Willamette Valley In-Home Care

Willamette Valley In-Home Care More than 12 million Americans require some long-term care. As many as 6 out of every 10 Americans have family members or friends requiring long-term care services. 8 out of every 10 would prefer to have care provided to their family member’s home.

Important Things to Know Before Getting Home CareGetting home care is always a good idea not only for our loved ones who...
12/18/2018

Important Things to Know Before Getting Home Care

Getting home care is always a good idea not only for our loved ones who need the care but also for the rest of the family who also have their own obligations and responsibilities. But despite this, there are still many things we should prepare and be aware of before getting home care. Here are some of them:

• the level of independence our loved ones are capable of having

• know our free time where we can spend with our loved ones

• the capabilities, dedication, and attitude of the caretaker

• we should get doctor’s advice about the kind of care needed

#HomeCare #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

Understanding Diabetes for Better CareDiabetes is an incurable disease that causes the body’s sugar levels to rise. Th...
12/12/2018

Understanding Diabetes for Better Care

Diabetes is an incurable disease that causes the body’s sugar levels to rise. There are two types of Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes is when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin which is important in the regulation of the body’s sugar levels while Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by the body’s resistance or improper use of insulin.

Sadly, there is not yet a cure for diabetes but with our medical understanding, it is easily manageable through the proper monitoring and administering of the medicine. Visit our website at http://wvinhomecare.com to get reliable assistance in the management of your loved one’s diabetes.

#Diabetes #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

Providing Care for Our VeteransOur veterans have fought very hard to bring us where we are right now and now’s the tim...
12/11/2018

Providing Care for Our Veterans

Our veterans have fought very hard to bring us where we are right now and now’s the time that we show our appreciation towards them. That is why there is a government program that provides care for these heroes.

#Veterans #Heroes

Important Foods for Senior CitizensWhen we reach an older age, our bodies become weaker and sensitive to the foods that ...
12/04/2018

Important Foods for Senior Citizens

When we reach an older age, our bodies become weaker and sensitive to the foods that we consume. Eating healthy is very important to maintain a strong body capable of performing daily activities. Here are important foods that our senior loved ones should eat to stay strong:

• Apples
It helps maintain the blood sugar levels.

• Fish
Full of omega-3s which are good for the heart and brain.

• Eggs
Contains proteins which help the muscles in our bodies.

• Berries
Has plenty of antioxidants which help regenerate cells in the body.

#HealthyFood #GoodFood

Avoid These Mistakes If You Just Came from SurgeryIf you’ve just returned home after a surgical procedure, you need to...
11/28/2018

Avoid These Mistakes If You Just Came from Surgery

If you’ve just returned home after a surgical procedure, you need to provide extra monitoring of your health and recovery process. You don’t want to risk getting an infection or complicating your condition just because of a minor mistake. Here are the common post-surgery mistakes that are often committed and which you should avoid:

• Doing heavy tasks immediately

• Lying in bed too much

• Not taking prescribed medications as instructed

• Not eating or drinking well

• Not proceeding to rehab sessions (if there’s any)

• Driving without the doctor’s approval

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#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #PostSurgery

11/27/2018

Are You in Need of an In-Home Care Provider? Here’s a Tip.

Make a list of the care needs you want to be met.

Remember that every person has unique needs. Ensure that your prospect care provider is able to meet these needs, so you can easily evaluate other factors, such as their qualifications and experience.

RT if you agree.

#HomeCare #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

Exercise Options for People with Diabetes#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #Diabetes
11/21/2018

Exercise Options for People with Diabetes

#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #Diabetes

Quick Guide: What You Need to Know from a Prospective In-Home Care ProviderIf you’re currently deciding on the right i...
11/19/2018

Quick Guide: What You Need to Know from a Prospective In-Home Care Provider

If you’re currently deciding on the right in-home care provider, we listed factors you need to consider to find the right one for your senior loved ones:

• Skills in CPR in case of emergencies

• Experience/training with dementia care

• Connection with an in-home care agency

• Current bonds/insurance

• Reliable personal and professional references

• Availability/accessibility

• Possible replacement when care staff gets sick

In-home care providers are your allies in making your home an ideal setting for your senior loved ones.

Tag that someone who needs this information today.

