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Living with Alzheimer’s

  “Alzheimer’s does not rob someone of their dignity, it’s our reaction to them that does.” – Teepa Snow   Alzheimer’s disease is something that many people fear. Whether it is you, someone you know, or a loved one who is facing this disease, it is scary. With Alzheimer’s, plaques attack brain cells that eventually  degenerate and die, causing consistent and…

Benefits of In-Home Health Care

Benefits of In-Home Health Care

  In-home healthcare provides many benefits for aging adults. And at Professional Caretakers, we get to witness these benefits every day. With over 25 years’ experience in providing in-home health to seniors, we understand how keeping your loved one in his or her own home can provide them with a lot of positives, but also provide you with many advantages…

Refrigerators and Seniors

When checking the refrigerator of your aging loved one, most of us will scan for whole food vs. junk food.  What other clues can we look for in the refrigerator to tell us more about the health, wellness, and mental state of seniors? Here are some tips: Are their favorite foods that you stock not disappearing as fast? This could…

home health care vs in-home care

If you are just beginning to research options for your aging loved one, you may encounter many new terms and abbreviations unfamiliar to those outside of the health care industry.   You will see the term “homecare”, which covers both medical and non-medical forms of care.   “Home Health Care” and “In-Home Care” sound like they are the same thing, but encompass different services.  …

Oatmeal cluster recipe

Healthy Oatmeal Cluster Recipe

No matter how old you get, sweet treats never lose their allure. Unfortunately, sugary snacks often have a high calorie count, which may not be attractive for your weight goals. With these delicious, no-bake oatmeal clusters, you can keep your sweet tooth happy, as well as your waistline.   Ingredients: 2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2/3 cup…