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  • Ensuring Winter Senior Safety: A Caregiver's Checklist

    November 12, 2023

    Ensure winter senior safety with our caregiver's checklist. From understanding the risks of hypothermia to maintaining adequate home heating, dressing for the cold, and preparing for emergencies, our expert tips prioritize the well-being of your loved ones during the colder months.

  • How to Find a Local Family Caregiver Support Network

    November 12, 2023

    Discover a local family caregiver support network in Fairfield and surrounding areas. Navigate the challenges of caregiving with a dedicated support system. Find resources, connect with local caregiver groups, and access tailored assistance for your unique caregiving journey.

  • What are the tasks that the Aids CAN DO, and what are they PROHIBITED from doing?

    November 8, 2023

    When you hire a private aide from Senior Helpers, there are specific tasks and responsibilities they can perform, as well as limitations on their scope of practice. Here are some typical tasks they can do and things they can't do.

  • Protecting Our Seniors: Combating the Rising Threat of Scams

    October 13, 2023

    Seniors are increasingly falling victim to scams each year, and the rise of phone scams has put them squarely in the crosshairs of swindlers. These fraudulent activities not only rob seniors of their hard-earned money but also erode their trust and sense of security. What's more, the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and online bots has further compounded the problem, making it imperative for us to take proactive steps to defend our elderly loved ones from these cunning attacks.

  • Financial Security in Retirement: Tips for Seniors Worried About Outliving Their Savings

    October 11, 2023

    As we age, the prospect of retirement becomes both an exciting and daunting reality. Many seniors worry about outliving their savings, but with proper planning and financial guidance, it's possible to enjoy a financially secure retirement. Financial experts have a wealth of advice to offer seniors in this situation, and there are several strategies seniors can employ to ensure they don't outlive their savings. Let's explore these strategies in detail.

  • The Importance of Safe and Reliable Caregivers: Why Choose Senior Helpers Over Private Aids

    October 6, 2023

    When it comes to finding the right caregiver for your loved one, safety and reliability should be your top priorities. While platforms like Facebook might offer a seemingly convenient way to connect with potential caregivers, there are significant risks involved in hiring private aids through such avenues. At Senior Helpers, we prioritize your peace of mind by providing caregivers who are not only compassionate and skilled but also thoroughly vetted, trained, and insured.

  • Empowering Lives: Senior Helpers' Specialized Care for Parkinson's Patients

    October 6, 2023

    At Senior Helpers, we believe in providing compassionate and specialized care for our clients, ensuring that their unique needs are met with warmth and dedication. Many people in the Community are already aware that our core focus has been on dementia care, but we are proud to share that we are equally dedicated to caring for individuals living with Parkinson's disease. This commitment to comprehensive support was reinforced at our recent annual Senior Helpers Conference, where we had the privilege of hosting the incredible Jimmy Choi as our keynote speaker.

  • Mental Wellness Tips to Practice Every Day

    October 6, 2023

    Mental wellness in later life is of paramount importance. Let's explore daily practices that can enhance seniors' mental health.

  • Learning About Mental Health Disorders in Later Life

    October 5, 2023

    Mental health is an important aspect of overall well-being, particularly in our later years. Here's a look at a few of the most common mental health disorders that seniors face.

  • 3 Tools and Considerations for Lifelong Learning With Impaired Vision

    September 17, 2023

    Vision impairment does not have to stand in the way of lifelong learning. From podcasts and audiobooks to large-print resources and healthy lifestyle choices, seniors have an array of tools at their disposal.

  • Embracing Change: Tips for Seniors in Transition

    September 16, 2023

    For seniors, lifestyle changes can be a daunting prospect. By learning how to embrace that change, seniors can experience an enhanced overall quality of life.

  • Understanding Insomnia - Causes, Age-Related Rates, and Effective Remedies

    September 12, 2023

    Insomnia, the persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, is a common sleep disorder that affects people of all ages. The consequences of insomnia can range from daytime fatigue and irritability to more serious health issues. In this blog, we'll explore the prevalence of insomnia across different age groups, delve into the specific causes of insomnia for teenagers, adults, and seniors, and discuss effective non-medicinal strategies to alleviate sleeplessness. We'll also touch on the role of caregivers from Senior Helpers in managing insomnia.

