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Are All Alzheimer’s Symptoms Cognitive?

Home Care in McLean VA When most people think of Alzheimer's disease the first thing that comes to mind is memory loss and cognitive functioning decline. There is an assumption that this disease is all about the mind and that the person's physical functioning is...

Tips for Wildfire Preparedness for Your Elderly Loved One

Senior Care in Vienna VA As a family caregiver you know how important it is to keep your aging loved one protected from the possibility of emergencies. You might keep in mind hurricanes, blizzards, thunderstorms, power outages, and even flash flooding depending on the...

Why Is Hypothermia Such a Risk for Elderly Adults?

Elderly Care in Gainesville VA If you are like many family caregivers, you have likely noticed that your aging parent seems to be cold frequently. Even in the warmer months they might complain of being chilly or insist on wearing clothing that is unseasonal because...

Do You Believe Some of the Myths Surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease?

Senior Care in Fairfax VA As a family caregiver it is your responsibility to help your elderly loved one confront and manage whatever challenges and issues that they may face as they age. For many caregivers one issue that causes the most concern is the possibility of...

Hosting Thanksgiving for a Senior with Dietary Restrictions

Elderly Care in Falls Church VA If you are like many family caregivers you are caring for an elderly adult who has dietary restrictions. Food guidelines and limitations are common among aging adults because what your senior eats can make a tremendous impact on their...

How Sandwiched Caregivers Can Balance Their Responsibilities

Home Care in Manassas VA The sandwich generation of caregivers refers to those who care for both an elderly parent and their own children. If this term describes you, then you are probably often consumed with an overwhelming amount of responsibilities. With all of the...

Talking to Your Aging Parent About Starting Elder Care for Them

Elder Care in Ashburn VA When you made the decision to step into the role of being a family caregiver, you did so with the goal of giving your elderly loved one all of the care, support, and encouragement that they need to live the highest quality of life possible....

Outdoor Modifications to Reduce Fall Risk

Senior Care in Arlington VA Every year approximately 25 percent of the population of adults over the age of 64 throughout the United States suffers a fall. This accounts for millions of senior adults, a large percentage of which will end up seeking out medical...

Dementia and Elders – Simple Prevention Tips

Elder Care in McLean VA One of the biggest fears among the elder community developing dementia. Not only will this disease greatly impact their memory, but it can also cause changes in their behavior, mood, and ability to communicate. As the dementia progresses, a...

3 Unique Ways Family Caregivers Can Save Money

Caregiver in Leesburg VA Family caregivers have a lot on their plate when they have a loved one in at-home elder care. Expenses tend to grow while budgets grow tight. Among the usual money saving tips heard time and time again, there are several unique tricks...

Happy Birthday!

Elder Care in Arlington VA   We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of October 2016: NANCY A - 10/3/2016 MIRIAM O - 10/10/2016 VIRGINIA P - 10/10/2016 TAMIKA G - 10/16/2016 ANDREA R - 10/16/2016 MARIE A -...

Getting Organized

Caregiver in Gainesville VA   As one’s body and mind age, they have to pay more attention to organizing themselves and their environment than they may have done previously. As their family caregiver, you may have to help them a little along the way. Start by...

Happy Birthday!

Home Care in Arlington VA   We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of September 2016: HAZEL F - 9/5/2016 CLIFF G - 9/10/2016 LAUREL M - 9/10/2016 JOYCE T - 9/11/2016 DANA B - 9/14/2016 MAUREEN S - 9/15/2016 AMY...

Evaluating Your Parent’s Fall Wardrobe during Fall Hat Month

Senior Care in Falls Church VA September is Fall Hat Month. As a family caregiver this is the perfect opportunity for you to evaluate your loved one's wardrobe and ensure that it is ready for the transition into the fall. This is not just about making sure that they...

Helping Your Parent if They are Injured in a Disaster Situation

Caregiver in McLean FL September is National Preparedness Month. During this month it is important to take the time to ensure that your aging parent is ready to handle the situation if they encounter a potentially dangerous issue such as a weather emergency or other...

