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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) 101

Does your elderly loved one have trouble getting in and out of bed? Perhaps bending over to get the laundry isn’t as easy as it used to be. These everyday tasks are known as activities of daily living and are of great importance when evaluating someone’s independence. Below is an in-depth look at activities of …

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Grandparents and Grandchildren

How to Spend Time With Grandparents During the Holiday Season

It’s important to spend as much time with our grandparents as possible. Unfortunately, life can get in the way, and we fail to prioritize them. Below are several tips from our staff here at At Home Care of Louisiana on making this the perfect holiday season for grandma and grandpa. We hope this inspires you …

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Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

We can never prepare ourselves for the changes that take place when we learn a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  The emotional and physical demands that come with being a caregiver can be unexpected and overwhelming.  Watching a loved one live with dementia and learning how to navigate the day to …

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Woman Exercising

Fight Fatigue with These 5 Tips

Do you wake up each day feeling like you’ve barely slept a wink?  Do simple tasks around the house wear you out?  Are you feeling weary just thinking about the day ahead of you?  When 3 o’clock rolls around, are you brewing a pot of afternoon coffee?  Have you considered using toothpicks to prop your …

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Senior Citizen

Things To Do In Louisiana for Seniors During Fall

There’s no better feeling here, in South Louisiana, than the first cool front of the year!  It’s almost like the rainbow after the storm; we’ve survived the dog days of summer, and the promise of better weather is right around the corner.  We all know the feeling… you walk outside late September or early October …

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Caregiving

Tips for Being a Confident Caregiver

“To everything, there is a season… “, though often it comes when we least expect it.  One day, we live our lives as a friend, companion, spouse, or child, and the next day we find ourselves filling the role of caregiver. Neither party chooses nor expects this to be the situation, but life throws curveballs, …

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