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  • Senior's Guide to Spring Cleaning a Kitchen With Mobility Issues

    March 16, 2023

    For seniors who may have mobility issues, tackling spring cleaning in the kitchen can be quite a challenge. Learn a few tips for making it easier.

  • 4 Small Home Maintenance Tasks for Seniors to Prepare for Spring

    March 16, 2023

    It's time for a spring clean! Here are a few ideas for simple home maintenance tasks that seniors can do to prepare their homes for the warmer months.

  • Eating Right With Family Members Who Have Type 2 Diabetes – Planning Menus & Grocery Lists

    February 28, 2023

    Eating a balanced diet is a vital part of keeping seniors with type 2 diabetes in good health. Learn how to plan menus or grocery lists that contain all the right nutrients.

  • 4 Habits to Implement Now That Will Help Keep Loved Ones Healthy All Year Round

    February 25, 2023

    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and habits is key to keeping your senior loved one happy Learn some tips that you or your senior loved one should start implementing.

  • Upcoming Medicare Changes in 2023

    January 18, 2023

    The federal Center for Medicare is making every effort to prioritize its patients' needs by increasing affordability and making the care they provide as accessible as possible. Learn some changes in Medicare occurring in 2023.

  • How to Help Senior Parents During Their First Holiday Season With Alzheimer's

    December 27, 2022

    The holidays may feel stressful to senior loved ones who are living with Alzheimer's and experiencing changes in their daily life. For the adult children of a parent or parents with Alzheimer's, the season can pose additional challenges.

  • Professional Caregiving in 2022

    September 20, 2022

    In 2018, I wrote about the caregiver shortage and the impact it was having on the industry. While it was primarily focused on the Boston metropolitan area, due to the pandemic the impact has been on fast forward and these issues are nationwide. The pandemic accelerated all aspects of the crisis. Learn more about professional caregiving in 2022.

  • How LIFE Profile keeps Seniors Safe at Home

    September 13, 2022

    We are thrilled to share some of the results of the impact of our Life Profile Assessment tool. Learn more about how LIFE Profile has made an impact and continues to impove the safety of seniors in their home. 

    - Better Assessments

    - Better Care Plans

    - Better Outcomes

    And, we are just getting started!

  • Owner of Senior Helpers Boston and South Shore, Mark Friedman, Featured in CareAcademy Article

    January 13, 2022

    While home care continues to face staffing challenges, the demand for home care is on the rise. With an aging generation of baby boomers, the home care industry’s historic low wages, and the burnout that often comes with providing care, the struggle to find quality and long-term staff is rising alongside the demand.

  • Enjoy Monthly Arts & Crafts Delivered to Your Front Door

    October 30, 2020

    If you are a senior, or caregiver for an older adult, who enjoys arts and crafts, you will want to check out the "We Craft Box (Senior)" subscription box. Seniors in the Boston area can now enjoy a monthly dose of crafts delivered to their front door. To keep things exciting, the crafts change each month, allowing seniors to try new activities and crafts each time they get a new box.

  • Tips to Prevent Cold Weather Accidents & Sickness

    October 15, 2020

    The winter months have a tendency to be a bit difficult for seniors. The cold temperatures, ice, and snow can present several challenges, making it difficult to get around and complete daily tasks. Slippery walkways and freezing temperatures can cause a wide range of illnesses and injuries for everyone. However, finding elderly care to assist seniors during the colder months can help keep them active and safe.

  • 8 Tips to Help Seniors Cope With the COVID-19 Pandemic

    September 30, 2020

    The social restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic can make seniors feel lonely. Try these tips for safe, fun interactions.

  • 5 Things to Consider When Determining How Much to Pay Your Caregiver

    September 13, 2020

    Deciding how much to pay your caregiver can be challenging. Consider these five unique factors as you determine a fair wage for your new hire.

  • Podcasts Seniors Will Enjoy | Senior Helpers in Boston

    August 15, 2020

    Podcasts are a great way for your loved one to learn and stay entertained while they age in place. Here are our five favorite podcasts for seniors.

  • Aging in Place as an Alternative to Nursing Homes | Senior Helpers in Boston

    August 1, 2020

    As seniors age, they may need increased assistance with every day activities. Aging in place with home care services has become a popular alternative to nursing homes.

  • Resources for Seniors Aging in Place in Boston

    July 15, 2020

    Boston offers several resources to help seniors age in place so they can enjoy more years at home. Check this list of resources for assistance.

  • Dementia Diagnosis: What’s Next?

    July 1, 2020

    When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it can be overwhelming. Follow these steps to manage live in home care and enjoy time with your loved one.

  • Care in Crisis

    March 26, 2020

    Mark Friedman, Owner of Senior Helpers Boston, outlines the six critical objectives that need to be considered for orchestrating care for a senior loved one in a crisis, particularly as we navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. There is no better time than now to be informed and prepared.

  • At the Intersection of Daring and Caring

    January 1, 2020

    Why Considering "Care" From Several Angles Matters As owner of a home care agency it is my job to do more than just provide care. I am always considering care from several perspectives. As steward of my business I must always think of “Burden of Care”, the concept now accepted to describe the related physical, emotional, social and financial complications experienced by family caregivers.

  • Why Successful Aging is a Team Sport: Reflections on 2019

    December 20, 2019

    Elderhood is changing the conversation about age. As owner of a home care agency, I welcome the opportunity for reflection. We have too little time for it as we attempt to keep up and ahead of issues we tackle every day, especially those facing the elders for whom we care. But reflection is good and always time well spent.

  • Power of Visiting with Intention

    November 18, 2019

    This simplicity of intention got me thinking about the upcoming holidays in two ways; these times that should be filled with thanks and grace but are instead often capped by anxiety and tensions. For these are when adult children are back in family homes for extended visits, and seeing parents and aging loved ones for the first time in months, in an up-close way. In many cases these visits can be unnerving.

  • For Eligible Veterans: Care & Support at Home May Be a Phone Call Away

    October 29, 2019

    For over a decade our holistic caregiving and home care support has touched hundreds of seniors in more than 75 Metro-Boston and South Shore communities. We help elders age successfully in place; treasuring each individual journey with dignity and respect. n the Fall of 2019 we signed a veterans care agreement with the Veterans Administration so we could provide personal care and helping hand support are available to eligible veterans in all the towns and communities we serve -- enabling all enrolled Veterans who meet the clinical need for service, to receive "care and comfort" when they need it most.

  • Why "Going it Alone" is Not the Same as Being Alone

    October 21, 2019

    Seniors are living longer than expected, families are mobile and adult children are spread out globally, health care policies and medical leaves have been unable to keep up with the realities of the times and company benefits differ wildly. Finding the right care solution can be challenging, but the first step is to understand you are not alone when it comes time to make important decisions about getting care and caregiving for senior loved ones. Millions are going through what you are.

  • In the Absence of a Plan, All Roads Get you Nowhere.

    September 18, 2019

    In 2012 Next Avenue marched onto the senior living scene as the digital PBS for the older generation. Its mission, “where grown-ups keep growing” is bold; to unleash the potential of elders through the power of robust media. It boasts 95% of its “members” take action after reading its stories online, on its various platforms or because of its partnerships. Next Avenue believes in recycling great ideas; what was once new and attention-grabbing is always worth refreshing.

  • Because Caregivers Are Busy Parents, Too.

    August 30, 2019

    Caregivers are the backbone of Senior Helpers Boston & South Shore and it is often hard to find ways to thank them for all they do every day. With the demands we place on them we also forget that many are parents too; dealing with back-to-school shopping pressures and daily schedules that come with kid-raising.