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  • Superfoods for Healthy Skin, Bones and Eyes

    May 15, 2019

    Eating a well-balanced diet is crucial for a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn't mean eating the same bland meal every day. These superfoods are packed with nutrients AND with flavor!

  • Education for Families of Parkinson's Disease

    April 17, 2019

    A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide variety of challenges, questions and concerns. Fortunately, there are several organizations that work together to provide the education families need to understand and provide the right care for Parkinson's.

  • Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

    April 03, 2019

    Did you know that April is Parkinson's Awareness Month?

  • Common Nutrition Myths

    March 27, 2019

    These days, a new diet seems to populate every other day. While some of these diets may work, others are based off common nutrition myths.

  • Must Know Facts on Senior Nutrition

    March 06, 2019

    Proper nutrition is important for everyone, but proper nutrition for our aging loved ones can help create longer and stronger lives.

  • How to Encourage a Healthy Diet in Your Senior Loved One's Life

    January 02, 2019

    Performing senior wellness checks are important for anyone with an elderly loved one. Next time you check up on them, look to see what they've been eating! The right diet is important for their health.

  • At Senior Helpers, We Support Healthy Senior Fitness

    December 05, 2018

    Senior Helpers offers a wide range of programs designed to help your senior stay fit and motivated long into their golden years. We will work with you to develop a fitness plan for your loved one that will keep them healthy and on their feet.

  • How Your Loved One Can Maintain Independence

    November 28, 2018

    Helping your loved one stay motivated and independent can be difficult. That's why Senior Helpers' caregivers are there to help provide elderly home care for your loved one and keep them moving.

  • 6 Values We Live by at Senior Helpers

    November 21, 2018

    We have always believed that the backbone of every good company is its values. Senior Helpers has a clear values system, which all our caregivers abide by and truly sets us apart from our competition in our industry.

  • 4 Tips to Caring for Those Living With Alzheimer's and Dementia

    November 14, 2018

    With almost 9 million combined people suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia in the United States, finding ways to care for the affirmed is incredibly important. Providing quality Alzheimer's care and care for dementia is something that Senior Helpers keeps as one of its highest priorities. There are many ways we provide service and care for those in need. Here's a few tips if you're the elderly loved one acting as primary caregiver.

  • World Alzheimer's Month: How to Know it's Time for Alzheimer's Care Services

    November 07, 2018

    Alzheimer's is all too common among seniors, and many families aren't sure how to give their loved one the proper Alzheimer's care. If your loved one is demonstrating any of these symptoms, it might be time for Senior Helpers to step in.

  • Don't Put Off Getting Help. 4 Reasons to Enlist Senior Care Services Early

    October 31, 2018

    The only thing more important than enlisting senior care services for your loved one is enlisting them before it's too late. Here's why it's so important to seek help for your senior early on.

  • 6 Senior Home Care Methods to Make Your Home Safe for Seniors

    October 24, 2018

    It's tough to have peace of mind when your home poses several dangers to your elderly loved one. It's key to ensure that your home is safe and free of hazards, and it's easier than you think. By taking a few senior home care precautions you can keep your senior safe, give yourself peace of mind, and prevent a serious accident from occurring.

  • What Is Companion Care and How Can It Help Your Loved One?

    October 17, 2018

    Physical health is important, but mental health is equally important. Seniors often suffer from loneliness and depression as their social circles dwindle, which negatively affects their physical health and well-being. Senior Helpers' Companion Care services are the answer

  • Should Your Aging Loved One Drive? Four Signs it's Time for Senior Home Care Services

    October 10, 2018

    Driving might seem like a relatively simple, routine process, but as we age it can become more and more difficult. At Senior Helpers, we want your loved one to be safe behind the wheel; our senior home care services are designed to let your loved one safely go about their daily life.

  • October is National Cholesterol Month: Tips to Help Your Senior Loved One Eat Healthy

    October 03, 2018

    A balanced, healthy diet can help make other aspects of in-home senior health care much easier. While your senior doesn't need the same number of calories they did decades ago, they still need a strong dietary plan. Here are some tips on how to make that happen.

  • Five Senior Care Resources We Offer at Senior Helpers

    September 26, 2018

    At Senior Helpers, we believe not only in giving back to the seniors in our community but also in educating families on their funding options, our types of care, and what partners we work with. By perusing our senior care resources, we hope that you will feel more informed and confident about the process.

  • Does My Loved One Need Dementia Care? Six Signs to Look For

    September 19, 2018

    Dementia is all too common among seniors, and many families can be unsure how to give their loved one the proper case. Often, it can prove overwhelming. If your loved one is demonstrating these symptoms they could need dementia care.

  • How to Help Combat Loneliness in a Senior Loved One with Senior Care Services

    September 12, 2018

    Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem among seniors. According to a UCSF study, 18% of seniors live by themselves, and 43% claim to feel lonely on a regular basis. While none of us are strangers to occasional feelings of loneliness, isolation isn't a choice for seniors with health concerns or mobility issues. Reluctantly, it can become their lifestyle. It can be difficult to stay active or keep in touch with friends for seniors who are homebound. In addition to health detriments, isolation and loneliness can also lead to severe psychological issues. As much as you'd like to always be there to keep our loved one company 24/7, that's not always possible with a busy schedule and other obligations. With our attentive, experienced, and compassionate caregivers, Senior Helpers' senior care services is the perfect resource for staving off your loved one's loneliness.

  • In-Home Senior Care Tips: 6 Ways to Create a Safe Environment in Your Senior Loved One's Home

    September 05, 2018

    If you're the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one, you know that one of your biggest concerns is worrying about a fall. We all lose some of our coordination as we age, and even highly-independent seniors are at risk of falling. Our elderly loved ones are far more prone to serious injury when falling than those who are younger. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among adults 65 years of age and older, and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries. Here are a few in-home senior care tips for preventing falls.

  • How Do Our Senior Concierge Services Stand Out?

    August 22, 2018

    If your loved one is moving into an assisted living facility or senior residence community, you're probably worried about them receiving the individualized care they deserve. That's why our senior concierge services are tailored to each senior, to make sure you and your loved one can determine exactly what services suit your needs. Our concierge services work in conjunction with the already established amenities of senior living communities, to ensure that your loved one can benefit from truly comprehensive care.

  • Senior Helpers Provides Top-Notch Assistance for Senior Veterans

    August 15, 2018

    Veterans play an important role in the Senior Helpers family. We're proud to serve many of them in communities throughout the country, and we understand the unique difficulties they often encounter as they age. To be as accessible as possible, we offer premier assistance for senior veterans.

  • Your Loved One is in Good Hands with our Senior Care Services

    August 08, 2018

    Families naturally want to make sure their elder loved one is in good hands before enlisting the help of senior care services. With Senior Helpers, seniors and their families are reassured by our wide range of services, and highly-trained caregivers.

  • 6 Expert Services We Offer at Senior Helpers

    August 02, 2018

    Are you considering hiring a professional caregiver for your senior loved one? Enlisting the help of an expert caregiver is an excellent way to ensure that the senior in your life is safe and comfortable, no matter what their unique needs might be.

  • 5 Long-Term Care Options for Seniors

    August 01, 2018

    When your loved one needs assistance, there are several long-term care options available for your consideration. These options range from assisted living facilities to constant in-home care, and each come with a diversity of benefits and drawbacks. Here are a few common options, and what you can expect.

  • Get to Know Senior Helpers In-Home Health Care: Learn What We Stand For

    July 25, 2018

    Before choosing a company to trust with your in-home health care needs, you should know everything you can about your options, and what makes one care provider different from another. Senior Helpers adheres to a strict set of core values, which distinguish us from our competition and make us a premier option.

  • Our Senior Gems® Alzheimer's Care Program Explained

    July 18, 2018

    When it comes to Alzheimer's care, your loved one deserves the best treatment possible. You want to know that they are receiving personalized care and are safely in the hands of a professional. Our Senior Gems program is one of the most effective Alzheimer's care programs available.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Working for Senior Helpers: How to Become a Caregiver

    July 11, 2018

    If you're passionate about giving back to your community and helping seniors and their families, caregiving might be the perfect job for you. But you're probably wondering what that process involves, and what we look for. Here's how to become a caregiver with Senior Helpers.

  • Feel Confident That Your Loved One is Getting the Care They Need

    July 06, 2018

    Concern for your elderly loved one can really complicate your daily lifestyle. If you feel responsible for their care, it can affect everything from your happiness to your job performance. With senior home care services, the stress of caregiving is alleviated by professionals.

  • 5 Ways to Manage Your Senior Care Stress as a Caregiver

    June 27, 2018

    All family members are inclined to provide senior care for their elderly loved ones, but it's important to know when caregiving is becoming detrimental to your own well-being. Caregivers often find themselves easily stressed, and their quality of life can suffer. Here are a few tips on managing that stress.

  • Senior Veterans Assistance Options

    June 20, 2018

    We want to make sure our senior care services are accessible to everyone, but especially to our valued members of the armed services. That's why we offer specialized senior veterans assistance, designed to make caregiving available and affordable to those who have spent their lives serving others.

