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Premier Caregiver Services London Co-Sponsors Chamber Newsletter

Posted May 18, 2016

Premier Caregiver Services LondonPremier Caregiver Services, a senior home care agency serving seniors throughout London, Kentucky, and Louisville, Kentucky, is excited to serve as a co-sponsor for the May 2016 newsletter published by the Chamber of Commerce, London, Laurel County, Kentucky. Check out the May 2016 London Laurel Chamber of Commerce Newsletter.

The next chamber luncheon is Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 12 noon, at the Jackson Energy Community Room ($10 per person).

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Premier Caregiver Services Sponsors Norton Healthcare Event

Posted April 19, 2016
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Aging Gracefully: Creating a Senior Care Plan for Mom and Dad

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Norton Healthcare Employee Resource Group for Women or NWIRED, hosted an event called, “Aging Gracefully.” This free program sponsored by Premier Caregiver Services and the Norton Healthcare Foundation, discussed the details and conversations involved in creating a senior care plan for mom and dad. With this topic, a…Read More

Free Senior Care Workshop Helps You Create a Care Plan for Mom and Dad

Posted March 21, 2016
Aging Gracefully with the help of Children

If you are the eldest daughter in your family, you are most likely going to be the one making decisions about your parent’s long-term care. Do you have a plan in place to keep your mom or dad safely at home? When–and–how do you have a conversation about taking away car keys or moving into an assisted living arrangement? Do you know your parent’s medical medical history, medications and care preferences? Where do you turn for help?

Join us for a discussion about creating a care plan before you need one. Amy Jo Condo, a busy mom and business owner,…Read More

Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted March 4, 2016
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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative, and ultimately fatal disease that destroys brain cells.

There is no doubt that genetics play a role in the disease, but the most common way to get Alzheimer’s is just by normal aging – up to 10% of people between 65 and 74 years of age have this disease. However, there are medications health care providers may use to help manage problematic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. These symptoms may include depression, sleepiness, and…Read More

Keeping Siblings Informed About Parents’ Health

Posted January 23, 2016
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Adult children faced with aging parents’ failing health issues and senior home care often create friction among themselves, sometimes reverting back to old oppressive moments of sibling rivalry, when making choices for Dad and Mom. Everyone cares about what happens but may not agree on the same decisions, which triggers misunderstandings and conflicts. Compromising about any home care, stroke care, or dementia care for the elderly can be challenging but attainable with communication, honesty and equally informing one another.

Many adult children accept the primary caregiver role by emotional ties, geographic location, age, or as they take on more and…Read More

Urinary Incontinence

Posted December 16, 2015
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Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze, to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t get to a toilet in time.

These factors increase your risk of developing urinary incontinence:

Sex – Women are more likely than men are to have stress incontinence. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and normal female anatomy account for this difference. However, men with prostate gland problems are at increased risk of urge and overflow incontinence.

Age – As you get older,…Read More

Caregiving at its Best

Posted November 9, 2015
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Working as an employee at Premier Caregiver Services in addition to working at Premier Caring Hands has given me the opportunity to help others in ways I never thought I would. Just as an example –  While caregiving for a patient of ours, it was brought to my attention that Mr. B (as I call him) had been very sick to his stomach throughout the week. In addition to this, his home oxygen concentrator was not working properly. When he mentioned he didn’t seem to be getting enough oxygen, I immediately contacted our main office in hopes of finding a…Read More

Drinking Enough Water Daily?

Posted September 20, 2015
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“I’m drinking plenty of liquids just like the doctor advised.” Worried that Dad or Mom drink too much coffee, tea, juice, soda, milk, or even alcohol? These liquids increase the risk of heart attacks because they require digestion, which can create a blood-thickening effect. Water is absorbed into the bloodstream and thins the blood; therefore, drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day can lessen complications for senior citizens. Consuming at least one cup of water for every 20 pounds of body weight daily—six to eight glasses for most people may help keep Dad or Mom from suffering health…Read More

Illness Prevention Tips: Keep those Hands Clean!

Posted April 8, 2015
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Illness Prevention Tips

Everything from the flu, strep throat and the common cold are being passed around right now; washing your hands has never been more important. Washing your hands effectively several times a day is a great way to prevent the spread of these illnesses. The Center for Disease Control reported $120 billion annually in preventive and infectious diseases in the US. Although washing with soap and water is the preferred method to clean your hands, you can also use an alcohol-based hand rub to reduce the number of germs and bacteria.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, any…Read More

Dementia and Driving

Posted April 3, 2015
Dementia and Driving

When to Take Away the Keys: Dementia & Driving

If you have a family member suffering from Dementia, one of the many issues that will arise is letting them operate a vehicle. Early on, it may not seem like such a topic to concern yourself with. Over time, however, we become desensitized to the dementia, meaning we know they have it and we deal with it and “forget” as time goes by.

It is almost impossible to gauge the aggressiveness of dementia, as it moves at its own pace and can accelerate without any sign. There are multiple differences in dementia…Read More