Osteoporosis: ACP Updated Treatment Guidelines

June 1st, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

What is Osteoporosis? 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 […]

Ensuring Safe Transfers for Client & Caregiver

June 1st, 2017 / Bennett / 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 / Bennett / 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 / Bennett / 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 / Bennett / 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 […]

Time Management Tips for Caregivers

April 25th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

There is one fact that applies to every person: there are only 24 hours in a day. How we differentiate ourselves as caregivers, managing not only our own schedule but someone else’s, is how we manage that time. And there will always be more priority tasks than we can accomplish within that time limit. Here […]

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

March 22nd, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

The days are getting longer and flowers are in bloom. It’s time to take a look at the inside of your loved one’s living space. The time-honored tradition of throwing open the doors and windows to welcome the springtime sun and the refreshing breezes is still important for all of us—especially for seniors who may […]

Why to Take Keys From Elderly Driver

March 22nd, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

Driving is a symbol of independence and freedom. Remember, the joy you experienced as a teen when you finally had that ability? It is something we probably begin to take for granted until we hit our later years. Seniors begin to associate driving, again, with that sense of independence especially when it is being threatened […]

When and How to Take Away the Keys

March 22nd, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

If you are responsible for an elder’s care, there may be a day when you begin to question if they are capable of driving. Something may happen while riding or you start to notice more dings on the car that raise the question: Is it time to take away to keys? Read more about how […]