  • What Are Senior Concierge Services and How Are They Different?

    June 13, 2018

    Senior concierge services are crucial for providing seniors with an extra layer of support in their community. Whether they're transitioning from the home into a retirement community, or require a customized suite of services at home, concierge care is here to make your loved one's life easier.

  • Senior Gems®: A Wonderful Resource Right at Your Fingertips

    June 12, 2018

    If your loved one is living with Alzheimer's and dementia, chances are you're experiencing many emotions.

  • 4 Reasons for Enlisting the Help of Caregivers Rather Than Going It Alone

    June 06, 2018

    Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one can be an overwhelming experience. Senior Helpers understands this and strives to make it as easy as possible for family members to go about their daily lives, with peace of mind, knowing their loved one is getting the senior health care services they need.

  • 4 Signs Your Loved One May Need In-Home Senior Care

    May 30, 2018

    Enlisting in in-home senior care for your loved one is a big step, and it's important to know when it's time to take it into serious consideration. There are several signs you should watch out for when determining whether your loved one could benefit from an in-home caregiver.

  • How to Fund In-Home Care for your Loved One

    May 23, 2018

    If you've decided that in-home care is necessary for your loved one, your next question is probably: but can I afford it? At Senior Helpers, we never want cost to stand in the way of getting your loved ones the care they need, so we'll tell you everything you need to know about financing our services.

  • What You Need to Know about Surgery and Elder Sitter Service

    May 16, 2018

    We know that you always want to be there for your loved one every moment of the day, whenever they need you. However, we understand that's not always possible. Our surgery and elder sitter services are designed to give you peace of mind while our trained caregivers look after your loved one.

  • Find a Rewarding and Gratifying Job by Becoming a Professional Caregiver

    May 09, 2018

    When looking for a new career, you want something that will feel fulfilling and meaningful. Becoming a professional caregiver with Senior Helpers is not only a job, but also a way to help change the lives of seniors and their families for the better. You have the power to make lives easier, and give back to the community in a meaningful way.

  • Benefits of Turning to Professional Senior Care

    April 30, 2018

    There are so many benefits of turning to professional care for your aging loved one. Contact a representative at Senior Helpers today to find out what we can do for you!

  • In-Home Senior Care Services We Offer at Senior Helpers

    April 25, 2018

    When you enlist Senior Helpers to help you loved one live a better quality of life, you'll be taking advantage of a wide range of services. From our extensive array of senior care options to suit all needs, to our expertly trained caregivers, our in-home senior care services are designed to accommodate all families.

  • 4 Myths about In-Home Senior Care Services

    April 19, 2018

    Don't be fooled by misinformation. Here are four common myths about senior care services you shouldn't let fool you.

  • Why Seniors with Alzheimer's & Dementia are Perfect Candidates for In-Home Care

    April 11, 2018

    Senior Helpers' Alzheimer Care is one of our most utilized services, and the need is growing each year

  • How to Know If Your Loved One Is a Good Candidate for Senior Home Care

    April 04, 2018

    It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly the right time to invest in senior home care, but Senior Helpers has you covered. Contact us today to find out we can meet all your loved one's needs

  • What Makes Our Caregivers Special?

    March 28, 2018

    The expert training and experience of our professional caregivers set our senior care services apart from the rest. Find out why our services are unlike any other.

  • Benefits of Turning to Professional Care

    March 14, 2018

    Did you know that turning to professional care can take stress off your shoulders and give you the chance to enjoy spending time with your loved one? Learn more today.

  • 5 Common Health Concerns That Complicate Senior Care

    March 07, 2018

    Senior care is its own industry for a reason. Adults over 65 have a much higher chance of developing health concerns; but there are several preventative steps you can take to minimize the risk

  • How Do You Manage Your Stress as a Caregiver?

    February 28, 2018

    Taking care of your loved one doesn't have to mean forgetting to take care of yourself. Here are a few ways to manage the stress of long term senior care

  • These Safe, Fun Activities Can Actually Make Elder Care More Effective

    February 21, 2018

    Even for homebound seniors, it's important to stay active and get outdoors. Don't let limited mobility keep your loved one from venturing beyond the front door

  • What You Need to Know When Your Loved One is Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia

    February 19, 2018

    Dementia is a general term referring to a mental decline serious enough to get in the way of everyday tasks. Whether in relation to a disease like Alzh..

  • Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving

    February 14, 2018

    Caregiving is one of the most important jobs in our society. Now is a great time to start your career as a caregiver in this growing and rewarding industry.

  • 4 Benefits of In-Home Senior Care

    February 07, 2018

    In-home senior care allows for freedom and stability that assisted living facilities can't match

  • Combating Loneliness: Why In-Home Senior Care is the Perfect Option

    January 31, 2018

    The negative effects of isolation are more numerous and severe than you might think, but in-home senior care can make loneliness a thing of the past

  • Elderly Care Safety Tips for Winter

    January 24, 2018

    We all love the holiday season, but winter also comes with several hazards for caregivers. Staying prepared this winter will make elderly care as painless as possible.

  • Elderly Home Care Techniques to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

    January 17, 2018

    There's nothing easy about elderly home care, but these helpful tips can make caregiving more manageable

  • 3 Reasons to Choose Senior Helpers as Your In-Home Senior Care Partner

    January 10, 2018

    Caregiving for a loved one is a trying and mentally exhausting process. Let Senior Helpers shoulder the burden. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive and professional in-home senior care services.

  • Our In-Home Senior Care Places Your Loved Ones in Good Care

    January 03, 2018

    How in-home senior care allows seniors to live with independence and dignity.

  • Preventing Falls 101

    December 21, 2017

    Falls are a chief concern among elderly caregivers, and with good reason: Among adults ages 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury and..

  • Important Senior Home Care Safety Tips for Seniors

    December 20, 2017

    A helpful collection of tips to make senior home care safe and easy. If one of your loved ones is a senior citizen, you might appreciate this list of helpful tips for making sure they are safe and comfortable at all times.

  • Can Senior Home Care Services Really Help?

    December 13, 2017

    A look at how senior home care services can make a big difference in the life of your loved one. If your loved one is living with dementia, Parkinson's, or other problems associated with growing older, you may be wondering how much senior home care services can really help. The good news is that the answer is: a lot!

  • Family Caregiver Burnout

    December 11, 2017

    Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when home care providers don't get the help they need or if they try to do more than they are able to do.

  • Give a Helping Hand This Holiday Season

    November 29, 2017

    It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year!

  • Thanksgiving Meals Made Easy

    November 22, 2017

    Thanksgiving tends to be a time for over-eating, and for many aging loved ones, over-eating can be more dangerous than filling. In fact, the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone!

  • Think You Can't Afford In-Home Senior Care? Think Again

    November 15, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, we know that getting your elderly loved one the in-home senior care they need is your number one priority. The goal for every loving caregiver is to allow their parent or loved one to remain in their own home, as independent as possible, with every ounce of dignity they have.

  • Safe Exercises and Tips to Recommend for Seniors

    November 08, 2017

    Exercising is a critical component of maintaining proper health as our bodies age. The things we can get away with when we are younger – or even the things we take for granted – change as we age. That includes the definition of “exercise,” which we'll explain in a second. But the bottom line is simply that it's never more critical to get enough exercise than when we are seniors and get older.

  • How to Control High Cholesterol & Other Healthy Habits for Senior Parents

    November 01, 2017

    High cholesterol is a major health problem for American adults, which means it's even more important to monitor and control cholesterol problems in seniors, whose bodies require more care and attention to maintain stasis than younger, healthier bodies do.

  • How to Prepare for the Scare

    October 30, 2017

    Halloween is a fun time for many, but for those with Alzheimer's and dementia, Halloween can be a very confusing and scary time.

  • Avoid Senior Hip Injuries with These Six Fall Prevention Tips

    October 25, 2017

    If you're the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one – or have been in the past – you'll know that arguably the biggest concern that keeps you up at night (or distracted and worried throughout your waking hours) is the risk of a fall.

  • Benefits of Your Elderly Loved One Eating a Balanced Diet

    October 18, 2017

    Everyone knows it's important to eat a healthy diet, though many of us struggle to commit to one on any type of consistent basis. But when it comes to your elderly loved ones, it's more important than ever to make sure they're not just eating, but also eating healthy.

  • Take a Break! Helping Caregivers Relax and Stay Healthy

    October 11, 2017

    As caregivers we know it is easy to forget about your own health and comfort to focus on the needs of your loved ones.

  • Understanding Senior Depression

    October 04, 2017

    There's a long list of things that can cause depression. Illnesses, memory loss, poor diet, loss of a loved one, change in routine, and medication are just a few.

  • What is Normal Aging?

    September 27, 2017

    Everyone ages, but are you able to recognize what is normal and what might not be? Learn how to recognize the signs of Dementia and Alzheimer's by visiting our website today.

  • Fall Proofing Your Loved One's House

    September 20, 2017

    Falls can be disastrous for a senior, which is why we've put together this guide to help you learn how to fall-proof your loved one's house. Visit our website to learn more.

