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Helpful Tips for Healthy Winter Skin in Elderly Adults

 December 11, 2018

Home Care Services in Edgewood PA: Senior Dry Skin

Home Care Services in Edgewood PA: Dry winter skin is a common problem for many elderly adults because the harsh conditions can leave them feeling itchy and irritated. In many cases, the dry skin cracks which can be uncomfortable and even painful.

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How Can You Tell if Your Parents Are Eating Enough?

 December 5, 2018

Elder Care in Edgewood PA: Senior Eating Habits

Elder Care in Edgewood PA: An AARP report finds that about 20 percent of seniors between the ages of 60 and 69 deal with food insecurity. Of those 70 and older, about 12 percent deal with food insecurity.

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Make Sure Your Mom is Prepared for the Winter

 November 29, 2018

Elderly Care in South Side PA: Winter Preparation

Elderly Care in South Side PA: Winter storm Avery affected many states along the East Coast. With many areas seeing a foot or more of snow, you might think it’s a little too late to prepare your mom for winter.

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How Can You Modernize Your Parent’s Home Without Spending a Lot?

 November 21, 2018

Homecare in Sewickley PA: Modernize Your Parent's Home

Homecare in Sewickley PA: Modern homes are packed with safety features. Many seniors live in a home they’ve had for decades.

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Key Ways to Stay Social as Colder Weather Arrives

 November 16, 2018

Home Health Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Senior Winter Tips

Home Health Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Fall is here. Winter won’t be far behind. When you live in a snowy, icy area, socialization is often impacted. Driving on wintry roads is risky on weekends when plow drivers may not be as fast to get out and get things clear.

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Simple Tips for a Healthier and Safer Thanksgiving Holiday

 November 8, 2018

Caregiver in Fox Chapel PA: Senior Holiday Safety

Caregiver in Fox Chapel PA: Thanksgiving is a favorite time for many families. This is an opportunity for you to gather with loved ones and make treasured memories while enjoying traditions from years past.

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Could Those Middle-of-the-night Phone Calls Be a Request for More Help?

 November 1, 2018

Home Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Senior Assistance

Home Care in Squirrel Hill PA: If you’re getting phone calls in the middle of the night from your senior, there may be more going on.

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In-Home Quality Care ~ Caregiver Of The Month September, 2018!

 October 26, 2018

Azizah - Caregiver of the month - September 2018

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA: Azizah has been with In-Home Quality Care since 2015. During that time, she has become a very important part of a team of caregivers that provided exceptional care to a husband and wife.

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Elderly Adults

 October 25, 2018

Elder Care in Shadyside PA: Vitamin D Deficiency

Elder Care in Shadyside PA: Elderly adults have a high risk of developing health conditions that relate to age plus wear and tear on the body

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When Is it Time to Talk to Your Senior’s Doctor about Her Memory?

 October 11, 2018

Home Care Services in Oakland PA: Senior Memory Concerns

Home Care Services in Oakland PA: Talking about memory can be scary for your senior and for you. Here’s when you might need to include her doctor.

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Using Technology Tools to Be More Efficient as a Caregiver

 October 2, 2018

Caregiver in Greentree PA: Technology Tools

Caregiver in Greentree PA: Whether you’ve been avoiding technology or you’re just not sure how it can help, now might be the time to embrace what it can do for you.

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How Can You Help Your Senior Lower Their Cholesterol?

 September 28, 2018

Elder Care in Bloomfield PA: Lowering Senior High Cholesterol

Elder Care in Bloomfield PA: High blood cholesterol can put your senior at high risk for serious health problems, including stroke and heart attack. As a family caregiver, it is important to make changes to your care approach to help them reduce their cholesterol levels.

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Five Sources of Help for Your Aging Adult

 September 19, 2018

Homecare in Squirrel Hill PA: Senior Assistance

Homecare in Squirrel Hill PA: When it comes to getting your senior the help that she needs, you want to tap into all available sources.

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How Can You Help a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease Gain Weight Safely?

 September 11, 2018

Elderly Care in Edgewood PA: Weight Loss and Parkinson's

Elderly Care in Edgewood PA: Weight loss is a common effect of Parkinson’s disease. While it may be minor and temporary for some people, others might experience more extensive weight loss and become underweight.

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Where Did All These Painful and Difficult Emotions Come From?

 September 4, 2018

Home Care Services in Shadyside PA: Caregiver Emotional State

Home Care Services in Shadyside PA: Caregiving is going to show you experiences that you never expected. You’ll also feel some emotions you didn’t expect.

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6 Strategies for Caregiving During Middle Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

 August 30, 2018

Homecare in Pittsburgh PA: Middle Stage Alzheimer’s

Homecare in Pittsburgh PA: Perhaps one of the most difficult conditions to be a family caregiver for is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Because the abilities of a person with AD may fluctuate and their behavior is sometimes unpredictable, family members may be uncertain of what to expect from day to day.

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In-Home Quality Care ~ Caregiver Of The Month!

