Month: October 2020

Dealing with the Social Isolation of Older Adults During COVID-19

COVID-19 has meant that many people, particularly older adults, have spent a great deal of time alone. Visits with family and friends have been limited and even usually mundane activities, like a visit to the store, have either stopped completely or been a much less social experience. When we are limited in our contact with others, it can lead to feelings of anxiety and even depression. . . . READ THE REST

Surprise Visit from State Senator Pettersen Provides 500 Surgical Masks for Care & Comfort at Home Caregivers during COVID-19

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, Care & Comfort at Home — an in-home care agency for seniors and veterans in Lakewood, Colorado — received a surprise visit from Colorado State Senator Brittany Pettersen. The Senator stopped by to graciously drop off always-needed personal protection equipment (commonly referred to as "PPE"), in the form of approximately 500 surgical masks. . . . READ THE REST

The National Family Caregiver Support Program: Help for Family Caregivers

Are you a caregiver who currently cares for a loved one at home? If your answer is yes, then you most likely know that in-home care is an intensely gratifying and rewarding experience. However, you also probably know only too well how overwhelming, demanding, and stressful caring for a family member can be. . . . READ THE REST

Keep Trying

I recently talked to a man who was very concerned about his mother’s situation. I could hear the heartbreak and frustration in his voice. She was in failing health and was living in her house with another son who had a major alcohol issue. She was dependent on this son for her care. . . . READ THE REST

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