Getting Parents to Accept Help at Home

Talking to your parents about receiving help in the home can be difficult. Many aging parents feel they are losing their independence if they need assistance keeping up with daily chores or activities of daily living. These suggestions should help: Help me Help you – Tell your parent that if they would agree to a…

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Project Monarch Butterfly 2015

This year Rather Be Home started an initiative to educate people in the community about Monarch butterflies and plant as many milkweed seeds and plants as possible. Plants were started indoors in March under grow lights. Our first stop was Rose Lane Nursing home where we worked with the Activities Department and scheduled a series…

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What to Expect When Getting Discharged from Rehab in Canton, Ohio

Many people will be discharged to a rehabilitation unit following a hospitalization due to surgery or an illness. Today, Medicare will pay for a rehab stay for up to 100 days in a benefit period if the person has stayed three days or more in the hospital and the health coordination team feels it would…

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2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Stark County, OH

Rather Be Home participated in this year’s walk. A big thanks to Dave and Pam who also joined us in walking and fundraising. We didn’t quite hit our goal of $2500 but we will be sure to next year! All in all it was a tremendous success for the Association with 80 teams total walking…

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Elderly Care Terms: Understanding Live-In Care

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Elderly Care in Louisville OH Whether you have been caring for your elderly loved ones for years or are just getting started on an elderly care journey with your seniors, understanding the terminology you are likely to hear is an important part of empowering yourself to give the highest quality care possible and communicating effectively…

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Common Signs of Health Issues with an Aging Parent

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Caregiver in Hartville OH Most family caregivers have a difficult role. They have to find a way to balance their life with caring for a senior. While this can be difficult, it is also important for them to stay updated on the senior’s conditions and any odd or unusual behavior they may be exhibiting. Some…

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Osteoporosis Facts for Women In Elder Care

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Elder Care in Perry Township OH Recent studies by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) found that 1 in 4 American woman over 65 suffers from osteoporosis. Once thought to be a condition that only affected those in the 80-90 year old range, experts are finding that osteoporosis and osteopenia can pose a problem for…

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Compassionate Senior Care: Modifying Your Life to Fit Your Care Routine

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Senior Care in Louisville OH Compassion is an essential personality characteristic for anyone who wants to be effective at creating and carrying out a senior care routine for their elderly loved ones. Offering this type of care is not just about making sure that your parents’ physical needs are met on a daily basis, but…

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Tips for Helping Seniors Stay Fit

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Senior Care in North Canton OH Regular physical activity is an important part of staying healthy, especially for seniors who are at risk of developing age-related medical issues. Getting exercise can be challenging for those who are out of shape or have physical limitations due to arthritis or other conditions that restrict mobility, but elder…

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The Stress of Moving and Your Elderly Loved One

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Elderly Care in Massillon OH No matter how much we want to believe that our elderly loved ones will never have to move, sometimes that is just not possible. If you’re in a situation where you have to help your elderly relative move, it’s important to make sure that you are compassionate about the entire…

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