A Helping Hand Home Care

Pittsburgh, PA 15229
(412) 526-8181
Contact: Lohr, Summer
On Angie's List Since: 7/26/2013
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Assistance and Aging: Home Health Care Options

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Most home care companies will provide a nurse’s assessment to help you determine the level of care needed, says Plummer. (Photo by Karen Geswein)
Most home care companies will provide a nurse’s assessment to help you determine the level of care needed, says Plummer. (Photo by Karen Geswein)

Continue to live independently at home as you age by having a caregiver come to assist with basic needs. Learn to select the right home health care provider.

Senior Care: Starting the Conversation

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Instead of offering advice or forcing your loved one to make certain decisions, offer the various options that are available to them, says Plummer. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Instead of offering advice or forcing your loved one to make certain decisions, offer the various options that are available to them, says Plummer. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

It's the conversation no one wants to have: discussing end-of-live plans with your loved ones. Start the discussion early so you'll know your parents' wishes.

How to improve communication with a family member who has dementia

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Robin Holmquist cherished the time she spent with her father, who has dementia, at her wedding last summer in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of Robin Holmquiest)
Robin Holmquist cherished the time she spent with her father, who has dementia, at her wedding last summer in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of Robin Holmquiest)

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can stunt communication, but experts say simple strategies can make it easier to reconnect with a family member.

Dealing with dementia: Tips for caregivers to communicate better

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Experts say simple strategies like showing affection can help couples connect when dementia makes it harder to communicate with words. (Photo courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association)
Experts say simple strategies like showing affection can help couples connect when dementia makes it harder to communicate with words. (Photo courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association)

Experts advise caregivers on how to better communicate with loved ones who have dementia, from changing sentence structure to minding nonverbal cues.

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