Are You Affected by Caregiver Stress

Are You Affected by Caregiver Stress?

Being a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have, but it’s also one of the hardest and most stressful. About one third of the adult population in the United States is a caregiver to a…
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2021 Membership With NAHC

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and…
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Behavioral Problems in Older Adults

Family members caring for aging loved ones often deal with unusual or upsetting behaviors from the person in their care. If you are a caregiver to an elderly family member, you can expect to experience anything from impulsivity and temper…
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What Causes Depression in the Elderly?

Your loved one’s depression can be caused by: Chronic illness Injury Stressful life events Pain or discomfort Dementia and decline in cognitive functions Loneliness Grief Some aging adults also experience a reduced sense of purpose, which often causes anxiety and…
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Dementia in the Aging Population

Dementia is another common health condition in the elderly. The term dementia describes a group of symptoms that boil down to a deterioration in cognitive functions, behavior, personality, and social skills. The severity of this decline impairs the older adult’s…
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How do You deal with a Difficult Elderly Mother?

No matter how unsettling your mother’s new behavior issues may be, always keep in mind that her anger and aggressive behavior come from feelings of confusion and discomfort. Don’t judge or try to discipline your elderly mother with dementia or…
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Why Do Aging Adults Experience Anger and Aggression?

Aging persons with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia often experience personality changes and cognitive impairment that cause irritability and mood swings. Angry outbursts and aggression are common with dementia, and it may get worse as the condition progresses. Also,…
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What Do You Do if Your Mother Becomes Mentally Ill? Mental illness can cause many challenges for aging adults, their families, and caregivers. It can make adapting to life changes more difficult, causing your mother to refuse home care, avoid…
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What Helps Elderly Anxiety?

To help your loved one manage anxiety: Try to recognize what triggers the feelings of discomfort and uneasiness Help your elderly family member avoid or learn to handle these triggers Ask their doctor about medication therapy and psychotherapy Help them…
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Elderly Taxes, Credits & Social Security

Senior citizens over age 65 who are retired due to a disability may qualify for a separate tax credit designed to help the seniors and disabled. The tax credit for the elderly and disabled is also available to persons who…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.