Hope for the Holidays
Hope for the Holidays

Caregivers are stretched to the max most of the year, but the stress can take on an entirely different meaning during the holiday season. Expectations and Traditions First and foremost, caregivers must be realistic. Our culture tends to paint a perfect holiday picture of families gathered around a fireplace, drinking eggnog, and laughing happily. That […]

Positive Approach to Care 1
Positive Approach to Care (Part 1 of a 2-part series)

To constantly maintain the professional high standards of staff, we sent two of our employees to be certified by Teepa Snow to facilitate teaching the Positive Approach to Care for people living with dementia. For many people living with dementia, their first primary caregiver or care partner is their spouse. For many reasons this is […]

Hyperthermia:  Too Hot For Your Health

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) tells us that during the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with […]

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Seniors and the Internet: Be Safe and Avoid Scams

Internet security should be on the minds of anyone who goes online, especially seniors. Many scams target older, less-tech-savvy users. DayBreak Adult Care Services offers the following tips to help to avoid online scams targeting seniors. Protect your computer The first step toward internet security is to protect your computer. Be sure to install: Firewall: […]

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What happens when there is no one to take care of you?

The unfortunate reality is that many people are reaching their senior years and facing declining health with no children or immediate relatives to help. This leaves many people with no choice but to give up their homes and move into an assisted living facility. Many such facilities are great places, but let’s face it, there’s […]

aging Baby Boomers
In-home care is essential for aging Baby Boomers

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, life expectancy in the United States is increasing as birth rates decline. Within the next 10 years, there will be more Baby Boomers alive than babies, marking the first time in human history that the oldest generation has more people than the youngest. To put it into perspective, Baby […]

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The importance of eye exams

The importance of an eye exam for seniors should be stressed year-round. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one, make sure an eye exam is part of his or her regular medical regimen. Adults aged 55 to 64 need a complete general eye exam every one to three years. Adults 65 and […]