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Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.


Preparing for a New Year and In Home Help

The year is drawing to a close and the New Year is approaching. This is the time to reflect on the great memories made and what the future has in store for us. Many people choose to push past the New Year holiday, pack away the decorations, and get back to the daily grind without much thought about the past 365 days. As we prepare for a fresh new start in the New Year, it is great practice to look back on time spent with friends and family and the experiences shared, as well as any lessons that were learned.

Happy Holiday Wishes and Home Care for Seniors

The most festive time of year is finally upon us. Many people have been gearing up for the winter holiday season for quite some time. Since the summer officially ended, it seems like retail stores have been preparing for this merry holiday. The gift-giving part of the season may make it difficult to stay focused on the true meaning of holidays. This year, make this cheerful time a reason to get together with family and loved ones.

Give the Gift of Help and In Home Care for the Elderly

This is the gift-giving season; a time filled with joy and goodwill. This is the time of year when most families get together and spend time with one another. There’s usually laughter and good food to be shared and many look forward to the memories that are sure to be made. This time of year is a great time to think of those who might find getting around to these festivities a bit difficult to do on their own. If you have an elderly loved one who would love to be more active in their community and get out and about more often, this is the time of year to give the gift of help.

Gift Ideas for Seniors and In Home Elderly Care

Ready or not, the gift-giving holiday is finally upon us. It may seem like this festive time of year has been approaching at a rapid pace since the end of Halloween. The whirlwind and commercialization of the holidays can sometimes make gift-giving feel more like a chore than a joy. It’s important to realize that it’s not the cost, but the thought that counts to make a loved one smile this holiday season.

Thanksgiving Tradition and In Home Care for the Holidays

The Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated yearly in America on the fourth Thursday of November. This holiday is mostly centered on what we are thankful for, including family and friends, and involves enjoying a large feast together. Thanksgiving tradition usually includes a large turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and sometimes cranberry sauce. The traditional feast offers large quantities of food and fresh baked goodies like pies as well.

Thanksgiving Travel Assistance and In Home Senior Care

Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers primarily on gratitude and family. It is a wonderful time of year to really celebrate our loved ones and is a large traveling holiday for most of the country. This is the time of year when we appreciate having many of our family members together to enjoy a homemade feast. You may have an elderly loved one who has a bit of difficulty with driving due to poor eyesight or medications that may make operating a vehicle more complicated. During the holidays, it comes as no surprise that you would want your elderly loved ones to attend the festive meal if at all possible.

Celebrating Veterans and Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit

Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11, is a national holiday in America that was created to honor our nation’s veterans. While it may seem like something we should do on a daily basis, the date is a yearly reminder to thank those who sacrifice their valuable time and sometimes their lives to protect our freedom. This year, make it a point to shake a soldier’s hand and perhaps buy them a cup of coffee. Even if Veterans Day has passed, it is important to take the time to show your appreciation all year long.

Thanking Caregivers and In Home Health Care

November is the time of year that is usually most known for the traditional holiday of Thanksgiving. With just three weeks left to prepare, we have sufficient time to think of things to be thankful for. Caregivers are people who deserve a lot of appreciation, especially this time of year. Paid or unpaid, these people spend more time caring for others than they typically do themselves. It truly takes a special, patient person be a caregiver. This November, make it a point to thank a caregiver.

Cold Weather Activities and Senior Care at Home

There’s a new chill in the air as the fall season settles in. As the weather gets cooler, the activities that can be enjoyed outdoors become limited, especially for the elderly. Winter will inevitably show up, and it’s important to keep active despite the frigid temperatures.

Preparing for Colder Weather and Senior Care at Home

Now that it’s not as bitterly cold as it is sure to get later in the winter months, it is time to clean out the gutters and aerate and rake the lawn. Make sure to inspect decks and railings for splintering or rot, and treat to prevent further damage from frigid winter weather. Clean and store any outdoor patio furniture and bring in any plants that are unable to withstand below freezing temperatures. Be sure to drain all water hoses and disconnect from the outside of the home to prevent discoloration, cracks and preserve their lifespan. Make a check on trees near the house and remove any branches that appear to be dead or brittle and would fall and cause property damage or physical injury if layered with heavy snow or ice.

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