1. Essential Qualities of an In-Home Caregiver

    When you hire someone to provide your elderly loved one with in-home care, you want to do everything to ensure that they are the right match for your needs. Even if they have the right qualifications, not everyone will have the right qualities to make them an excellent in-home health aide for the elderly. In this blog, we will go over the qualities you should look for in an in-home health aide to …Read More

  2. 5 Healthy Activities To Do With Your Aging Parent

    As your parent ages, you are likely becoming more and more concerned with their health. During this time of life, our bodies and minds go through many changes, and while not all of them are welcome, they don’t mean that your parent’s health has to decline. Seniors can stay healthy both mentally and physically by staying active. If you need some activities for your senior parent to help keep th…Read More

  3. Your Senior Parent Needs Independence

    One of the strangest parts of your parents getting older is the element of role reversal. When you were young, they took care of you, making sure that you were fed, clothed, and safe. Now that your parent is no longer able to take care of themselves, you must now step up. For many adult children, this can be overwhelming, but it is also rewarding. However, just because you are caring for them, doe…Read More

  4. 4 Ways To Prevent Falling at Home

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three seniors will end up falling at home this year; and, out of those who do fall, only half will talk to their physician about it. Falls are the number one reason seniors end up with cuts, fractures, brain and other serious head injuries that can end up being fatal. Even when a fall isn’t serious, it can still be fri…Read More

  5. Home Health Care After Heart Attacks

    Rushing to the hospital was not part of your daily plan. But, when you get a phone call that your parent or family member has had a heart attack, the only thing you can focus on is getting to their side as soon as possible. When your loved one experiences such a serious event it can be due to a variety of different instances. Additionally, heart attacks cause the body to go through much turmoil an…Read More

  6. 5 Signs Your Parent Will Benefit from Home Health Care

    We never would like to admit when we need help; if your parent needs help, the chances are that you don’t want to admit that either. But the fact of the matter is, the older individuals get, the more likely they will need assistance. Loss of independence is a major factor in needing home health care, but how do you really know if it’s time? Most often, family members will have to use their kno…Read More

  7. Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Continued…

    The tragic and heartbreaking disease we commonly know as Alzheimer's directly affects the memory of yourself, or a loved one in a little as just a few, short years. And, although Alzheimer’s affects each individual different than the last or the next, the disease generally shows the same warning signs and medical professionals highly recommend you seek out help from an appropriate specialist to …Read More

  8. Does your Loved One Need In-Home Health Care?

    Are you aware more than 65 million Americans are responsible for not only the demands of work, children and home are also caring for someone who is aging, ill or disabled? For most, managing all of these tasks feels overwhelming and takes away from their personal enjoyment of life. Because of this, family members and friends are experiencing what many understand as feeling “burnt out” - in a s…Read More

  9. Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s is a tragic and heartbreaking disease which can take the memory of your loved one in as little as a few years. Although it affects each individual differently, there are many common warning signs. If your loved one, or yourself, are showing any of the following warning signs, it’s recommend you seek out the appropriate medical attention with your current health care provider to lea…Read More

  10. Prepare for Your Home Safety Evaluation

    We understand how important it is that your loved one has the ability to safely remain at home and carry on his or her life as uninterrupted as possible. That’s why we at Gulf Shore Private Home Care make sure we perform a thorough home safety evaluation for our clients. In order to prepare for the safety evaluation, it may be beneficial for you to check as many of the following as you can. That…Read More