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Mar 22 2017

Any dementia or Alzheimer's patient can have a bad day. As a caregiver, these tense moments can leave you on edge. When your loved one is upset, the situation can escalate rapidly - and in ways that you don't always expect. Knowing how to handle tense situations is never easy, but there are some tips to keep in mind. read more

Mar 15 2017

As we age, daily activities can become more difficult. Many adult children are willing and eager to help their parents during this stage, and their efforts are valuable. Even though family involvement is indispensable, going it alone is not always the best decision. There are several logical reasons accepting professional help can be beneficial for the whole family. What are some ways a home care agency can make your parent's life easier? read more

Jan 25 2017

A recent study confirmed what many of us already knew to be true: hospice care provides better symptom relief, pain management, and overall satisfaction for family members of patients. read more

Jan 18 2017

To provide the best geriatric care, both family members and home care workers need to be well-versed in even the most subtle signs of senior depression. read more

Jan 11 2017

The winter season can be especially tough for many seniors. Not only does winter weather pose certain safety hazards, but it can also be a lonely and less-active time of year. Whether your loved one receives senior home care or lives in a senior housing facility, it's important to keep these three health and safety tips in mind during the wintertime. read more

Dec 22 2016

We continue to raise the bar for the service we provide by partnering with Home Care Pulse, a third-party, telephone survey company dedicated to providing honest reviews. read more

Dec 21 2016

We don't often like to face our own mortality, much less the reality of a loved one's condition. However, the cold, hard truth is that each of us will need to think about home health care, senior housing options, or hospice care at some point in our lives. While these decisions are often difficult, finding the best hospice care facility can be uniquely painful. Even worse, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions that continue to persist about hospice care. Here are five of the most common myths about hospice care -- debunked. read more

Dec 14 2016

It can be hard to watch your loved one age, in part because it's a reminder that one day you will too. However, it is more important than ever to keep your eye out for warning signs that your parent is changing, especially when it comes to memory loss. read more

Dec 12 2016

Our caregivers are always prepared for the first day of caring for a new client. Patricia Gitteau, our Caregiver Supervisor, shares an inspiring story from the field. read more

Dec 07 2016

Although most of us would like to see our elderly family members on a regular basis, many of us get a chance to see them only during the holiday season. While this can be a wonderful time to catch up and reconnect, it can also reveal certain realities about their healthcare needs. In fact, the holidays do provide a unique opportunity for family members to talk with their loved ones and watch for signs that they may need more geriatric care than they're currently getting. Whether you think your loved one might require Alzheimer's care services or he or she just needs a bit of extra help around the house, these signs can be a good indication of the next steps that should be taken. Fortunately, we provide some of the best options for home care Seattle WA has to offer. Watch for these signs this holiday -- and be sure to contact us if you feel your loved one is in need of senior home care management. read more

Nov 30 2016

During November, we gave volunteers from our administrative staff a paid day off to spend time at home with their loved ones baking cookies. We made over 1,200 cookies! read more

Nov 23 2016

Because growing older can be scary for most of us, there are a lot of myths about senior home care management that continue to make the rounds. If you have questions about senior in home care, you certainly aren't alone. It's important to find out as much as possible about all senior housing and care options at your disposal in order to make an informed decision. read more

Nov 17 2016

If you're exploring senior care management options in Seattle for someone you love, you may understandably feel overwhelmed. Knowing which type of geriatric care is right for your family member can be a challenge -- even for people who work in senior care management professionally! But it's important to note that the majority of seniors -- nearly 79%, in fact -- who need long term care live either in a community setting or receive senior in home care. read more

Nov 16 2016

Whether for ourselves or our loved ones, we don't often like to think about growing old. But the reality is that at a certain point, you may need to start discussing the idea of hospice care for someone you love. read more

Oct 26 2016

Although one in three seniors passes away with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, most families have many unanswered questions about Alzheimer's care. Whether you are the primary caregiver or simply want to be a consistent presence in your loved one's life, an Alzheimer's diagnosis will present a unique set of challenges and frustrations for family members. read more

Oct 19 2016

If your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, it can present a host of challenges and take a significant emotional toll. You may think that the only option for Alzheimer's care is to place your loved one in a separate facility, but sometimes, senior in home care for dementia can present an excellent solution. It may even be better suited for the needs for both your family and your loved one. Here are five ways in which Alzheimer's patients can benefit from elderly home care: read more

Oct 12 2016

Robyn Weiss, CSA, P.T., M.Ed., our Care Manager and Physical Therapist at Fedelta Home Care shares several tips on how to decrease fall risk. As cold and wet takes over our city and sidewalks, what can you do to prevent an increase in falls that can come with weather changes? read more

Oct 12 2016

Coming to terms with the fact that your parent or loved one may need senior care management can be a difficult task. There are many choices to make during this time, and one of the most important involves where and how your loved one will receive his or her care. Whether they're in need of Alzheimer's care or just need some extra assistance completing daily tasks, local in home care may be the best solution. read more

Oct 11 2016

Financial exploitation and elder neglect are, unfortunately, all too common. Anna Dronen, our MSW Care Manager, shares an inspiring story from the field. read more

Oct 07 2016

Learn more about Seattle's home care industry by the numbers... As of a 2015 estimate by the census bureau, there are 684,451 people living in Seattle. Of those, an estimated 10.8% are over the age of 65. This means that there are around 74,000 residents in Seattle past retirement age, and this figure is expected to grow by nearly 140 people per day. read more

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