All Home Care Matters

All Home Care Matters

All Home Care Matters is an informative podcast and YouTube show that helps viewers and listeners learn about resources, tips, & discussion on all things home care.

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April 14, 2021 38 min

Hello, and welcome back to All Home Care Matters. If this is your first time visiting us here at the show. Thank you for taking time out to be with us today. We appreciate how valuable everyone’s time is and that is why we try and make each episode here at All Home Care Matters something that will hopefully matter to you.

We are honored to welcome Paul VerHoeve to All Home Care Matters.

On this episode we will be speaking with Paul...

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Neil Grunberg serves as Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at AlayaCare. Grunberg has spent more than 17 years focused on workforce management, mobility, and operational software. His breadth of expertise ranges from consulting and project management to pre-sales and then eventually onto managing sales and marketing for a successful startup before joining the Vortex Connect team and then onto Alay...

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April 8, 2021 16 min

If your loved one has suffered from a stroke, you might feel like the train of your life has completely derailed – and is stuck and sinking in thick, sloshy mud. For the most part, strokes occur unexpectedly. This means that for both the person experiencing the stroke, and their loved ones, life seems to change all at once.

 

Many family members will have to step into the role of caregiver, while still trying to grapple with the lo...

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April 7, 2021 7 min

As many seniors get older, they will find themselves spending more and more time in their beds and less time out and about. This is especially true for those suffering from mobility problems or other illnesses that hinder their ability to move around like they used to.

 

Unfortunately, the more time a person spends in one spot, the higher the risk that they will develop pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores. Bedsores occur when a...

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April 3, 2021 16 min

A diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can rock a person’s world. Whether or not this was a diagnosis you anticipated, it can be difficult to grapple with the reality of it, for both the diagnosed patient and their family members.

 

There are a few reasons a diagnosis of FTD can be particularly devastating. For one thing, the majority of people diagnosed are younger than 70, so the last thing they expect is for their life ...

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April 2, 2021 15 min

If you spend a lot of time with an aging loved one, you might notice that their relationship with food has begun to change. It’s not uncommon for seniors to eat less, to forget to eat entirely, or even to eat too much. It varies depending on the person, but many seniors will experience diet changes as they get older.

 

Maybe they are hesitant to eat – they tell you that they’re just not hungry, that seniors don’t require as many ca...

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In this episode and interview we explore what Oasis Everywhere is and how it is helping seniors engage in life-long learning and staying active. Even during the pandemic, you'll hear how two of our guests were able to socialize and create a lasting friendship.

We enjoyed our time with Oasis Everywhere and with Paul Weiss the President of Oasis Everywhere, along with Barbra and Carole who met each other while taking classes at O...

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Early onset Alzheimer’s can be an enormously difficult diagnosis to come to terms with. Many people who are diagnosed are in the middle of a career, raising a family, and pursuing new ventures when this disease unexpectedly disrupts life as they know it.

 

New studies have found that an early diagnosis could lead to more positive experiences with treatment and there are ways to slow the rate of progression so patients can maintain ...

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March 20, 2021 13 min

In our line of work, we encounter many families who are not properly prepared for when their loved ones get discharged from the hospital. It makes sense – while in the hospital, it’s difficult to think about the future. You’re in a highly tense, emotional situation – and you’re trying to balance being there for your loved one with the rest of your life, outside of the hospital. Maybe your children need to be picked up from school b...

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March 18, 2021 15 min

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, you might be feeling daunted and a little bit scared. It’s not an easy diagnosis to come to terms with – after all, if not treated it is possible to lose your vision entirely. However, with the proper treatment and preparation, you can live a perfectly normal life even after diagnosis – and preserve your vision.

 

Believe it or not, an early glaucoma diagnosis actually puts you at an advantag...

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March 16, 2021 7 min

As our loved ones age, there are many precautions we need to take to make sure they are safe at home. Home safety risks can be easy to miss, or even forget about, when you’re dealing with a stack of other responsibilities – like making sure your Mom gets to her doctor appointment, tracking her progress, figuring out if she needs extra care – often, the last thing we think about is taking out loose carpet to prevent falls or putting...

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March 14, 2021 19 min

Even if you’re providing family caregiving to your loved one, there might come a time when you realize that you simply cannot handle everything all the time. Whether your parents’ needs have increased significantly, but you want to make sure they remain at home, or your career and family life have become more demanding, you might find that it’s time to hire a professional caregiver.

There are many benefits to having professional ho...

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March 12, 2021 8 min

Family caregivers provide an invaluable service to their loved ones as they age. They allow their loved ones to stay at home, or in the home of their adult children, where they are surrounded by comfort and familiarity. They also provide love, support, encouragement, and patience. This can make the final, difficult years of an older adult’s life feel rewarding and peaceful.

At the same time, caregiving can be difficult. We’ve talke...

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March 10, 2021 17 min

If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s Disease, there may be days where you just feel helpless. It might seem like no treatment is working, that your loved one’s struggles with communication and mood swings are only progressing, with no end in sight. Alzheimer’s can be a devastating disease – but there are ways to possibly help patients meet those milestones – to encourage communication, peace of mind, and even joy in patient...

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March 8, 2021 15 min

It’s no secret that being a caregiver comes with its challenges – and sacrifices. For many people embarking on this new journey, the massive pressures can come as a bit of a shock. If you’re thinking of becoming a caregiver, but are still on the fence, it’s important to know what to expect before you make a permanent decision. That way, you can know whether becoming a family caregiver really is the best decision for you and your lo...

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March 6, 2021 16 min

We speak a lot on this show about how to provide the best care to our loved ones as they age – but today, we’re going to talk about how to provide the best care to the caregiver. Being a caregiver for our parents, spouses, or grandparents can be immensely rewarding – but it comes with its own unique sets of challenges.

The responsibilities of a family caregiver often grow over time – and as we work to nurture and tend to our loved ...

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March 1, 2021 18 min

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you might be feeling lost, confused, scared, and overwhelmed with concern. It’s a diagnosis no one wants to hear, but one that far too many families are impacted by year after year. In fact, according to Parkinsons.Org, about 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed with the disease each year.

It’s estimated that about one million Americans have Parkinson’s disease tod...

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February 25, 2021 14 min

When our loved one is diagnosed with dementia, we want to do our best to understand exactly what they’re going through. The more we know, the more support we can offer – both emotionally and in regard to long-term care support. We’ll also be better equipped to help ourselves. Knowing what to expect as dementia progresses, and understanding why our parent, spouse, or grandparent is behaving in certain ways can help us manage and car...

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February 25, 2021 18 min

If our parents or grandparents have been increasingly struggling with changes in memory or personality, we may be worried that they have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Most people have heard of these diseases and may have had a grandparent or distant family member experience them before.

 

Still, though, until we are facing these diagnoses head-on, we may not understand exactly what to expect. How can we know the differences between deme...

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February 19, 2021 11 min

As your parents or grandparents age and become more dependent, there may come a time when your role transitions into that of a caregiver. For family members, this can be a difficult adjustment. As well as we know and as much as we love our parents, we’re probably used to them supporting us, more than the other way around. Still, being a family caregiver is a wonderful way to bond with our loved ones and truly appreciate the time we...

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