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By Pete Lane, 7:37 pm on January 20, 2014

Regular exercise is critical for maintaining good physical, emotional and mental health, even when an aging loved one is bedridden due to injury or illness. Without exercise, the muscles of a bed-bound patient can atrophy, bones can weaken and bed sores can become a debilitating problem. Fortunately, bedridden seniors or…

By Pete Lane, 8:48 pm on January 13, 2014

At Home Care Assistance, we stress the importance of routine doctor visits for our senior clients! Seniors who see their doctor on a regular basis are able to receive routine screenings to monitor health and wellness and can reduce their risk for health problems and advanced illness. While a doctor…

By Pete Lane, 6:31 pm on January 6, 2014

Sundown syndrome is a collection of symptoms that is marked by increased agitation and confusion in dementia patients during the early evening hours. Although the behaviors associated with sundowning can be challenging for seniors and their caregivers, it can be helpful to understand why the condition occurs so that strategies…

By Pete Lane, 8:00 am on December 30, 2013

There are only a few weeks left until 2014 which means that many people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. While we sometimes don’t follow through with every resolution that we set for ourselves, the New Year brings the opportunity to make a few simple modifications that…

By Pete Lane, 8:00 am on December 23, 2013

The time following a stroke is challenging in many ways. While many seniors suffer from a decline in motor function, speech and in some cases, cognitive functioning, it is of the utmost importance to continue following a healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of a second stroke. The following…

By Pete Lane, 8:00 am on December 16, 2013

Alzheimer’s is a disease that can have a dramatic impact on individuals as well as their families. While there is still much that needs to be learned about this condition, certain natural supplements and treatments show promise in helping to prevent it. Home Care Assistance of Centennial offers a few…

By Pete Lane, 10:37 pm on December 11, 2013

You’ve got to go to work and you just don’t know if your mother will stay put. Maybe you noticed the house needed cleaning and are concerned about your aging loved one’s abilities to perform daily tasks. Perhaps you live in another state and over the holidays, realized your parents…

By Pete Lane, 9:07 pm on November 26, 2013

The winter season brings along family gatherings and holiday celebrations, creating a merry time of year. However, the winter months also bring along chilly temperatures, rain and snowfall. As a home health care provider, we believe it is important for Centennial residents, especially seniors, to prepare their homes for winter!…

By Pete Lane, 9:21 pm on November 18, 2013

Did you know that pets can enhance the quality of life for senior adults? The cuddly creatures aren’t just fun to have around, owning an animal like a dog or cat can provide companionship and a sense of purpose for older adults who may be facing issues such as depression…

By Pete Lane, 6:07 pm on November 11, 2013

Festive lights, family members and a 30-foot tall Christmas tree… what more could you ask for? On Saturday, November 23, Centennial Center Park is going to be decked out in holiday décor for the city’s annual holiday tree lighting event. Along with being surrounded by the beautifully decorated park, attendees…