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

4 Fun Ways for Your Parent to Stay Active

 March 18, 2019

Home Care Services in South Side PA: Senior Care Assistance

Senior Care in Greentree PA: Lots of older adults slow down as they age. Still, they need exercise just like everyone else.

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What to Do When Seniors Refuse Help

 March 14, 2019

Home Care Services in South Side PA: Senior Care Assistance

Home Care Services in South Side PA: Elizabeth’s father, Marcus, had always been a self-sufficient and independent man. He knew how to fix nearly anything around the house, but he wasn’t so adept at doing laundry or cooking.

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What to Do about Anxiety When it Crops Up

 March 7, 2019

Home Care in Shadyside PA: Anxiety

Home Care in Shadyside PA: Anxiety can completely derail you if you let it. Part of being a caregiver involves anticipating your own needs, too.

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What is Bone Broth and Should Seniors Drink It?

 February 27, 2019

Caregiver in Pittsburgh PA: Bone Broth

Caregiver in Pittsburgh PA: If you spend any time at all on the Internet, you’ve probably heard of bone broth. It’s the latest health craze, purported to have all kinds of health benefits.

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Low Vision Devices for Aging Adults

 February 19, 2019

Elderly Care in Greentree PA: Low Vision

Elderly Care in Greentree PA: Millions of seniors face various levels of vision impairment in their later years, especially for those over age 75. Eye diseases are very common in elderly Americans, with the potential to compromise independent living, as well as health and safety.

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FAQs About Fibromyalgia, Seniors and In-Home Care

 February 13, 2019

Senior Care in Sewickley PA: FAQs About Fibromyalgia

Senior Care in Sewickley PA: Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease with no known cure that affects millions across the globe.

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Kidney Disease in Elderly Adults

 February 8, 2019

Home Care Services in South Side PA: Kidney Disease

Home Care Services in South Side PA: Kidney disease affects more than 30 million Americans adults each year and seniors are more likely to suffer from kidney diseases than any other age group.

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Should My Aging Relative Have Night Care?

 January 29, 2019

Elderly Care in Oakland PA: Senior Night Care

Elderly Care in Oakland PA: Most elderly adults want to live in their own home for as long as possible. Yet, injuries, illnesses, diseases and more threaten their independence and ability to care for themselves.

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Should Your Senior Talk to Their Doctor About Their Arthritis?

 January 25, 2019

Elder Care in South Side PA: Senior Arthritis

Elder Care in South Side PA: Arthritis is an extremely common condition among elderly adults. Used to describe a range of joint conditions, this word is actually applied to more than 100 forms of the disease.

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Dizzy Spells are Harmful to a Senior’s Health

 January 17, 2019

Home Care Services in Sewickley PA: Senior Dizziness

Home Care Services in Sewickley PA: If your elderly loved one frequently complains about feeling dizzy, you should pay close attention. While everyone gets a little lightheaded now and then, chronic dizziness can signal something more serious, especially in seniors.

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Help! My Aging Parent with Dementia Wants to Go Outside

 January 9, 2019

Homecare in Bloomfield PA: Senior Safety and Wandering Tips

Homecare in Bloomfield PA: As a family caregiver to an aging parent with dementia, it’s important for you to put some safety measures in place so your elderly mom or dad stays safe and does not have the chance to wander.

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Does Winter Weather Increase the Risk of Heart Attack?

 January 3, 2019

Senior Care in Edgewood PA: Winter Heart Attack Risk

Senior Care in Edgewood PA: Research shows that the rate of deaths from heart-related conditions increases during the winter. In fact, the rate is at its highest during the holidays.

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Meaningful Modifications to Make Throughout Your Parent’s Bathroom to Improve Bathing Safety

 December 27, 2018

Home Health Care in Oakland PA: Senior Safety

Home Health Care in Oakland PA: Safety is a top priority when you are a family caregiver. Helping your elderly loved one go through their daily life in a more secure way is an important step in preserving their independence and helping them to age in place.

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How Home Care Can Help Alzheimer’s Patients Be More Physically Active

 December 20, 2018

Caregiver in Edgewood PA: Alzheimer’s And Exercise

Caregiver in Edgewood PA: Exercise is important in helping older adults with Alzheimer’s disease to enjoy better health. It can also make being a family caregiver easier because it reduces the chances of the person developing other health problems.

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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!

 

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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