All posts within: failure to thrive

Mar
09

dementia careUntil recently, many people believed that memory loss signaled the start of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

But in a recent study, researchers found that there may be other early warning signs of dementia. Here’s what you should know about these surprising symptoms:

  • Changes in food cravings: This is particularly true if a new preference for sweets is noticed, but can also include expired or even rotten… read more


    Posted March 09, 2015
    Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, failure to thrive

     

    Nov
    19

    Appetites change as people age, but not eating enough or losing weight without trying could be a sign of an underlying health condition in an older adult. It could also be related to an easily resolved situation such as difficulty grasping cooking tools, loneliness at mealtimes or getting to the store regularly. Helping seniors maintain proper nutrition is another step in the fight against geriatric failure to thrive.

    Identifying & Treating the Issue

    Because decline… read more


    Posted November 19, 2013
    Tags: failure to thrive, healthy habits, home care

     

    Nov
    04

    Feelings of sadness and isolation aren't uncommon in older adults, particularly for those who live alone. Depression, however, can be quite serious for older seniors, and may lead to a downward spiral in overall health.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians notes that there are four syndromes that appear to be synonymous with failure to thrive in older adults:

    • Depression
    • Impaired physical function
    • Malnutrition
    • Cognitive impairment

    Helping seniors avoid or recover from depression… read more


    Posted November 04, 2013
    Tags: Depression, failure to thrive, home care

     


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Quotes from our ClientsI don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:
Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.
Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.
As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.
In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help.

- Thanks again, M.R.

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