Learn how family caregivers can improve senior dietary habits with our helpful guide. Discover tips for promoting healthy eating habits today!
Navigating life as a senior comes with its fair share of challenges. Learn the most common risk factors for arthritis in seniors.
Caregiving represents a stressful and challenging responsibility. Learn the benefits of joining caregiver support groups and how they help reduce stress.
Caring for a senior loved one can be rewarding and challenging. Learn the importance of respite care and the various options available to suit your needs.
Seniors can benefit from performing their routine spring home maintenance tasks. Learn a few tasks that seniors can do on their own or with minimal help.
Home deep cleaning is a great way to start the season strong. Learn the benefits of spring cleaning and some tips to prepare and complete the tasks.
Celebrating birthdays is a tradition that has been around for centuries. Learn a few ways to celebrate a birthday when you can't be there in person.
Installing a temporary ramp for your elderly relative is an important decision that requires some research and preparation. Learn how to install the best ramp for your elderly loved one.
There are several ways that caregivers can ensure seniors can get fresh air and exercise all while remaining safe and comfortable. Learn a few tips for navigating winter while taking care of senior adults.
Even though millions of people all around the world find a lot of joy and peace in the holiday season, seniors living with Alzheimer's might not have such an easy time. Many seniors can get confused or overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
In 2018, Senior Helpers Boston and South Shore owner, Mark Friedman, wrote about the caregiver shortage and the impact it was having on the homecare 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. Learn more about professional caregiving in 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.
Everyone loves good food. If you’d like to increase your access to wholesome, farm-fresh foods, consider ordering from Farm Fresh To You, a grocery delivery service. It allows you to get fresh produce without leaving your home in the Brockton, Quincy, or South Shore area.
What do seniors need the most during a pandemic? Perhaps, you’ve heard of a recent story from a North Carolina senior living facility, where seniors requested pen pals on social media. Like many who must shelter in place, these seniors craved fellowship and social engagement. As shown by this and other similar stories, companionship is critical in keeping seniors happy and healthy.
To provide safe care for seniors, there are several things caregivers must observe. Learn what they are and their importance in keeping seniors safe.
Mental stimulation is important for seniors, especially if they can’t leave home. Try these fun things to do with seniors to ease boredom.
Telemedicine for seniors is more accessible — and more important — than ever. Here’s how seniors can see a doctor from home.
Physical health is important for seniors, but mental health can be equally vital. Ensure your senior loved ones’ mental health with these ways to help seniors stay mentally fit.
Home caregivers need to be sure their loved ones are eating a healthy diet. These tips can help you modify and supplement your loved one’s meals.
Keeping seniors safe at home requires good home security. Home caregivers should follow these six tips to maintain security and safety.
Mark Friedman, Owner of Senior Helpers South Shore, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.