Category Archives: Holistic Care

Hunger and the Elderly

The average life expectancy for Americans is now 78.8 years. For women, it’s even greater (81.2 yrs.). As we live longer, it makes sense that we would want to age…

Live-in Assistant versus 24-hour Care

There are many factors to consider when seeking around-the-clock assistance for you or a loved one. Some people, or home care agencies, will hire someone to live with the person…

Senior Eats: Healthy Granola Bars

Age, nutrition, and health are interrelated. We must maintain an excellent diet to keep our body, mind and spirit in balance. At-risk populations, such as seniors, elderly, those with special…

PCI Has Zero Deficiencies on a State Audit

Having your work audited is never easy, but it demonstrates the health of an agency – particularly those in the home health care area.  Our most recent audit came in April…

Six Things Long-Distance Caregivers Need to Know

If you are a long distance caregiver, you probably often feel like you’re in the dark. You call and call your care recipient and there’s no answer. You go to…

Traveling & Dementia

Depending on the progression of your loved one’s disease, here a few tips when traveling with a companion who has mild to moderate dementia. Severe dementia patients should not leave…

Nine Tips on Finding LGBT-Affirming Services

Nervous about paid care services? The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging offers advice on what you can do to hire the supportive, friendly care provider who’s right for you….

Shonda Leigh: AHHC’s Nurse Aide of the Year!

As the telephone rang, I pondered what to say to Shonda. I had amazing news, and no one was more deserving. The line clicks, and the moment of truth has…

When Should A Senior Stop Driving?

When should an elder give up driving? The answer is complicated. There are a few signposts that may lead family and friends to question an older driver’s ability when behind…

CNA and PCA: Yes, There Is A Difference

Navigating the alphabet soup of healthcare can be a daunting task. Most of us know R.N. means Registered Nurse, and M.D. is Medical Doctor. Some even know that a CNA…