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    Watch This Clip for Exercise Tips for Seniors

    Last updated 6 years ago

    As a senior, it is important to stay as physically fit and strong as possible. Make sure that any exercise regimen you or your elderly loved one begins is safe and doctor-approved. For a fun and simple exercise using just a chair, watch this video.

    Chair stand exercises for seniors are quite simple to perform. Begin by reclining in the chair and crossing your arms over your chest. Sit up, flexing your back, and slowly stand up straight using just your legs. Don’t forget to breathe! Then, sit back down to your starting position.

    EvergreenChoice of New York City is committed to providing the finest in compassionate elder care for your loved one. For more information on our hospice and home care programs, call us today at (646) 783-3651.

    How to Tell a Loved One He or She Needs a Caregiver

    Last updated 6 years ago

    You may never feel ready to tell your loved one that he or she needs senior care. After all, many elderly people pride themselves on their independence and mobility. However, when illness or aging begins to put your loved one at danger, it is time to put aside your emotions and do what is necessary. Here’s a short guide to talking with your loved one about hiring a caregiver.

    • Stay Calm 
      This is undoubtedly an emotional time for you, and it may be difficult to witness the pain and embarrassment your loved one may feel during the conversation. However, you must remain calm and collected, though it may be trying. Your loved one’s safety and longevity may rely on this decision, so remember that it is for the best, and try not to get too emotional—though you should absolutely make sure your aging loved one knows that he or she is loved.
    • Stay Positive 
      Don’t focus on the negative aspects of this decision—talk to your loved one about the good things! Talk about how your loved one can relax and pick up old or new hobbies, while a professional aide performs light cleaning, prepares meals, and takes him or her to and from any doctor appointments. Your loved one may be resistant to the idea of a caregiver, but try to focus on the positive side.
    • Stay Firm 
      It can be difficult to talk to your loved one about aging care, especially if your loved one is a parent. However, this is for his or her safety as well as the safety of others. It is of the utmost importance that you stay firm, positive, and loving.

    For the best choice in caregiving in New York City, call EvergreenChoice at (646) 783-3651. We provide a number of high-quality services, including hospice care, so you know that your loved one is cared for and comfortable.

    Want to Learn More about The Benefits of Senior Care at Home? Read These Informative Articles

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Understanding the differences in senior care is the first step in determining what kind of help is right for your loved one. The links below are provided to assist you in navigating through all of your senior care options:

    • MetLife Mature Market Institute offers a survey on the costs of long-term care, including nursing homes, assisted living, adult day services, and home care.
    • This New York Times article examines the shift from nursing homes to managed home care.
    • Check out this USA Today article on the process of caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease.

    If you are looking for personalized home care in New York, contact EvergreenChoice at (646) 783-3651 today.

    Why Consider Home Care Over a Nursing Home?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    A nursing home is a place of residence for seniors who require constant care and have significant difficulties performing daily activities. However, some people who are not in need of such intensive care are enrolled in nursing homes. If you are looking for assistance for your loved one, home care may be a great alternative.

    Home care offers your loved one supportive assistance from experienced caregivers. A wide array of non-medical services are provided, from practical assistance, like grooming and cleaning, to companion assistance, like playing games and going to museums or the movies.

    • Allows Freedom and Comfort
      Home care gives your loved one the opportunity to stay at home. With senior care, your loved one will receive care from the comfort and safety of his or her own home. Assistance is provided without having to give up independence. At nursing homes, however, residents are considered patients, complying with regulations similar to that of a hospital.
    • Offers Individualized Care
      Because home care is delivered on a one-on-one basis, it is tailored to the needs of each person. The interaction with caregivers is on a personal level, providing your loved one with companionship as well as practical assistance. In nursing homes, a single staff member is usually in charge of caring for several other residents.

    If you are looking for home care in the greater New York area, contact EvergreenChoice at (646) 783-3651. Our caregivers are compassionate and specifically trained to provide a wide array of essential services. Visit us online today to learn more about our elder care services.

    What Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Dementia is not a specific disease, but a very broad term encompassing a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Dementia indicates problems with certain brain functions that cause issues such as memory loss or impaired judgment.

    This video describes the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a common cause of dementia, not a result from dementia. Certain causes of dementia can be treated or reversed if caught in time, whereas Alzheimer’s is irreversible.

    If your loved one is suffering from dementia, call EvergreenChoice in New York at (646) 783-3651 to learn about our compassionate home care service options. Our carefully-selected caregivers can provide a variety of essential home care services for elder individuals or patients suffering from dementia.

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Along with our personalized approach to in-home senior care, EvergreenChoice offers special packages designed specifically to meet your every need. Visit the EvergreenChoice website for detailed descriptions and pricing, and call us today at (646) 783-3651 with your questions.


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