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Most of us know someone diagnosed with dementia and the struggles associated with the disease. Even the most basic, or routine tasks become almost impossible. One tip that can ease the struggle, is to incorporate stability and structure through a daily routine. Creating a daily routine for our loved one’s that is stimulating yet familiar […]

It’s hard to suddenly introduce in home care into the life of seniors. Oftentimes it’s too difficult for seniors to admit they need assistance because it feels like they are giving away their independence. It is actually very difficult and uncomfortable to properly introduce the topic to seniors for the first time. Did you every […]

Caregiver theft is unfortunately one of the most common concerns before hiring in-home care. Families hesitate when hiring a caregiver, house keepers (and even plumbers and handymen). They are worried that the senior will be taken advantage of. Sometimes this leads to family spending a lot more time and money. Moving the loved one into an assisted […]

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Why The Helper Bees? What makes us different?   Here at The Helper Bees, our caregivers are professional and respectful. They receive higher pay for the highest quality of care they provide. Our Care Model allows you to rest easy knowing your loved ones are looked after by the best of the best. We Make a Visible […]

Late Stage Alzheimer's

The last stage of Alzheimer’s disease can be the most difficult due to the unique physical challenges as well as the grief associated with imminent loss. Late stage Alzheimer’s is characterized by the almost complete loss of executive functioning and significant difficulty with the physical aspects of daily living. What Happens During Late Stage Alzheimer’s? The brain […]

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malnutrition dementia elderly

Malnutrition. Can you guess how malnutrition paired with dementia can affect seniors negatively? While many know some of the symptoms caused by dementia such as memory loss and irritability, few know that dementia also causes loss of appetite and difficulty swallowing. This ultimately leads to a major problem in the older adult population: Malnutrition. Dementia is […]

Benefits of In-Home Care

Home Care is a popular topic these days, in fact 65 million Americans are looking forward to finding a home caregiver. To fully understanding home care and its benefits is not always straightforward. Because dealing with age-related issues will often involve multiple family members, it is particularly important to have a clear picture in your mind of the advantages. […]

Parkinson's Care

How To Care For Someone With Parkinson’s Disease (PD)? Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that results from the degradation of vital nerve cells in the brain. Parkinson’s disease is progressive, meaning it will continually worsen over time. The more the disease progresses the less dopamine (a compound present in the body as a […]

Aging in Place - Home Modifications

Aging In Place – Home Modifications The recent trend among seniors is to stay in their homes as long as possible. Industry insiders call this lofty goal aging in place and it encompasses a tremendous amount of sectors, ranging from: home modification, technology, medical and in-home care support. Naturally, the vast majority of adults prefer to age in […]

Alzheimer’s disease and depression sadly go hand in hand. The Alzheimer’s Association reports: Experts estimate that up to 40 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from significant depression. Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer’s can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms. The unique and terrible aspect of Alzheimer’s disease is […]