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

July 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

The Fourth of July was probably a blast for many, but the month isn't over — and neither are the fun activities, events, and venues that everyone, including seniors, can enjoy in the Denver area. . . . READ THE REST

July 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

Now that the Fourth of July has passed, it's easy to think that this month is "front-loaded" with activities, and that there's not much left to see or do. Not so! July is still packed full of activities, venues, and events that everyone, including older adults, can enjoy. So check out our list of just some of those July 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

There is more than hot dogs

July 4th is greatly appreciated as a holiday, especially for hot dog and baseball enthusiasts. For many years as a kid, I loved playing in my camp’s 4th of July double header — wool uniforms and all!  However, there are historical subtleties surrounding that pivotal day that radically changed the nature of the relationship between government and the governed. Our country's revolution made it clear that fiats of distant unelected rulers would no longer be tolerated by we, the people. What happened after was even more remarkable. . . . READ THE REST