Larry, 75, is a Vietnam War veteran pilot who resides in Prophetstown, Illinois. He was stationed in three locations: Guam, Thailand, and Okinawa. Larry flew 200 missions during his time in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He flew 68 times in a B-52 and 132 times in a C-47.
Seniors with Alzheimer's need various forms of entertainment just like the rest of us. Watching or listening to familiar TV shows, movies, and music, can help keep their brains active and keep memories coming back.
Many seniors don’t want to learn social media because they don’t understand how they can personally benefit from it. It can be intimidating for them because nowadays, social media is more common among the younger generations.
It takes time and patience to find the right caregiver. Even if they are highly qualified, it's still important to make sure they're a good match for the senior. Home care is especially challenging due to the wide range of health needs that the senior may have.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms.
Seniors are especially at risk for heat related health problems due to poor circulation, changes in skin due to aging, heart problems, and other health issues.
We’ve put together a simple guide of the basic steps to take before choosing a home care agency.
Isolation among seniors is extremely common, especially for those who live at home rather than a senior living community.
Aromatherapy can help to improve digestion, ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep, reduce pain levels, and decrease stress.
A huge technological advancement that seniors should be aware of are digital health tools.
Seniors are prone to falling due to physical health problems and issues with balance.
Sports encourage social interactions and are a great way for seniors to get physical activity.
Memory loss occurs in older adults due to organic disorders, brain injuries, or neurological illnesses.
Participating in spring cleaning can help to boost a senior’s mood while clearing out anything that might be harmful to their health.
Reading not only provides entertainment and knowledge, but it also provides substantial benefits for your brain.
Your skin ages with you, and it is normal to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
In actuality, technology can provide benefits for seniors that makes aspects of their lives less stressful.
As you age, your energy levels start to decline. It’s difficult for seniors to feel energized and motivated to go through their daily tasks.
Seniors are already involved in social media, emails, and Skype to keep up with friends and family members, but there is a lot of technology out there that seniors aren’t taking advantage of.
Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but as you age, it’s especially beneficial to maintain a nutritional diet to assure healthy aging.
A bill that requires the federal government to develop a strategy to support the 40 million Americans who care for a loved one is on its way to the president’s desk after passing the Senate on Monday.
Arthritis can be a debilitating disease due to joint pain, stiffness and fatigue; however, with proper arthritis care, seniors can have a high quality of life and feel more at ease.
Mental exercise is just as necessary as physical exercise because your brain needs to stay active in order to stay healthy.
As the temperature drops and hazardous weather conditions approach us, it’s crucial for seniors to learn about winter safety.
Patients often struggle to say exactly what they want to say and knowing how to say it.
Hobbies not only provide leisure and pleasure, but they can also benefit your health.
With active exercises it is important to have a mixture of various physical activity.
Angel’s mindset of wanting to make things better is not only for the clients, but translates to how she interacts with her caregivers as well.
An important element to the work culture at In Home Personal Services is the ability to be in tune to the needs of people.
We are getting a glimpse of the culture of the company and the work day of various positions.
Our work environment is one in which we take pride in the care and welfare of our employees, both in the field and at our offices.
Pet ownership has significant benefits for the mental, physical, and emotional health.
Music can calm the soul, incite happiness, and provoke sadness in children, teens, adults, and seniors alike.
As you are gearing up for festivities, be mindful of the senior in your life.
Choices that will help to lower sugar-intake while still giving that craved sweet fix!
For seniors, travel can also look a bit different. Health affects the way we move about and the activities that we take part in, but this shouldn’t stop you from traveling.
Gardening is a great activity that both increases physical activity and gives you the opportunity to grow something and see the fruits of your labor.
The American Heart Association recommends that if you are going to consume wine or alcohol to do so, of course, in moderation.
One way to help keep your mind positive and focused on the good is to keep a gratitude journal.
Studies have shown that spending time outside can reduce stress, increase serotonin (lifting your mood), and enhance brain function.
Nutrition is important at any age. Knowing the right foods to eat is necessary.
We are proud to honor Dr. Christina Paff and Mr. Steve Paff of IHPS Brevard as Franchise of the Year for 2016.