  • Paying for Elder Care? Why It's More Affordable Than You Think

    September 12, 2017

    Receiving in-home care for your elderly parents feels like it's going to be a financial burden. Here's why financial concerns are more easily solved than you think.

  • Caring for seniors when natural disaster strikes

    September 06, 2017

    Senior Helpers offers tips to care for aging loved ones during a disaster

  • 4 Ways to Help Convince Your Senior Loved One They Need Elderly Home Care Services

    September 06, 2017

    Admitting they need elderly home care services won't be easy for either side, but it might be the best thing you can do for your parents. Here's how to talk to them about it.

  • Celebrating Healthy Aging Month

    September 01, 2017

    Come celebrate healthy aging month with us in September! Learn what healthy aging looks like and signs it might be time to call in a professional caregiver like Senior Helpers.

  • Peace of Mind When Finding Elderly Home Care for Your Parents

    August 30, 2017

    Finding the right type of elderly home care for your loved ones isn't always the simplest process, but it should be. Here's how Senior Helpers offers you peace of mind.

  • Can Elderly Adults Remain Independent While Accepting Elderly Care Service?

    August 23, 2017

    Not only can senior citizens receive the elderly care service they need, they can remain independent and do so from the comfort of their own homes.

  • Senior Helpers Survey Finds Baby Boomers and Gen Xers Favor In-Home Care for Aging Loved Ones

    August 22, 2017

    Study by Nation's Leading Senior Care Provider Explores Sandwich Generation's Growing Concerns

  • Senior Home Care Services vs. Assisted Living: What's the Difference?

    August 16, 2017

    When it comes to getting the care and support your elderly loved one needs, choosing senior home care services is often the best choice you can make.

  • Your Loved One Doesn't Have To Give Up Their Home To Get The Care They Need

    August 09, 2017

    Elderly Care: How Your Loved One Gets the Care They Need At Home

  • Six Signs It's Time to Find Senior Home Care for Your Loved One

    August 02, 2017

    As our elderly loved ones get older, they become increasingly in need of support. Here's how to recognize some of the signs that your elderly loved one is in need of senior home care.

  • Seniors in the Community

    July 26, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, we pride ourselves on giving back to the community. One of the best ways to do that is to devote your time to improving and bonding with your community. But what happens when you aren't strong enough to build a playground or walk door-to-door raising money for schools?

  • Meal Prep for Seniors

    July 26, 2017

    While almost everyone enjoys a homecooked meal, many seniors who live on their own don't see the point of cooking just for themselves. Unfortunately, skipping meals or opting for frozen dishes can negatively affect their health. So, what can your aging loved one do? Cook in advance!

  • Tips For Traveling With Seniors

    July 14, 2017

    It's that time of year again! Summer is here and so are road trips, plane rides, and train rides.

  • The Senior Gems® Program

    July 12, 2017

    Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • The Senior Gems® Program

    July 12, 2017

    Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • Adjusting Activities for Seniors

    July 07, 2017

    One of our main goals at Senior Helpers is to focus on what your aging loved one CAN do, not what they cannot do.

  • Celebrating Senior Independence

    July 05, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, one of our focuses is independent living in the home and one of our core values is the celebration of life. We exemplify this value by creating opportunities for our clients, caregivers, and families to celebrate the sanctity of human life.

  • Food Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

    June 28, 2017

    We take food safety seriously at Senior Helpers, which is why we've put together a guide for both seniors and caregivers on how to keep food safe. Learn more today.

  • Senior Summer Safety

    June 21, 2017

    Today is the first day of summer! Summertime means more time spent outdoors soaking up the sun, and unfortunately battling the sun's rays as well. Fresh air is healthy for seniors, but over exposure to the sun and heat is not. Make sure you are familiar with the following summer safety precautions related to senior health.

  • Travel Safety Tips for Summer

    June 14, 2017

    Summer will be officially here in just one week! School is out and vacations have been planned, which means more time in the air or on the road.

  • Medication Safety

    June 09, 2017

    We all know that our body changes dramatically as we age. We react differently to foods, illnesses, etc.

  • Fall Prevention for Your Senior's Home

    June 09, 2017

    As we age, our vision changes and that loss of vision can lead to serious safety issues. Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of death and injury among seniors.

  • Driving Safety: When to Take the Keys Away

    June 07, 2017

    When should you take your loved one's keys away? Visit the Senior Helper's website to learn more about driving safety and seniors, and how to recognize the signs.

  • Celebrating National Safety Month

    June 02, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, one of our key focus areas is making sure that your senior is comfortable and safe in their home.

  • The Sun and Your Eyes

    May 24, 2017

    Summer is right around the corner, and it's time to get out the sunblock and sunglasses.

  • What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

    May 19, 2017

    Did you know that glaucoma and cataracts aren't the only problems that can be seen by looking into someone's eye? The eye can also tell you about things like cholesterol levels, liver disease, or diabetes…if you know what to look for. Here are just a few things to look for.

  • Home Safety Tips for Low-Vision Loved Ones

    May 17, 2017

    As we age we lose the ability to get light in our eye as well as go from light to dark which can cause dangerous situations in the home.

  • Celebrating Mothers!

    May 12, 2017

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14th, and the Senior Helpers family wanted to take a moment to wish all the mothers out there a very special and happy day!

  • Vision Exercises for Seniors

    May 10, 2017

    We often talk about exercising your aging loved one's mind and body, but what about their eyes? .

  • Bad Habits for Bad Eyesight

    May 05, 2017

    In the age of technology, it feels like our eyes are always focusing on a screen.

  • Top 5 Foods for Healthy Eyes

    May 03, 2017

    More likely than not your parents told you to eat your carrots because they were good for your eyes, right?

  • Tips on Parkinson's Care

    April 26, 2017

    We know that being a caregiver is one of the most demanding jobs. Caring for a loved one with Parkinson's Disease (PD) can be an exhausting task, but there are ways to manage your stress while still providing the best care.

  • Myths About Parkinson's Care

    April 26, 2017

    Until the day you become a caregiver you don't really know what to expect as a caregiver. The unknown is more than likely the cause of so many myths surrounding the life of a caregivers.

  • Education for Families of Parkinson's Disease

    April 12, 2017

    A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide variety of challenges, questions and concerns. Fortunately, there are several organizations that work together to provide the education families need to understand and provide the right care for Parkinson's.

  • Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

    April 07, 2017

    It's important to be able to spot the signs of Parkinson's Disease, which is why we've put together a guide for you. Consider these seven early signs that you should watch out for.

  • Raising Awareness for Parkinson's Disease

    April 05, 2017

    April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month.

  • Favorite Spring Snacks

    March 29, 2017

    Spring has sprung and the weather is finally starting to warm up around the country! Warmer weather of course means more time spent outdoors, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmer's markets or gardens!

  • Processed Foods: To Eat or Not to Eat

    March 24, 2017

    Processed foods: treated like curse words by some, and often blamed for our country's obesity epidemic, high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Vitamins for Busy Caregivers

    March 22, 2017

    As you probably already know, vitamins and minerals are essential to a healthy diet. In fact, research shows that vitamins can help prevent various health problems from heart disease to cancer.

  • Planning and Prepping Meals

    March 17, 2017

    Cooking can be overwhelming for busy caregivers, especially when you have to cook for yourself and your loved ones! While pre-planning meals is an ideal way to keep organized, it can be extremely overwhelming.

  • Satisfying Sweet Tooth Substitutions

    March 10, 2017

    We are all guilty of a sweet tooth from time to time, and while cupcakes and candy can be tempting, there are healthier alternatives!

  • Smart Eating for Seniors

    March 08, 2017

    You've probably heard the term “smart eating” before, but what does it really mean? Is there really a smarter way to eat? There sure is!

  • Five Must Know Facts on Senior Nutrition

    March 03, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, we know that senior nutrition is incredibly important, which is why we've put together a helpful guide. Here are five must-know facts about senior nutrition.

  • Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March 01, 2017

    Celebrate national nutrition month with us in March! Learn more about the healthy foods you can serve your loved one to keep them as healthy and strong as possible as they age.

  • Heart Attack: Know the Signs

    February 22, 2017

    Coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and heart attacks (each type of heart disease) all require different treatment but may share similar warning signs.

  • Healthy Heart, Happy Heart

    February 15, 2017

    Believe it or not, your mood can affect your health.

  • Heart Health Myths

    February 10, 2017

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, yet there are still so many misconceptions about heart health. Knowing how to separate fact from fiction may just save your life.

  • Your Family History of Heart Disease and Stroke

    February 08, 2017

    Is heart disease hereditary? “Both the risk of heart disease and risk factors for heart disease are strongly linked to family history,” said William Kraus, M.D., a preventive cardiologist and research scientist at Duke University “If you have a stroke in your family, you are more likely to have one.”

  • The Greatest Generation of Love

    February 03, 2017

    “We were born in a time when if something was broken we would fix it, not throw it away.”

  • Discovering your Family's Health History

    February 03, 2017

    Knowing the health history in your family tree provides a connection to your past, but is also key to reducing future health risks.

