North River Home Care Blog


Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults

Daily physical activity is a must for senior health and overall wellbeing. According to the CDC, regular even very moderate physical exercise or movement has exponential benefits for older adults, including:

  • Strength and stamina
  • Heart health
  • Improved mental and emotional outlook
  • Weight management
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Reduced episodes of depression,
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Food Safety Concerns for Older Adults

One of the most telling signs that seniors need more support to age independently in place is a lack of fresh food ingredients or, even worse, bare pantries and refrigerators shelves. This is why professional home care agencies offer grocery shopping and meal preparation as part of their services lineup,

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The Benefits of Pets for the Elderly

Pets make great companions no matter what age you are. They can be especially beneficial for the elderly as they lift your spirits, stave off loneliness, and even improve your cardiovascular health.

The benefits of pets for the elderly will vary depending on which animal you choose. While dogs offer the listening ear and loyal support of a close friend,

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10 Questions to Ask a Caregiver Agency

You’ve made the important decision to move forward with home care to support your loved one. How do you take the next steps?

The first thing to do after deciding on home care is to choose the best agency for the job. To do that properly, you need to know the right questions to ask a caregiver agency.

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The Dangers of Senior Isolation and Loneliness

Long before social distancing entered the public domain, health care agencies championed the importance of social engagement in the senior population. Decades of studies have correlated the multiple ways senior social isolation and loneliness affect physical and emotional well-being. 

This is why we’ve continued to post articles supporting the many ways you can socialize for your good health and the wellbeing of those around you.

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TIPS: Caring For a Parent With Dementia at Home

Caregivers are wise to observe the scout’s motto: “be prepared” as they embark on the journey of full-time care of a loved one. There are important considerations when caring for a parent with dementia at home.

First and foremost, you must educate yourself, the parent with the dementia diagnosis,

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Understanding the Costs of Dementia Care

After the shock of a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis fades, there are important decisions to make. Dementia is a progressive disease, and time is of the essence. As soon as possible, families should begin to explore the costs of in-home dementia care and care provided in memory care facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

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Author:  | Posted in: Alzheimer's Care