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How Do You Know if It’s Alzheimer’s or Simply Age?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | November 07, 2018

Senior Care in Vienna VA: Alzheimer's or Simply Age

Brighthope Homecare Shares An Endearing Senior Poem…

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | October 26, 2018

Caregiver in Lorton VA: This poem was shared by Dr. Janel Kam-Magruder in Volume 98 of the American Family Physician journal.

Preparing To Fund Your Long-Term Healthcare Needs

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | October 25, 2018

Home Care in Lorton VA: According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2016 the average cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home was $6,844 per month or $82,128 per year.

Should Your Elderly Loved One Get a Mammogram?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | October 18, 2018

Elderly Care in Woodbridge VA: Senior Mammogram

Elderly Care in Woodbridge VA: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means you are likely thinking about your parent’s risk for this disease, and how you can help them to be proactive about their health, and their risk. A mammogram is a screening used to detect changes in the breast that could indicate the presence of cancer.

Tips for Improving Your Senior’s Oral Health

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | October 04, 2018

Caregiver in Woodbridge VA: Senior's Oral Health

Caregiver in Woodbridge VA: Taking care of your parent’s health is one of your most important priorities as a family caregiver. There are many ways you can do this, but one of the simplest and most accessible is to take care of their

Four Tips for Dealing with Constipation in an Aging Adult

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | September 21, 2018

Homecare in Fairfax VA: Dealing with Constipation

Homecare in Fairfax VA: Constipation is more common than you might think in older adults. Here’s what you need to know.

Tips for Helping Your Senior Manage Stress to Reduce Psoriasis

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | September 07, 2018

Caregiver in Fairfax VA: Reduce Stress Psoriasis

Caregiver in Fairfax VA: Psoriasis is a skin disorder that impacts more than seven million people throughout the United States, and more than 125 million around the world. This condition is characterized by a skin lifestyle that is much faster than it should be, which results in the skin cells building up on the surface.

Can Bullying Affect Your Parents?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | August 23, 2018

Elder Care in Mclean VA: Bullying Affects On Your Parents

Elder Care in Mclean VA: There’s a tendency to think of bullying as something that happens in school. Recent news articles have brought bullying among seniors to light.

Tips for Reviewing Your Parent’s Home During National Safe at Home Week

By Valerie VanBooven RN BSN | August 08, 2018

Home Care Services in Burke VA: National Safe at Home Week

Home Care Services in Burke VA: August 20th through 24th is National Safe at Home Week. As a family caregiver, this is the ideal opportunity for you to review your parents home and ensure that it is equipped properly to keep your senior safe and secure as they age in place.

Each Day Seems to Get Worse Than the Previous as a Caregiver: How Can You Manage and Reduce Stress?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | July 17, 2018

Home Health Care in Burke VA: Reduce Caregiver Stress

Home Health Care in Burke VA: This wasn’t how things were supposed to turn out. As a caregiver for your elderly parent, because you lived right down the road from them this seemed like a reasonable option.

Four Ways to Ease the Stress of Caring for a Person With Alzheimer’s

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | July 05, 2018

Home Health Care in Vienna VA: Caring For A Person With Alzheimer's

Home Health Care in Vienna VA: In the U.S., there are more than 16 million people providing unpaid senior care to someone with Alzheimer’s. Most caregivers spend an average of four years providing that care.

Seven Types of Routines You Might Want to Include in Your Senior’s Day

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | June 20, 2018

Home Care in Mclean VA: Routines for Your Senior

Home Care in Mclean VA: Having routines for various different activities take the guesswork out of much of your senior’s day. It also simplifies life for you.

Four Tips for Keeping Your Self-care Plan up to Date

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | June 07, 2018

Elderly Care in Woodbridge VA: Four Senior Care Tips

Elderly Care in Woodbridge VA: If you don’t already have a self-care plan as a caregiver, you need to take the time to sort one out.

What Can Senior Care Do for Your Aging Parent After They Suffer a Stroke?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | May 17, 2018

Senior Care in Annandale VA: Senior Stroke Care

Senior Care in Annandale VA: Nearly 800,000 people throughout the United States each year experience a stroke, and of those, approximately 130,000 will die. Stroke is the leading cause of disability among adults and the fifth leading cause of death in the country.

How Can You Get Past Embarrassment When Helping Your Senior Bathe?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | May 03, 2018

Homecare in Arlington VA: Helping Your Senior Bathe

Homecare in Arlington VA: Bathing can be a tricky subject for you and your elderly family member, especially when it’s time for you to help her to bathe.

Has Stress Negatively Impacted Your Care Efforts?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | April 19, 2018

Elder Care in Lorton VA: Caregiver Stress Tips

Elder Care in Lorton VA: Stress is a reality of life. It is simply part of living whether you are a family caregiver or not. If you are caring for an elderly adult however, you are not only more likely to experience stress, but to suffer potentially serious consequences as a result of that stress.