 August 28, 2018

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA: In-Home Quality Care would like to congratulate Leslie Gales, recipient of the July Caregiver of the Month Award. Leslie is always smiling, kind-hearted, motivated and caring for everyone she is around.

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What Are Acceptable Uses of Respite Care?

 August 21, 2018

Elder Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Caregiver Respite

Elder Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Sometimes caregivers find it helpful to know when it’s appropriate to use respite care.

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How Are Parkinson’s Disease and Skin Cancer Related?

 August 16, 2018

Senior Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Parkinson's Disease And Skin Cancer

Senior Care in Squirrel Hill PA: Though experts estimate that one million people throughout the United States are currently living with Parkinson’s disease, it is also said that no two people experience this progressive disease in exactly the same way.

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Could Your Parent Be Taking Important Meds Incorrectly?

 August 10, 2018

Home Care Services in Squirrel Hill PA: Senior Medication Safety

Home Care Services in Squirrel Hill PA: Did you know that medications are frequently taken incorrectly by older men and women? Doctors at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy put the rate of preventable drug interactions at 9 out of 10.

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How Can Your Aging Parent Make a Difference in the World Around Them?

 August 1, 2018

Elderly Care in Pittsburgh PA: Senior Relevance

Elderly Care in Pittsburgh PA: Many elderly adults cope with the feeling that they are no longer relevant, or that they do not make any positive impact on the world around them. This can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as loneliness and isolation.

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Tips for Living with AFib

 July 26, 2018

Senior Care in Oakland PA: Tips for Living with AFib

Senior Care in Oakland PA: Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a kind of heart rhythm irregularity, or arrhythmia. In fact, it is the most experienced kind of arrhythmia.

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Looking for a Great Home Care job?  We Are Hiring CNAs and HHAs!

 July 26, 2018

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA: In-Home Quality Care is in search of compassionate Caregivers, home health aides (HHA’s) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) throughout the Pittsburgh area who understand the importance of meeting the needs of clients while helping them maintain a high quality of life in their home.

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Yes, Home Care May Be Able to Help an Aging Senior Having Difficulty Sleeping at Night

 July 19, 2018

Home Health Care in Fox Chapel PA: Senior Sleep Tips

Home Health Care in Fox Chapel PA: There could be a number of reasons why somebody has difficulty sleeping at night. For an aging individual, especially somebody living alone, they might have worries, fears, or other anxieties.

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Tips for Helping Your Senior Enjoy a Public Fireworks Display

 July 5, 2018

Home Health Care in South Side PA: Fireworks Safety

Home Health Care in South Side PA: Fireworks are a hallmark of summer. Used to celebrate patriotism, to mark special occasions, and just for excitement and fun, these are a part of many family traditions throughout the summer months.

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What Types of Speaking Difficulties Might a Senior with Aphasia Experience?

 June 28, 2018

Home Care Services in Bloomfield PA: Aphasia Difficulties

Home Care Services in Bloomfield PA: Approximately two million people throughout the United States are living with a speech disorder called aphasia. This disorder comes after a person experiences brain damage, such as after a stroke.

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In-Home Quality Care ~ Caregiver Of The Month!

 June 26, 2018

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA: In-Home Quality Care would like to congratulate Lucille Coates, recipient of the May Caregiver of the Month Award.

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Tips for Cooking After Stroke

 June 21, 2018

Home Care in Oakland PA: After Stroke Cooking

Home Care in Oakland PA: When an older adult has a stroke, one of the challenges they may have when they return home is preparing and eating healthy meals. Many stroke survivors are instructed by their doctors to make changes to their diet to prevent another stroke, making the task even more complicated.

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How to Create a Senior-Friendly Garden Space

 June 14, 2018

Home Care Services in Pittsburgh PA:Creating A Senior-Friendly Garden Space

Home Care Services in Pittsburgh PA: Now that the weather is warm and sunny, many people want to participate in activities that will let them be outdoors and enjoy nature. However, for many elderly adults with health or mobility issues, it can be hard to get them out of the house and engaged in activities.

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Four Factors to Consider When You’re Not Getting Help as a Caregiver

 June 8, 2018

Elderly Care in Shadyside PA: Factors to Consider

Elderly Care in Shadyside PA: Getting the help that you need as a caregiver is not always an exact science, but there are things you can do to improve the quality of help you get.

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Are You a Caregiver if You’re Not There with Your Senior?

 June 1, 2018

Home Health Care in South Side PA: Caregiver There for Seniors

Home Health Care in South Side PA: You don’t have to be right there with your senior to be her caregiver.

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Caregiver Of The Month!

 May 29, 2018

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA: In-Home Quality Care would like to congratulate Nikki Cooper, recipient of the April Caregiver of the Month Award. Nikki has been a member of the In-Home Quality Care team since 2004 and has worked with many many families over the years.

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How to React If You Suspect Your Senior is Having a Stroke

 May 24, 2018

Senior Care in Pittsburgh PA: Senior Stroke Tips

Senior Care in Pittsburgh PA: As a family caregiver, you would like to think that serious health issues and challenges would be easy to detect and that you would have time to respond to them before they became severe.

