult children of seniors have a hard time admitting that their parents have reached a point in their life where they need a caregiver to assist them. Adult children may feel guilty when work, children and other duties prevent them from taking on the responsibility of caring for their loved one. The pressures of a family and the growing needs of the parent can

Supporting the Senior Community: "Aging as Art" Exhibit

“Betty Jane Cantrell’s red hair is done up in rows of tight curlers. She smiles from beneath the huge helmet of a beauty salon hair dryer. Her photo is playful and full of life, from the twinkle in her eyes to the jaunty angle of her chin. Photographer Mary Jane Blackwell says the picture she shot last summer provides a glimpse of her aunt’s personality – feisty, fun and still raring to go at 91.” - Theresa Walker, Staff Writer, OC Register Attentive Home Care is a major advocate for aging with pride and ensuring that the seniors who we care for remain confident and feel independent. Our caregivers always share with us how their elderly clients brighten their days just as much as they have b

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