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September is National Sickle Cell Disease Month: What is Sickle Cell Disease?

According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 100,000 people in the United States living with sickle cell disease (SCD), a life-long condition. The most common form of SCD is sickle cell anemia, but there are several other forms of the disease.

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is not a single disease, but refers to diseases that damage the heart muscle.

The Dilemma of the ‘Sandwich Generation’

The Dilemma of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ At Home Helpers of Boise Idaho, we recognize the unique difficulties faced by the so-called “Sandwich Generation”—i.e., those folks who are in the position of caring for both your younger (or even young adult) children as well as your own aging parents. And sandwich might be too kind of a term, since often you’re getting pressed (and stressed) from all sides; the “Panini Generation” might be more accurate!

What You Should Know About Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. As a family caregiver this is the ideal time for you to learn more about this condition so that you can help your parent to deal with them if they arise during their later years.

Direct Link Leadership Award

This week we celebrate our Direct Link Leadership Award, which was presented to Mike Jackson of Boise, ID.

How Healthy Seniors Stay Healthy

As our parents get older, a concern that many people have is how their mental and physical health will be as they age. However, now that more information is available on how to stay healthy, more and more seniors are living longer lives. This is especially true for elders who have been making healthy choices throughout their life.

3 Ways a Caregiver Will Help Make Your Day Better

Caregivers can do so much more than light housekeeping, simple companionship, or meal preparation. They can provide you with many other advantages when you have an aging family member that needs extra attention. Here are just three ways they can make your day better!

Don't Forget Your Grandparent's Pets!

If you have an aging family member with a pet that needs more attention, you can rest assured that Home Helpers of Boise can help with that burden!

Companion Care Keeps Your Aging Parents Happy and Healthy

Senior caregiving sometimes goes beyond the typical help that many aging parents and grandparents need. Sometimes it includes listening to their stories, helping them with puzzles, or even getting them online so they can Skype with their family members.

What Do I Do If My Elderly Parents Can No Longer Drive?

It’s a scary thought…having to talk to your parents or grandparents about giving up their independence. How do you have that conversation? How will they get where they need to go? While you may want to always be there to help out, it’s likely that you’ll have conflicts from time to time that just won’t allow it. That’s OK…you have options!

Summer Fun for Seniors in the Boise Area!

Being active is intentional…you have to find things to do! Sure we may occasionally discover something fun for the family, but more often than not, we have to go out and look for family fun. This is especially true when you’re including seniors. They may want to go out and do all of the crazy stuff that the kids do, but the summer heat can be overwhelming at times. Here are a few things to do this summer that you can enjoy with your aging parents or grandparents!

In Home Care Is Best for Seniors

It’s likely one day you’ll have an aging parent that needs more help than you can provide. At that point you’ll need to figure out how to best help them with their daily needs while maintaining their lifestyle and dignity. There will be many choices available to you. In home care is the best for seniors if at all possible.

Admit it, Your Senior Parent Needs in Home Care

Anyone that’s ever had a fussy toddler knows the value of assistance from family or friends in time of stress! We’ve all needed a break when things got tough! It’s not much different when you have an aging family member that needs more attention than they used to. It’s part of aging…most of us will go through it!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

With an increasing number of our clients having Parkinson’s, this edition of our newsletter is dedicated to helping people gain insight about this chronic and progressive illness.

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