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October Newsletter: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Check out our October newsletter for tips on how to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer, fall prevention, how to deal with a snoring spouse, a line-up of great local events and more!

Click here to read our October newsletter.

Falls are a Big Deal for the Elderly

While it may seem like no big deal for a young person to slip and fall, falls and their resulting injuries can prove fatal for an elderly person. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an elderly person dies from a fall every 20 minutes in the United States.

There are a number of factors that make falls more dangerous for people over age 65. Bone density decreases with age, and weaker bones mean falls can result in fractures and broken bones. The elderly also have to deal with side effects from medications, poor vision and reduced mobility—all of which increase the risk for falls. People are also at risk for traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall. Hospital stays and recovery tend to take longer for the elderly, and according to a study published at the University of Rochester Medical Center, only 22% of fall victims age 70+ were able to regain independent living status after being discharged from a fall-related hospitalization.

Fortunately many steps can be taken to fall proof your loved one’s home. Adding no-slip mats and grab bars in the shower, keeping the floor clear of clutter, and using good lighting can help prevent falls around the house. Taking bone-building supplements and exercising can strengthen bones and improve mobility.

Falls for the elderly are a serious issue, and improving awareness of the risks and preventative steps can go a long way to preserving quality of life for many older Americans.

 

 

Our Caregiver of the Month of September is Terease C!

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!

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!

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

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!

Having That Tough Conversation

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?

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

Congratulations to our June Caregiver of the Month, Theresa C!

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Home Care Plus would like to recognize Mary Theresa C. as our Caregiver of the Month of June. Theresa is an experienced and compassionate caregiver and a great addition to our Home Care Plus team. We appreciate her eagerness in helping out when needed and the wonderful care she has consistently provided to our clients.
Congratulations Theresa!

Our May Caregiver of the Month is Tay C!

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Home Care Plus would like to recognize Tay (Shataysha) C. as our May Caregiver of the Month. Tay has developed truly caring relationships with her clients and their families. Her confidence and level of skill as a caregiver is commendable.  Tay, we are grateful you are on our team and for the devoted care you consistently provide to our clients at Home Care Plus.

Congratulations Tay!

Check out our February Newsletter!

 

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Our February newsletter has great information on heart disease, local events in Charleston this month, a Valentine gift guide and more! Read our newsletter here.