  • Heart Health Through the Years

    February 01, 2017

    In honor of Heart Health Month, Senior Helpers thought it would be fun to learn a little more about how heart health has changed throughout the years!

  • Winter Workouts for Everyone

    January 27, 2017

    Winter is here! But that doesn't mean your fitness regimen needs to come to a halt if the weather turns ugly. Everyone has their own workout preferences, but you don't need to fork over piles of cash to a gym or personal trainer to have fun and get in great shape.

  • Adding Veggies to Every Meal

    January 18, 2017

    As we age, we tend to develop more of a sweet tooth, which can turn us off from other important food groups such as vegetables. This could make it difficult to encourage your aging loved one to eat a healthy diet.

  • Decluttering Your Seniors Home

    January 13, 2017

    When your home is filled with a lifetime of memories, it can be hard to part with things. Paring down a lifetime's worth of possessions can feel overwhelming. Homes can become cluttered and almost dangerous to live in.

  • Everyday Workouts for Busy Caregivers

    January 11, 2017

    We all have the similar goal of a healthier life. And while eating smarter and getting more exercise sound great on paper, they aren't the easiest tasks to accomplish when you have a busy schedule – especially the busy schedule of a caregiver.

  • Satisfying Food Substitutions

    January 06, 2017

    New year, new you- how often do we hear this? Setting intentions and making resolutions for the new year is a wonderful thing to do!

  • Transforming Resolutions to Reality

    January 04, 2017

    It happens every year. People make resolutions to eat healthier and work out more. Gyms get busier, but it doesn't always last longer than the month of January.

  • New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

    December 28, 2016

    Happy New Year from the Senior Helpers family!

  • Give a Helping Hand This Holiday

    December 21, 2016

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! Unfortunately, for many, it can also be one of the most busy and stressful times of the year.

  • Flu or Cold? How to Tell the Difference

    December 16, 2016

    Sneezing, coughing, achy, sore throat….is it a cold or the flu? Symptoms between the two can definitely overlap- so how can you tell the difference? While both are respiratory, a cold is a milder illness than the flu- it can make you feel bad for a few days, while the flu can make you feel pretty darn sick for a few days to weeks.

  • Foods that Fight the Flu

    December 14, 2016

    While proper medical attention is always necessary when it comes to illnesses such as the flu, it is important to remember that what you put in your body (besides prescribed medications) can certainly help fight everyday ailments!

  • Myths and Facts About the Flu

    December 09, 2016

    If you've ever had the flu, you know how sick you can be. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu was wrong. There seems to be no shortage of misinformation and bad advice when it comes to dealing with the flu or the flu shot, despite the widespread impact of the disease and the benefits of the vaccine.

  • Colds and Colder Weather

    December 07, 2016

    You've probably heard it a million times, “Put a coat on or you'll catch a cold.” But did you know that cold weather does not cause colds?

  • National Influenza Vaccination Week

    December 02, 2016

    The flu. Ugh. Every year, this contagious respiratory illness rears its ugly head. It can cause mile to severe illness, but the serious outcomes of a flu infection can result in hospitalization or even death.

  • Healthy Thanksgiving Meals Made Easy

    November 23, 2016

    Thanksgiving tends to be a time for over-eating, and for many aging loved ones, over-eating can be more dangerous than filling. In fact, the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone!

  • So Much to be Thankful For

    November 21, 2016

    Can you believe it's already Thanksgiving? It seems like this fall season is flying by. With all the hustle and bustle and preparing and baking, it can be difficult to remember the true meaning of this holiday.

  • Simple Ways to Say Thank You

    November 18, 2016

    Do you want to thank your caregiver for everything they have done? Then visit our website to learn of three simple ways that you can show your appreciation for their hard work.

  • Ways to Connect with Other Family Caregivers

    November 16, 2016

    November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. When you spend your days caring for someone, it can be difficult to meet new people. Sometimes you need to talk to others who do what you do, and understand the challenges and triumphs that you face.

  • Learning to Take a Break!

    November 11, 2016

    Dealing with the unique and constantly evolving challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia takes its toll on every family member, especially the primary caregiver.

  • Explaining Alzheimer's to Children

    November 09, 2016

    Alzheimer's and dementia can be difficult for anyone to understand, but for children, understanding why grandmom or granddad doesn't remember their names can be devastating.

  • Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

    November 04, 2016

    While memory loss can be a normal part of aging, how do you know what's ‘normal' and what might be a sign of something more significant, like Alzheimer's or dementia?

  • The Do's and Don'ts for Caregiver Sleep

    November 02, 2016

    You've heard it a million times, the best medicine is a good night's sleep. But let's be real – how many family caregivers are actually getting enough sleep each night? Between kids, elderly loved ones, work, cleaning, and cooking there is hardly enough time for a little nap let alone a full night's rest.

  • Preparing for Sweater Weather

    October 28, 2016

    While many of us love bundling up in warm, cozy sweaters and sipping on hot chocolate, the cold weather does come with some drawbacks. There are some things that you and your senior loved one can do now, to help ensure optimum health and safety this winter.

  • Dementia and Halloween: How to Prepare for the Scare

    October 26, 2016

    Halloween is a fun time for many, but for those with Alzheimer's and dementia, Halloween can be a very confusing and scary time.

  • No Tricks with These Halloween Treats

    October 21, 2016

    Trick or treating can be a great time for the grand kids and little ones in our families, but it can also be a recipe for sugar overload if you're not careful! Here are some great ideas for fun, festive treats that you can make with the kids without compromising your diet.

  • Fun Costume Ideas for Seniors and Caregivers

    October 19, 2016

    You don't have to be a child to enjoy dressing up in a Halloween costume! Halloween gives us all permission to have a little fun by being something we aren't- no matter what our age!

  • Fall Yard Work Made Easy

    October 14, 2016

    October is a time to take advantage of the mild fall weather to tackle some outdoor tasks around your home before the winter arrives. Fallen leaves can clog drainage and become slippery in the rain, so it's important to make sure our yards and clean and free to help prevent any dangerous slips and falls. Some additional chores that can be taken outside of the home to make it safe include:

  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    October 12, 2016

    October is here and you probably don't need us to tell you that means pumpkin everything! While you either love the taste of pumpkin or you hate it, there's no doubt that pumpkins actually have a lot of nutritional value!

  • Preparing your Senior's Home for Fall

    October 07, 2016

    Cold weather is just as difficult for seniors as hot weather is. Blankets and sweaters can keep their home warm is important too. Heating is expensive but fortunately there are ways to keep warmer and not over tax the heating system.

  • Favorite Fall Recipes for Busy Caregivers

    October 05, 2016

    There's definite chill in the air which means it is time for sweaters, blankets, and nice, warm meals! We know that cooking a meal is hard when you are a caregiver, and making a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy can be even trickier!

  • Sleep for Seniors: How Sleep Improve Health

    September 28, 2016

    Is there anything better than wrapping yourself in a warm blanket and laying your head on your pillow after a long day? How about waking up feeling relaxed and rested after a full night's sleep?

  • Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

    September 23, 2016

    Many still think of yoga as something that only young, super-flexi people can do. The truth of the matter is; you don't need to be able to twist yourself into a pretzel or flip upside down to begin incorporating a yoga practice into your day. Yoga can play a very valuable role in health care for people of all ages- even seniors!

  • Fall Proofing Your Loved One's House

    September 21, 2016

    Falls can be disastrous for a senior, which is why we've put together this guide to help you learn how to fall-proof your loved one's home. Visit our website for more information.

  • Super Foods for Healthy Aging

    September 14, 2016

    Is it true that you can add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Believe it or not, it is!

  • Celebrating Grandparents Day

    September 09, 2016

    National Grandparents Day is typically celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day in the United States. This year, Grandparents Day falls on September 11th.

  • Celebrating Healthy Aging Month

    September 07, 2016

    September is healthy aging month! Visit our website to learn more about what healthy aging looks like and when it's time to call in a professional caregiver for help.

  • What is Normal Aging?

    September 02, 2016

    Do you know about the normal signs of aging? Here are ways to recognize the signs and whether your aging loved one needs a professional caregiver for extra help.

  • Active Brain, Healthy Brain

    August 31, 2016

    Are your ‘senior moments' becoming more frequent than not? Everyone has them…those times where you walk into the bedroom, but can't remember why…or you can't recall someone's name in a conversation.

  • Fun Learning Games for Seniors

    August 26, 2016

    There are two things that should always stay a part of your life…no matter what your age…games and learning!

  • Classes for Caregivers

    August 24, 2016

    This whole month we have talked about the importance of learning new things, trying different activities, and mixing up your regular routines. Now we want to talk about the fun stuff! What class can you take to learn something new?

  • Free Classes for Seniors

    August 19, 2016

    Many of us remember our school days fondly- whether for time in the classroom, or football games and band concerts- these events brought us together with our fellow students. Instead of easing into a life of lunchtime strolls, knitting, fishing and napping, more seniors are taking advantage of the time they have during their golden years to take free classes for and earn degrees in subjects that they love or have interest in. This active lifestyle can help to maintain mental health, acuity, and even financial stability.

