Month: February 2020

Taking Away the Keys from Your Senior Loved One

Sooner or later many of us will have to take away the car keys from at least one of our parents. The conversation you'll have to have about this is a very difficult task. In our society, the ability to drive is very closely aligned with freedom — and few people willingly want to give any of their freedom away. . . . READ THE REST

March 2020 Denver Area Activities for Older Adults

Whether March comes in as a lion or a lamb, there are always things to do this month in the Denver area, especially for older adults! As such, it wasn't too difficult for Care & Comfort at Home to create a list of activities, events, and venues that seniors can enjoy and also find helpful. . . . READ THE REST

March 2020 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

In the Chicagoland area this year, we've been fortunate to be having a mild winter! Here's your opportunity to take advantage of the warmer than usual temps and lack of snow. Care & Comfort at Home has pulled together a number of activities, events, and outings that seniors in particular can enjoy. Take a look at the March 2020 Chicagoland activities for older adults and see if there's one or more right for you and/or your senior loved one. . . . READ THE REST

Caring for Seniors with Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning)

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or some other sort of dementia, you probably have noticed that many symptoms begin to happen around the time when the sun goes down in the evening. . . . READ THE REST

Tips for Providing Care to a Senior with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (more commonly known as COPD) is a lung disease that makes breathing very difficult. Symptoms include coughing up large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Due to its progressive nature, the disease gets worse over time. Living with the disease — as well as caring for someone who has it — can be extremely challenging. Here are some things you, as a caregiver, can do to help life be a little easier for the person suffering from COPD. . . . READ THE REST

The Challenges of Caring for Someone Who is Blind or Visually Impaired

There are a number of challenges when it comes to caring for someone who is blind or visually impaired. If someone you live with and/or care for has lost or is losing the ability to see, it’s important to concentrate on some key areas to decide on the changes that need to be made. . . . READ THE REST