What Caregivers Need to Know About the Upcoming Flu Season

Elder Care in Vienna VA   Even though the weather is still quite warm and sunny, it is not too early to think about the flu season that will be upon us very soon. For elderly adults, influenza can be very serious and cause serious and even life-threatening...

How Can You Encourage Your Parent to Eat More Vegetables?

Senior Care in Alexandria VA Eating a well-balanced, varied diet is one of the most important ways that your aging parent can support their health throughout their later years. One of the most impactful changes that you can encourage your parent to make is to eat more...

6 Myths about COPD that You Should Dismiss

Caregiver in Fairfax VA If you're a family caregiver to someone with COPD, you may have heard quite a bit about the illness over the years. Some of these myths are dangerous to believe, so it's important to banish them. Someone with COPD Can't Live a Long, Full Life...

Happy Birthday!

Elder Care in Fairfax VA   We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of August 2016: CHASTITY K - 8/10/2016 VYARA I - 8/11/2016 GLORIA J - 8/18/2016 KIMBERLY J - 8/18/2016 MARY F - 8/21/2016 LOIS D - 8/28/2016...

The Benefits of Great Sleep for Your Elderly Loved One

Elderly Care in Arlington VA As your loved one ages, the importance of a good night's sleep does not go away. In fact, it can even become more important. Sleep deprivation has been show to negatively affect health in many ways, even leading to depression a weaker...

Helping Elders Manage Their Medications

Elder Care in Falls Church VA Many seniors are taking multiple medications to help keep their bodies and minds healthy. However, forgetting to have an aging loved one take their medication or mixing it up with another one can have fatal consequences. According to...

Simple Ways Seniors Can Keep Their Eyes Healthy After 60

Senior Care in Manassas VA As we age, one of the most noticeable changes in our health is eyesight. Older adults become increasingly susceptible to eye diseases after the age of 60, including glaucoma and cataracts. Some vision problems are preventable, while others...

How Important is Air Conditioning for Older Adults?

Senior Care in Ashburn VA Along with the warm, sunny days of summer comes the risk of heat stroke, dehydration, and other heat-related conditions. Seniors are especially at risk to developing one of these serious health problems. Since some sweat glands disappear as...

Simple Pool Exercises for a Senior with Arthritis

Home Care in McLean VA Arthritis is one of the most common ailments suffered by aging adults, and can have lasting impact on their health, wellbeing, and quality of life. The pain and stiffness associated with arthritis can make it difficult for your aging parent to...

How to Make Relaxation a Habit as a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Vienna VA One way to beat caregiver stress is to make relaxation a regular part of your daily activities. But if that's something that you've never done before, how do you make that happen? The answer is that it's easier than you might think and you don't...

LOUDOUN CELEBRATE!

Home Care in Arlington VA Last month SenCura participated in a wonderful event to celebrate seniors, caregivers, and families in Loudoun County. The event featured resource exhibits, music and entertainment, and informational presentations. The presenters' topics...

Older Adults Can Prevent Cataracts with These Tips

Senior Care in Leesburg VA Cataracts are a common eye condition among the 65 and over population. In fact, over 50 percent of seniors over 65 years old have some form of cataracts. This eye disease occurs when there are blind spots or opacities in the lens of one or...

How to Plan a Family Meeting Regarding Your Elderly Loved One

Elder Care in Gainesville VA Planning your first few family meetings about your loved one's health and care issues can be intimidating if you haven't done it before. With attention to detail, though, you can do your best to set the scene properly and to make sure that...

How to Get Seniors to Eat More Vegetables

Home Care in Arlington VA June 17th is Eat Your Vegetable Day, which is one food group that many elders need, but lack. As the body gets older, the metabolism slows down, the digestive system changes, and elders may not have the appetite they once had. All of these...

Happy Birthday!

Caregiver in Arlington VA We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of June 2016: CELIE M - 6/1/2016 TEEYAM T - 6/4/2016 HELEN K - 6/8/2016 HEATHER O - 6/10/2016 ARACELLI L - 6/10/2016 FAUSTINA A - 6/15/2016 MARIA R -...

