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Companion Care Celebrates the Holidays

On December 20th, Companion Care celebrated the holiday season with a party for its caregivers and clients. Our training room was transformed by our staff “elves” into a party room and buffet, complete with Christmas trees, lights, and other holiday embellishments. The menu included Jan’s homemade chicken stew, Wray’s minestrone soup, Martyne’s buttermilk biscuits, Marianne’s […...

Companion Care Awarded “Best of In-Home Care in Albuquerque”

Companion Care is pleased to be rated by local families as “The Best of In-Home Care in Albuquerque” for 2017 by SeniorAdvisor.com. This designation is awarded to fewer than one percent of providers nationwide. In other words, the families we serve think we’re terrific! SeniorAdvisor.com recognizes senior living and in-home care providers who receive consistently […]

Osteoporosis Risk Factors & Prevention

Few of us worry about our bones’ fragility until a fracture occurs. While osteoporosis cannot be cured, new treatments are being developed and approved as this disease increasingly affects our aging population. Dr. Maja Visekruna, MD, CCD, makes the point in a recent article in the Minnesota Health Care News that the more we build […]

Companion Care Rides the Wave at Employee Health Fair

On October 28th, the City of Albuquerque hosted its annual Employee Health and Benefits Fair at the Convention Center. An estimated 700 city employees attended and were able to receive free health screenings and information. The theme of this year’s fair was “Riding the Wave of Health.” Companion Care was one of nearly 100 exhibitors […]

Is Multi-Generational Living Right For Your Family?

In recent years, more and more families have found it to be advantageous to include several generations under one roof. In addition to one or two parents, the household may include younger children, children who have graduated from college and/or are working, as well as grandparents. There are pros and cons to combining multiple generations […]

Thinking ahead – Bathroom accessibility alterations

As the baby boomer generation gets older, many are thinking ahead to the future. An accessible bathroom may make the difference between being able to stay in a long-time home, or having to move to somewhere more functional for changing needs. Remodeling a bathroom before it’s needed can make a bathroom work better not only […]

Knowing Your Meds – Helpful info for Parkinson’s Patients

On August 20th the New Mexico Parkinson’s Coalition sponsored a very informative workshop for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers, hosted by the Highland Senior Center in Albuquerque. The two pharmacists who shared their time and expertise were Emily Reynolds and Doreen Rosenberg. Ms. Rosenberg has personal experience with Parkinson’s herself as well as her experience as […]

Companion Care – a Fastest Growing Company in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Business First recognized the 2016 Fastest Growing Companies in Albuquerque on August 12th, at a tribute and luncheon at the Hotel Albuquerque. This recognition of Companion Care’s growth over the last three years acknowledges that we have accepted the challenges created in our recessionary economy. We were one of only two healthcare companies among […]

Falls are the Biggest Reason Elders Lose their Independence

Falls by older adults are the main reason why seniors lose their independence. New Mexico has one of the highest fall-related death rates in the U.S. Only 25% of those who are hospitalized due to falls return to their homes. However, falls do not have to be a ‘normal’ part of aging, according to fall […]

Reverse mortgages may be seniors’ solution to retirement cash short-fall

Many retirees are finding themselves in need of cash as retirement can stretch into 20 or 30 years – or longer. A possible solution is the reverse mortgage, which is getting another look from financial experts. This type of loan can be a safe income source that that homeowners short on savings who want to […]

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