Why We Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Posted on: September 24th, 2017

The Home Care Plus team recently participated in the Charleston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This wonderful event helps raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, research and support. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a debilitating disease that destroys a person’s memory and cognitive abilities over time. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it currently affects over 5 million Americans and is the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented or cured. Millions of caregivers provide billions of unpaid hours of care each year  to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website.

Our Caregiver of the Month of September is Terease C!

Posted on: September 18th, 2017

Home Care Plus would like to recognize Terease C. as our Caregiver of the Month of September. Terease has many years of experience working as a CNA. Her competency and compassion as a caregiver makes her a true asset to the Home Care Plus team. She is reliable and committed to the clients she cares for, and she consistently goes above and beyond to make sure our clients’ needs are always met. Terease we are so grateful you are on our team and appreciate all that you do!

Congratulations Terease!

We Are Walking to End Alzheimer’s!

Posted on: September 5th, 2017

Please support our team as we “walk to end Alzheimer’s” during the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Walk on Sept 16th. We are raising money to support those suffering from this disease as well as to fund life-saving research. Join our team for the walk on the 16th!

Visit our team page here!

National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and with flu season only a few months away, it is a great time to remind older adults that vaccines aren’t just for kids! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults over age 65 are at greatest risk for complications from the flu. The CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and above get a flu vaccine by the end of October if possible.

Older adults are also at risk for contracting shingles, a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. According to the CDC, one in three adults age 60+ will get shingles, and one in six will suffer from long-term pain caused by their bout with shingles. A vaccine can reduce your risk of contracting shingles and, if you do get the virus, it can help lessen the chance that you will suffer from long-term pain.

Be sure to discuss which vaccines are recommended for you with your healthcare provider. Your doctor can tell you which vaccines are appropriate given your age, health history and other personal information.

For more information on the CDC’s vaccination schedule, visit their website

We are “Walking to End Alzheimer’s!” Donate to our team today!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? The Home Care Plus team is “Walking to End Alzheimer’s” on September 16th and funds raised support Alzheimer’s families, research and support. Thank you for considering a donation!

Click here to donate to Team Home Care Plus!

Our August Caregiver of the Month is Lois H!

Posted on: August 17th, 2017

Home Care Plus would like to recognize Lois H. as the Caregiver of the Month of August. Lois has been a caregiver with us for over 5 years. She is a compassionate caregiver who cares deeply from the heart. She is highly skilled and experienced in providing care for our clients with dementia. Lois has the ability to bring comfort and calmness to even the most challenging situations.

Lois, we sincerely appreciate all that you do and are grateful you have been a part of our team at Home Care Plus for the last 5+ years! Congratulations!

Having That Tough Conversation

Posted on: August 16th, 2017

It might seem that there is never a good time to discuss end of life plans with your aging parents or loved ones, but it is important not to put off this important conversation too long. While it is not an easy topic to discuss, making sure everyone is on the same page and that all wills and trusts are in order can really make a difference should an unexpected health problem or mental decline affect your loved one. Read AgingCare.com’s article “When is a Person to Incapacitated to Sign a Will, Trust, or POA?” for some great advice from an elder care lawyer on this important topic.

August Newsletter: Are You Ready for the Eclipse?

Posted on: August 10th, 2017

Our August newsletter has information about the upcoming eclipse, events in Charleston, heat stroke prevention and more! Click here to read our August newsletter!

Dual Caregivers of the Month for July!

Posted on: July 26th, 2017

Home Care Plus has dual Caregivers for the month of July!

We would also like to recognize Constance S. as Caregiver of the Month of July. Constance has been with Home Care Plus for 5 years this coming October. Constance is a highly skilled and experienced caregiver who is dedicated to the clients she cares for. Constance consistently goes above and beyond expectations and is always willing to help out when able. This is the 2nd time Constance has been recognized as Caregiver of the Month this year!
Constance, you are highly valued and we are so grateful you are on our Team at Home Care Plus! Congratulations Constance!

Unintentional Injuries: How Can You Protect Yourself?

Posted on: July 26th, 2017

According to the National Safety Council, more than 145,000 deaths in 2015 were the result of unintentional injuries. Topping the list is poisoning, usually as a result of a prescription drug overdose. Motor vehicle crashes come in second for unintentional-injury-related deaths. Everyone can do their part to make the roads safer by not texting while driving or driving while tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In terms of unintentional injuries, the elderly are especially at risk for dying from falls or suffocation by choking. Fortunately there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk for falls. Keeping floors clear and uncluttered, making sure indoor and outdoor lighting is sufficient for visibility, installing grab bars and no-slip mats in showers and tubs, and keeping often-used items easily accessible are just a few ways you can reduce fall risk. In addition, staying active and practicing yoga or tai chi can improve balance and coordination, which can significantly reduce your risk of falling.

For more information on fall prevention and protecting yourself from unintentional injury or death, visit the National Safety Council’s website.