May 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

As spring pushes through into May with warmer weather, the opportunities abound to get out and enjoy everything the Denver area has to offer — for all ages, of course, but in particular for its seniors! Here are a few May 2019 Denver area activities for older adults to enjoy. . . . READ THE REST

How smell and taste change as you age

Did you know that your sense of smell and taste are connected — and that as you age, these senses change? As you get older, you might find that certain foods aren’t as flavorful as they used to be, as that's usually normal. However, changes in smell or taste can also be a sign of a larger problem, too. So it's important to take note of any changes in your ability to smell or taste things. . . . READ THE REST

Older adults and money scams: What to watch out for and how to protect yourself

Being older doesn't always make us wiser. Sadly, some people take advantage of that fact by luring older adults into money scams. Read on to learn what to watch out for and how to protect yourself or someone you love against such scams. . . . READ THE REST

What? When age affects hearing: Age-related hearing loss

While there are many types of hearing loss, "presbycusis" is specifically loss of hearing that is due to aging and can affect older adults. Read on to learn more about this age-related hearing loss and what can be done if you or someone you love suffers from the condition. . . . READ THE REST

Honesty really is the best policy

When we here at Care & Comfort at Home talk to people during an initial inquiry for services, we often encounter one picture painted during that talk, and then discover another, different picture when we perform an assessment of the client’s needs. . . . READ THE REST

April 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

Just last month, the Denver area was jolted by the "Bomb Cyclone"! But now, going into April, it's a whole different story. Temps are rising; spring is here! And with spring comes lots of activities, venues, and events that seniors can enjoy in the Denver area. Read on to learn about some of the April 2019 Denver area activities for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

April 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults

Spring has finally sprung in Chicagoland! This is the perfect time to get out and explore everything the Chicago area has to offer, especially for seniors. And in April, that's quite a lot! Read on to learn of the activities and places older adults can enjoy in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs this April. . . . READ THE REST

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers: Why people born between 1945 and 1965 should get tested

Are you or is someone you love a Baby Boomer? Then here's some important information to know: All people born between 1945 and 1965 (the generation commonly referred to as the Baby Boom) are five times more likely to have the Hepatitis C than adults of other generations. Three out of four Baby Boomers have the disease. But one huge problem with Hepatitis C — aside from its potential dangers — is that many people don't even realize that they are infected with it. Many people live with Hepatitis C for decades without symptoms or feeling sick. Despite this, Hepatitis C can eventually lead to deadly conditions such as liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. . . . READ THE REST

Why being itchy could mean a serious problem for older adults

We all get itchy, sometimes. And usually, it's no big deal. An area of skin tingles and feels irritated, and it moves a person to scratch it. But there are times when being itchy is actually a sign of a serious health problem, and these problems often affect older adults. Read on to learn what some of some of those problems might be. . . . READ THE REST

Can your care plan weather the weather? 

The bad weather of last month highlighted how important it is to have a high-quality agency tending to the needs of our loved ones. Cars break down, children get sick, and the family members or friends who help care for our older adults can suddenly become unavailable and unreliable. . . . READ THE REST