What older adults can do to prevent the flu

With the month of October, the arrival of fall, and the cooler temps associated with this time of year also comes the arrival of flu season. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. . . . READ THE REST

You need us!

Many folks have chosen care through a referral website or from a friend (or even a friend of a friend) — rather than directly from an agency. We have a cautionary tale for those who choose that former route. . . . READ THE REST

Health screenings for men age 50 and older

Staying healthy is important at any stage of your life, whether you are a man or a woman. But men over 50 need to be aware of and watch out for particular health issues. Men in general also tend to be less mindful of health issues and less proactive with their health than women. . . . READ THE REST

October 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

Autumn has arrived in Denver and its surrounding suburbs! It's a time of year that everyone — young and old alike — can enjoy. Here are some fall activities in the Denver area that you and your older loved ones will love to do. . . . READ THE REST

October 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The first wisps of fall are in the air — when the summer heat finally relents to the crisp winds, the leaves begin to change, and the people of Chicagoland realize that winter is upon us. But before the elements drive us indoors for the winter, be sure to get out and enjoy what the Chicago area has to offer in the days before Halloween. . . . READ THE REST

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