  • Back to School Fun for Seniors

    August 16, 2016

    Remember when August meant it was time to get ready for school again? You bought new school supplies and packed up your backpack for a fresh new year.

  • Finding a New Routine

    August 10, 2016

    Have you ever noticed that people tend to fall into routine? It's human nature to follow the same steps when performing everyday activities, such as driving to work or making breakfast.

  • Book Lovers Day: Best Books for Seniors

    August 05, 2016

    A day for those who love to read, Book Lovers Day is on August 9 and encourages you to kick and relax with a great book.

  • Celebrating Knowledge

    August 03, 2016

    This August, we are going to celebrate knowledge by encouraging you and your aging loved one to continue to learn new things every day!

  • Planning a Picnic

    July 27, 2016

    If you or your aging loved one are looking for an outdoor activity that doesn't require a lot of physical work, then a picnic is the right activity for you!

  • Cool Treats for Summer Days

    July 22, 2016

    Ice cream is an easy go-to treat for these hot summer days…but we have some suggestions for treats that will both cool you down and pack a healthy punch!

  • Outdoor Activities for Seniors

    July 20, 2016

    Between concerts, cook outs, and pool parties, there always seems to be something to do in the summer time. However, finding something to keep your aging loved one entertained AND cool can be a different story. But don't worry! There is plenty of cool summer fun to be had by all while still enjoying the great outdoors!

  • Traveling Tips for Seniors

    July 15, 2016

    Travel can be a very rewarding experience, whether the goal is to see the world or to visit long-distance friends and family. However, when we travel with our senior loved ones, we may be faced with challenges we don't expect—issues that simply aren't there when traveling on our own.

  • Tips to Cool Off on Hot Days

    July 13, 2016

    You don't need us to tell you that it is hot out there! Many of us, especially those on the east coast, are experiencing a July heat wave making walking outside feel like walking into a sauna.

  • Health Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

    July 08, 2016

    We all know there are plenty of advantages to exercising, but it can sometimes be difficult for older adults who have arthritis or other painful illnesses to exercise.

  • SPF: What Does it Mean?

    July 06, 2016

    “Don't forget to pack your sunscreen!” If you are heading to the beach or spending some time in the sun, we bet (at least we hope) you are reaching for your sunscreen before heading outside.

  • Happy Birthday America- Fireworks Safety Tips!

    July 01, 2016

    It's America's birthday! Which means families across the country will be celebrating with backyard BBQs, friends, games, and everyone's favorite- fireworks! This year, as you prepare to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones, if you plan to include fireworks in your celebration, please keep the following tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety in mind:

  • Food Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

    June 29, 2016

    At Senior Helpers, we take food safety seriously. Visit our website to learn tips for both seniors and caregivers to make sure food stays safe and uncontaminated.

  • Home Safety Checklist

    June 22, 2016

    Home is where you and your loved ones should feel the safest, but as we age our safe havens can often become unseen traps or accidents.

  • Happy Father's Day

    June 17, 2016

    Father's Day is this Sunday, June 19th. Fathers across the globe work hard and sacrifice a lot to provide for their families.

  • Men's Health Tips for Father's Day

    June 15, 2016

    Father's Day is this Sunday and what better gift to give than the gift of health?

  • Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

    June 10, 2016

    Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured in a fire when compared to the population at large.

  • Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

    June 08, 2016

    As we age, our vision changes and that loss of vision can lead to serious safety issues. Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of death and injury among seniors.

  • Medication Safety for Seniors

    June 03, 2016

    As we grow older, we may be faced with more health conditions that need to be treated on a regular basis. Plus, as we age, body changes can affect the way our medications are absorbed, leading to potential complications.

  • Driving Safety: When to Take the Keys Away

    June 01, 2016

    When is a good time to take away the keys from your loved one? Learn more about driving safety tips by visiting our website and when the best time is to take away the keys.

  • How our Eyes Change as we Age

    May 27, 2016

    Just like your body, your eyes and vision change over time. While not everyone will experience the same symptoms, the following are common things to expect of your eyes in each decade!

  • Sun Safety: Sunglasses for Seniors

    May 25, 2016

    The season of sunblock and sunglasses is nearly upon us! But did you know that sun damage to eyes can occur anytime of the year – even if the weather is cloudy?

  • Early Signs of Vision Loss

    May 20, 2016

    As you age, you may notice that you're holding the newspaper closer than you used to, or you're taking longer to adjust to changes in lighting. Although its nearly inevitable that we all will need (stronger) eyeglass prescriptions as we grow older, it is important to recognize that vision loss from eye diseases is not a “natural” part of aging. Although age is a risk factor for many conditions, eye disease can (and should) be prevented and treated at any age.

  • Home Safety Tips for Low-Vision Loved Ones

    May 18, 2016

    As we age we lose the ability to get light in our eye as well as go from light to dark which can cause dangerous situations in the home.

  • 5 Things Your Vision Says About Your Health

    May 13, 2016

    5 Things Your Vision Says About Your Health Did you know that glaucoma and cataracts aren't the only problems that can be seen by looking into someone's eye? The eye can also tell you about things like cholesterol levels, liver disease, or diabetes…if you know what to look for. Here are just a few things to look for.

  • Vision Exercises for Seniors

    May 11, 2016

    We often talk about exercising your aging loved one's mind and body, but what about their eyes? Believe it or not, there are ways you and your senior can give your eyeballs a work out in order to naturally improve your vision!

  • Happy Mother's Day!

    May 06, 2016

    Mother's Day is approaching, and the Senior Helpers family wanted to take a moment to wish all the mothers out there a very special and happy day! Happy Mother's Day!

  • Celebrating Healthy Vision Month

    May 04, 2016

    Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month?

  • 5 Ways to Lighten Your Load as a Caregiver for Someone with PD

    April 28, 2016

    Caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease (PD) can be a challenging job, especially as the disease progresses. How can you lighten your daily workload while still helping your loved one remain independent as long as possible? There are many solutions- here are just a few!

  • Myths About Caring for Someone with Parkinson's Disease

    April 27, 2016

    As many of you know, until the day you become a caregiver you don't really know what to expect as a caregiver. The unknown is more than likely the cause of so many myths surrounding the life of a caregivers.

  • Fall Prevention for People with Parkinson's Disease

    April 22, 2016

    Falls are a frequent complication of Parkinson's disease (PD), and preventing falls is very important.

  • Tips of Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson's Disease

    April 20, 2016

    We know that being a caregiver is one of the most demanding jobs with a wide range of emotions from sad to angry.

  • Making Cooking Easier with Parkinson's Disease

    April 13, 2016

    Cooking or baking can be a favorite hobby for many, but those with Parkinson's Disease (PD) may find the task to be more daunting.

  • Parkinson's Resources in Your Community

    April 08, 2016

    A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide range of challenges, questions and concerns.

  • Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

    April 06, 2016

    Parkinson's Disease might be difficult to spot if you don't know what you are looking for. Here are some early signs that you should look out for in your loved one.

  • What is Parkinson's Disease?

    April 01, 2016

    With April being National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, it's important to understand what exactly Parkinson's is and how it can impact someone's life.

  • Foods to Help Boost Memory

    March 30, 2016

    Eating healthy can decrease your chance of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and more.

  • Common Drug-Food Interactions You Should Know

    March 23, 2016

    We know that medications often come with warnings explaining the risks of taking certain pills with other drugs and alcohol, but did you know that certain foods can also affect the way your body processes medications?

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is March 22nd

    March 18, 2016

    1 in 4 Americans are at risk for diabetes- are you one of them? Diabetes is a serious disease.

  • Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day!

    March 16, 2016

    There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with these delicious, nutritious, and GREEN foods!

  • Five Apps to Feed your Brain

    March 11, 2016

    While it's important that we feed our bodies properly as we age, it's just as important to keep our brains nourished as well.

  • Five Must Know Facts on Senior Nutrition

    March 09, 2016

    Your loved one's nutrition is incredibly important, which is why we've put together a guide. Learn more about these top five facts about senior nutrition by visiting our website today.

  • Grab and Go Snacks for Caregivers

    March 04, 2016

    Caring for a senior loved one can feel like a full-time job (and more!), which makes it difficult to squeeze in time to eat.

  • Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March 02, 2016

    March is national nutrition month! Learn ways you can help your loved one eat healthy meals to keep them as healthy and strong as they can be as they age. Learn more today!

  • Superfoods for Healthy Skin, Bones and Eyes

    May 15, 2019

    Eating a well-balanced diet is crucial for a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn't mean eating the same bland meal every day. These superfoods are packed with nutrients AND with flavor!

  • Education for Families of Parkinson's Disease

    April 17, 2019

    A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide variety of challenges, questions and concerns. Fortunately, there are several organizations that work together to provide the education families need to understand and provide the right care for Parkinson's.

  • Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

    April 03, 2019

    Did you know that April is Parkinson's Awareness Month?

  • Common Nutrition Myths

    March 27, 2019

    These days, a new diet seems to populate every other day. While some of these diets may work, others are based off common nutrition myths.

