Entries by Mike Miller

Caring for Someone with Dementia at Home

Taking care of seniors can be challenging. But taking care of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be extra challenging. It requires a lot of patience and compassion.    Caring for someone with dementia at home can be frustrating. As the disease progresses, it gets more and more difficult and complicated to care for your […]

Private Caregiver vs Agency: Which is Better?

As our loved ones get older, we start thinking of the best options for them. When they can no longer perform certain tasks or need assistance with daily living due to failing health, it’s time to consider getting a home caregiver. When this happens, many of us get stuck in choosing between private caregiver vs […]

Anxiety in Older Adults: Managing Isolation During Quarantine

In the quest to get the best medical care, well-meaning family members and friends sometimes overlook the importance of seniors’ mental health. Lots of things can trigger anxiety during the course of an average day. When anxiety in elderly people is happening on a regular basis or they’re overly emotional for many days in a […]

Caring for Seniors: Difference Between Flu and COVID-19

Caring for seniors is especially complicated when symptoms appear that are in common with different illnesses. For example, do you know the difference between flu and COVID-19 symptoms? Many of the symptoms are the same. Both of these illnesses attack the respiratory system, which can be very dangerous for older adults. Elderly people are more […]

The Right Precautions to Prevent Pneumonia in Senior Citizens

Senior citizens are prone to a host of health conditions due to aging. Reports by the CDC tell us that pneumonia is one of the top five causes of death for people age 65 and older. That’s a strong reason to take the right precautions to prevent pneumonia in senior citizens. For the health and […]

Questions to Ask a Caregiver Before Hiring

Hiring the right caregiver for your home care agency can be quite challenging. Mistakenly hiring a candidate who ends up performing the job poorly can negatively impact your agency’s reputation. If you are an agency owner, you need to really be careful when hiring caregivers. One best way of spotting a good candidate is during […]

Choosing a Home Care Agency According to Best Practices

Choosing a home care agency isn’t something you generally think about on a daily basis. But, when a loved one falls or gets seriously hurt, it’s something you can’t stop thinking about. Your thoughts are consumed by, “How can I find a home care agency near me?” After contracting with the first home care agency […]