Category: Adult Day Services

Frustrated Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Frustrated Seniors with Alzheimer’s Frustrated Senior with Alzheimer's. This photo represents the dynamic between a senior with Alzheimer's and the caregiver.

Helping Frustrated Seniors with Alzheimer’s By Adult Day Services program supervisor, Alison Sarkozy Our lives continue full speed ahead. We may have work and family responsibilities, household chores, church activities, neighborhood gatherings and friends that continue to call our attention. But for many primary family caregivers, the first responsibility is the loved one that they […]

Dementia and Wandering

Dementia and Wandering Dementia and Wandering can be reduced by keeping active. Balloon volleyball

At the Adult Day Services (ADS) program we have participants that tend to wander. Dementia and wandering are common. Wandering usually occurs because the participant has an urge to “Go.” Usually, that means to “go to” the bathroom, they want “to go” home or “to go/ get away” from something that they don’t understand or […]

Free Legal Help for People Over 60

Free Legal Help for People Over 60 free legal help for seniors over 60, elderly lady shown pouring cup of tea

Jeff Nunham, Adult In-Home Supervisor, recently attended a seminar at Tri-County Office on Aging focusing on free legal help and how to spot legal issues in situations of elder abuse and neglect. Whether you are the caregiver, the one receiving care, or an advocate for someone receiving care, it is good to know about local […]

Dementia and Nutrition

Learn more about the link between dementia and nutrition. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for people with dementia. Poor nutrition can result in dehydration, reduced muscle strength, and, in some cases, an increase in behavioral symptoms. Some people with dementia experience problems with eating and drinking. Common reasons include difficulty communicating their likes […]

Doug Ervin Receives BOOM Award

Doug Ervin received the Be Our Own Motivation (BOOM) Award was created by Justin Caine of Good Fruit Video. The Boom Award is Caine’s creation to annually recognize accomplished persons with a disability. Annually the award is made in three categories: employee, entrepreneur, and athlete. View the video profile of Doug. With over a dozen years […]

Music Therapy in the ADS program

Music Therapy in the ADS program

Through the generosity of a grant from Jackson National Life, Helping Hands Respite Care continues to make inroads in music therapy for the Adult Day Services (ADS) program.  We have always understood the importance of music in the lives or our clients. Music can be the bridge to their past lives and buried memories. We […]

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