Hearing Aid Care in Warm Weather

If your older relative uses a hearing aid, you may not think too much about it. Sure, it’s a handy device that improves their quality of life because it makes it possible for them to enjoy conversations. But, aside from occasionally changing the batteries, you may not give the care of a hearing aid much thought. However, there’s actually more to it than that. During warm weather, hearing aids need … [Read more...]

Are You Using Sunscreen Properly?

As a family caregiver, your parent's health and safety are at the top of your priority list. You take many steps throughout your care routine to support this, and one of the most important is making sure they wear sunscreen on a regular basis. While this might not be the first thing that pops into your mind when thinking about the ways you take care of them, it should be a part of your regular … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Get Better Sleep that Your Senior Might Not Consider

Getting better sleep is a big goal for so many aging adults. But if she hasn’t considered some of the things that she does while she’s awake, she might not be doing all that she can to get that quality sleep that she needs. Get Out in the Sun and Commune with Nature Getting outside and enjoying nature, whether that’s on a hiking trail or in a park down the street, is a crucial part of … [Read more...]

Activa gets GROOVY at the Beatles Tribute Concert!

Activa Home Health and Nightingale Private Care were proud to partner with Nostalgic America sponsoring the VW photo booth at their GROOVY networking event and Beatles tribute concert. Liver Pool Live kicked off the night where over 4,000 people danced the night away at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, FL - standing room only. Nostalgic America publishes monthly magazines celebrating … [Read more...]

Signs and Symptoms of ALS in Seniors

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a disease that affects the neurons that control the muscles of the body. It is a progressive disease that usually affects adults over the age of 40, and it is common in elderly adults. There is no cure for ALS and the progression of the disease usually leaves seniors in wheelchairs using respirators after several years. It’s a devastating diagnosis, but aging … [Read more...]

Activity Ideas for Bored Seniors

When your aging loved one only has you and their home care provider to keep them company, it’s no wonder they get a little bored. It can be difficult for them to accomplish daily tasks on their own, from getting dressed to preparing meals, due to health issues that limit their strength and stamina. This usually means that participating in fun activities or attending community events is beyond … [Read more...]

Who Do You Rely on for Elderly Care? Do You Need to Reexamine Your Choices?

Is your family like many others? Do you split up the care your mom and dad need? In some families, one member is designated as the family caregiver, why? Because that person has the lowest paying job or doesn't depend on a steady income as much as others in the family. Is it always fair? Probably not given the rates of caregiver burnout. Think about your own family's caregiving plan. Is it you … [Read more...]

What is Your Backup Plan if Something Happens at Your Mom’s Home?

Aging in place is a common choice senior citizens make. Has your family thought about your options if something happens at your mom's home? No one wants to think about worst case scenarios, but it's important that you do and have a plan in place for different emergencies. What if She Falls or is Sick? If your mom falls, what happens then? Is her home set up in a way in which she will be able … [Read more...]

What Home Care Can Do to Help Seniors with Heart Conditions

When an older adult learns they have a heart condition, it can sometimes feel like a death sentence. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are many lifestyle changes that can help them to achieve better heart health and continue living an active and productive life. While making lifestyle changes can be hard, home care can be an excellent support system for seniors with heart disease. Below are … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to Hire Home Care Providers

You might think that because you’re a caregiver, you have to do it all on your own. But that’s a dangerous mindset and you’re missing out on some big benefits that help with caregiving can offer. Your Senior Can Stay in Her Home For most aging adults, the biggest goal on their list is to stay at home for as long as possible. Working with home care providers allows your elderly family member … [Read more...]

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