  • Must Know Facts on Senior Nutrition

    March 06, 2019

    Proper nutrition is important for everyone, but proper nutrition for our aging loved ones can help create longer and stronger lives.

  • How to Encourage a Healthy Diet in Your Senior Loved One's Life

    January 02, 2019

    Performing senior wellness checks are important for anyone with an elderly loved one. Next time you check up on them, look to see what they've been eating! The right diet is important for their health.

  • At Senior Helpers, We Support Healthy Senior Fitness

    December 05, 2018

    Senior Helpers offers a wide range of programs designed to help your senior stay fit and motivated long into their golden years. We will work with you to develop a fitness plan for your loved one that will keep them healthy and on their feet.

  • How Your Loved One Can Maintain Independence

    November 28, 2018

    Helping your loved one stay motivated and independent can be difficult. That's why Senior Helpers' caregivers are there to help provide elderly home care for your loved one and keep them moving.

  • 6 Values We Live by at Senior Helpers

    November 21, 2018

    We have always believed that the backbone of every good company is its values. Senior Helpers has a clear values system, which all our caregivers abide by and truly sets us apart from our competition in our industry.

  • 4 Tips to Caring for Those Living With Alzheimer's and Dementia

    November 14, 2018

    With almost 9 million combined people suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia in the United States, finding ways to care for the affirmed is incredibly important. Providing quality Alzheimer's care and care for dementia is something that Senior Helpers keeps as one of its highest priorities. There are many ways we provide service and care for those in need. Here's a few tips if you're the elderly loved one acting as primary caregiver.

  • World Alzheimer's Month: How to Know it's Time for Alzheimer's Care Services

    November 07, 2018

    Alzheimer's is all too common among seniors, and many families aren't sure how to give their loved one the proper Alzheimer's care. If your loved one is demonstrating any of these symptoms, it might be time for Senior Helpers to step in.

  • Don't Put Off Getting Help. 4 Reasons to Enlist Senior Care Services Early

    October 31, 2018

    The only thing more important than enlisting senior care services for your loved one is enlisting them before it's too late. Here's why it's so important to seek help for your senior early on.

  • 6 Senior Home Care Methods to Make Your Home Safe for Seniors

    October 24, 2018

    It's tough to have peace of mind when your home poses several dangers to your elderly loved one. It's key to ensure that your home is safe and free of hazards, and it's easier than you think. By taking a few senior home care precautions you can keep your senior safe, give yourself peace of mind, and prevent a serious accident from occurring.

  • What Is Companion Care and How Can It Help Your Loved One?

    October 17, 2018

    Physical health is important, but mental health is equally important. Seniors often suffer from loneliness and depression as their social circles dwindle, which negatively affects their physical health and well-being. Senior Helpers' Companion Care services are the answer

  • Should Your Aging Loved One Drive? Four Signs it's Time for Senior Home Care Services

    October 10, 2018

    Driving might seem like a relatively simple, routine process, but as we age it can become more and more difficult. At Senior Helpers, we want your loved one to be safe behind the wheel; our senior home care services are designed to let your loved one safely go about their daily life.

  • October is National Cholesterol Month: Tips to Help Your Senior Loved One Eat Healthy

    October 03, 2018

    A balanced, healthy diet can help make other aspects of in-home senior health care much easier. While your senior doesn't need the same number of calories they did decades ago, they still need a strong dietary plan. Here are some tips on how to make that happen.

  • Five Senior Care Resources We Offer at Senior Helpers

    September 26, 2018

    At Senior Helpers, we believe not only in giving back to the seniors in our community but also in educating families on their funding options, our types of care, and what partners we work with. By perusing our senior care resources, we hope that you will feel more informed and confident about the process.

  • Does My Loved One Need Dementia Care? Six Signs to Look For

    September 19, 2018

    Dementia is all too common among seniors, and many families can be unsure how to give their loved one the proper case. Often, it can prove overwhelming. If your loved one is demonstrating these symptoms they could need dementia care.

  • How to Help Combat Loneliness in a Senior Loved One with Senior Care Services

    September 12, 2018

    Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem among seniors. According to a UCSF study, 18% of seniors live by themselves, and 43% claim to feel lonely on a regular basis. While none of us are strangers to occasional feelings of loneliness, isolation isn't a choice for seniors with health concerns or mobility issues. Reluctantly, it can become their lifestyle. It can be difficult to stay active or keep in touch with friends for seniors who are homebound. In addition to health detriments, isolation and loneliness can also lead to severe psychological issues. As much as you'd like to always be there to keep our loved one company 24/7, that's not always possible with a busy schedule and other obligations. With our attentive, experienced, and compassionate caregivers, Senior Helpers' senior care services is the perfect resource for staving off your loved one's loneliness.

  • In-Home Senior Care Tips: 6 Ways to Create a Safe Environment in Your Senior Loved One's Home

    September 05, 2018

    If you're the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one, you know that one of your biggest concerns is worrying about a fall. We all lose some of our coordination as we age, and even highly-independent seniors are at risk of falling. Our elderly loved ones are far more prone to serious injury when falling than those who are younger. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among adults 65 years of age and older, and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries. Here are a few in-home senior care tips for preventing falls.

  • How Do Our Senior Concierge Services Stand Out?

    August 22, 2018

    If your loved one is moving into an assisted living facility or senior residence community, you're probably worried about them receiving the individualized care they deserve. That's why our senior concierge services are tailored to each senior, to make sure you and your loved one can determine exactly what services suit your needs. Our concierge services work in conjunction with the already established amenities of senior living communities, to ensure that your loved one can benefit from truly comprehensive care.

  • Senior Helpers Provides Top-Notch Assistance for Senior Veterans

    August 15, 2018

    Veterans play an important role in the Senior Helpers family. We're proud to serve many of them in communities throughout the country, and we understand the unique difficulties they often encounter as they age. To be as accessible as possible, we offer premier assistance for senior veterans.

  • Your Loved One is in Good Hands with our Senior Care Services

    August 08, 2018

    Families naturally want to make sure their elder loved one is in good hands before enlisting the help of senior care services. With Senior Helpers, seniors and their families are reassured by our wide range of services, and highly-trained caregivers.

  • 6 Expert Services We Offer at Senior Helpers

    August 02, 2018

    Are you considering hiring a professional caregiver for your senior loved one? Enlisting the help of an expert caregiver is an excellent way to ensure that the senior in your life is safe and comfortable, no matter what their unique needs might be.

  • 5 Long-Term Care Options for Seniors

    August 01, 2018

    When your loved one needs assistance, there are several long-term care options available for your consideration. These options range from assisted living facilities to constant in-home care, and each come with a diversity of benefits and drawbacks. Here are a few common options, and what you can expect.

  • Get to Know Senior Helpers In-Home Health Care: Learn What We Stand For

    July 25, 2018

    Before choosing a company to trust with your in-home health care needs, you should know everything you can about your options, and what makes one care provider different from another. Senior Helpers adheres to a strict set of core values, which distinguish us from our competition and make us a premier option.

  • Our Senior Gems® Alzheimer's Care Program Explained

    July 18, 2018

    When it comes to Alzheimer's care, your loved one deserves the best treatment possible. You want to know that they are receiving personalized care and are safely in the hands of a professional. Our Senior Gems program is one of the most effective Alzheimer's care programs available.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Working for Senior Helpers: How to Become a Caregiver

    July 11, 2018

    If you're passionate about giving back to your community and helping seniors and their families, caregiving might be the perfect job for you. But you're probably wondering what that process involves, and what we look for. Here's how to become a caregiver with Senior Helpers.

  • Feel Confident That Your Loved One is Getting the Care They Need

    July 06, 2018

    Concern for your elderly loved one can really complicate your daily lifestyle. If you feel responsible for their care, it can affect everything from your happiness to your job performance. With senior home care services, the stress of caregiving is alleviated by professionals.

  • 5 Ways to Manage Your Senior Care Stress as a Caregiver

    June 27, 2018

    All family members are inclined to provide senior care for their elderly loved ones, but it's important to know when caregiving is becoming detrimental to your own well-being. Caregivers often find themselves easily stressed, and their quality of life can suffer. Here are a few tips on managing that stress.

  • Senior Veterans Assistance Options

    June 20, 2018

    We want to make sure our senior care services are accessible to everyone, but especially to our valued members of the armed services. That's why we offer specialized senior veterans assistance, designed to make caregiving available and affordable to those who have spent their lives serving others.

  • What Are Senior Concierge Services and How Are They Different?

    June 13, 2018

    Senior concierge services are crucial for providing seniors with an extra layer of support in their community. Whether they're transitioning from the home into a retirement community, or require a customized suite of services at home, concierge care is here to make your loved one's life easier.

  • Senior Gems®: A Wonderful Resource Right at Your Fingertips

    June 12, 2018

    If your loved one is living with Alzheimer's and dementia, chances are you're experiencing many emotions.

  • 4 Reasons for Enlisting the Help of Caregivers Rather Than Going It Alone

    June 06, 2018

    Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one can be an overwhelming experience. Senior Helpers understands this and strives to make it as easy as possible for family members to go about their daily lives, with peace of mind, knowing their loved one is getting the senior health care services they need.

