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Volunteer Brings Joy Through Interactive Music Program at Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on April 24, 2015 at 2:39 PM

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Topics: Home Care Planning

Home Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes: What's the Difference?

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on November 4, 2014 at 4:24 PM

When elder loved ones begin to require assistance, there are several options that should be taken into consideration. In the past, nursing homes were the most common option to ensure the safety of senior family members. In recent years, assisted living facilities and home care aid have grown in popularity. Each of these options has advantages and disadvantages which should be considered prior to enrollment.

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Topics: Home Care Planning

Dementia Home Safety Issues

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on October 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Staying in the home can be extremely beneficial to seniors with dementia. The familiarity and comfort of surroundings, as well as the interaction with loved ones and beloved pets, can help to mitigate difficult dementia behaviors and sometimes slow the progression of the disease. However, staying in the home also presents certain safety issues that are not present in other settings such as nursing homes.

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Types of Dementia

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on October 16, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Dementia is often misunderstood. While dementia is often referred to as a condition, it is in fact a collection of symptoms that effect cognitive functions. Dementia is caused by damage to the cells of the brain. The cause of brain damage may influence the way that dementia symptoms affect the sufferer. Finding the root cause of dementia symptoms may also allow the underlying cause to be treated, in some cases. Approximately 20 percent of dementia causes are treatable.

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Agency vs Registry Care: What You Need to Know

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on October 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Home care services are a desirable option for seniors that have begun to require assistance. Home care services can allow seniors to stay in their beloved homes and enjoy their independence while receiving help with the activities of daily living that have become difficult and taxing. However, it is important for seniors and their family members to understand that not all home care services are equal. One of the most fundamental differences in home care services is the difference between home health agencies and nurse registries.

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Topics: Home Care Planning

Tips to Prevent and Treat Hospital Delirium

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on September 13, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Hospital Delirium causes disconnections with reality that may be frightening for both sufferers and witnesses. Delirium is a symptom of serious conditions, which can become life threatening. In a hospitalized patient, it should be considered a medical crisis. Outside the hospital, it indicates an underlying illness or condition that is potential if an individual is showing possible signs of delirium, loved ones should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Understanding how to detect, prevent, and treat delirium may help save lives.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Handling Difficult Behaviors

Posted by Dustin DeTorres on September 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Dementia and delirium are both conditions that may cause sufferers to exhibit difficult behaviors. To prevent injuries and worsening conditions, caregivers should work to identify the cause of the behaviors. Once causes have been assessed, it may be possible to take steps to mitigate the behaviors. 

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

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