How to Prevent Headaches for Elders

Senior Care in Manassas VA Migraines can be a nuisance for people of all ages, including the elderly. According to WebMD, about 60 percent of women and men between the ages of 55 and 74 have headaches. Once we get older, a headache is often not just a headache...

June is National Safety Month

Elder Care in Alexandria VA During the month of June, Americans are encouraged to promote safety in their homes, out on the roads, and in their communities. For elderly adults living at home, safety should be a top priority. Many times the accidents that happen at...

Getting Outside Help

Home Care in Falls Church VA If you've been struggling to do everything yourself as a family caregiver and feel like it's a little more than you can handle, it's probably time to get help. That can come in different forms. You can ask other family members, close...

Cheesy Mozzarella Sticks

Elderly Care in Manassas VA On your elderly care journey with your aging loved one, one of your primary goals is making sure that they get the well-balanced nutrition that they need to stay healthy and strong. Sometimes, however, enjoying a special treat together is a...

Helping Your Parent Cope After the Death of a Spouse

Senior Care in Ashburn VA Experiencing loss can be one of the sadder aspects of growing older. The loss of health, the loss of mobility, and in the worst circumstances, the loss of a spouse. If your parent is dealing with the loss of a spouse you may be fearful for...

Three Reasons Why Caregivers Should Cut Back on Sugar

Caregiver in Alexandria VA When caring for the health of another, it is so easy to forget your own. This is the dilemma that many caregivers find themselves in as they care for their aging parents. They help their parents to exercise, eat healthy foods, relax, and...

Seniors and Drug Safety

Elder Care in Fairfax VA As your loved one gets older, he or she may be faced with more medical problems that need to be treated with medication. In fact, some seniors may take three or more medications a day. While medically necessary, this also presents safety...

Celebrating National Poetry Month

Home Care in Falls Church VA April is national poetry month! Begun in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is a worldwide event celebrated by schools, publishers, libraries, and booksellers. And of course, it's celebrated by poets. Poetry has...

Happy Birthday!

Caregiver in Arlington VA We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of April 2016: ELAINE G - 4/8/2016 ELVIRA O - 4/11/2016 EIJI D - 4/15/2016 ALCIRA U - 4/19/2016 MARIA T - 4/19/2016 MARY T - 4/20/2016 ASHLEY M -...

Why it’s a Great Idea to Read to the Elderly

Elderly Care in Manassas VA Reading is important for people of all ages. Whether it is poetry, fiction, non-fiction, self-help, or something else, reading books helps to stimulate the brain, teach us new words, and helps us keep a positive mental attitude. For the...

Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month

Senior Care in McLean VA April is Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month. This month illuminates the extremely challenging issue of bereavement among elderly adults who have lost their partners. If the grief of your aging loved one has become part of your senior...

Doing a Spring Home Safety Check

Home Care in Vienna VA The time has sprung ahead for Daylight Savings Time, the chill of the winter temperatures is gone, and spring is finally here. This might make you immediately think about all of the fun and exciting activities that you can add into your home...

Happy Birthday!

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of March 2016: MICHELLE H - 3/2/2016 ANITA M - 3/3/2016 ANNA M - 3/6/2016 MIRIAM B - 3/8/2016 CLAUDIA H - 3/9/2016 SARAH A. - 3/10/2016 SHANON B - 3/15/2016 JOSEFA H - 3/18/2016...

Fun Activities Your Senior Can Do With His Friends

Elder Care in Manassas VA Social interaction is a critical element of staying happy and healthy and enjoying a high quality of life. Interacting with a variety of people supports good mental and emotional health, stimulates cognitive processing, critical thinking, and...

5 Snacks for Heart Health

Elderly Care in Ashburn VA If your elderly loved one has any risk of heart disease, then you probably already know that what he eats can make a huge difference to his overall health. Choosing the right foods and snacks is important, and these are some of the best...

