Senior Wearable Technology

June 27th, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

No more ugly medical button on a string! The security of a failsafe for seniors who live alone or those who are prone to wandering, now comes in many forms! Senior wearables are handy devices that stay with the senior and can be used in case of an accident, or GPS tracker that records the […]

Home Bathroom Accessibility

June 27th, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

It is never too late to upgrade a senior’s bathroom to help them age in their homes safely! Remodeling effectively can make aging-in-place simpler and more comfortable. However, when considering accessible bathrooms most people think of sterile, cold fixtures. Luckily, bathroom accessibility can be beautiful when universal design is applied. Space can also be a concern when […]

Talking to People with Alzheimer’s

June 27th, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

There is no easy way to live with Alzheimer’s or to care for those with Alzheimer’s. This type of dementia affects over 5.5 million Americans. The care begins with understanding the disease and being able to talk to those who are affected. People with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be difficult to talk […]

Aging and Sleep

June 27th, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

What keeps seniors up at night? Senior “sleep architecture” differs. Sleep patterns change as we age, often making it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Despite these issues, our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood. There are three stages of sleep that make up our sleep architecture: Dreamless light sleep Occasional active dreaming […]

Osteoporosis: ACP Updated Treatment Guidelines

June 1st, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

Osteoporosis is a condition that increases bone fragility, making them prone to fracture. Loss of bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue is the result. The condition can affect all bones but the hip, wrist, and spine bones are more prone to breaking. Osteoporosis has become a growing problem in healthcare. About half the population […]

Ensuring Safe Transfers for Client & Caregiver

June 1st, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

We know that transferring can be stressful for the client and physically demanding for the caregiver. While the primary objective is to ensure client safety, caregivers should be taking measures to protect themselves as well. Transferring properly and safely is a challenging task across healthcare. When initiating a transfer keep these four points in mind […]

Tips for Boosting Nutritional Health

May 30th, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

As we age our bodies change, and so do our nutritional needs. These changes affect the way the body processes food. Because aging slows the metabolism it causes the body to burn fewer calories. Since the body is burning less calories, it’s important to consume nutrient-rich foods. The digestive system experiences change by producing less food-processing […]

7 Places to Ask for a Senior Discount

May 30th, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

It’s always nice to save money here and there, especially when you qualify for senior discounts. These stores and companies offer discount days because they want to serve the senior community, so why not take advantage! At Upstate Home Care Solutions, we know you have a lot on your plate, whether you are providing care […]

Keeping the Elderly Happy and Engaged

May 23rd, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

Quality of life means living a well-rounded lifestyle. Maintaining the physical and mental aspects of life becomes more difficult as we age. Promoting social interaction and physical activity is important to maintaining senior engagement. Providing seniors with enough mental, physical, and emotional stimulation to remain engaged increases their quality of life. According to the National […]

Long Distance Caregiving

April 26th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

It happens all the time. Your parents or elderly loved ones can no longer complete daily living activities on their own. You cannot be there daily because you do not live close yet someone needs to be responsible for seeing to their care. Hiring a home care agency like Upstate Home Care Solutions is the natural […]