Family Caregiving Fast Facts

By |2022-11-09T11:55:09-05:00November 1st, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Family Caregiving Fast Facts Did you know… More than 34 million Americans have provided unpaid care for someone age 50 and older in the last 12 months. The majority of caregivers (82%) care for one other adult, while 15% care for 2 adults and 3% for 3 or more adults.  About 15.7 million family caregivers [...]

10 Tips to Ensure Your Senior’s Home is Winter Ready

By |2022-10-26T09:02:19-05:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

10 Tips to Ensure Your Senior’s Home is Winter Ready Winter weather is on the way, so now is a good time to prepare your senior’s home for the cold, snowy days that lie ahead.  Here’s a checklist to get you started. Have the furnace inspected. Many people don’t discover a problem until they switch [...]

Survey Shows Most Adults Aren’t Planning for Future Needs

By |2022-09-01T13:05:37-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Survey Shows Most Adults Aren’t Planning for Future Needs With more than 10,000 people turning 65 every day, home care is quickly becoming an increasingly important part of the senior care continuum.  Seniors want to age in their homes “We know that an overwhelming majority of seniors want to age in their homes,” said Mark [...]

Are You Feeling the Squeeze?

By |2022-08-22T10:32:50-05:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Community Education, Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are You Feeling the Squeeze? After a brutal day at work, all you want to do is grab a glass of wine and turn on your favorite TV show.  But you know that won’t happen. In addition to checking in on your aging mom, you have to also feed your hungry kids and help with [...]

Seven Benefits of Home Care

By |2022-08-02T12:39:05-05:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

Seven Benefits of Home Care Your mom and dad have lived safely and independently in their home for more than 50 years, but lately you’ve noticed things are a little off - there’s spoiled food in the fridge, mom’s hair is no longer perfectly styled and dad spends most of the day watching Gunsmoke re-runs. Is [...]

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors

By |2022-07-06T12:07:11-05:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors Whether it’s playing a game of Scrabble with a grandchild or enjoying lunch with a best friend, there’s just something special about being around people you love. “Socialization is important at any age, but it’s critical for older adults - especially for those who live alone,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

Mom, Dad – We Need to Talk

By |2022-06-23T14:56:00-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Mom, Dad - We Need to Talk Mom can no longer keep up with household chores - beds are unmade, there’s expired food in the fridge and unopened mail on the counter. Dad spends less time with his friends and more time sitting in his recliner. Is it time to suggest in-home care? “It’s never [...]

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it?

By |2022-06-22T14:43:20-05:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it? If you’re caring for a loved with with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may have noticed an increase in confusion, anxiety or even aggression at the end of the day. This type of late day confusion is often referred to as sundowning. [...]

Are You Prepared to Age in Place?

By |2022-06-22T14:57:00-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are You Prepared to Age in Place? If you’re like most people, you want to remain in your home as you get older… but according to a new poll, you probably aren’t fully prepared to age in place.  New findings University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest many people in their 50’s, 60’s [...]

Professional Caregiving Can be Your Encore Career

By |2022-06-22T14:58:36-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Professional Caregiving Can be Your Encore Career Are you one of the almost 4 million people who retired prematurely because of the pandemic? New AARP research found that about two in five workers age 50+, who had recently retired, left a job or considered leaving a job, wouldn’t have done so had it not been [...]