Caregiver Indulgences: Hand-Warming Gloves

Caregivers in Vienna VA Your hands go through a lot in your caregiver journey, which can be particularly stressful on them during the cold winter months when they are already feeling stiff, cold, and uncomfortable due to the weather. Warming them up will not only make...

5 Tips for Helping Your Loved One Beat COPD Fatigue

Senior Care Falls Church VA COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, is a complex group of lung diseases that can really take a toll on your elderly loved one. One common complaint from loved ones with COPD is that they're tired all the time. There are some...

Our February Birthdays!

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of February 2016:   MARTHA F 2/2/2016 SANDRA J 2/5/2016 JAIME C 2/5/2016 JEANNE T 2/5/2016 SAHNEKA W 2/5/2016 GEETA D 2/6/2016 KEYONA T 2/7/2016 LYNN J 2/8/2016 ANNA M...

Herbal Teas That Are Great For Senior To Try

Senior Care in Leesburg VA Unlike green, black, or white tea that come from actual tea trees, herbal teas are made from plants or flowers. Herbal teas are naturally caffeine free, but each different variety has different health benefits. There are many herbal teas...

Caregiver Activities: DIY Car Washing Kit

Caregiver in Ashburn VA You might automatically think of summer afternoons when it comes to washing your car, but as a caregiver you are likely to use your vehicle so often that giving your vehicle a good wash is something that you will need to do on a fairly frequent...

Happy Birthday!

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of January 2016: AGNES D Birthday - 1/1/2016 PATRICIA R Birthday - 1/2/2016 SOPHINY B Birthday - 1/3/2016 NICANORA R Birthday - 1/10/2016 PHYLLIS H Birthday - 1/18/2016 ANNA S...

Home Care Tips – 5 Ways to Eat Almonds

Home Care in Manassas VA The almond is one of the world's most healthy foods. It is loaded with fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, and protein, and it makes a great snack food. For elderly adults and their caregivers who are vowing to eat better in the new year, the...

What You Need To Know About Lupus

Senior Care in Vienna VA Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including the joints, organs and even skin. It is more commonly diagnosed in people under 45; but late onset Lupus, or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), can develop...

Tips for Better Health

Elder Care in Leesburg VA Wouldn't it be nice if there were some easy-to-do tips to help your loved one tackles everyday tasks with a little more ease? Luckily, there are! Your loved one should not disregard any instruction from his or her doctor or healthcare...

Reduce Loneliness During the Holidays

Senior Care in Gainesvile VA Feelings of stress are often increased during the holidays. Time may be the most valuable thing you can give your aging parent or elderly loved one this holiday season. The holidays for your aging parent can be especially hard. Feelings of...

Lifestyle Tips for Living with Parkinson’s disease

Senior Care in Alexandria CA Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, but there are many things that your loved one can do to improve his or her overall health and well-being. Let's take a look at some lifestyle tips for living with Parkinson's disease....

Fundraiser for the VFW

Fundraiser for the VFW Recently the Loudoun Senior Interest Network (LSIN) hosted a Guest Bartender event to help the local VFW. The fundraiser for the VFW on November 11 (Veteran's Day) was a huge success, raising over $3200 for the VFW! The commander of the VFW...

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday - December 2015 We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of December 2015: SIEGFRIED O - 12/6/2015 KARIMA A - 12/12/2015 LISA C - 12/13/2015 JACKIE C - 12/14/2015 PHILOMINA O - 12/15/2015 MARYSE G -...

Recipe for Family Caregivers – Carrot Mac and Cheese

Caregiver in McLean VA There's nothing better on a cold winter day than a warm bowl macaroni and cheese. Mac and cheese has long been considered a comfort food because of its richness, warmth, and mild flavor. There are many ways to prepare mac and cheese, from the...

Dementia 101: Aggressive Behavior

Senior Care in Fairfax VA Dementia can be a heartbreaking disorder to witness in a loved one, and can be especially frightening for relatives utilizing in-home care. In order to respond effectively to the sometimes aggressive behavior of loved ones in elderly care,...

How A Vacation Made A Family’s Choice Clear

Caregiver in Vienna VA Laura loved living in the same small town where she had grown up, and she was fortunate enough to have a good job, a loving husband, and three healthy, active children. To top it all off, her parents lived less than a mile from her home,...

