Awkward Moments

Whether it’s discussing money or dealing with family issues, we all like to avoid awkward moments. When more than one are combined, it’s like travelling through a toxic waste site: We travel as quickly and lightly as possible. . . . READ THE REST

September 2019 Denver Area Activities for Older Adults

The Denver area hangs on tight to summer temperatures as it turns the corner into September and the fall months.  You can help summer continue by experiencing Denver's many activities, venues, and events that everyone, including older adults, would enjoy! Check out our list below of just some of the many September 2019 Denver area activities for older adults that you can add to your schedule. . . . READ THE REST

September 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

It's amazing how quickly the weather can change in the Chicago area! This past weekend was beautiful, with temperatures in the low 70s. As September approaches, this is the perfect time for older adults to get some fresh air and experience all the great activities, events, and venues that Chicagoland has to offer. . . . READ THE REST

The VA’s Caregiver Support Line — Additional Support for Those Caring for Veterans

Are you caring for a veteran of the United States armed forces? If so, assistance is just a phone call away, thanks to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (also referred to as the "VA"). . . . READ THE REST

Three steps to help older adults prepare for an emergency

Everyone should be well prepared in the case of an emergency. The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, older adults have needs, conditions, and situations that warrant special preparation to ensure that they are indeed ready for an emergency. By evaluating those needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, the senior can be better prepared. . . . READ THE REST

Growing vulnerable together

One of the many tragedies in life is when couples start bickering late in a marriage. They might have been happy for decades, but with the kids gone and work life over, suddenly the next steps seem daunting — even more so as one sees a formally methodical spouse forget where he or she left a cup or once again misplaced a wallet. . . . READ THE REST

August 2019 Denver Area Activities for Older Adults

It's August and in the Denver area, that means we are deep into the heat of summertime! Of course, along with the summer temps comes lots of things to do, both inside and out! Denver and its surrounding suburbs are always full of activities, events, and venues that everyone, including seniors, can enjoy. So, as we like to do every month, Care & Comfort at Home presents just a few of the August 2019 Denver area activities for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

August 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

It's summertime, and the living is easy! No need to spend all your time at home — no matter one's age, now is truly the time to get out and about. Chicagoland is always full of activities, events, and venues that everyone, including seniors, can enjoy, and this August is no different. As we like to do every month, Care & Comfort at Home presents just a few of the August 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

Aging in place: Modifying a home for older adults

According to a 2013 report by the Administration on Aging, only 4 percent of Americans age 65 or older are living in nursing homes.That's great news. It means, in part, that in-home care agencies such as Care & Comfort at Home are truly fulfilling their mission — that is, to help aging adults live in their own home, happy and healthy, for as long as possible.But if seniors want to remain at home (also known as "aging in place"), then their home also needs to be a safe and nurturing physical environment. . . . READ THE REST

Better food choices for older adults

You might already be familiar with dieting books and magazines that suggest that we eat certain foods in place of other foods. The premise is that making simple yet better choices about food can make a real difference in a person's health. . . . READ THE REST