Hello, my name is Tiffany Phelan and with 20 years of experience providing and managing care for seniors, I have learned a thing or two. On this page you will find interviews I have done as well as short "Pro Tip" videos to help you navigate your loved one's aging care journey. Whether your loved one has a chronic illness or has just slowed down as they age, you will find something here for you. You will be able to find information on caring for those with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, Parkinson's disease, ALS, COPD, CHF, and more. Need tips on having those difficult conversations? Senior Helpers has got you covered. Don't see what you are looking for? Feel free to submit requests for new topics through our Contact Us page.
Are you in town for the holidays and seeing your aging loved ones for the first time in a while? You're not alone because the news is reporting that this holiday season is projected to have the most travelers in decades. With all of these visits to see family, it is very normal for adult children or loved ones to see major changes with their parents. Have you noticed some changes? Maybe the home not being kept up quite like it once was or lost weight, forgetfulness, or not as much energy as it sounded like they had on the phone? This might be the start of your journey to help your own aging parents or loved ones and Senior Helpers is a great first call to make. We specialize in providing caregivers to assist seniors with things like laundry, linen changes, and light housekeeping as well as personal care needs like bathing, dressing, or personal hygiene. Our caregivers also can assist with trips to the grocery store, meal preparation, or even trips to the beauty salon or out shopping. The care we provide is one-on-one, in the comfort of their own home, and can be completely customized to what your loved one needs. Senior Helpers has also been providing care in this area for over 16 years and has built a wonderful community of senior-focused organizations who can help with a variety of other needs you or your loved ones may have. Give us a call today to see how we can assist your family.
Tiffany Phelan and Carol Blonder take a deep dive on a true story of Senior Helpers guiding a family toward the right outcome for their loved one. Take a listen as they discuss Tiffany's experience working with a family that Carol referred for help. This is a great example of how Senior Helpers can help you navigate the caregiving journey, from finding good care at a rehab facility, to deciding on the next steps after a hospitalization. No matter where you are on your journey of helping your loved one, Senior Helpers is glad to lend an ear and provide advice, training, and guidance, as well as connections with all types of services in your community.
The price of the ticket for admission to a long and healthy life is the process of aging. As our senior loved ones age, they often find themselves needing more support. Some of our elderly family members accept the need for more assistance and some are more resistant to the idea. So what do you do when your parent or elderly loved one pushes back and puts themselves in a risky situation? How do you respect someone's autonomy over their own life while helping keep someone you care about safe? Listen to Tiffany discuss this exact topic with Carol Blonder here.
It's happened. Your parent or loved one has just received a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or even diabetes or COPD. Now, what do you do? In this interview, Tiffany talks about what it is like to be a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic condition. Sometimes these illnesses can persist for years or even the better part of a decade and it takes a special approach to make sure our loved ones are cared for and their diseases are well managed over such a long period of time. Do you know what resources are available in your area? Do you have a roadmap for your journey? Tune in, whether you are at the beginning of the road or have been traveling it for some time, and learn how to best meet your loved one's needs while maintaining your own health and mental wellness.
Check out our owner, Tiffany Phelan on air with Carol Blonder of Networking Arizona. Where they discuss Senior Helpers in-home care and more, click to listen!
Listen to Tiffany Phelan discuss why focusing on a senior's autonomy will be so much more effective than focusing only on preserving independence. Tiffany discusses why Quality of Life is the most important part of successful aging and how to help your loved ones maintain a good quality of life while they navigate their aging journey.
Watch this interview with John Skelton as he shares how Senior Helpers has spent 16 years helping seniors in the valley age in place. We do this with a combination of high quality caregiving, care management, and education to help families understand all of the resources at their disposal to support their loved ones as they age.