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By Kathy Corcoran, 8:21 pm on July 21, 2014

Whether it’s conversations about housing options, finances or medical directives, there are many topics that adult children need to discuss with their elderly family members. Open communication is the best way to ensure that your aging parent or loved one enjoys the best quality of life for the longest period…

By Kathy Corcoran, 8:00 am on July 14, 2014

Residents of Connecticut know that along with the picturesque landscape of their New England town come the potential for dangerous weather conditions. Although in the summer season, we’ve had our fair share of storm warnings and it’s essential for everyone, especially senior adults and those with disabilities, to take extra…

By Kathy Corcoran, 8:00 am on July 7, 2014

Pets are all around lovable. Any owner knows that these domesticated animals can quickly become life-long friends and many individuals even consider them to be like family. As so, it’s no wonder that they make perfect companions for aging adults. Many organizations around West Hartford offer pet therapy programs due…

By Kathy Corcoran, 5:36 pm on February 4, 2014

As an alternative to assisted-living arrangements for your parent or grandparent, reach out to us for live-in home care. West Hartford Home Care Assistance can provide the respectful assistance that preserves autonomy, while ensuring all care needs are met. As your loved one requires a higher level of assistance, a…

By Kathy Corcoran, 5:42 pm on January 27, 2014

Proper nutrition is essential for stroke survivors who may need to modify their diet to prevent another stroke from occurring. Often, these changes will fall upon family caregivers who will need to understand how to make sure their loved one eats a nutritious diet each day during recovery. Home Care…

By Kathy Corcoran, 7:28 pm on January 20, 2014

Coping with health conditions and age-related lifestyle changes can be challenging for seniors who may find that the occasional bad mood can arise during stressful situations. While spending time with friends and practicing relaxation rituals can have a positive impact upon one’s mood, it is also important to consider the…

By Kathy Corcoran, 8:31 pm on January 13, 2014

Music is both an art and a unique tool that caregivers can use to enrich the lives of loved ones diagnosed with dementia. Numerous studies have shown that music can improve the mood, behavior and health of dementia patients and can even increase their cognitive function. Music therapy helps relieve…

By Kathy Corcoran, 8:19 pm on January 13, 2014

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This wives tale has more than a little truth behind it. Research is showing that there are several fruits that offer seniors some fantastic health benefits. Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford presents a few fruits seniors should consider adding to their…

By Kathy Corcoran, 8:00 am on December 30, 2013

Your aging family members have the most amazing stories to share from their younger years. Although they might occasionally forget where they placed their glasses or what day of the week it is, they can remember with great clarity how their children took their first steps, funny things their pets…

By Kathy Corcoran, 8:00 am on December 23, 2013

While it can be emotionally difficult for an aging loved one to adjust to declines in mobility, there are a variety of daily activities that will be directly affected as well. As the caregiver for an aging loved one with limited mobility, you’ll like find that transporting them to physical…