5 benefits of yoga for older adults

Yoga is a form of exercise that includes stretching, breathing, and relaxation. It is also considered a mind and body practice, meaning it combines mental focus with movement to calm the mind and relax the body. Since September is National Yoga Month, it is a great time to review how yoga can benefit older adults. . . . READ THE REST

Winning by losing

Not all is “sweetness and light” in every home where Care and Comfort at Home provides care. Our job has several difficult aspects and awkward moments. In all cases, we try our best to resolve issues and ease tensions as quickly as possible. . . . READ THE REST

Why handwashing is so important

No matter how young or old a person is, handwashing is extremely important to maintaining good health. Washing one's hands correctly is extremely easy to learn and easy to do — and it's the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. . . . READ THE REST

September 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

It's September, and while the kids are back in school, that doesn't mean the adults have to stay at home. It's a great time to go out, enjoy the warmer temperatures while they last, and have a little fun. Here are a number of fun activities that everyone, especially older adults, can do this month around Chicagoland. . . . READ THE REST

The importance of hydration for older adults

Our bodies are more than 50 percent water, so staying hydrated is important for them to function properly, especially as people get older. . . . READ THE REST

Alzheimer’s disease: What to do about wandering 

The idea of your loved one wandering away from home and getting lost is a very scary thought, but it's also a very real concern. It's not unusual for people with Alzheimer’s disease to wander away from their home or caregiver. If you are caring for an adult with Alzheimer's disease, here are some ways to limit wandering and prevent the person from becoming lost. . . . READ THE REST

Finding good caregivers is harder than you think

We at Care & Comfort at Home recently wrote to our clients that we were going to raise our rates by one dollar an hour. We are not enthusiastic about taking this measure. We do all we can, within our power, to keep rates as low as we can. However, in light of current robust economic conditions, it's becoming more difficult to acquire the high-quality Caregivers we would want in our own homes. . . . READ THE REST

August 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

August is coming up quickly, and while it might seem like summer is winding down, there are still a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all members of the family, including older adults. Many area events in August revolve around music. So here are just some of those musical events and concerts that can help your summer end on a great note. . . . READ THE REST

Long-awaited VA medical center now open in Colorado

Despite issues with both budget and schedule, the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center opened on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Aurora, Colorado and officially started receiving Denver area patients. The new Aurora facility replaces the original VA hospital, located in Denver, which was built more than 60 years ago. . . . READ THE REST

Care & Comfort at Home announces the opening of its new Lakewood/Denver area location!

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans, an in-home care agency with headquarters in Elmhurst, IL, is proud to announce the opening of its new office in the west Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colorado. . . . READ THE REST