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Stroke Recovery Tips in Hartford, CT
Stroke Recovery Tips in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on August 18, 2017

The long-term health effects of a stroke can vary depending on its severity and location in the brain. However, most people experience some changes in their mobility and thinking skills that can pose challenges during recovery. Fortunately, high-quality care during the first few weeks at home helps seniors have the…

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Why Aging Adults Require Live-In Home Care in Hartford, CT
Why Aging Adults Require Live-In Home Care in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on August 4, 2017

When your elderly loved one is unable to live safely, there are a variety of options to choose from, including live-in home care. This ensures your loved one will receive the skilled one-on-one care he or she needs while staying at home. Here are some of the reasons seniors need…

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How to Reduce a Senior’s Risk of Dementia
How to Reduce a Senior’s Risk of Dementia
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on July 21, 2017

Dementia is a complex condition with numerous causes and risk factors. While it is impossible for seniors to do anything about their age or family history of the condition, they can significantly reduce their risk of dementia by focusing on controllable factors. The following are six essential components of a…

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How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout in Hartford, CT
How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on July 7, 2017

Most caregivers take on the job willingly out of love for their family members, but the job comes with its share of frustrations and daily stress. The following tips can help you prevent caregiver burnout. 1. Create a Routine Adding structure to the day can be beneficial for you and…

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Benefits of In-Home Care for Aging Adults in Hartford, CT
Benefits of In-Home Care for Aging Adults in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on June 23, 2017

There may come a point in your loved one’s life when he or she needs more help than you can provide. If this sounds like your situation, it might be time to take a closer look at in-home care. Hiring a caregiver can provide your loved one with a variety…

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Brain-Boosting Activities for Aging Adults with Alzheimer's in Hartford, CT
Brain-Boosting Activities for Aging Adults with Alzheimer's in Hartford, CT
By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on June 9, 2017

Keeping a loved one who has Alzheimer’s occupied throughout the day can be difficult, but participating in engaging activities is important for slowing the rate of cognitive decline, boosting confidence, and eliminating stress. Here are a few brain-boosting activities perfect for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  1. Cooking a…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 9:00 am on November 25, 2014

The holiday season can be a hard time for seniors who miss loved ones who are gone or who no longer see some family members who have moved away or out-of-state. Therefore, it is especially important to plan activities and keep your elderly relative active and involved during the holiday season. The well-qualified staff at Hartford Home Care Assistance suggest the following ideas that your senior is sure to enjoy. “A Cup of Christmas Tea” Party Invite two or three family members or friends by for a holiday tea party. If available, read aloud the short book, A Cup of Christmas Tea, which is a sweet story for the season. Serve a special holiday-blend tea and festive cookies or treats on the best china.  Holiday Craft Fair Find a holiday craft…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 11:46 pm on November 18, 2014

This month, Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford has awarded Kathy Taylor with our Caregiver of the Month. Kathy is an amazing caregiver who puts her knowledge and skills to use to benefit the clients she cares for.  She goes above and beyond, ensuring that the client’s needs are met and all the little things are in place, in a quiet and gracious way. She has demonstrated her desire for learning by completing 13 courses offered by HCA University and is grateful for the opportunity to have this wonderful resource available for our caregivers.  Recently, Kathy has been observed in action at the home of her client while other residents of the facility watched.  They took time out of their day to call our office and report “how impressed” they…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 7:05 pm on November 11, 2014

The White House Conference on Aging is held so that interested groups and individuals can discuss issues important to senior adults. The 2015 Conference will recognize the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act. It will also commemorate the 80th anniversary of Social Security. This conference, which is held only every 10 years, is of great importance to U.S. seniors and caregivers around the country, which is why you can trust your local senior care provider in Hartford, CT to be paying close attention to conference details and discussions. Home Care Assistance of Hartford has also taken the time to provide some information on the upcoming conference, but complete details can be found at whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov. What are the issues to be discussed? The 2015 Conference will focus…

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By Kathy Corcoran, 10:18 pm on November 4, 2014

Every November, healthcare professionals are appreciated during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Those who have experienced the caring and conscious services provided by these caregivers understand the immeasurable value for both patient and family. Serious and terminal illnesses can cause high levels of stress and anxiety, but hospice and palliative caregivers in Hartford help in many different ways. What are hospice and palliative care? Hospice is care for those with terminal illness. Palliative care is care designed to improve a patient’s quality of life by treating symptoms, pain, and stress associated with illness. Palliative care often works alongside hospice in order to help a terminally ill patient experience a comfortable and dignified end of life. Specialized Palliative care can also help those who have chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s,…

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