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1. Tooth decay Tooth decay can lead to cavities, which can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. It is often caused by a build-up of plaque and tartar. A diet with sugary foods, a tendency to snack between meals, and a decrease in saliva production all contribute to the build-up of sugar and acid in the mouth. Medical conditions can play a major role too. For example, tooth brushing can be...read more
It’s easy to get caught up in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, especially when it’s a parent or other close relative. For most, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can feel like a death sentence. There is no cure for this disease and the average life expectancy is between eight and 10 years, upon diagnosis. However, just because somebody has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, that doesn’t mean they ha...read more
Trying to determine if an elderly loved one is having difficulty and needs some extra care is not easy thing to do. When it comes to aging veterans, it can even be more challenging because this person might have a great deal of pride and resist any attempts to provide them extra care at home. However, it’s important to pay attention to the various signs that could very well indicate somebody ne...read more
World Storytelling Day was March 20 and, believe it or not, encouraging an elderly veteran to talk about things that happened in his life can actually improve his life at the moment. An elderly veteran may or may not be relying on home care support at the moment, but as they begin having increasing challenges taking care of their own basic tasks, such as getting dressed, bathing, or preparing meal...read more
It’s a good idea to start the new year off right by focusing on how to improve safety for an elderly family member. A loved one who is living at home alone, receiving the proper level of care can come in the form of family, friends, or a home care aide. A home care aide is the best option, regardless of one’s physical capabilities or health issues. That’s because most home care aides who ...read more
For most Albuquerque citizens, filling up a paper bag full of can goods and packaged dry food for the U.S. Postal Office Letter Carriers Food Drive is not back-breaking work. Just set it out by the mail box, and their good duty is done. But then what happens after that? Well, there are 20 AHC Members and Rotarians who volunteered to help the letter carriers finish the job.  The job seemed sim...read more
People have a tendency to congregate closer to people who are just like them. You can find this in your own life. Just look around at your family, friends, and even coworkers with whom you have a good relationship. They aren’t the same as you, but it is unlikely that you will spend a great deal of time with people who are your complete opposite. The same holds true for aging veterans who migh...read more
Early-Stage Alzheimer's Caregiving
Thu, Oct/8/2015 8:15
Early-Stage Alzheimer's Caregiving "Early-stage" is a term used to describe individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and are still in the beginning stages of the disease. In this early stage, strangers may not even be able to notice the individual has dementia.  And, in many cases, the person still has a high level of functioning, able to participate in activities of daily living....read more
Members of Albuquerque Home Care Services volunteered to help the New Mexico ALS Association's successful fundraiser.  In conjunction with the Del Norte Rotary Club we help raise over $7,800 in the fight to cure ALS. ...read more
5 Ways to Pay For Long Term Care
Wed, Sep/16/2015 9:28
5 Ways to Pay For Long Term Care If you have a loved one who requires long term care, no one needs to tell you the cost can quickly drain your savings account. According to the recent Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a private room in a nursing home has a median cost of $230 per day. That adds up to a jaw-dropping $83,950 for a year's worth of care. Fortunately, there are ways to cover t...read more