Alzheimer’s disease: What to do about wandering 

The idea of your loved one wandering away from home and getting lost is a very scary thought, but it's also a very real concern. It's not unusual for people with Alzheimer’s disease to wander away from their home or caregiver. If you are caring for an adult with Alzheimer's disease, here are some ways to limit wandering and prevent the person from becoming lost. . . . READ THE REST

Finding good caregivers is harder than you think

We at Care & Comfort at Home recently wrote to our clients that we were going to raise our rates by one dollar an hour. We are not enthusiastic about taking this measure. We do all we can, within our power, to keep rates as low as we can. However, in light of current robust economic conditions, it's becoming more difficult to acquire the high-quality Caregivers we would want in our own homes. . . . READ THE REST

August 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

August is coming up quickly, and while it might seem like summer is winding down, there are still a lot of activities to be enjoyed by all members of the family, including older adults. Many area events in August revolve around music. So here are just some of those musical events and concerts that can help your summer end on a great note. . . . READ THE REST

Long-awaited VA medical center now open in Colorado

Despite issues with both budget and schedule, the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center opened on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Aurora, Colorado and officially started receiving Denver area patients. The new Aurora facility replaces the original VA hospital, located in Denver, which was built more than 60 years ago. . . . READ THE REST

Care & Comfort at Home announces the opening of its new Lakewood/Denver area location!

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans, an in-home care agency with headquarters in Elmhurst, IL, is proud to announce the opening of its new office in the west Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colorado. . . . READ THE REST

Hoarding disorder and older adults

Within recent years, watching folks — often up in age — deal with the problem of having and keeping too much stuff has become a form of TV entertainment. But for older adults suffering from the mental disorder commonly known as hoarding, the condition is extremely serious and full of difficulties and challenges. . . READ THE REST

Educating others about Alzheimer’s disease

When someone you love has Alzheimer's disease, it's often difficult to figure out how to communicate this fact to friends and other members of the family. How will others react to the news? How will they treat the person suffering from Alzheimer's? . . . READ THE REST

Dealing with shingles

Many people now over the age of 60 had chickenpox as a child. Sadly, that disease can haunt them again in their advanced years — in the form of the disease known as “shingles.” Read on to learn more about shingles and what you can do if you or someone you love experiences the disease. [...] READ THE REST

Technology to the Rescue!  

Things always seem to be in a little clearer focus when they touch us personally. Most of us are quite aware that it’s a good idea to have a will declaring our desires for what is left after we are gone. This hit home directly with the recent passing of a family member. He had made no will, and as a result, some very awkward family issues arose. . . . READ THE REST

July 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

With the weather fluctuating between sunny and rainy, it is often difficult to tell which season it actually is. But these upcoming July events reassure us that it is definitely still summer! Come out and have some fun this July — whether it is celebrating the fourth with the rest of Chicagoland or kicking back with more leisurely activities. . . . READ THE REST