Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Always Best Care Provides Superior In Home Senior Care in Raleigh

Around the age of retirement, seniors begin to think about whether they would like to remain in the comfort of their own home, or to move into a senior living environment. While there are, of course, variables attached to this decision (health status, budget, if the senior is the only one in the household), there are bound to be many other questions, as well.

Always Best Care has been in the senior care giving industry since 1996, and they have extensive experience helping seniors all over the country with their questions regarding in home care and the process involved with moving into a senior living environment. Always Best Care provides a free care consultation, in which the senior and their family can discuss these options with a professional care coordinator who will help guide the senior toward the option that suits them best.

Seniors living in the Raleigh area, who are interested in learning about home health in Garner, or in home senior care in Raleigh, are encouraged to call the Always Best Care Raleigh office to set up their own free care consultation.

In-Home Senior Care in Raleigh

What are the types of services you can expect if you choose to obtain in home senior care in Raleigh through the Always Best Care Caregivers?

  • Experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured caregivers who are always employees and never contractors.

  • These caregivers undergo thorough background criminal checks to ensure the peace of mind and safety of senior clients.

  • The Always Best Care caregivers provide a number of services that fall within the home helper, companion, and personal care categories.

  • Some of these services include laundry, housekeeping, meal preparation, conversation and companionship, escorting to various locations, and much more

Transitioning to Senior Living Environment
Making the choice to move into a senior living environment is never an easy one, and the Always Best Care professional care coordinators are there to help. They provide free referrals to three or four senior care centers and will escort the senior client on tours of the facilities to help them choose which is right for them.

Do you live in the Raleigh area? Are you interested in learning more about home health in Garner or in home senior care in Raleigh? Contact the Always Best Care Raleigh location today at 919-724-4297 to set up your own free care consultation. They look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Afraid to Garden with Arthritis? Follow these “Handy” Tips!

Arthritis is a common chronic disease that affects 12.5% of adult Americans. It even affects children, and can have a sudden onset, or a gradual one. Arthritis is a stiffening of the joints, coupled with pain, and sometimes doesn’t allow for the completion of various projects due to the symptoms involved.

Gardening is one of the most popular pastimes for seniors, and carries with it numerous health benefits. These benefits include being outside, physical agility from the movements involved, eating nutritious, healthy foods that result from the garden, possible social benefits, and an overall sense of wellness and mood enhancement.

The problem is, many seniors suffer from arthritis and would still like to be able to work in their garden. So, how can this be accomplished?
  1. Keep in your mind that there’s a limit to how much you can use your hands. As a senior with arthritis, it’s hard to accept that there is only so much you can do with your hands now, but it’s true. If you spend an hour in the garden, you’ll have to swap that for an hour of doing something else with your hands (such as putting together a puzzle or other task that requires manual dexterity).

  2. Know your hand limitations. Do your hands become stiff and painful after an hour’s worth of working with them? Two? Know where the cutoff point is so you can delegate how you’d like to use your hands on any given day.

  3. Delegate. If you have friends, family or neighbors that can help with your various tasks, delegate some to them to cut down on the amount of time you are using your hands.

  4. Hire a helping hand. There are always teens around in the neighborhood looking to make a little extra cash, or look for ads in local penny savers.

  5. Soak your hands in warm water for five minutes before starting to work on your garden. Make sure to wear thin rubber gloves. Warm hands work much more smoothly than cold ones do.

  6. Make sure garden tools are sharp. You’ll spend too much extra time trying to use a dull garden tool and waste your valuable hand time. Keep them sharp and efficient.
Do you live in the Raleigh area? Are you interested in learning about home health care in Raleigh NC or dementia care in Raleigh? Contact the Always Best Care Raleigh location today at 919-724-4297 to set up a free care consultation. They look forward to chatting with you!