5.7 Million Americans Are Estimated to Have Alzheimer’s – Five Warning Signs to Memorize

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | April 04, 2018

Elder Care in Vienna VA: Alzheimer's Warning Signs

Elder Care in Vienna VA: Alzheimer’s Association’s released their 2018 statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s estimated that 5.7 million men and women in the U.S. have the disease.

Can You Protect Your Senior from Osteoporosis?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | March 08, 2018

Elder Care in Burke VA: Caregiver Osteoporosis Tips

Elder Care in Burke VA: More than 200 million women throughout the world are currently living with osteoporosis. Though the risk is lower, men can also suffer from this potentially devastating condition.

5 Financial Red Flags for Family Caregivers

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | February 23, 2018

Caregiver in Alexandria VA: Financial red flags

Caregiver in Alexandria VA: Although you hate to admit it, there may be a time when your aging parent can no longer properly manage their own finances. Perhaps you’ve seen some late notice bills in their mail or they constantly ask you to take them to the bank for more money.

Why Seniors prefer to stay at home

By BRIGHTHOPE | February 19, 2018

Three Changes Doctor’s Urge for Patients Who Need to Improve Cardiovascular Health

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | February 08, 2018

Senior Care Fairfax VA: Cardiovascular Health

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By BRIGHTHOPE | February 01, 2018

Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

By BRIGHTHOPE | February 01, 2018

Brighthope Home Care Attends AARP Sponsored Event

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | January 31, 2018

Brighthope Home Care: Brighthope Homecare values the events held by AARP to inform seniors about a variety of topics pertinent to their medical health and financial security. Recently, I attended a discussion on Social Security.

Brighthope Home Care Proudly Supports The Lifeline Assistance Fund

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | January 30, 2018

Brighthope Home Care participated in the celebration of Betty White’s 96th Birthday in style with music, dancing, and a silent auction to support the Virginia Hospital Center Lifeline Assistance Fund.

BrightHope Home Care and Senior Care ~ MLK Day Giving Back!

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | January 29, 2018

BrightHope Home Care and Senior Care: On MLK Day, it was a day of giving for many of us around the country and Brighthope Homecare was proud to take part in it. I, along with my children, visited a senior residential facility.

 

What Can You Do When Your Senior Feels Like She’s a Burden?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | January 19, 2018

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Five Tips for MS Caregivers

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | January 10, 2018

Elderly Care Arlington VA: Tips for MS Caregivers

Elderly Care Arlington VA: There are an estimated 2.3 million people in the world living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Many of them need assistance from a family caregiver to accomplish normal tasks of daily living.

Newly Opened ~ Brighthope Homecare in Northern, VA

By Chi Isirimah | January 01, 2018

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What Kinds of Goals Might Your Aging Adult Want to Set for Herself?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | December 22, 2017

Elder Care in Alexandria VA: Senior Goal Setting

Setting goals can help your aging adult to ensure that she’s actively doing the right things…

Brighthope Home Care becomes a 50+ Community Ambassador!

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | December 18, 2017

Talking to a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease About the Upcoming Holiday Season

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | December 07, 2017

Elderly Care in Springfield VA: Alzheimer's, The Holiday's And Your Senior

As the holidays grow closer, you are likely filled with joy and excitement, looking forward…

Preparation is the Key for Doctor’s Appointments…Here are Some Tips!

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | November 28, 2017

Home Care in Lorton VA: Know What Questions to Ask Before Going to the MD with Your Aging Loved-One!

What Kinds of Questions Should You Ask at a Doctor’s Appointment for Your Aging Adult?

As your senior is facing a health problem, it’s important to know what to ask her doctor. Some of these questions can help you to get the information that you need.

What Is the Diagnosis?

Knowing the diagnosis

Who Knew?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | July 31, 2017

Dementia affects more than 5 million Americans but a new study in The Lancet shows that 1 in 3 cases of dementia could be prevented. Healthy habits are not only important in protecting against heart disease and diabetes but also dementia. The article cites that dementia is not an illness that will inevitably occur as you age, but just as other illnesses, there are perhaps modifiable health and lifestyle factors that play a role in the development or prevention of dementia. The Lancet Commission on dementia identified the following 7 factors that could modify the underlying disease process:

Because I’m Happy

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | July 31, 2017

Pharrell Williams got it right with his song entitled, “Because I’m Happy”.   Is this a song you can sing and mean? Are you happy? Well a review in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being analyzed more than 150 studies on the effect of happiness. It found that having a high subjective well-being can positively affect your health. Your cardiovascular system and your ability to fight off disease can be affected by your personal well-being rating. So what can you do? Well, engage in activities you like, avoid stress, and find peace so that you can sing the song out loud, “Because I’m Happy”!!

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