Qualities to Look for in an In-Home Caregiving Agency

In-home care for older adults offers the double bonus of providing support for family caregivers while allowing seniors to stay in their own home, the place they love and want to be. If you are in the position of choosing an in-home caregiving agency for a loved one, here are some qualities to look for during the selection process. . . . READ THE REST

Introducing the Elderly to Technology

COVID-19 has meant that many older adults are more isolated than ever.  However, even without the complication of a global pandemic, many seniors don’t live close to their offspring or friends, and therefore aren’t able to visit them in person. Before the advent of technology, this would have meant that letters and phone calls were the only ways to keep in touch between visits. But the good news is that today's digital age can help bring family and friends closer. . . . READ THE REST

The Challenges of Caring for Elderly Parents

Most of us who take on the responsibility of caring for an elderly parent (or in some cases, both parents) would admit the experience can prove challenging. And it’s challenging, not because we don’t love our parents, but because we do. Let’s look at some of the key ways caring for an elderly parent can impact our lives. . . . READ THE REST

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

What is the SilverSneakers program?

Activity and fitness doesn't have to go by the wayside as we age — nor should it. Staying active and fit is extremely important to a senior's health. . . . READ THE REST

What Is Respite Care?

If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you might have heard of the word "respite" or the phrase "respite care" — but you might not be sure what those terms mean. . . . READ THE REST

Helping a Sibling Care for an Elderly Parent

If you have a sister or brother who bears responsibility for the care of one or both of your parents, such a situation can cause unease between you as siblings. The person who is the main caregiver can feel isolated or resentful. You, on the other hand, might feel guilt over not doing more. You also might be hesitant to offer help, in case it's not welcomed or would appear pushy or controling. . . . READ THE REST

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