  • 4 Signs Your Loved One May Need In-Home Senior Care

    May 30, 2018

    Enlisting in in-home senior care for your loved one is a big step, and it's important to know when it's time to take it into serious consideration. There are several signs you should watch out for when determining whether your loved one could benefit from an in-home caregiver.

  • How to Fund In-Home Care for your Loved One

    May 23, 2018

    If you've decided that in-home care is necessary for your loved one, your next question is probably: but can I afford it? At Senior Helpers, we never want cost to stand in the way of getting your loved ones the care they need, so we'll tell you everything you need to know about financing our services.

  • What You Need to Know about Surgery and Elder Sitter Service

    May 16, 2018

    We know that you always want to be there for your loved one every moment of the day, whenever they need you. However, we understand that's not always possible. Our surgery and elder sitter services are designed to give you peace of mind while our trained caregivers look after your loved one.

  • Find a Rewarding and Gratifying Job by Becoming a Professional Caregiver

    May 09, 2018

    When looking for a new career, you want something that will feel fulfilling and meaningful. Becoming a professional caregiver with Senior Helpers is not only a job, but also a way to help change the lives of seniors and their families for the better. You have the power to make lives easier, and give back to the community in a meaningful way.

  • Benefits of Turning to Professional Senior Care

    April 30, 2018

    There are so many benefits of turning to professional care for your aging loved one. Contact a representative at Senior Helpers today to find out what we can do for you!

  • In-Home Senior Care Services We Offer at Senior Helpers

    April 25, 2018

    When you enlist Senior Helpers to help you loved one live a better quality of life, you'll be taking advantage of a wide range of services. From our extensive array of senior care options to suit all needs, to our expertly trained caregivers, our in-home senior care services are designed to accommodate all families.

  • 4 Myths about In-Home Senior Care Services

    April 19, 2018

    Don't be fooled by misinformation. Here are four common myths about senior care services you shouldn't let fool you.

  • Why Seniors with Alzheimer's & Dementia are Perfect Candidates for In-Home Care

    April 11, 2018

    Senior Helpers' Alzheimer Care is one of our most utilized services, and the need is growing each year

  • How to Know If Your Loved One Is a Good Candidate for Senior Home Care

    April 04, 2018

    It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly the right time to invest in senior home care, but Senior Helpers has you covered. Contact us today to find out we can meet all your loved one's needs

  • What Makes Our Caregivers Special?

    March 28, 2018

    The expert training and experience of our professional caregivers set our senior care services apart from the rest. Find out why our services are unlike any other.

  • Benefits of Turning to Professional Care

    March 14, 2018

    Did you know that turning to professional care can take stress off your shoulders and give you the chance to enjoy spending time with your loved one? Learn more today.

  • 5 Common Health Concerns That Complicate Senior Care

    March 07, 2018

    Senior care is its own industry for a reason. Adults over 65 have a much higher chance of developing health concerns; but there are several preventative steps you can take to minimize the risk

  • How Do You Manage Your Stress as a Caregiver?

    February 28, 2018

    Taking care of your loved one doesn't have to mean forgetting to take care of yourself. Here are a few ways to manage the stress of long term senior care

  • These Safe, Fun Activities Can Actually Make Elder Care More Effective

    February 21, 2018

    Even for homebound seniors, it's important to stay active and get outdoors. Don't let limited mobility keep your loved one from venturing beyond the front door

  • What You Need to Know When Your Loved One is Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia

    February 19, 2018

    Dementia is a general term referring to a mental decline serious enough to get in the way of everyday tasks. Whether in relation to a disease like Alzh..

  • Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving

    February 14, 2018

    Caregiving is one of the most important jobs in our society. Now is a great time to start your career as a caregiver in this growing and rewarding industry.

  • 4 Benefits of In-Home Senior Care

    February 07, 2018

    In-home senior care allows for freedom and stability that assisted living facilities can't match

  • Combating Loneliness: Why In-Home Senior Care is the Perfect Option

    January 31, 2018

    The negative effects of isolation are more numerous and severe than you might think, but in-home senior care can make loneliness a thing of the past

  • Elderly Care Safety Tips for Winter

    January 24, 2018

    We all love the holiday season, but winter also comes with several hazards for caregivers. Staying prepared this winter will make elderly care as painless as possible.

  • Elderly Home Care Techniques to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

    January 17, 2018

    There's nothing easy about elderly home care, but these helpful tips can make caregiving more manageable

  • 3 Reasons to Choose Senior Helpers as Your In-Home Senior Care Partner

    January 10, 2018

    Caregiving for a loved one is a trying and mentally exhausting process. Let Senior Helpers shoulder the burden. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive and professional in-home senior care services.

  • Our In-Home Senior Care Places Your Loved Ones in Good Care

    January 03, 2018

    How in-home senior care allows seniors to live with independence and dignity.

  • Preventing Falls 101

    December 21, 2017

    Falls are a chief concern among elderly caregivers, and with good reason: Among adults ages 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury and..

  • Important Senior Home Care Safety Tips for Seniors

    December 20, 2017

    A helpful collection of tips to make senior home care safe and easy. If one of your loved ones is a senior citizen, you might appreciate this list of helpful tips for making sure they are safe and comfortable at all times.

  • Can Senior Home Care Services Really Help?

    December 13, 2017

    A look at how senior home care services can make a big difference in the life of your loved one. If your loved one is living with dementia, Parkinson's, or other problems associated with growing older, you may be wondering how much senior home care services can really help. The good news is that the answer is: a lot!

  • Family Caregiver Burnout

    December 11, 2017

    Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when home care providers don't get the help they need or if they try to do more than they are able to do.

  • Give a Helping Hand This Holiday Season

    November 29, 2017

    It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year!

  • Thanksgiving Meals Made Easy

    November 22, 2017

    Thanksgiving tends to be a time for over-eating, and for many aging loved ones, over-eating can be more dangerous than filling. In fact, the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone!

  • Think You Can't Afford In-Home Senior Care? Think Again

    November 15, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, we know that getting your elderly loved one the in-home senior care they need is your number one priority. The goal for every loving caregiver is to allow their parent or loved one to remain in their own home, as independent as possible, with every ounce of dignity they have.

  • Safe Exercises and Tips to Recommend for Seniors

    November 08, 2017

    Exercising is a critical component of maintaining proper health as our bodies age. The things we can get away with when we are younger – or even the things we take for granted – change as we age. That includes the definition of “exercise,” which we'll explain in a second. But the bottom line is simply that it's never more critical to get enough exercise than when we are seniors and get older.

  • How to Control High Cholesterol & Other Healthy Habits for Senior Parents

    November 01, 2017

    High cholesterol is a major health problem for American adults, which means it's even more important to monitor and control cholesterol problems in seniors, whose bodies require more care and attention to maintain stasis than younger, healthier bodies do.

  • How to Prepare for the Scare

    October 30, 2017

    Halloween is a fun time for many, but for those with Alzheimer's and dementia, Halloween can be a very confusing and scary time.

  • Avoid Senior Hip Injuries with These Six Fall Prevention Tips

    October 25, 2017

    If you're the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one – or have been in the past – you'll know that arguably the biggest concern that keeps you up at night (or distracted and worried throughout your waking hours) is the risk of a fall.

  • Benefits of Your Elderly Loved One Eating a Balanced Diet

    October 18, 2017

    Everyone knows it's important to eat a healthy diet, though many of us struggle to commit to one on any type of consistent basis. But when it comes to your elderly loved ones, it's more important than ever to make sure they're not just eating, but also eating healthy.

  • Take a Break! Helping Caregivers Relax and Stay Healthy

    October 11, 2017

    As caregivers we know it is easy to forget about your own health and comfort to focus on the needs of your loved ones.

  • Understanding Senior Depression

    October 04, 2017

    There's a long list of things that can cause depression. Illnesses, memory loss, poor diet, loss of a loved one, change in routine, and medication are just a few.

  • What is Normal Aging?

    September 27, 2017

    Everyone ages, but are you able to recognize what is normal and what might not be? Learn how to recognize the signs of Dementia and Alzheimer's by visiting our website today.

  • Fall Proofing Your Loved One's House

    September 20, 2017

    Falls can be disastrous for a senior, which is why we've put together this guide to help you learn how to fall-proof your loved one's house. Visit our website to learn more.

  • Paying for Elder Care? Why It's More Affordable Than You Think

    September 12, 2017

    Receiving in-home care for your elderly parents feels like it's going to be a financial burden. Here's why financial concerns are more easily solved than you think.

  • Caring for seniors when natural disaster strikes

    September 06, 2017

    Senior Helpers offers tips to care for aging loved ones during a disaster

  • 4 Ways to Help Convince Your Senior Loved One They Need Elderly Home Care Services

    September 06, 2017

    Admitting they need elderly home care services won't be easy for either side, but it might be the best thing you can do for your parents. Here's how to talk to them about it.

  • Celebrating Healthy Aging Month

    September 01, 2017

    Come celebrate healthy aging month with us in September! Learn what healthy aging looks like and signs it might be time to call in a professional caregiver like Senior Helpers.

