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Private Hire Caregivers vs. Certified Home Care Agencies

The decision to hire a home caregiver for your elderly parent or loved one is often accompanied by feelings of apprehension. From concerns about the quality of care being provided to the cost of care, there are many details to consider. If you are in search of an Omaha caregiver for your elderly parent or loved one, the following information will help you choose the caregiver that is ideal for your situation. Read More…

Respite Care Options for Overwhelmed Family Caregivers

Caring for a family member who is chronically ill, disabled or suffering from age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease is a full time job. At Omaha Home Care Assistance, we understand that being a caregiver can be overwhelming even under ideal circumstances. Overworked family caregivers are susceptible to both emotional and physical stresses that can have detrimental effects on their personal health and wellbeing. It is vital for caregivers to take advantage of the respite care options available in order to maintain their personal health, as well as their role as an effective caregiver. Read More…

Recommendations for Families Who Live Far Away from Their Elders

The tradition for multi-generations to live under the same roof is becoming more uncommon with obligations such as employment requiring adult children to find ways to care for their elderly parent from a distance. Long distance caregiving is difficult practically, financially, as well as emotionally. Home Care Assistance, a provider of home care in Omaha, offers advice to help you become an effective long distance caregiver. Read More…

Finding an In-Home Care to Meet Your Needs

Many seniors find that although they can generally handle living independently, certain activities of daily living have become difficult to perform. While family members are sometimes an option to provide assistance, in-home care offers a stable and more permanent solution to help seniors with a variety of activities including meal preparation, cleaning and housekeeping, personal care, and transportation. Unlike the care provided by nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Omaha in-home care enables seniors to receive the assistance they need from within the comfort of their home. Read More…

Why In-Home Care may be the Most Affordable Senior Care Option

A majority of seniors would prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. Not only do they feel more comfortable in their own space, that ability to live in their home signifies their personal independence. However, if you have an elderly parent or loved one who suffers from a chronic condition or requires assistance with activities of daily living, you may be considering relocating them to an assisted living facility. What many adult children are unaware of are the alternatives to assisted living facilities such as in-home care in Omaha. In-home care is not only the preferred option for seniors, it is often a much more affordable option. Read More…

In-Home Care Omaha Identifies Early Signs of Senior Health Issues

The attempt to keep up with a hectic lifestyle often makes us less observant of events and changes around us. This can be especially true in family situations.  As your parent ages, it is important to observe how their daily habits and routines affect their overall wellbeing.   However, you should be aware of specific signs indicating your parent may be experiencing minor health or age related problems.  In home care Omaha identifies early signs of senior health issues that children of elderly parents should look for during visits.  Most importantly, if these warning signs are detected early, you can prevent your loved one from experiencing more serious health issues. Read More…

Omaha Senior Care Encourages Household Changes for Senior Fall Prevention

For senior adults, a slip or fall can lead to physical injuries including major cuts, fractures and possibly result in long lasting injuries or permanent disability.  Furthermore, falls that do lead to disability tend to have psychological consequences on senior adults such as depression and isolation due to inactivity.  Omaha senior care understands the serious threats that falls pose for senior adults.  We encourage children of elderly seniors to be proactive and help their loved ones make changes to their lifestyle and home in order to prevent falls. Read More…

Omaha Home Care Encourages Physical Fitness Activities for Seniors

Exercise and physical activity helps ease the symptoms and discomforts of aging.  Studies show that exercise, when practiced regularly, elevates mood and assists in reversing a variety of health conditions.  Omaha home careencourages seniors who are looking to prevent or minimize the effects of health issues to participate in physical fitness activities.  Here are a few simple ways seniors can improve their health and overall wellbeing. Read More…

Memory Boosting Tips for Seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s experience varying levels of forgetfulness, agitation and sometimes depression as a result of the disease. Depending on the stage of dementia or Alzheimer’s that your loved one suffers from, there are a few simple activities that can be incorporated into daily life to help combat negative side effects as well as boost memory. If you have an elderly parent or grandparent who is suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s, contact our Home Care Omaha office and see how our specialized care for age related illnesses can help your elderly loved one.

Questions to Ask at the Hospital Before Discharge

The time period following a hospital stay is considered to be the most important for seniors in regards to maintaining quality of life. Whether the reason for hospitalization was for a fall or chronic condition, elderly individuals are especially vulnerable as they recover. If your loved one has recently been discharged from the hospital, there are several home care questions that can be asked to help make for a safe and smooth transition from hospital to home.