Happy Birthday!

Caregiver Birthdays - November 2015 We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of November 2015: MONICA W - 11/2/2015 JENNY R - 11/4/2015 TAMARA F - 11/9/2015 BRENDA E - 11/9/2015 EUNICE A - 11/15/2015 ERICA B -...

5 Big Ways to Help Your Elderly Loved One Avoid Falling

Elderly Care in McLean VA There is nothing scarier than hearing the sounds of your elderly loved one falling or getting a call letting you know that he had a fall that day. Falls are serious business for your elderly loved one, so it's important to do everything that...

4 Tips for Shopping with Your Elderly Loved One

Elderly Care in Leesburg VA Shopping with your elderly loved one can sometimes go less smoothly than you hoped that it would. Whether the timing is just bad or there are other issues that pop up during the trip, it's not always an easy trip. It's never a good idea to...

Recognizing Symptoms of a Serious Problem

Senior Care in Arlington VA It is so easy to blame our coughs, aches, pains, and other health problems on age. All too often, it is these minor problems that can turn into big, life-threatening ones. Women especially think that since they get their annual pap smears...

Happy Birthday!

October Birthdays We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of October 2015: EDEN S - 10/1/2015 NANCY A - 10/3/2015 CORTNEY C - 10/4/2015 VIRGINIA P - 10/10/2015 SHAMAR T - 10/15/2015 TAMIKA G - 10/16/2015 THALIA B -...

5 Tips on Communicating With an Elderly Parent

Elderly Care in Gainesvile VA Having a close knit family is a wonderful thing. Being close with family means that a person has to take on certain responsibilities, such as hiring an elderly care professional to help care for aging parents. When it comes to important...

Senior Care Awareness: ALS

Senior Care in Arlington VA With the Ice Bucket Challenge, various 5K runs and walks, and the slew of celebrities that have stepped forward to talk about it, ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, has gained widespread visibility in recent months. This makes now the...

Safe Driving for Seniors

Senior Care in Falls Church VA While the majority of seniors are wonderful drivers due to a lifetime of experience, certain changes that can affect driving do occur with age. It's very common for a family caregiver to feel some concern regarding elder care and...

The Best Ways for a Senior to Stay Socially Active

Senior Care in Arlington VA Getting older is a natural and often welcoming part of life due to the increased wisdom and freedom that it brings. However, for some people, they have a hard time with aging because they are unable to embrace the changes that it brings. By...

Making Music a Part of Senior Care

Senior Care in Leesburg VA There are few people who don't enjoy music to some extent. Most people are introduced to it at a very young age -- sometimes even before birth. That's a good thing, because music is more than a way to entertain. It is one of the major ways...

Happy Birthday!

September 2015 Birthdays We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of September 2015: HAZEL F - 9/5/2015 LUCIAN J - 9/9/2015 CLIFF G - 9/10/2015 LAUREL M - 9/10/2015 JOYCE T - 9/11/2015 DANA B - 9/14/2015 AMY S -...

Senior Care Recipes: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Senior Care in Falls Church VA It seems as soon as the summer ends and the very first hints of fall appear, everywhere you look there is something pumpkin flavored. From sweet treats to coffee and baked goods to savory meals, pumpkin reigns supreme from September...

Differences Between a Family Caregiver and an in-home Care Provider

Caregiver in Vienna VA It is not easy for many people to come to the realization that the people that spent many years caring for them have become the ones who need to be taken care of themselves. When it comes to elder care many adult children wonder when it is time...

Enhancing In-Home Care for Dementia Patients

Home Care in Ashburn VA Dementia is a common affliction, affecting one in three seniors in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association's latest figures. Dementia is caused by brain degeneration, which results in the cognitive decline of patients. As cognitive...

Top Activities for Elderly Parents

Elderly Care in Fairfax VA Professional elderly care providers are very much interested in finding positive leisure time activities for seniors. It is these activities that give the elderly outlets to relieve stress and reasons to get up and out each day. The best...

