Blog

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 24, 2017

Professional caregivers provide many services that benefit seniors and their families. Simply knowing your loved one has someone to help with medication reminders or personal hygiene gives you peace of mind that his or her needs are being met. When searching for the perfect caregiver, look for these six qualities shared…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on August 10, 2017

No one wants to see their senior loved one experience a stroke. However, you should be prepared in case one does occur. Here are some of the steps you should take in the event your loved one has a stroke.  Dial 911 The quicker your loved one receives medical attention,…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 27, 2017

Being a family caregiver can be a difficult but rewarding experience. If you have just begun to care for a senior loved one with dementia, the experience can be even more challenging. However, here are some tips to help make your caregiving duties easier.  1. Ask Simple Questions  Do not…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on July 13, 2017

Cholesterol is a waxy compound that can be found throughout the human body, and it is vital to dozens of different processes. When cholesterol levels get too high, it increases a senior’s risk of heart attacks, gallstones, diabetes, and liver disease. In addition to exercising and maintaining a healthy weight,…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 29, 2017

Once Alzheimer’s disease begins to progress, it cannot be stopped or reversed, and it’s only a matter of time before seniors lose their cognitive abilities. However, there are ways to mitigate the effects of this neurodegenerative disease. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on June 15, 2017

Caring for an aging loved one can be  a challenging task. Family caregivers often compromise their own health and happiness to provide the best possible care for their loved ones. Professional respite caregivers can give family caregivers a much-needed break so they can restore their energy and renew their dedication…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 25, 2017

For decades, cognitive decline was considered a part of the natural aging process. However, in recent years, scientists discovered an older adult’s brain continues to function effectively when he or she follows a healthy diet, gets regular physical and mental exercise, and reduces stress. There are a number of ways…

By Sue Arsenault, 9:00 am on May 11, 2017

Many seniors are opting to age in place, and in-home care professionals can make it easier for aging adults to remain in their own comfortable environments. When considering home care, Portland, ME, families should make sure their senior loved ones have the resources they need to maintain their independence and…