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By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on March 9, 2015

Seniors often save for decades to build their retirement funds, so it only makes sense to spend them wisely and make them last. Home Care Assistance of Denver presents three tips to help your loved ones get more out of their retirement savings. Hold Off on Social Security – If…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on February 23, 2015

Recent studies have found that engaging in regular exercise can lengthen the lifespan of seniors by five or more years. Unfortunately, more often than not, limited mobility and other health issues often deter many older adults from engaging in regular activity. If you are concerned about a senior loved one’s…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on February 16, 2015

With the senior population continuing to grow at a rapid pace, more and more families are facing Alzheimer’s diagnoses of aging loved ones, and the subsequent process of how to provide the senior with the highest level of quality care throughout the progression of the disease. Should families leave their…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on February 9, 2015

Statistics show residents of Okinawa, an Island in Japan, are known as some of the longest-lived people in the world. Average life expectancy in Okinawa is over eighty years, and residents enjoy a low prevalence of age-related diseases. In fact, for every 100,000 people, there are 34 centenarians! At Home…

By Andy Ratana, 5:39 pm on February 2, 2015

February is recognized as American Heart Month, a national campaign put on by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and other heart-related conditions. In honor of American Heart Month, Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of home care in Denver, wanted to share information about the…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on January 26, 2015

The risk of bone depletion is an issue that most seniors face as they age. Along with being the symptom of age-related conditions such as osteoporosis, weak or brittle bones can be a risk factor for falls, the leading cause of disability among seniors in the United States. As a…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on January 19, 2015

It is no secret that older adults have less physical stamina than individuals who are in their 20s and 30s. That said, there is no reason to let nature take its course and let the body’s abilities naturally decline with age. There are many ways that older adults can maintain…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on January 12, 2015

At Denver Home Care Assistance, we often help seniors manage their diets, meaning our caregivers assist with grocery shopping and nutritious meal preparation. While our caregivers know how to prepare delicious and well-balanced meals, seniors often experience a decrease in appetite when they age. This means that it is more…

By Andy Ratana, 8:00 am on January 5, 2015

As seniors enter their golden years, self-care abilities tend to decrease, making it more difficult for them to remain independent. When families realize a senior loved one may no longer be able to manage his or her daily activities, they must find a way to help their loved one maintain…