Most of us know that what we eat affects our health. So to highlight National Nutrition Month, we are going to focus this blog post on how our food choices can affect our brain function. There is evidence that low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is not only bad for your heart but impacts the brain. Saturated [...]
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Living in a safe environment goes hand in hand with living independently. By considering some basic preventative measures, an older adult can prevent injury and stay in his or her home longer. But sometimes it takes an objective evaluation of your home to get some insight on what you might be missing. At My Family [...]
WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland, Ohio recently investigated home health care fraud. The below video shows that instead of advocating for their clients, these caregivers took advantage of the trust given by friends and family of an older client. Please take the advice in WKYC's findings and complete your due diligence. Look for an agency [...]
In our industry, home care is supportive services in a person’s house or apartment. The clients’ needs, and requests determine the services. Consider home care for your loved one if he or she is struggling with basic daily living activities or is at risk of social isolation due to living alone. Services like physical therapy [...]
Our grandmother was diagnosed with dementia. She raised her family in Akron, Ohio and had six children. Once diagnosed, and out of concern for her safety, they placed her in a Catholic run assisted living facility in Fairlawn. Her Catholic faith was very important to her, and her new home had daily Mass. She eventually [...]