When We Can’t Help

No one solution is perfect for every situation — and that even includes the solutions we at Care & Comfort at Home provide. . . . READ THE REST

Important Things to Remember as You Get Closer to Retirement

Retirement is a major change in anyone’s life, and it will be a smoother transition if you prepare before making the leap. This article looks at some of the key areas you will need to think about as you approach retirement. The earlier you can start considering these, the better. They will give you more opportunity to make any necessary changes, particularly financial ones, as early as possible. . . . READ THE REST

5 Smartphone Apps that Can Help Keep Seniors Safe and Well

Smartphone use is definitely on the increase among seniors, and the apps available can be a huge boost to their safety. Apps can help make many aspects of life easier and more accessible for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

6 Actors and Actresses Who Had Big Roles Later in Life

TV and film acting is often seen as the playground of the young, and there’s no doubt that youth is prized by the studios. However, there have been a number of actors and actresses who have had big roles later in life. Here are just a few who have enjoyed fame and recognition for their work as older adults. . . . READ THE REST

Setting Self-Care Resolutions This New Year

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone around the world. Many of us feel weary from losses we have suffered, both personal and financial, new responsibilities, and worries about the future. As we approach January 1, however, our hopes rise for a better year ahead, and our attention turns to making New Year’s resolutions. . . . READ THE REST

5 Christmas Movies That Will Take You Back to the ’80s and ’90s

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a good movie! And this year, that feel-good factor might be needed more than ever. COVID-19 means that many of us won't be able to visit with family and friends this year, and there are far fewer places to head out to for entertainment. . . . READ THE REST

What to Do When a Parent Can No Longer Drive

All things considered, it appears that one of your parents should no longer drive — for his or her own safety, as well as the safety of others. Perhaps your parent concluded this on his or her own. The decision might have been forced upon him or her because of a medical diagnosis or illness. Or, he or she might have very reluctantly given up their car keys because they were persuaded by you or others that it was no longer safe to drive. . . . READ THE REST

Turnovers and You

By David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans Sometimes turnovers are great. I love apple turnovers. If you are a basketball player, turnovers are not so good. In our line of work, in-home care, turnovers are a mark of agency’s commitment to its caregivers and staff. The in-home care agency [...] READ THE REST

Living on Less as You Age — Frugal Tips for Older Adults

Whether you are saving for retirement, working fewer hours, or living on a pension, there are many ways to live a more frugal life. The key to success is planning, organization, and deciding from the start where you are willing to cut costs and what luxuries are non-negotiable. . . . READ THE REST

Positive Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Life for the Better

There is little doubt that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all our lives. People have lost loved ones, and businesses and livelihoods have been affected. We don’t yet know when this pandemic will be over, nor its long-term implications. However, as with most things in life, there are two sides to every coin. Despite all the negativity associated with the pandemic, there are also positive ways in which the pandemic has changed our lives for the better. In an effort to find a silver lining, let's explore some of those ways. . . . READ THE REST