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Lewy Body Dementia Information
Lewy Body Dementia Information
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Most family caregivers are aware that dementia is a health concern a senior loved one may face one day. However, many families are unaware that there are many different types of dementia, and, Lewy body dementia is the second leading type behind Alzheimer’s. Chandler Home Care Assistance provides family caregivers with basic information on what LBD is, the symptoms, and treatment. What is LBD? LBD is a progressive form of dementia caused by an abnormal accumulation of microscopic protein deposits in the brain. These deposits cause a slow deterioration process, which manifests itself through a series of symptoms that are distinctly associated with Lewy body dementia. The characteristics of LBD…

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Healthy Snacks for Elderly
Healthy Snacks for Elderly
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Just because your senior loved one has diabetes or needs to eat a diet low in fat and sugar doesn’t mean he or she can’t enjoy a sweet treat every now and then. This easy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at Chandler Home Care Assistance, and you’ll see why when you and your elderly relative try it. To calm cravings, prevent blood sugar spikes, and promote an overall healthy diet, give this recipe a try–it works great for dessert or even an extra-sweet breakfast! Ingredients 2 cups strawberries 1 cup blueberries 2 cups green grapes 1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla…

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Keeping Seniors Connected with Family
Keeping Seniors Connected with Family
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

As a leading provider of home care, Chandler families can trust, we know time is essential in connecting with your senior loved ones, especially those who you may not see on a regular basis. Still, a lack of time combined with generational gaps can unfortunately limit these connections. Sometimes, people simply don’t know how to connect to the seniors in their lives. Consider these easy tips to stay connected and strengthen your relationships. Bring Out the Photo Album Perusing old photo albums is a great way for you and your senior loved one to spend time together. It gives you an opportunity to learn more about your family history and…

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Benefits of Senior Home Care
Benefits of Senior Home Care
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Most aging adults value their sense of autonomy and prefer to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Fortunately, not only is this a very practical option, given the wealth of resources and services that currently exist, but it can also be the most cost-effective choice for many families. Following are several of the top reasons to choose home care instead of assisted living for your senior loved one. As-Needed Care is Cost Efficient With home care, seniors are able to get the help they need, as they need it. Home care services, like Chandler part-time home care, are structured to meet the needs of the…

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Reducing Cancer Risk with Diet Changes
Reducing Cancer Risk with Diet Changes
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

As a leading senior home care provider in Chandler, Home Care Assistance knows how important your senior loved one’s health and wellbeing is to you. Did you know it’s possible to reduce cancer risk everyday just by making healthy changes to your loved one’s diet? Opting for foods loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients can help protect the body’s cells from deterioration and damage, keeping your senior loved one happy and healthy for years to come. Consider these dietary changes to fortify your senior loved one’s natural defenses against cancer. Fill up on Super-Foods – Red Bell Peppers – These bright, and surprisingly sweet vegetables contain almost triple the amount of vitamin…

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Valentines Day Activities for Elderly
Valentines Day Activities for Elderly
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Valentine’s is tomorrow, but don’t panic if you want to do something for your senior loved one and haven’t planned anything. The senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Chandler have come up with a few fun ways to spend Valentine’s with your elderly relative that don’t require much prep work. Cook A Meal Together It can be your senior loved one’s favorite meal, or something with a theme for the day. In the morning, the two of you could make heart-shaped pancakes with some red food coloring in them, or put together an all-red meal like spaghetti, tomato salad, and red cupcakes or cake for dessert. You can…

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Questions for Home Care Providers
Questions for Home Care Providers
By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Choosing a trusted home care provider can be an overwhelming process. One way to make it easier is to know what you’re looking for from a potential Chandler senior home care provider. Always meet with a representative from the business and ask questions that will give you a good idea of the company and the kind of care your loved one will receive. Below are a few questions to ask during the initial consultation. How do you match a caregiver to my senior loved one? It’s important to make sure your senior loved one’s caregiver has the right personality type and experience to care for your loved one. The person…

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