Happy Birthday!

August 2015 Birthdays We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of August 2015: BARBARA L - 8/1/2015 ANGELA B - 8/1/2015 DEEBA K - 8/1/2015 VYARA I - 8/11/2015 JENNIFER C - 8/16/2015 ANDREA R - 8/20/2015 KATHERINE J -...

Tips to Keep Elders Positive After Loss

Elder Care in Manassas VA As a person ages, it's a common, yet detrimental thing to become socially and emotionally isolated. This is especially when an older adult loses a spouse or a close friend. Sadness grips the elder, and if this sadness is not tended to in a...

Benefits of a Healthy Diet for Senior Citizens

Senior Care in Manassas VA Everyone knows how beneficial healthy foods, vitamins and plenty of water can be, but it is especially important for senior citizens who are getting help from home care in order to take care of their bodies. As the body ages, it becomes...

Summer Travel Tips for Seniors

Senior Care in Vienna VA The hot summer months bring a lot of fun, barbecues, pool time, and travel with family and friends. This wonderful time of the year, however, can also be full of stress and high emotions when seniors are joining along. In order to help ensure...

Second Annual Transition’s in Care Expo

Care Expo The second annual Transition's in Care Expo was held again this year at the Continental Events Center. Many local and regional companies participated with an excellent turn out from the surrounding community of seniors and their family members. This year's...

Happy Birthday!

July Birthdays We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of July 2015: ALEXIS L 7/1/2015 MARIA C 7/2/2015 BIDYA B 7/2/2015 ARLENE D 7/9/2015 SHEBA O 7/10/2015 DARIA P 7/13/2015 TRICIA H 7/13/2015 MARJORIE G 7/14/2015...

How to Manage Role Reversal with Elder Care

Elder Care in Vienna VA When aging loved ones need in-home care, handling role reversal issues can be an issue under many circumstances. This is especially true when seniors choose to age in place and family members choose to help elder care workers with their daily...

A Family Caregiver May Not be Enough for Your Loved One

Caregiver in Alexandria VA Having a family caregiver who can help an aging loved one out is a good thing, but it's not the same as having an in-home caregiver who is trained to work with the elderly. If you have a parent or other loved one who's aging, and you find...

Loudoun County Senior Expo

May is the time for our annual Loudoun County Senior Expo. This year’s theme was ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’. We had several excellent speakers including Dr. Steven Simmons, our keynote speaker. Dr. Simmons discussed how you can take control of your own aging to...

Happy Birthday!

June Birthdays We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of June 2015: HEATHER O 6/10/2015 NORIA A 6/12/2015 NELMY O 6/20/2015 ROSA M 6/22/2015 TIARA W 6/24/2015 SAMUEL G 6/25/2015 ANGELIA L...

June is National Rose Month

Caregiver in Fairfax VA Sometimes professional in-home caregivers go so far beyond the call of duty in ways that need recognition and popularization to encourage others to copy their behavior. Such was the case with one in-home caregiver. She worked in Los Angeles...

Questions to Ask Aging Parents

Home Care in Gainesville VA With more than five million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s, having that all-important “talk” with your parents is something that you don’t want to put off any longer. While this chat may be uncomfortable, it is essential to ensure...

Meaning and Purpose Can be Lost When You’re a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Arlington VA You never ever planned on being a caregiver for your elderly father. Even after your mother passed away, and even though you were checking in on him on a regular basis, you never imagined there would be a day when you’d be stopping by to make...

May Birthdays!

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of May 2015: BETTIE S 5/1/2015 ESTEFANY S 5/1/2015 TRACEY J 5/2/2015 MAUREEN T 5/5/2015 CAROLE L 5/5/2015 HABIBA A 5/24/2015 LARA T 5/20/2015 SANDRA E 5/9/2015 If you or a loved...

What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Elder Care in Falls Church VA Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart fails to function properly. If your aging loved one has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, you may wonder if your senior care needs have to change. A better...

Happy Birthday!

