Moving Your Loved One Out of a Nursing Home or an Assisted-Living Facility Due to COVID-19

At one time and for various reasons, placing your loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility seemed like the right thing to do. Your loved one needed help — more help than you could provide. A nursing home or assisted living facility seemed like the place where Mom or Dad could get all the necessary assistance, without your own life being overly compromised. Then along came the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Now, those facilities might not appear to be so attractive nor helpful. . . . READ THE REST

Why Companion Care Is Important for the Elderly

We humans — by are very nature — are a social breed. Companionship is considered by psychologists to be one of the most basic of our human needs — right up there with food and water. Babies who have what they need to survive but lack human touch fail to thrive. Even the most introverted people need some interaction with others. Extroverts, on the other hand, crave it and need it all the more. However, when it comes to our elderly, companionship — as essential as it might be for living — can also be quite hard to come by. . . . READ THE REST

5 Ideas on What to Do with Leftover Ham

Mmmmmmm... Ham! So many of us rely on this tasty staple as the centerpiece our holiday meals — especially our Easter and Christmas dinners! But a baked ham often can be quite large — 10 pounds easily for a bone-in ham — and can be more than enough for those attending the holiday feast. Leftovers are almost always inevitable — but definitely not inedible! Besides making a lot of ham sandwiches, what can you do with all that leftover ham? We've come up with five ideas — some traditional, some not so traditional — to help you make leftover ham a little more interesting. . . . READ THE REST

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be a very stressful time for many people. Whether you're young or old, it's perfectly natural and normal to feel a great deal of stress and anxiety due to the many unknowns that have accompanied this outbreak. Fear about any disease can be overwhelming and cause strong negative emotions in adults and children alike. So in times like these, it becomes very important to find ways to deal with that stress and cope better with the current situation. . . . READ THE REST

Proceeding with Caution, Care, and Prudence During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

It all depends on whose ox is gored. My dad used that expression, and it seems wiser every day. The current pandemic has as varied a reaction as you might expect in our widely diverse nation: extreme panic to utter nonchalance. If you have an infected family member, you are deeply concerned; if you are thinking primarily of your spring break, well. . . . READ THE REST

Five Ways Older Adults Can Stay Busy and Active at Home

Just because older adults need to remain in their homes doesn't mean that they need to be inactive or become bored. There are things you can do to prevent boredom and keep both the mind and the body active. If you are an older adult, or if you care for a senior, here are five ways older adults can stay busy and active at home. . . . READ THE REST

A Message to Our Clients Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19 to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus.  As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities, and our protocols will be adjusted as needed. . . . READ THE REST

What Older Adults Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the entire world has changed in a very short amount of time. Accordingly, it's important that we all recognize what's currently happening with the coronavirus (also known COVID-19) and change some of our own behavior and actions to protect ourselves and others. . . . READ THE REST

Taking Away the Keys from Your Senior Loved One

Sooner or later many of us will have to take away the car keys from at least one of our parents. The conversation you'll have to have about this is a very difficult task. In our society, the ability to drive is very closely aligned with freedom — and few people willingly want to give any of their freedom away. . . . READ THE REST

March 2020 Denver Area Activities for Older Adults

Whether March comes in as a lion or a lamb, there are always things to do this month in the Denver area, especially for older adults! As such, it wasn't too difficult for Care & Comfort at Home to create a list of activities, events, and venues that seniors can enjoy and also find helpful. . . . READ THE REST