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By Amanda Butas, 7:06 pm on March 25, 2014

There comes a time when families must address their aging loved ones’ need for assistance at home, allowing them to live out their remaining years safely and comfortably. Although having an open and honest conversation with your aging loved one about senior care is the best way to ensure the…

By Amanda Butas, 5:21 pm on March 17, 2014

Many family members focus on managing medications and attending to physical needs when it comes to ensuring the safety of their elderly loved ones. However, emotional challenges can post just as much of a risk for a senior who lives alone. By recognizing and identifying the common emotional challenges that…

By Amanda Butas, 9:14 pm on March 7, 2014

Today, many families are separated by physical distance as the result of personal family obligations and work commitments. If you live a long distance from your aging parent, grandparent, or loved one, you might wonder what steps you can take to remain present in their life, continuing to help and…

By Amanda Butas, 8:10 pm on February 28, 2014

Caregiving is a role often thrust onto family members with little to no experience, making it a difficult task both emotionally and physically. When providing care to a loved one with dementia, devoted family caregivers often become so involved in ensuring his or her comfort and safety, they overlook the…

By Amanda Butas, 6:05 pm on February 21, 2014

As a caregiver, it is easy to become so focused on tending to your loved one’s needs that you overlook the importance of taking a break. Today’s caregivers frequently must juggle multiple responsibilities at work and home in addition to their caregiving duties that can quickly lead to the feeling…

By Amanda Butas, 5:27 pm on February 14, 2014

Today, many stroke survivors are able to return to their homes and age in place with a few simple modifications. If your loved one is preparing to return home, then it is important to know that having a safe home environment is essential for their recovery. Mesa Home Care Assistance…

By Amanda Butas, 8:00 am on January 31, 2014

For senior adults, eating a nutritious diet can offer substantial benefits that include better mental alertness, more energy and the ability to better manage chronic health issues. Although striking the right balance between flavorful dishes and nutritious ingredients may seem challenging for seniors who prefer to eat what they want,…

By Amanda Butas, 5:32 pm on January 20, 2014

Parkinson’s patients frequently have trouble sleeping, which can be attributed to several different causes. If you provide care for an aging parent or grandparent with Parkinson’s, it is important to understand the types of sleep disturbances, as well as their causes to ensure that a full nights rest is attained….

By Amanda Butas, 8:00 am on January 3, 2014

As a leading provider of Mesa, Home Care  Assistance , we are familiar with the growing number of seniors in need of Alzheimer’s care. While there is no way to completely prevent the onset of the disease, there are a handful of ways to reduce the likelihood of an Alzheimer’s…

By Amanda Butas, 8:00 am on December 20, 2013

With 2014 on the horizon, many people are taking the final days of the month to make resolutions for the coming year. Unfortunately, the New Year is known to bring out a variety of health and fitness resolutions that don’t last more than a few weeks. As a result, Home…