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Jan Schuh to Retire

Companion Care says Goodbye, Merging with Albuquerque Comfort Keepers This week our CEO and Founder Janet Schuh announced she will be retiring from Companion Care on April 1st, 2017. Jan has been looking forward to time off for many years of good behavior. She believes that being 82 years old is a good enough reason […]

Good Habits to Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s

Studies on brain health show there is growing evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by embracing healthy lifestyle habits. Combining these good habits will achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. The Alzheimer’s Association reminds us that it is never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits into […]

Insights into Losses Affecting Seniors

Companion Care conducts specialized trainings for their caregivers every month focusing on acquiring new skills and understanding clients’ needs. At the most recent training, our guest speaker was Dr. Mary A. Johnson, author of A Caregiver’s Guide: Insights into the Later Years. This book is filled with wisdom gained from her real life experiences as […]

Is Your Lighting Keeping You Awake?

Sleep can be a problem for adults of all ages, but elders can be particularly affected. Lack of continuous sleep for at least seven hours a night can cause a variety of health issues. Some seniors, particularly those with dementia, may become agitated at night. Recent studies are helping concerned family members to tackle this […]

Thoughtful Design to Help Those with Alzheimer’s Age in Place

A recent article in The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes an interior designer who shares information she has applied to make it easier for her father who has Alzheimer’s to live comfortably and safely in his home. Mary McCreesh is not only a designer, but is also an aging-in-place specialist. What she has learned in her line […]

Safety and Communication – Two Reasons to Find a Solution for Hearing Loss

Many of us have friends or parents who are hard of hearing. It is not only a challenge in everyday communication and personal safety, but recent studies have shown that hearing loss can exacerbate the development of dementia. This is another reason why solutions should be pursued to improve hearing if possible. Hearing aids work […]

Ways to Fight Elderly Isolation

All over the United States, geriatricians and other health and social service providers are growing increasingly worried about loneliness among seniors. Their concerns are fueled by studies showing it is linked to serious health problems. Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater risk of memory loss, heart disease, strokes, and blood pressure. […]

Post-Acute Care Patients Stay Happier and Healthier With In-Home Care

Our country is rapidly aging. The numbers of those over 65 years old will increase from 14.8% of the population (2015) to 18.8% of Americans in 2025. This growth is a huge increase from 47.7 million to 65 million, many of whom will need post-acute care. Current Medicare spending per beneficiary aged 75-84 is 70 […]

Positive Thinking and Patience – Keys to Good Health

In a recent article in Venture Inward Magazine, Dr. Josephine B. Adamson talks about some of the things she’s learned over her years of practice. “We have come to expect instant gratification, but our bodies don’t heal instantly,” relates Dr. Adamson. She gives an example of a recent concussion experienced by her seventeen-year-old son, who […]

Caregivers Can Help Keep Wanderers Safe

There are many challenges that come with Alzheimer’s disease, and wandering is one of the most disconcerting for families and caregivers. When loss of memory and the resulting confusion sets in, those with Alzheimer’s may find themselves lost and unable to find or receive help, even if the surroundings were at one time familiar. According […]

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