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  • Nutrition for Seniors

    July 28, 2022

    When it comes to proper nutrition for seniors and caregivers, it is important to remember to stay properly hydrated.  We often discount the importance of including enough water into our diet.  Not only is a hydrated body better at absorbing nutrients from food, water helps in regulating body temperature, digestion and circulation.

  • Senior Care and Dehydration

    July 21, 2022

    Dehydration is a common condition that afflicts many seniors over the age of 65.  Because the symptoms of dehydration are masked by the aging body, the signs and warnings are typically overlooked, which can lead to a very dangerous situation. 

  • Staying Cool and In-Home Senior Care

    July 14, 2022

    What if your home isn’t beating the heat as efficiently as you would like?  Anything from a faulty air conditioning unit to a cracked window letting in the hot weather from outdoors can lead to excess heat in house.  Some of these items may be expensive to fix, and not every senior has it in their budget to afford major home repairs.  Fortunately, there are some cheaper alternatives to keeping cool in your home during these dog days of summer.

  • Productive Activities in Chattanooga

    July 7, 2022

    As our loved ones age, we may begin to wonder how we can improve and possibly even extend their lives.  If your loved one is experiencing difficulty with performing some of their daily tasks without assistance, or if they are struggling with their limited abilities in physical activity, there is no need to worry that they are not getting the stimulation they need

  • Care for Caregivers Best Books

    June 28, 2022

    There are some helpful books that will guide a family caregiver toward taking time and care for themselves.  There are many books out there that offer up tips and advice for those who wish to start providing care for a loved one. 

  • Professional In-Home Senior Care and Summer Safety

    June 20, 2022

    Now that it is finally summer; the sun and our moods are brighter.  We are spending more time outdoors now that the chill of winter and unpredictability of spring is gone.  If you find that you worry most about your loved one during the sweltering dog days of summer, in home senior care services is a great option and hours are flexible to meet your loved one’s unique set of needs.  You can rest assured that your loved one’s caregiver will treat them like a member of their own family.  When venturing outside of the home, you can count on dependable transportation to and from local events, social functions, and appointments.  When planning to be in the sun for any length of time, your loved one’s caregiver will be sure your loved one is wearing a sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 to prevent any serious burns.  Your loved one’s safety is the top priority of all caregivers from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga.

  • In-Home Care and Veterans

    June 15, 2022

    There are times when an elderly loved one is able to keep up with their personal care needs but is falling behind on their household chores and tasks.  You can count on in home care for veterans from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to provide assistance with daily tasks such as light housekeeping, vacuuming, laundry, grocery shopping and other jobs.  Your veteran loved one will appreciate being able to spend their time visiting with friends and loved ones instead of feeling like a burden with a long list of chores that need to be performed in their house.

  • Compassionate Senior Care and Memorial Day

    May 26, 2022

    Make sure that your red, white and blue are waving proud on Memorial Day.  If your flag has been out of commission, now is the time to make it a priority to repair and hang it proudly.  The National Moment of Remembrance begins at 3PM on Memorial Day.  Take a moment to pay your respects with awareness or prayer.

  • Senior Care and Super Foods

    May 19, 2022

    There are many senior super foods that are great for protecting our loved one’s health.  We can find ways to incorporate these foods into daily eating without having to change one’s diet drastically. There are some grains that can be included in the list of senior super foods.  Oatmeal when cooked is generally low in calories and provides high fiber, protein, iron and other minerals.  Oatmeal is a senior super food that will lower cholesterol.  Another option to add as a dinner side is quinoa.  Quinoa is a senior super food that can substitute pasta, rice, and other types of grains.  This super food is full of protein, antioxidants, mineral, high fiber, and is also gluten free.  Highly trained and compassionated caregivers from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga are available to help guide a senior loved one with making the right food choices when cooking and or grocery shopping. 

  • Warm Weather In-Home Senior Care

    May 16, 2022

    Now that it is finally warmer with the arrival of spring weather; the sun and our moods are brighter.  We are spending more time outdoors now that the chill of winter and unpredictability of spring is gone.  With these warmer days and longer time spent outdoors, it is important to always remember to wear sunscreen.  The sun’s rays are beneficial to us by supplying our daily requirement of Vitamin D with normal outdoor activity.  While this is important for our health, we can also enrich our diet with Vitamin D through fish, milk, dairy and eggs.  Prolonged exposure to the sun can have harmful effects.  On top of aging our skin prematurely, it can also encourage the development of cancer and damage.  Sun damaged skin is weaker, leathery and will bruise more easily. 

