Caregiver Tips: How to Cope with Hearing Loss

It's easy to take the sense of sound for granted. But for many people, hearing becomes more difficult with age. By the time a person is 75 years old, they have nearly a 50% chance of suffering from some degree of hearing loss. For some people, the loss is relatively mild and has only a small impact on their life. Others, though, may develop severe hearing loss or even deafness. This can have a devastating impact on their quality of life. There are many different things that cause hearing loss. Sometimes people lose their hearing because a buildup of impacted ear wax prevents sound from traveling through their ear. This can usually be fixed by removing the wax. Other causes of hearing loss in

A Reputable Home Care Agency: Being Involved in Community Events

Over the next couple of months, Alegre Home Care will be pleased to host exhibits at two major industry conferences – the Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair (Tuesday April 10, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm) and the 20th Annual Updates on Dementia Conference (Thursday May 10, 8:00 am – 4:15 pm). Alegre Home Care understands that home caregiving is more than just another job. To be welcomed into someone’s home and granted the highest possible trust is an undertaking that demands compassion, strength, patience, empathy, communication, and above all responsibility. Alegre Home Care is very proud to have earned the confidence of our clients, and we are proud to have established a reputation as a dependabl

10 Ways Home Caregivers Can Help Seniors Manage Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is an umbrella term that refers to joint disease. People often talk about arthritis as if it were a single condition, but there are actually numerous different types and causes of arthritis. Sometimes arthritis is caused by wear and tear on the cartilage that cushions the joints. This is called osteoarthritis. Other times, arthritis can be caused by too much uric acid in a person's blood (known as metabolic arthritis) or even the body's own immune system (known as inflammatory arthritis). People of all ages can get arthritis, but this condition is most common in seniors. That's because, over the course of a lifetime, the cartilage protecting a person's joints gets worn down, and th

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