Dealing with Stress and Anxiety During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be a very stressful time for many people. Whether you're young or old, it's perfectly natural and normal to feel a great deal of stress and anxiety due to the many unknowns that have accompanied this outbreak. Fear about any disease can be overwhelming and cause strong negative emotions in adults and children alike. So in times like these, it becomes very important to find ways to deal with that stress and cope better with the current situation. . . . READ THE REST

Proceeding with caution, care, and prudence during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

It all depends on whose ox is gored. My dad used that expression, and it seems wiser every day. The current pandemic has as varied a reaction as you might expect in our widely diverse nation: extreme panic to utter nonchalance. If you have an infected family member, you are deeply concerned; if you are thinking primarily of your spring break, well. . . . READ THE REST

Five Ways Older Adults Can Stay Busy and Active at Home

Just because older adults need to remain in their homes doesn't mean that they need to be inactive or become bored. There are things you can do to prevent boredom and keep both the mind and the body active. If you are an older adult, or if you care for a senior, here are five ways older adults can stay busy and active at home. . . . READ THE REST

A Message to Our Clients Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19 to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus.  As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities, and our protocols will be adjusted as needed. . . . READ THE REST

What Older Adults Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the entire world has changed in a very short amount of time. Accordingly, it's important that we all recognize what's currently happening with the coronavirus (also known COVID-19) and change some of our own behavior and actions to protect ourselves and others. . . . READ THE REST

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