#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #QuickGuide

Aging Is Exciting – Except When These 7 Things HappenYou can look forward to being a senior because of its perks. For ...
11/14/2018

Aging Is Exciting – Except When These 7 Things Happen

You can look forward to being a senior because of its perks. For one, you have all the time for yourself. Secondly, you can do that one thing you've always wanted to do before but never really did due to other commitments. However, there are aging realities that may limit, but not necessarily stop, you from being productive. The aging challenges include:

• vision problems

• declining strength

• reduced endurance

• reduced sense of balance

• hearing issues

• mobility difficulties

• flexibility problems

Overcome these difficulties with help from the right in-home care provider.

#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #Aging

Dementia Care Tip: Distract Rather Than ReactYour loved one with dementia can be easily agitated when you bring up certa...
11/13/2018

Dementia Care Tip: Distract Rather Than React

Your loved one with dementia can be easily agitated when you bring up certain topics. Rather than reacting to their emotions, try to divert their attention instead. But remember to empathize with how they’re feeling before suggesting to do something else.

#Dementia #Homecare

Quick Facts About Senior FallsAccording to the World Health Organization, senior falls are common scenarios for the agin...
11/06/2018

Quick Facts About Senior Falls

According to the World Health Organization, senior falls are common scenarios for the aging population worldwide. Here are important facts you need to know:

• Fall is technically defined as a person’s accidental landing on a lower level from a higher place.

• Falls can be minor, serious, or fatal.

• Seniors who frequently experience falls start at the
age of 65.

• Approximately 37 million seniors experience serious falls every year that need medical attention.

• Senior falls can be prevented.

• Fall prevention includes information, training, and safe environment.

#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #HomeCare

5 Tips to Maximize the Benefits of Your MedicationsHere are five tips to help you maximize the benefits of your medicati...
10/25/2018

5 Tips to Maximize the Benefits of Your Medications

Here are five tips to help you maximize the benefits of your medications and avoid medication problems:

1. Learn about your medicines – including its intended effects, side effects, dosage requirements, etc.

2. Make and maintain an updated medication list – including all prescription medication, OTCs, dietary supplements, vitamins, etc.

3. Safely store your medicines – keep it away from children and pets.

4. If possible, use one pharmacy to keep all of your prescription records in one place.

5. Set up an alarm, use a pillbox, or use other reminders so that you don’t forget to take your medications.

#MedicationManagement #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

How to Convince Your Hesitant Parent about In-Home Care AssistanceIs your aging parent resisting in-home senior care ass...
10/24/2018

How to Convince Your Hesitant Parent about In-Home Care Assistance

Is your aging parent resisting in-home senior care assistance? If you want to convince them that this is the right choice for their safety, health, and overall well-being, here are 3 tips for you: http://www.wvinhomecare.com/how-to-talk-to-senior-parents-about-senior-care.

#InHomeCareAssistance #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

What Causes Caregiver Burnout?Knowing what causes caregiver burnout may help you avoid it. Take note of its three common...
10/18/2018

What Causes Caregiver Burnout?

Knowing what causes caregiver burnout may help you avoid it. Take note of its three common causes:

1. Unrealistic Expectations. Some caregivers expect their involvement to result in a positive change in the health of the patient. However, this may be unrealistic for patients with progressive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

2. Lack of Control. Many caregivers become frustrated due to a lack of resources, money, and skills to properly care for their loved ones.

3. Irrational Demands. Some caregivers place irrational demands on themselves. They often feel solely responsible for the well-being of their loved ones.

#CaregiverBurnout #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout to Watch Out ForTaking care of your loved ones as they age or when they are sick can be an ...
10/10/2018

6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout to Watch Out For

Taking care of your loved ones as they age or when they are sick can be an extremely rewarding experience. However, it can put you at risk of caregiver burnout. Watch out for these signs:

1. Lack of energy
2. Sleep problems (too much or too little)
3. A feeling of hopelessness
4. Lowered resistance to illness
5. Withdrawal from family and friends
6. Feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or the person you are taking care of

Let yourself take a break. If needed, Willamette Valley In-Home Care offers respite care services that can help you.

#RespiteCare #Caregiver

When Is It Time to Get In-Home Senior Care? 9 Signs to Watch Out ForHere are the nine signs that your aging parent needs...
10/01/2018

When Is It Time to Get In-Home Senior Care? 9 Signs to Watch Out For

Here are the nine signs that your aging parent needs in-home care:

1. A decline in personal hygiene
2. Difficulty moving around
3. Neglected bills
4. Increased confusion or deteriorating memory
5. Forgetting to take medications
6. Messy and disorganized home
7. Spoiled food and lack of groceries
8. Loss of interest in activities
9. Decreased social interaction

If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to consider the home care services offered by Willamette Valley In-Home Care.