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of April 2015:   PAULO M 4/1/2015 ELAINE G 4/8/2015 ELVIRA O 4/11/2015 GBASSAY K 4/25/2015 JOHANNA P...

Project Lifesaver

Earlier this month the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office presented ‘Project Lifesaver’. The speaker, Senior Deputy Matt Devaney, spoke to our Loudoun Senior Group meeting. Project Lifesaver is a national, proactive electronic tracking program used to assist in locating...

How Wardrobe Choices Can Help Ease Caregiver Stress

Caregiver in Manassas VA Falling into patterns and resorting to routines is common among family caregivers, and in many situations this is helpful for keeping days organized and ensuring everyone receives the level of care they need. In some ways, however, these...

Bringing a Home Care Provider on Vacation with the Family

Home Care in McLean VA Vacation is a wonderful opportunity for you to spend quality time with your family relaxing, experiencing new things, and creating lasting, wonderful memories. If you have elderly parents, however, heading out on vacation can pose extra...

Senior Care: Fall Prevention

Senior Care in Meyerland, VA A fall can change the life of a senior in a profound manner. As our loved ones age, their sight, hearing, coordination, and muscle strength begin to deteriorate. Taking steps to ensure your loved one is safe is important and can prevent...

How Neighbors Could Play a Role in Elder Care

Ashburn, VA - How Neighbors Could Play a Role in Elder Care The moment somebody realizes they need Elder care of any kind, family members, friends, and even neighbors may step up and offer assistance. According to AARP, there are more than 40 million family caregivers...

Tips For Dealing with (Difficult) Aging Parents

Senior Care in McLean, VA – Tips For Dealing with (Difficult) Aging Parents As an adult child, it can be difficult sometimes to care for an aging parent. If you are busy raising your own family and your aging parent has medical conditions or mental health issues, it...

Home Care Services Can Alleviate the Stress of Worrying about Mom

Throughout most of your life you probably didn’t have to worry about your mother’s health and safety. She was either married to your father or living alone, yet she was able to take care of herself well enough. In recent years, though, you’ve noticed a change in her...

February Birthdays

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of February: YURIKO V. 2/1/2014 MARTHA F. 2/2/2014 JAIME C. 2/5/2014 GEETA D. 2/6/2014 ALINA R-B. 2/8/2014 CASSANDRA J. 2/12/2014 BEVERLY M. 2/14/2014 KATIE T. 2/14/2014...

A Healthy Diet Plus Regular Exercise Equals Better Health

Caregiver in Fairfax, VA - Diet and Exercise for Better Health One of the best ways to ensure good health is through a healthy diet and regular exercise. This is not a very difficult task, although people tend to think otherwise. Some sacrifices need to be made in the...

5 Invaluable Benefits of Having An Elder Care Provider in the Home

Fairfax, VA - Benefits of Having Elder Care in the Home Most people want to live in their homes as long as possible. Life expectancy rates have been increasing due to advances in medical care, more effective pharmacology, better environmental conditions, and other...

January Birthdays at SenCura!

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to all of our Caregivers with birthdays in the month of January: PAT R. January 2nd ESME T. January 4th HILDA O. January 4th TWILLA V. January 7th NICANORA R. January 10th LEA C. January 16th GRETCHEN V. January 19th DEBORAH W....

Where Does Bathroom Safety Stand in Your Elderly Loved One’s Home?

Elder Care Considerations in Your Senior Loved One’s Home near Leesburg, VA “One Son’s Concern for His Mom’s Safety near Leesburg, VA” Tom went to visit his elderly mother one afternoon, having not seen her in several weeks. His life had been incredibly busy for years...

The Most Common Types of Home Care , and How They are Different

Senior Care near Alexandria, VA – How to Choose Home Care Homecare is not a “one size fits all” mentality. For seniors and aging adults, the types of homecare vary by the needs of each individual patient. Homecare is definitely an important supplement for the aging...

December Birthdays at SenCura

Wishing all of you a happy birthday! Pamela A. Rosa C. Jackie C. Muriel G. Edem N. Siegfried O. Philomina O. Natalina S. Takeira...

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