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By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on June 11, 2014

When a loved one reaches a point where they can no longer live independently without assistance, family members often step up to the challenge of becoming the primary caregiver. However, the decision to provide long-term home care to another person is one that should only be made after serious consideration…

By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on June 4, 2014

Your parents have always been the ones you would go to for advice or opinions, and you probably felt comfortable discussing almost any subject. You’ve asked them about relationships, careers, and raising children. But what happens when you become the caregiver and you need to discuss something that isn’t so…

By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on May 28, 2014

Vaccinations are often associated with childhood, yet a person’s immunity to serious diseases can wear off as they grow older. Due to changes in health, senior adults become more vulnerable to the devastating effects of common diseases as they advance into their golden years. Fortunately, many of the worst diseases…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on May 21, 2014

Caregivers are known for giving their all to those who depend upon their care, and it is rare that they will ask for anything in return. This makes it especially important for a caregiver’s friends to stay alert for signs that they could use some help. If you would like…

By Monica Cordero, 9:52 pm on May 14, 2014

As a leading provider of Alzheimer’s care in Naples, we love sharing news about advancements in the field. Recently, new studies regarding Alzheimer’s treatment have led to some exciting discoveries that will benefit current patients as well as future generations of seniors. Among these new research-based findings is a blood…

By Monica Cordero, 11:34 pm on May 8, 2014

The golden years are a time of deep reflection when many seniors look back on their lives and view their past experiences in a new light. While this type of reflection can lead to reliving beautiful memories, it can also sometimes result in feelings of regret. If your loved one…

By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on April 30, 2014

The spring months are a great time to get your aging loved one out and active. However, seasonal allergies can quickly put a damper on things. While allergies may not top the list of dangerous senior conditions, many seniors do experience some level of discomfort as the result of the…

By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on April 23, 2014

Although local hospitals and Naples post-hospital care and rehabilitation centers prioritize safety, injuries sustained during a fall at these facilities are surprisingly common among the senior population. In many cases, even a minor fall can extend a senior’s stay in the hospital and delay their recovery from an illness or…

By Monica Cordero, 6:21 pm on April 16, 2014

Research documents the positive correlation between pet ownership and the benefits provided to seniors, both physically and mentally. With this in mind, many family caregivers are quick to pay a visit to the local pet shop. While intentions may be good, there are several things that must be taken into…

By Monica Cordero, 6:57 pm on April 9, 2014

At Home Care Assistance of Naples, we understand that it is difficult for adult children to imagine a time when their relational roles with their parents will change and they will become the caretakers in the relationship. Unfortunately that time arrives without warning for many families and adult children find…