#HomeCare #ElderlyCare #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

Caregiving: Why You Should Get Respite Care#Caregiving #RespiteCare #WillametteValleyInHomeCare
09/28/2018

Caregiving: Why You Should Get Respite Care

#Caregiving #RespiteCare #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

Facts About Hair Changes in AgingHave there been graying strands on your head? This is due to declining keratin as a per...
09/26/2018

Facts About Hair Changes in Aging

Have there been graying strands on your head? This is due to declining keratin as a person approaches the senior years. When a person ages, their hair also undergoes changes. Here’s a quick list of such hair changes:

• Senescent alopecia – hair follicles produce thinner hair strands due to natural wear and tear

• Androgenetic alopecia – a pattern of baldness due to genetics, smoking habits, or illness

• Hirsutism – hairs appearing on a woman’s body parts (face, neck, chest)

Despite hair aging, the elderly person still deserves proper grooming and better hair care. To provide you with basic care and grooming assistance at home, contact us.

#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #HairCare #SeniorCare

Companionship: Better Living in the Advancing YearsDo you know a senior person who has isolated themselves? A quality co...
09/25/2018

Companionship: Better Living in the Advancing Years

Do you know a senior person who has isolated themselves? A quality companionship service can help them find fresh ways to live a quality life. Life can still be made more meaningful with our assistance at Willamette Valley In-home Care. Contact us.

#Companionship #SeniorCare

How Caffeine Affects You in 5 WaysCaffeine is typically found in healthy servings of coffee and tea. According to Health...
09/17/2018

How Caffeine Affects You in 5 Ways

Caffeine is typically found in healthy servings of coffee and tea. According to Healthline, while these have benefits, too much caffeine can bring side effects such as the following:

- Caffeine triggers adrenaline, which leads to anxiety when taken excessively.

- Caffeine helps some people to stay awake, but too much can make it difficult to sleep.

- Caffeine can trigger coffee habits, which may lead to unhealthy dependency or addiction.

- Caffeine stimulates the nervous system which could lead to increased blood pressure when taken too much.

- Caffeine can improve bowel movement in some people, but too much may trigger diarrhea.

#WillametteValleyInHomeCare #AffectsOfCaffeine #Caffeine

3 Tips: What to Remember When Preparing Meals for SeniorsThe nutritional needs of your senior loved one remains crucial ...
09/13/2018

3 Tips: What to Remember When Preparing Meals for Seniors

The nutritional needs of your senior loved one remains crucial in their advanced years. Help them achieve their ideal nutrition through healthy meals. When you prepare meals for the elderly, remember the following:

- Consider their comfort and convenience. If they have swallowing difficulties, prepare meals that are easy to swallow.
- Consider their illnesses. If they have diabetes or heart ailments, serve their food preferences.
- Consider their emotional state. If they feel lonely, keep them company when eating.

If you need senior care assistance, contact us at Willamette Valley In-home Care.

#Tips #SeniorCare #PreparingMeals

How Good Sleep Can Benefit You- Restores calmness- Revives emotional health- Increases alertness- Speedier recovery - Be...
09/11/2018

How Good Sleep Can Benefit You

- Restores calmness
- Revives emotional health
- Increases alertness
- Speedier recovery
- Better cognitive function

Are you concerned that you’re not getting enough sleep because of your caregiving duties? Let us cover for you. Enjoy a good break and rewarding sleep on Labor Day.

#Sleeping #Benefits #HealthCare

09/05/2018

Exercise Recommendations for the Elderly

Can your elderly loved one still perform physical exercises? With their doctor’s approval, yes they can. Elderly exercises have to be ideally focused on the following disciplines:

- Endurance (walking, biking, swimming) – improves heart health
- Strength (weightlifting) – increases muscle mass
- Flexibility (stretching routines) – helps prevent injury
- Balance (Tai Chi, yoga) – helps prevent falls

As you undergo these wellness habits, get assistance from our team at Willamette Valley In-home Care. This Labor Day, grab the chance to enjoy quality outdoor physical activities with your beloved senior family member.

