What is Home Companion Care?

Companion care is all about providing seniors with physical and emotional support to stay healthy and remain independent and safe at home. Home care agencies help their clients stay mentally alert by engaging them in activities that decrease isolation and keep them socially involved. This is especially important for those who live alone. When seniors look […]

Sleep Awareness Month: How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns

Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to a variety of sleep-related problems. During sleep awareness month, […]

Heart Health for Seniors

Protect Senior Heart Health During American Heart Month Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, especially among seniors, it is important for caregivers to know the facts. 17.3 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Seniors are especially prone to cardiovascular complications. Learn about heart health to […]

The Partnership Between Home Care Agencies and Assisted Living Facilities

  Many people think that assisted living facilities (ALFs) and home care agencies provide the same services just in different locations and compete for the same clients. The reality is that although families compare the two when looking at care options, they really can offer complementary services. Here is an explanation of the differences between […]

Hidden Hazards for At-Home Seniors

It is well known that falls are the number one cause of accidents for seniors in the home, and many older adults sustain these injuries from things they use every day. While these potential hazards can be overlooked, they are also easily corrected. Here are several recommendations for improving safety at home: Cords/Cables: any type […]

Caregiving 101 – Guidelines for Caring for a Loved One

Family caregivers provide many services for loved ones. As a caregiver, here are several guidelines to keep in mind.   Remember that the person you are caring for is an adult. Unless that person has some form of dementia, he or she has the right to make their own decisions. If their decisions could be […]

Trends in Caregiving Products and Technology

Do you remember the Jetsons – that futuristic cartoon family from the ‘60s? Technology that seemed far-fetched then has now become commonplace. New products and services for caregivers are allowing seniors to age in place easier and safer than ever. For family members living far away from their loved ones, these advances are reducing the […]

Flu Season 2017 – 2018: Protecting Seniors

Who else is enjoying this gorgeous weather? With the cooling temperatures also comes a reminder that flu season is just around the corner. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. The time to be prepared is now. As we age our immune systems begin to weaken, making us more […]

What To Expect When You Hire a Home Care Agency

For anyone who needs assistance with the activities of daily living, in-home care can be an ideal solution. Home care agencies deliver the services people need to maintain their independence and age in place safely in the comfort of their own home. Non-medical home care is often confused with home health care. Home health care […]