Nursing homes are not the only option when your loved one needs nursing and personal care. Home care is the safer nursing home alternative.
Oct. 10, 2019 - People with life-limiting illnesses want each moment to matter. Belvedere Home Care wants people with life-limiting illnesses to remain comfortable and independent as long as they choose. We provide assistance with light housekeeping and help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing and getting to medical appointments.
July 26, 2019 - About one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss. Nearly half of seniors over age 75 have difficulty hearing. Here are some ways you can spot potential hearing loss in your senior loved one and help them stay safe.
July 16, 2019 - Following surgery, whether minor or major, people often face a challenging list of orders and limitations. Belvedere Home Care’s post-surgical caregivers serve all people in recovery, whether it is from heart surgery, joint replacement, cancer treatment or other medical issues.
June 17, 2019 - Home health care offers seniors regular professional medical care, and even daily or overnight care, in the comfort of their own home. And family caregivers get peace of mind.
June 7, 2019 - Seniors with cognitive impairments, whether the result of dementia, stroke or brain injury, not only require specialized care, each case is unique. The need for 24-hour care and monitoring can be taxing on family caregivers.
May 28, 2019 - While arthritis may seem like an inevitable part of aging, treatment has come a long way in helping those with arthritis live more productive and pain-free lives. There are things you can do every day to fight the symptoms and effects of arthritis.
April 22, 2019 - How do you help a senior loved one who insists that they don’t need help? It's a challenge many families have to face. Here are tips for getting started with home health care when a senior who insists they don't need help.
April 2, 2019 - Although you may have to do some cajoling to get them back out of their shell, seniors benefit from staying active and having a sense of community. So how can you help a senior loved one break out of an isolated rut?
March 19, 2019 - By age 70, chronic pain affects 79% of women and 53% of men. Seniors often wrongly assume that being in pain is just a normal part of aging that they have to tolerate, but in many cases it can be managed for dramatic improvements in everyday life.
Jan. 11, 2019 - An estimated 30 million Americans are affected by COPD, putting them at higher risk for heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions. Home health care can help patients better manage their COPD.
Dec. 9, 2018 - During the holidays everyone sees their to-do lists grow and their schedules fill. It’s an ideal time to take advantage of respite care so caregivers can attend holiday events, shop or spend time with other family members.
Nov. 29, 2018 - From falls on slick, icy sidewalks, driving on dangerous roads and the risks of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning there are many winter safety hazards for seniors. Plus, seniors are at greater risk for hypothermia, and constant cold can make them more vulnerable to illness.
Nov. 2, 2018 - After an injury, illness or surgery, your senior loved one may be facing an uphill battle for recovery without some assistance in the home. Home health care services can help with anything a patient needs to speed their recovery.
Oct. 28, 2018 - Chronic disease is the most common reason for preventable hospital readmissions. Senior loved ones may be trying to manage their health, but lack expertise to recognize potential issues, resulting in disease progression, relapse, infections and unnecessary hospitalizations. Home health care has been shown to reduce rehospitalization rates.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Hip fractures change the lives of thousands of seniors every year. Most hip fractures require surgery and physical rehabilitation. It can be a long and challenging road to recovery.
July 27, 2018 - Sundowning is a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Those caring for loved ones in the mid-stage to advanced stages may find that restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion get worse in the late afternoon and evening. Here are some tips for managing sundowning behaviors.
July 13, 2018 - PCAs are home care professionals who assist with their day-to-day living activities so people with health conditions can stay in their homes. The most important things a PCA job candidate can bring to the table are commitment and compassion.
June 21, 2016 - No one likes to talk about their finances, especially if the conversation is casting doubt on their ability to manage money. For many seniors, managing their own finances is key to their feelings of independence. It’s important to keep tabs on a senior loved one’s finances to ensure that they have the money they need to live today and for the years to come.
June 14, 2018 - With families being more far-flung and mobile than ever before, it's not unexpected that some caregivers have to participate and offer support from afar. It can be a challenging role to manage.
June 8, 2018 - Hot weather brings health risks for seniors, even if they are spending most of their time indoors. Each year, most people who die from heat-related causes are over 50 years old. But there are some simple and inexpensive ways to help keep your loved one cool, comfortable and healthy this summer.
May 4, 2018 - Once you decide that home care is the right decision for you, it's time to prepare your loved one and their home for the new caregiver and the new routine. Here are some tips that can make the transition to home care easier for you, your loved one and your caregiver.
April 26, 2018 - How can you tell when a senior loved one is no longer a safe driver? While age alone can’t predict driving ability and safety, getting older can mean slower reflexes, vision issues and health conditions that may impair driving ability. Here are some questions to help you assess their driving skills and safety.
April 13, 2018 - Vaccines are especially important for adults ages 65 and over. As you age, your immune system weakens and less able to fight off illness and infections. Seniors are more vulnerable to flu, pneumonia, and shingles and other illnesses that can come with long-term, or even fatal, complications.
April 3, 2018 - Your healthcare team can help you decide what level of medical care your loved one needs but deciding that a senior needs help with household tasks can be trickier. But more than just unsightly, a dirty or cluttered house is a health hazard for seniors.
March 11, 2018 - Personal care aides (PCAs) are home care professionals who assist people with their day-to-day living activities. At Belvedere Home Care, our PCAs serve the elderly, the chronically ill, people with life-limiting conditions and people with physical or mental disabilities.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Belvedere Home Care can offer any combination of medical care, personal care, transportation services and assistance with household tasks. Whether your hours, days or level of care needs change, we are here to assist you.
February 14, 2018 - Watching a loved one cope with cardiovascular disease is enough to break your heart. The Belvedere Home Care staff has specialized training and the experience to care for clients living with cardiovascular conditions and help them stay home longer with the benefit of professional care.
January 26, 2018 - In the winter months, when you aren’t feeling summer’s heat, it can be easy to forget that you need to drink.
January 14, 2018 - At the beginning of each year, we reflect upon everything that has changed in the last 12 months and plan ahead for what the New Year will bring. It’s also a time many of us make the resolution to be more organized or to stop procrastinating. One task that many families put off far too long is estate planning. If you are taking steps now to get your finances and taxes and budgets settled for the new year, stay in that paperwork-and-planning mind frame and make sure that your…
December 4, 2017 - Cary Myers has been named the new chief financial officer of Belvedere Health Services. “I look forward to contributing to Belvedere’s continued success, and I appreciate very much this new opportunity. Hopefully, I can make a positive impact to the company and I am committed to its vision of caring for and about people, no matter what.”