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What Grandparents Really Want

As professional in-home caregivers and families of those who count on our support, we know how much grandparents treasure their connections to family. But as Grandparents Day approaches, we're thinking about how this translates to the 21st Century.

Senior Citizens Day - August 21

Since the 1930s, American have marked one day in August to celebrate our seniors, the lives they’ve lived and the contributions they continue to make to our communities. Since the 80s, we’ve celebrated on August 21.

Eye Health Beyond Age 60

It’s important that we include regular – at least annual – vision exams in our caring plans. Senior citizens, in particular, should be screened for some specific conditions that affect them disproportionately.

In-Home Care Doesn’t Have to Pre-empt the Family Vacation

Whether it’s young children or an older adult, vacations can be a special kind of challenge for in-home caregivers. Our professional caregivers have noted some activities and attractions you can enjoy with younger and older members of the family, together.

When Home Caregivers Become Navigators

Caring for someone in their home means supporting their independence in many ways, and that usually includes their interaction with health care professionals.

Summer Reading for Those in In-Home Care

This summer, rather than recommending the books we’re reading that might be of interest to other caregivers, we’d like to suggest subjects that will interest our older loved ones.

In Home Care, Every Day Is about Independence

In-home caregivers celebrate independence every day. In fact, perhaps members of no other profession appreciate the importance of personal independence more than those who support the dignity of seniors hoping to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

Caregivers Can Protect Elderly Even When They Can’t Be There

In-home caregivers are aware of the potential hazards our loved ones face while we’re with them. But one of the important roles of elder care is to anticipate and address situations that may be safety risks when we’re not there.

Home Caregivers Help Seniors Beat the Heat

With summer upon us, these tips for providing in home care during the hot months will help caregivers and their elderly family members be better prepared.

Father’s Day Technology and Home Care

Gift-giving for seniors aging in place is always going to be complicated, and there’s no single perfect gift for every situation. However we’ve found some of the current technologies remarkably user friendly.

You're Closer to Hunger Than You Think

Feeding America, the national network of food banks and food pantries, notes that almost one in 10 seniors who live alone are food insecure, which is defined as lacking reliable access to nutritious food. Many others may have the financial means to purchase a sufficient amount of healthy foods but lack the resources to go to the grocery or the ability to prepare it properly.

Memorial Day: We Remember with Them

Memorial Day weekend is a time when officially we stop to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country

Senior Fitness Should Be Fun

With Senior Health and Fitness Day approaching, there are plenty of ideas for how to encourage your older loved ones to take their strength and conditioning seriously.

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