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Celebration of Earth!

  We at Companion Care celebrate one of our deepest connections to our planet: food.   A balanced diet is something that we ask our care partners to focus on when they are in the kitchen and shopping with their clients.   And just as a balanced diet is important for our health, a sustainable diet […]

Threat to elderly worries families

Threat to elderly worries families Home » News » Dunedin By Elspeth McLean on Sat, 6 Feb 2010 News: Dunedin | ODHB Families are already expressing concern about the possibility of telephone interviews to reassess elderly relatives’ need for housework help, Age Concern Otago chief executive Susan Davidson says.This follows discussion at this week’s Otago […]

Fall prevention: 6 tips to prevent falls

    Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. By Mayo Clinic staff Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications […]

How Do You Know You Need a Caregiver For Your Parent?

By Sheila Moody More than just a practical consideration, this question usually triggers us to consider that our parents will not be here forever… and then as a natural segue, it’s also a reminder of our own mortality. Not easy thoughts – ones we’d usually rather avoid, but at the same time, unavoidable, because the practical implications […]

How Do I Choose the Best Caregiver Agency?

If you need to choose a caregiver agency, the task may seem overwhelming. There may be many options and you may not know how to make the best choice. There are, however, several criteria that you should consider to make sure that the services you need are those that you receive. Begin by considering exactly why […]

What is Non-medical Senior Care?

Filling a niche by offering help with daily living, non-medical senior care assists seniors and families, by helping to take the stress out of caregiving. Non-medical senior care companies, such as Home Instead Senior Care, focus on companionship, but also assist with daily needs, such as meal preparation, running errands, medication reminders, light housecleaning, incidental […]

Veteran’s are missing out on benefits they’ve earned

by Rita Files   Too often, veterans go without services they need simply because they are unaware of benefits they earned through their service. Consider the Aid and Attendance benefit, which is meant to help aging veterans and their surviving spouses pay for care at home, in a nursing home, or in an assisted-living facility. […]

‘I Love You, Mom. But You’re Driving Me Crazy’

Study finds caregiving often sours relationship between parents and adult children by: Cynthia Ramnarace | from: AARP Bulletin | October 25, 2010   It’s often the little things that can make a person’s blood boil. Case in point: Ann Allnutt gave her 85-year-old mother a basket for her mail. Read your mail, she said, and […]

CULTURAL TRADITIONS & RESPECT FOR ELDERS

  By Justin Buchbinder Approximately 54.4 million people in the United States provide care for a loved one. These family caregivers often do not identify themselves as caregivers. In some cases, family caregivers do not differentiate their caregiving role as different from any other daily activity. Caregiving is simply a part of life. “The technical […]

At 83, Bette Calman Is Teaching More Than Yoga

  Yoga instructor Bette Calman may be 83, but she’s still bending over backwards to spread the benefits of the ancient Indian discipline. The nimble grandmother can really pull some shapes and with her set hair and pearl earrings she looks as glamorous as Greta Garbo in a pink jumpsuit. With 40 years of teaching […]

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