5 Design Tips for Daily Senior Living

home care in new hampshire 300x199 5 Design Tips for Daily Senior LivingIt’s not uncommon to find homes of older adults that have looked exactly the same for the last 30-40 years or longer. Home care MA clients may feel that home design is frivolous and the least of their concerns right now, but considering a change in how the space is used can actually be beneficial for daily living! Renovations are probably not necessary, unless the floor plan of the house is the problem, but small easy changes can offer significant improvement and reignite excitement about being home! After all, many MAS Home Care MA clients spend a great deal, if not all, of their time at home.

Some quick design tips can also be useful when a transition is occurring, such as moving into a caregiver’s home. Making the space theirs can help loved ones to feel comfortable sooner. No one wants to sleep in a room every night that has no personal connection for them. Everyone has their own unique style so the space should match that.

The following are a collection of our 5 favorite design tips for senior living: Continue reading

Posted in Home Care Tips, Massachusetts | Tagged , , | Comments Off

4 Ways to Help Your Loved One Maintain Independence

New England Alzheimers Care 300x199 4 Ways to Help Your Loved One Maintain IndependenceThe Maine home care seniors and other individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities receive may appear to indicate they have lost their independence. This is far from true! By hiring a Maine home care agency, individuals are better able to maintain the independence they have become accustomed to. Without assistance, many could be left struggling on their own or in a nursing home where their lifestyle is restricted to the routines of the facility. The following tips can help your loved one feel even more in control of their life: Continue reading

Posted in Home Care Tips, In The Know, Maine | Tagged | Comments Off

6 Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

home health care ri 2 300x199 6 Tips for Getting a Better Nights SleepOne dilemma that can be found in home health care clients is a change in sleep patterns. This is a normal part of aging until it involves frequent waking and a feeling of tiredness every day. Then it is an unwelcome health problem.

As we become older, our sleep needs change. Older adults tend to become tired earlier in the evening and wake up earlier in the morning. They may also become light sleepers; more easily woken. Sleep is important for physical, mental and emotional reasons. As long as these areas are not being negatively impacted and the person is feeling well rested these changes are OK. Continue reading

Posted in Home Care Tips, In The Know, Rhode Island | Comments Off

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Care Agency

home care rhode island 300x200 10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Care AgencyWe know finding home care Rhode Island patients can feel secure about is an invaluable piece of the puzzle. MAS Home Care takes pride in knowing that the caregivers sent to your home are reputable individuals that you will look forward to seeing time and time again. As part of the employment process, our Rhode Island caregivers must have AT LEAST six months of experience, excellent references, a clear criminal background check, clean driving record, be up to date with their TB vaccinations, sign a patient confidentiality agreement, have an on-site interview, and complete an orientation… just to start! Continue reading

Posted in Caregivers, Home Care, Home Care Tips, Rhode Island | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

4 Reasons You Might Need Home Care

jobs in dementia care 300x199 4 Reasons You Might Need Home CareMaine home care is a wonderful resource for individuals and families who deal with chronic illness or disability on a daily basis. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease make up a large majority of the home care client population, but in Maine, MAS Home Care also provides behavioral and mental health services for all ages as well. As you can see, there is a wide range of needs that professional caregivers can be hired to meet.

Do you have someone in your life who you feel could benefit from home care? Perhaps you have a parent who lives alone and needs assistance in order to stay in their home, or maybe you are the primary caregiver, but would like respite care to help you avoid burnout. The following are 4 reasons you may be interested in obtaining Maine home care services: Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Home Care, Maine, Respite Care | Tagged , | Comments Off