Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Nothing can prepare you for the shock and grief of losing a loved one, but when that person has dementia, including Alzheimer’s, it's possible that you will experience a sense of loss a number of times throughout their illness, even though they are still alive. What can you expect, how can you cope, and how can you continue to care for your elderly mom or dad at such a difficult time?

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Pet therapy is widely recognized as a beneficial treatment for seniors with mental, physical and emotional health concerns. According to UCLA research, even a few hours at a time with an animal can help stave off depression and loneliness, and even lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. We discuss what Pet Therapy involves and how it can help seniors stay healthier for longer.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • If a loved one is diagnosed with ALS, their life, and the lives of their family members, will change dramatically, and often quite suddenly. Here, we outline what you need to know about the disease, and how Home Care can provide the support you and your loved one need to maintain their safety, dignity, and quality of life, for as long as possible.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • One in five people over the age of 55 will experience a mental health issue, according to the American Psychological Association. These conditions can at times threaten a senior’s safety and willingness to engage in normal daily activity, resulting in a detachment from others. If you think your parent may be suffering from a senior-related mental health concern, here is some advice on how you c...

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Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Sudden illness or a major medical incident, such as a heart attack, can be a huge shock for an older person. Until recently, your mom may have been living an independent life. Now, she must face a long recovery and assistance with her care. This health incident will probably impact on the entire family, as you will need to figure out who is going to take on the role of caring for Mom during her...

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • If you're currently spending time at your mom’s house over the holiday season, or have just returned from a prolonged stay with her, it may have become clear that she is no longer able to live safely by herself. You suspected her cognitive ability was declining, but now your worst fears have been realized; Mom needs some help. But, you’ve got work and other commitments, and you know she will ne...

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • While the holiday season brings festive fun, joy and happiness, it can also bring apprehension and worry for those of us with elderly parents living alone. Getting Home Care assistance is one way you can relieve some of those worries for the holidays and beyond, so if you can’t be there for your mom or dad, and are concerned about your elderly parent coping at home, alone, see our seven ways hi...

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • When someone close to you has dementia, including Alzheimer’s, special occasions and celebrations can become more difficult, both for them, and for you, too. While your mom or dad may struggle to feel comfortable around lots of unfamiliar faces, you might also wonder how you will manage entertaining guests, or how you can share your own family time with your parent. It’s natural that such conce...

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • If your loved one suffered a mini stroke, it is a warning sign that they need to make some lifestyle changes. It can also mean changes in your life, as your mom or dad will need somebody to help them as they recover. Here are some facts about what happens when someone suffers a mini stroke, and the steps you can take to help your parent prevent further health problems.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Work, kids, relationships, and now an elderly parent who requires near full-time care at home; life can sometimes throw everything at you at once, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. But what if there was a way to care for your elderly parent at home without having to cut back on your hours at work?

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • When someone has a stroke, it can be a huge shock, not only to the person in question, but also their close family members. By their very nature, strokes are sudden, but can have many long-term implications. By the time your parent has been given his or her diagnosis and you are absorbing the impact of their stroke, you may begin to wonder what questions you should be asking in order t...

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Stress, exhaustion and burnout are extremely common for family caregivers who spend time providing care to a loved one. You want to do everything you can for the person you care about, but taking time out for yourself is not only important, it's essential to your own mental and physical health. Look for warning signs that this role is taking its toll on your health - whether you are ex...

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • We don't like to think about it, but at some point we will have to say goodbye to someone we love. If your parent, spouse, relative or close friend has been given a terminal diagnosis and is in the last months or weeks of their life, it can be hard to know what to say to make them as comforted as possible.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Life expectancy is on the rise, but so too is the number of US citizens suffering from Type II Diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 25% of seniors have the disease, which means that many people who act as a caregiver to an elderly parent may have to face the added complication of diabetes among other age-related illnesses.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Despite being entirely focused around the needs of another, the role of caregiver can be a lonely one, not to mention emotionally and physically challenging. Seeking respite should be one of the most important tasks on your to-do list, and is key to looking after the well-being of your loved one, and yourself.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Dealing with your parent’s dementia diagnosis can be a challenging time, and it can feel extra difficult when you're faced with the task of explaining the situation to your young children. Your children will probably have already picked up on some tension or emotionally charged conversations around your parent's memory decline.

Ezra Home Care, LLC
Ezra Home Care, LLC
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  • Caring for a loved one is an admirable, but also exhausting and challenging, role to take on. Many adult children end up as a caregiver to an elderly parent by default; some don't even realize they are taking on a caregiver role, and feel they are just doing what a son or daughter ought to for their aging mom or dad. However, full-time care for an elderly person, particularly one with ...

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