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By Darlene Ortiz, 1:09 am on November 3, 2014

Aging in place, the process of safely living in one’s own home and community, often seems like a far reach for those who suffer from dementia. Families of seniors with dementia often feel as though moving their loved one into a nursing home or facility is the only option, especially…

By Darlene Ortiz, 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…

By Darlene Ortiz, 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….

By Darlene Ortiz, 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…

By Darlene Ortiz, 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,…