  • Warm Weather Travel and In-Home Senior Care

    May 7, 2022

    Traveling with an aging loved one does not have to be complicated.  With a little creative thinking, you can come up with an interesting trip for various generations that will include your senior loved one and keep them an active part of the family.

  • May Day and Alzheimer's Care

    April 27, 2022

    As with many holidays, May Day is a reason to go out dancing.  It is tradition to dance in spring.  Pair up the dancing and try some new moves with fresh May punch. 

  • Earth Day and In-Home Care

    April 22, 2022

    Earth Day was created to help remind us how precious our world really is.  Take the time to look around for trash that gets blown around the neighborhood after windy days that usually comes with spring weather. 

  • Laughter Is The Best Medicine and In-Home Senior Care

    April 14, 2022

    When times get tough, it’s often best to look for the brighter side of things to lighten the mood.  Laughing is such a great way to relieve stress. 

  • Going Greener and In-Home Elderly Care

    April 7, 2022

    When it comes to greener thinking and finding ways to reuse everyday items, it just takes a little imagination.  Reusing items is better for the environment and helps to reduce waste, and in many ways it can also reduce everyday spending. 

  • In-Home and Exercise

    March 28, 2022

    It’s no secret that the secret to feeling better and living longer is staying active.  Finding a workout routine that works for your aging loved one and helping them stick with it can pay big dividends.  Regular exercise helps older people stay independent and may even prevent diabetes, heart trouble, arthritis pain, anxiety and depression.  Regular physical activity can improve your loved one’s quality of life in so many ways.

  • Go Green For More Than St. Patrick's Day in Home Care

    March 17, 2022

    What’s a better way to welcome warmer weather than by getting out and gardening?  Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with the great outdoors as well as beautifying your aging loved one’s home and yard.

  • Warmer Weather and Assisted Living at Home

    March 10, 2022

    Warmer weather is finally approaching, so it is time to get out and enjoy the sunny days.  As the days get longer, it makes for more time spent outdoors with family and friends.  There are many activities senior citizens can enjoy outside that are fulfilling without being too physically demanding.

  • In-Home Dementia Care

    March 3, 2022

    When a loved one is diagnosed with a dementia related disease, the new struggles may seem a bit frightening.  It may feel like moving to an assisted living facility is the best and only option.  There is no need to uproot their lives to get the dementia care they need.  Dementia care at home is possible with the support of a highly trained and responsible caregiver from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga. 

  • Spring Is On Its Way With Blooming Flowers And Fresh Beginnings

    February 28, 2022

    Spring is on its way and with it comes blooming flowers and fresh beginnings.  This is the time of year to reevaluate how we eat and fuel our bodies.  Living healthfully can be achieved with simple changes such encouraging your family to eat smarter and cleaner.

  • In-Home Assisted Living and Creative Cardio

    February 22, 2022

    “I just don’t have time to go to the gym today.”  This probably this sounds familiar to some.  Getting up and going to the gym can be a pain, but the good news is that you don’t have to go to the gym to squeeze in a little exercise!  Find fun workouts.  Working out doesn’t have to be a strain or an inconvenience. Take your favorite activities and turn them into a quick workout. 

  • Spreading The Love And Valentine's Treats To Share With In-Home Help

    February 11, 2022

    It’s quite convenient that February is designated by the American Heart Association as American Heart Month.   This is a great month to pay attention to your heart, both literally and figuratively.  If you are interested in showing you care with heart shaped treats, try something new that won’t break the scale.

  • In-Home Care For Seniors And The History Of Groundhog Day

    February 2, 2022

    Groundhog Day started taking place right in the middle of the winter when food sources had begun to get scarce.  People needed to look to traditions as hope for signs of relief of the bitter cold and hardship.  If the groundhog saw his shadow and was scared by it, he will retreat back to his hole to continue his long winter slumber. 

  • Live In Senior Care and Senior Super Foods

    January 26, 2022

    There are many senior super foods that are great for protecting our loved one’s health.  We can find ways to incorporate these foods into daily eating without having to change one’s diet drastically. It is important to try to limit sugars, especially for our senior loved ones who might have to deal with other possible health issues such as diabetes, possible tooth decay or heart disease.

  • Seasonal Depression and Professional In-Home Care

    January 20, 2022

    While seasonal depression can come and go, other forms of depression can be long term.  Feelings of sadness and getting the blues from time to time is normal and not something that should be worried about.  While there is no single cause of depression in any age group, there are signs of depression in a senior loved one to watch out for.