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What Practical Benefits Can You Take Away from Your Support Group?

 May 17, 2018

Elder Care in Greentree PA: Support Group Benefits

Elder Care in Greentree PA: When you can see and experience the practical benefits of attending support group meetings, it might be easier to take the time to go.

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Tips for Talking to Your Siblings About Helping You with Family Caregiving Responsibilities

 May 11, 2018

Home Care Services in Fox Chapel PA: Tips For Talking To Siblings About Caregiving Responsibilities

Home Care Services in Fox Chapel PA: You might think that if you have siblings, you automatically will have help when it comes to taking care of an elderly adult. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.

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Are You Experiencing Physical Signs of Stress?

 May 3, 2018

Homecare in Greentree PA: Caregiver Stress Signs

Homecare in Greentree PA: Being a caregiver is definitely stressful, but some of the physical signs of stress are easy to overlook.

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Is Your Aging Parent’s Tremor Normal or a Potential Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?

 April 26, 2018

Elderly Care in Bloomfield PA: Parkinson's Tremors

Elderly Care in Bloomfield PA: For many people, the first symptom that comes to mind when thinking about Parkinson’s disease is Tremors. In fact people often Envision those living with the condition having an uncontrollable shake in their hands or entire bodies.

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Caregiver Of The Month!

 April 25, 2018

Sarah Akers – Caregiver of the Month March

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA: After evaluating some outstanding candidates, In-Home Quality Care would like to congratulate Sarah Akers, recipient of the March Caregiver of the Month Award.

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What Can You Do When Your Senior Doesn’t Realize She Has Dementia?

 April 19, 2018

Elder Care in Sewickley PA: Caregiver Tips For Senior Dementia

Elder Care in Sewickley PA: It’s painful when your elderly family member doesn’t realize that she has dementia. Learning how to work around that is important to do.

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How Should You Talk to Your Senior about Her Driving?

 April 12, 2018

Homecare in Fox Chapel PA: Senior Driving Discussions

Homecare in Fox Chapel PA: Talking to your elderly family member about her driving might be a difficult conversation. Here’s how you can approach it.

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Tips for Managing Your Stress When Caring for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

 April 5, 2018

Elder Care in Pittsburgh PA: Caregiver Stress Management

Elder Care in Pittsburgh PA: When you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, something that you can expect to experience with increasing intensity throughout your journey with the disease is stress.

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Five Reasons to Get a Hoarding Habit Under Control Now

 March 30, 2018

Homecare in South Side PA: Senior Hoarding Habits Tips

Homecare in South Side PA: How cluttered is your parent’s home? Does your dad have boxes of books piled in spare rooms? Does your mom buy non-perishable foods and store them in boxes in other rooms?

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Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

 March 23, 2018

Senior Care in Shadyside PA: Elderly Dehydration

Senior Care in Shadyside PA: Dehydration is when someone loses more body fluid than they ingest. The excessive loss of water from the body disrupts the way it functions.

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Tips for Simple and Accessible Ways to Stimulate Your Parent’s Mind Daily

 March 8, 2018

Elder Care in Edgewood PA: Senior Mental Stimulation

Elder Care in Edgewood PA: Mental stimulation is an important part of keeping your parent healthy and thriving as they age in place. Just like the muscles of their body, their brain must be used and active in order for it to stay strong, healthy, and responsive.

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In-Home Quality Care Caregiver Of The Month ~ January 2018

 February 27, 2018

In-Home Quality Care: Winona Jones has been recognized as our January 2018 “Caregiver of the Month”. Winona is a very dedicated caregiver.

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How to Communicate When a Senior Can’t Talk

 February 23, 2018

Caregiver in Edgewood PA: Senior Communication

Caregiver in Edgewood PA: There are many conditions that can cause an older adult to lose their ability to speak. A stroke can affect the muscles in a person’s face, making speech difficult.

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Talking to Your Senior About Being an Organ Donor

 February 13, 2018

Homecare in Shadyside PA: February 14th is National Donor Day

Homecare in Shadyside PA: Many elderly adults cope with feelings of no longer being as relevant to the world around them and not having an effective way to benefit others.

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Throw a Valentine’s Day Feast with These Healthy Red Foods

 January 30, 2018

Home Care Greentree PA: Senior Nutritional Health

Home Care in Greentree, PA: Valentine’s Day is coming fast, but there’s still time to plan a festive Valentine’s Day gathering for your aging family member, their friends, and other family members.

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Walkers vs. Canes for Elderly Adults

 January 26, 2018

Elder Care in Oakland PA: Walkers Versus Canes

Elder Care in Oakland PA: From neurological conditions and joint problems to poor vision and age-related illnesses, there are many factors that can cause an elderly adult to have balance and mobility problems. Sometimes, family members are the first to notice that an elderly relative has trouble with remaining steady while they walk.

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In-Home Quality Care Caregiver Of The Month ~ January 2018

 January 26, 2018

In-Home Quality Care: Winona Jones has been recognized as our January 2018 “Caregiver of the Month”. Winona is a very dedicated caregiver.

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