  • Remembering 9/11

    September 11, 2023

    On the fateful morning of September 11, 2001, the world witnessed an unimaginable tragedy that shook our beloved city of New York and the entire nation. Tim Francis, a Physician Assistant student at the time, was among those who experienced this life-altering event firsthand.

  • The Importance of Relaxation and Meditation for Seniors

    September 1, 2023

    In our pursuit of healthy relaxation techniques and in the practice of Meditation, we renew our sense of personal Worth !  It's important for seniors to understand that retirement doesn't mean the end of learning. Pursuing new interests, hobbies, or skills helps keep the mind active and engaged. This continuous learning can contribute to cognitive health and prevent cognitive decline.

  • Embracing Generations and Community: The Heartfelt Connection of New Haven, Connecticut

    August 17, 2023

    Welcome to New Haven, Connecticut – a vibrant and historic town that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern vibrancy. Nestled along the picturesque coastline, New Haven is a place of cultural richness, academic excellence, and breathtaking natural beauty. As the proud owner of Senior Helpers, a compassionate provider of Non-Medical Home Care, I can tell you how much I appreciate taking my family to East Rock.

  • The Importance of Vaccinations for Seniors

    August 12, 2023

    In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of vaccinations for those 65 and older, including why they need them, what they do, and how they can keep seniors healthier, longer.

  • Embracing Nature's Beauty and Compassionate Care in Naugatuck, Connecticut

    August 9, 2023

    Senior Helpers Home Care's commitment to providing exemplary services for veterans amplifies this spirit, ensuring that every veteran in the region, including Naugatuck, receives the support they need and deserve. As we celebrate the beauty of a porch that offers a window to nature's wonders, we also celebrate the profound impact that caregivers and compassionate companions can have on the lives of those who have dedicated themselves to serving our country.

  • How Tai Chi Can Improve Senior Balance

    August 9, 2023

    The ancient practice of Tai Chi has been shown to have a significant impact on improving balance and preventing falls in seniors. Read on to discover the myriad health benefits of Tai Chi.

  • The Stevenson Dam

    July 20, 2023

    Today, we want to shed light on a remarkable structure that stands tall at the border of Monroe and Oxford—the Stevenson Dam. As providers of home care services in these two towns, we have witnessed firsthand the effects of the record-breaking rainfall this summer. Recently, we had the opportunity to capture video footage of the dam after a severe storm.

  • Exploring Nature's Beauty at Frank P. Witek Memorial Park in Derby

    July 20, 2023

    Here is Frank P. Witek Memorial Park, located on the east side of Derby. As providers of home care services in this wonderful town, we are committed to sharing the beauty and recreational opportunities available in our community. This park is a true gem within Derby, and recently, we had the pleasure of visiting the park's stunning ponds with our two small boys.

  • Enjoying Audiobooks: A Guide for Seniors New to the Format

    July 17, 2023

    Audiobooks offer amazing benefits for seniors. Whether you're resting at home or out enjoying a walk in the park, they offer a great source of entertainment.

  • Hot Weather Gardening Tips for Seniors

    July 15, 2023

    While the summer heat can certainly add a few challenges, seniors can keep their gardens flourishing with the right approach—all while keeping themselves safe and healthy.

  • Stretching vs. Yoga for Seniors: 4 Key Differences

    June 11, 2023

    For seniors seeking low-impact exercises that offer a myriad of benefits, both stretching and yoga stand out as popular options. However, these two activities are often grouped together and their distinct values may be overlooked.

  • Planning Fun and Accessible Family Outings With Seniors

    June 4, 2023

    Including your senior loved ones in your family outings is good for their emotional well-being and happiness. However, planning activities that accommodate varying levels of mobility and energy can be challenging.

  • 5 Important Benefits of Sunglasses for Seniors This Summer

    May 11, 2023

    Seniors’ eyes and skin may be more susceptible to damage, which is why sunglasses can be beneficial for seniors. Here are five benefits to consider.