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Fantastic Benefits You Can Derive from Respite Care

If you are a family member providing in-home care services to your loved ones, we understand that it can be a struggle to bear the responsibility of caring for them alone. To address this need, respite care is one of the best options that can most effectively help you rejuvenate without compromising your family members’ … Continue reading

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How Can You Help Relieve Anxiety in Older Adults?

A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry discovered that over twenty-seven percent of older adults experience anxiety symptoms that may not amount to a disorder, but which, nevertheless, would still significantly impact their functioning. There are many types of anxiety disorders, including but not limited to, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobia, post-traumatic … Continue reading

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Ground Rules for Handling Troubling Dementia Behavior

For a lot of caregivers who provide in-home care services for family members with dementia, the most challenging issues to handle are usually the personality and behavioral changes that occur. So, our care team at Destiny Home Care has come up with a handful of ground rules that might be of help to you: Check … Continue reading

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Soft Food Ideas for Your Elderly Loved Ones

For many seniors, a soft diet may become a requirement if they have had a stroke or a gastrointestinal tract, mouth, or jaw surgery. And although a lot of people believe that soft foods are boring, the elderly do not necessarily have to sacrifice variety or flavor when it comes to their diet. In fact, … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging Tips for Your Elderly Loved Ones

At Destiny Home Care, we stand by our conviction that life ought to be enjoyable and fulfilling regardless of one’s age and circumstances. With this in mind, we provide high-quality in-home care services designed to help our clients remain independent as they live happily and healthily at their chosen residences. Should you wish to communicate … Continue reading

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Do Your Relatives Suffer from Sundowning?

Sundowning is a condition that is generally associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Also known as late-day confusion, it can cause people with Alzheimer’s disease to get more confused and agitated in the late afternoon and early evening, as compared to earlier in the day. In addition, your family members’ mood, restlessness, … Continue reading

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