#Wellness #ElderlyCare #HomeCare

Social Activities: 3 Benefits for Alzheimer’s PatientAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, embracing lifestyle h...
08/30/2018

Social Activities: 3 Benefits for Alzheimer’s Patient

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, embracing lifestyle habits, such as engaging in social activities, are beneficial for brain health. Among the benefits a person can enjoy with having health social circles are the following:

- Reduced possibility of depression or loneliness
- Engages in healthy mental exercises through meaningful conversations
- Improves emotional health because of intentional support

Our staff at Willamette Valley In-Home Care is well-trained to address these types of needs. Don’t hesitate to reach us out.

#ElderlyCare #Alzheimers #HealthCare

5 Ways to Look for In-Home Care Assistant for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s1. Get doctor’s recommendation.2. Use onli...
08/30/2018

5 Ways to Look for In-Home Care Assistant for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

1. Get doctor’s recommendation.
2. Use online search tools.
3. Contact the Alzheimer’s advocacy group in your area.
4. Use the eldercare locator.
5. Get recommendations from friends and loved ones.

Here in Oregon, talk to us about your Alzheimer’s care inquiries.

#Alzheimers #ElderlyCare

Music for Dementia Is a Healthy IdeaIf you’re thinking of immersing your dementia patient in a sea of heartfelt melody...
08/22/2018

Music for Dementia Is a Healthy Idea

If you’re thinking of immersing your dementia patient in a sea of heartfelt melody, you may have tapped a great idea.

In fact, one study shows that music can help reduce agitation on dementia patients. Even people who are having the late-stage dementia can follow a beat or repeat a song learned from childhood.

With music, dementia patients can find a way to connect with those around them, even if they find it hard to remember or to communicate.

#Dementia #Music #HealthCare

Why You Should Consider Your Loved One’s Life ChoicesEvery person has unique preferences when it comes to clothing, ha...
08/22/2018

Why You Should Consider Your Loved One’s Life Choices

Every person has unique preferences when it comes to clothing, hairstyle, and even care assistance. If you’re the primary caregiver of your family member, you need to consider how they want to be dressed, bathed, hair styled, or cared for.

This is your way of affirming their sense of independence. When you support their personal choices, you’re also building up their self-esteem and confidence. For as long as their choices are not harmful to their overall health, make it a part of your care routine.

#SeniorCare #HomeCare #WillametteValleyInHomeCare

5 Tips: How to Ensure That Medication Is Taken on Time- Prepare medicines to last more than a week.- Make use of well-la...
08/22/2018

5 Tips: How to Ensure That Medication Is Taken on Time

- Prepare medicines to last more than a week.
- Make use of well-labeled pill organizers.
- Subscribe to a pharmacy’s auto-refill program.
- Maintain an updated medication list.
- Make use of technology as reminders.

For assistance on medication management, contact us.

#HomeCare #Medication #Tips

First-time Caregiver: 5 Steps to Care for Your Loved One EffectivelyIf you’re caring for a family member or for a paid...
08/06/2018

First-time Caregiver: 5 Steps to Care for Your Loved One Effectively

If you’re caring for a family member or for a paid profession for the first time, here are valuable tips you can use:

- Start a meaningful conversation even if you feel uncomfortable.
- Surround yourself with understanding people who will be your supportive team.
- Create a plan for care options that suits the needs of the one you’re caring.
- Find ways to educate yourself about your patient’s condition.
- Remember to make time to care for yourself.

#FirstTimeCaregiver #StartAMeaningfulConversation #CreateAPlan

Recovering at HomeAfter going through a major surgery, you will be left in a weakened state, and you may require assista...
08/01/2018

Recovering at Home

After going through a major surgery, you will be left in a weakened state, and you may require assistance in doing the most basic tasks.

However, it is possible to speed up the healing process. One of the best methods of healing is to recover at home. Through our services, we make this possible for you to recover in the place that you are most relaxed. Recovering in a hospital room could actually slow down recovery times and prevent proper rest due to the constant noise and the general discomfort.

#recovery #caregiving

08/01/2018

Respite Care

Taking care of a loved one can be a tiring job, especially when you have work and other responsibilities. Through our respite care, we can provide a helping hand to your loved one, so you can get the rest that you need.

#respite #care #caregiving

Talking to Your Loved Ones About Senior CareIf you feel like your loved ones could benefit from senior care, but they ar...
07/17/2018

Talking to Your Loved Ones About Senior Care

If you feel like your loved ones could benefit from senior care, but they are hesitant about relying on a caregiver, it is important to remind them of the many perks that our personalized services can provide. While we work in the background, we are able to maintain the independence of your loved ones, so they can focus on what they actually love doing. Our services can improve their quality of life and their health. #homecare #caregiving #seniorcare

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