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By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on October 27, 2014

The older you get, the harder it might be to exert yourself like you did when you were young. Going out and getting active might sound challenging and even intimidating. However, daily exercise doesn’t have to consist of extreme weight lifting or hours of running. It’s just important to keep your body moving, to avoid both physical and mental atrophy. At Jefferson County Home Care Assistance, daily exercise is a key component of our balanced approach to care. We understand that there are a lot of health risks associated with leading a sedentary lifestyle and encourage our clients to get up and moving! Those who are able to incorporate some level of activity into their daily routine are able to combat a host of health conditions including diabetes, high blood…

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By Cherie Coe, 8:00 am on October 20, 2014

Thanks to breakthroughs in medical research and increased knowledge of how nutrition affects our health, today’s seniors are living longer and better lives than at any other time in human history. However, some seniors are still unaware of how big of a role nutrition can play in their overall health. At Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, CO, healthy and nutritious diets are an important component in our Balanced Care Method. When our caregivers assist with meal preparation, they focus on the following food groups, which have been show to help boost health, wellness and even mood for seniors: Whole Grains – The average senior citizen requires about seven ounces of grains per day, and it’s recommended that these come from whole grains rather than from food items made with…

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By Cherie Coe, 5:50 pm on October 13, 2014

Loving families are often willing to move mountains for those that they love, especially for aging parents and loved ones. At Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, we’ve see many dedicated families take on the role of caregiver when a loved one’s abilities decline and make daily activities such as cooking, cleaning or bathing and dressing difficult to complete. However, if you provide home care for a loved one, whether on an hourly or full-time basis, it’s important to know that you don’t have to embark on this journey alone. Respite care is a service that’s designed for family caregivers, providing them with relief from their day-to-day care responsibilities. Whether care is provided on an hourly or live-in basis, family caregivers are able to take time for themselves, to attend…

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By Cherie Coe, 5:39 pm on October 6, 2014

Industry studies report that upwards of 90% of seniors and older adults have expressed their desire to age in place, in the comfort of their own homes. While historically, seniors often moved to assisted living homes and nursing facilities when extra assistance was needed with daily activities and personal care, today’s generation of seniors are able to live out their golden years at home thanks to reliable and professional support systems such as in-home care. What is home care? Home care in Jefferson County is non-medical care for seniors and older adults. Care provided in the comfort of the senior’s home and can include help with a variety of daily tasks ranging from help with grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning to mobility, mediation reminders and transportation. Reliable transportation to medical…

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