  • Peace of Mind When Finding Elderly Home Care for Your Parents

    August 30, 2017

    Finding the right type of elderly home care for your loved ones isn't always the simplest process, but it should be. Here's how Senior Helpers offers you peace of mind.

  • Can Elderly Adults Remain Independent While Accepting Elderly Care Service?

    August 23, 2017

    Not only can senior citizens receive the elderly care service they need, they can remain independent and do so from the comfort of their own homes.

  • Senior Helpers Survey Finds Baby Boomers and Gen Xers Favor In-Home Care for Aging Loved Ones

    August 22, 2017

    Study by Nation's Leading Senior Care Provider Explores Sandwich Generation's Growing Concerns

  • Senior Home Care Services vs. Assisted Living: What's the Difference?

    August 16, 2017

    When it comes to getting the care and support your elderly loved one needs, choosing senior home care services is often the best choice you can make.

  • Your Loved One Doesn't Have To Give Up Their Home To Get The Care They Need

    August 09, 2017

    Elderly Care: How Your Loved One Gets the Care They Need At Home

  • Six Signs It's Time to Find Senior Home Care for Your Loved One

    August 02, 2017

    As our elderly loved ones get older, they become increasingly in need of support. Here's how to recognize some of the signs that your elderly loved one is in need of senior home care.

  • Seniors in the Community

    July 26, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, we pride ourselves on giving back to the community. One of the best ways to do that is to devote your time to improving and bonding with your community. But what happens when you aren't strong enough to build a playground or walk door-to-door raising money for schools?

  • Meal Prep for Seniors

    July 26, 2017

    While almost everyone enjoys a homecooked meal, many seniors who live on their own don't see the point of cooking just for themselves. Unfortunately, skipping meals or opting for frozen dishes can negatively affect their health. So, what can your aging loved one do? Cook in advance!

  • Tips For Traveling With Seniors

    July 14, 2017

    It's that time of year again! Summer is here and so are road trips, plane rides, and train rides.

  • The Senior Gems® Program

    July 12, 2017

    Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • The Senior Gems® Program

    July 12, 2017

    Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • Adjusting Activities for Seniors

    July 07, 2017

    One of our main goals at Senior Helpers is to focus on what your aging loved one CAN do, not what they cannot do.

  • Celebrating Senior Independence

    July 05, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, one of our focuses is independent living in the home and one of our core values is the celebration of life. We exemplify this value by creating opportunities for our clients, caregivers, and families to celebrate the sanctity of human life.

  • Food Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

    June 28, 2017

    We take food safety seriously at Senior Helpers, which is why we've put together a guide for both seniors and caregivers on how to keep food safe. Learn more today.

  • Senior Summer Safety

    June 21, 2017

    Today is the first day of summer! Summertime means more time spent outdoors soaking up the sun, and unfortunately battling the sun's rays as well. Fresh air is healthy for seniors, but over exposure to the sun and heat is not. Make sure you are familiar with the following summer safety precautions related to senior health.

  • Travel Safety Tips for Summer

    June 14, 2017

    Summer will be officially here in just one week! School is out and vacations have been planned, which means more time in the air or on the road.

  • Medication Safety

    June 09, 2017

    We all know that our body changes dramatically as we age. We react differently to foods, illnesses, etc.

  • Fall Prevention for Your Senior's Home

    June 09, 2017

    As we age, our vision changes and that loss of vision can lead to serious safety issues. Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of death and injury among seniors.

  • Driving Safety: When to Take the Keys Away

    June 07, 2017

    When should you take your loved one's keys away? Visit the Senior Helper's website to learn more about driving safety and seniors, and how to recognize the signs.

  • Celebrating National Safety Month

    June 02, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, one of our key focus areas is making sure that your senior is comfortable and safe in their home.

  • The Sun and Your Eyes

    May 24, 2017

    Summer is right around the corner, and it's time to get out the sunblock and sunglasses.

  • What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

    May 19, 2017

    Did you know that glaucoma and cataracts aren't the only problems that can be seen by looking into someone's eye? The eye can also tell you about things like cholesterol levels, liver disease, or diabetes…if you know what to look for. Here are just a few things to look for.

  • Home Safety Tips for Low-Vision Loved Ones

    May 17, 2017

    As we age we lose the ability to get light in our eye as well as go from light to dark which can cause dangerous situations in the home.

  • Celebrating Mothers!

    May 12, 2017

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14th, and the Senior Helpers family wanted to take a moment to wish all the mothers out there a very special and happy day!

  • Vision Exercises for Seniors

    May 10, 2017

    We often talk about exercising your aging loved one's mind and body, but what about their eyes? .

  • Bad Habits for Bad Eyesight

    May 05, 2017

    In the age of technology, it feels like our eyes are always focusing on a screen.

  • Top 5 Foods for Healthy Eyes

    May 03, 2017

    More likely than not your parents told you to eat your carrots because they were good for your eyes, right?

  • Tips on Parkinson's Care

    April 26, 2017

    We know that being a caregiver is one of the most demanding jobs. Caring for a loved one with Parkinson's Disease (PD) can be an exhausting task, but there are ways to manage your stress while still providing the best care.

  • Myths About Parkinson's Care

    April 26, 2017

    Until the day you become a caregiver you don't really know what to expect as a caregiver. The unknown is more than likely the cause of so many myths surrounding the life of a caregivers.

  • Education for Families of Parkinson's Disease

    April 12, 2017

    A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide variety of challenges, questions and concerns. Fortunately, there are several organizations that work together to provide the education families need to understand and provide the right care for Parkinson's.

  • Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

    April 07, 2017

    It's important to be able to spot the signs of Parkinson's Disease, which is why we've put together a guide for you. Consider these seven early signs that you should watch out for.

  • Raising Awareness for Parkinson's Disease

    April 05, 2017

    April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month.

  • Favorite Spring Snacks

    March 29, 2017

    Spring has sprung and the weather is finally starting to warm up around the country! Warmer weather of course means more time spent outdoors, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmer's markets or gardens!

  • Processed Foods: To Eat or Not to Eat

    March 24, 2017

    Processed foods: treated like curse words by some, and often blamed for our country's obesity epidemic, high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Vitamins for Busy Caregivers

    March 22, 2017

    As you probably already know, vitamins and minerals are essential to a healthy diet. In fact, research shows that vitamins can help prevent various health problems from heart disease to cancer.

  • Planning and Prepping Meals

    March 17, 2017

    Cooking can be overwhelming for busy caregivers, especially when you have to cook for yourself and your loved ones! While pre-planning meals is an ideal way to keep organized, it can be extremely overwhelming.

  • Satisfying Sweet Tooth Substitutions

    March 10, 2017

    We are all guilty of a sweet tooth from time to time, and while cupcakes and candy can be tempting, there are healthier alternatives!

  • Smart Eating for Seniors

    March 08, 2017

    You've probably heard the term “smart eating” before, but what does it really mean? Is there really a smarter way to eat? There sure is!

  • Five Must Know Facts on Senior Nutrition

    March 03, 2017

    At Senior Helpers, we know that senior nutrition is incredibly important, which is why we've put together a helpful guide. Here are five must-know facts about senior nutrition.

  • Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March 01, 2017

    Celebrate national nutrition month with us in March! Learn more about the healthy foods you can serve your loved one to keep them as healthy and strong as possible as they age.

  • Heart Attack: Know the Signs

    February 22, 2017

    Coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and heart attacks (each type of heart disease) all require different treatment but may share similar warning signs.

  • Healthy Heart, Happy Heart

    February 15, 2017

    Believe it or not, your mood can affect your health.

  • Heart Health Myths

    February 10, 2017

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, yet there are still so many misconceptions about heart health. Knowing how to separate fact from fiction may just save your life.

  • Your Family History of Heart Disease and Stroke

    February 08, 2017

    Is heart disease hereditary? “Both the risk of heart disease and risk factors for heart disease are strongly linked to family history,” said William Kraus, M.D., a preventive cardiologist and research scientist at Duke University “If you have a stroke in your family, you are more likely to have one.”

  • The Greatest Generation of Love

    February 03, 2017

    “We were born in a time when if something was broken we would fix it, not throw it away.”

  • Discovering your Family's Health History

    February 03, 2017

    Knowing the health history in your family tree provides a connection to your past, but is also key to reducing future health risks.

  • Heart Health Through the Years

    February 01, 2017

    In honor of Heart Health Month, Senior Helpers thought it would be fun to learn a little more about how heart health has changed throughout the years!

  • Winter Workouts for Everyone

    January 27, 2017

    Winter is here! But that doesn't mean your fitness regimen needs to come to a halt if the weather turns ugly. Everyone has their own workout preferences, but you don't need to fork over piles of cash to a gym or personal trainer to have fun and get in great shape.

  • Adding Veggies to Every Meal

    January 18, 2017

    As we age, we tend to develop more of a sweet tooth, which can turn us off from other important food groups such as vegetables. This could make it difficult to encourage your aging loved one to eat a healthy diet.

  • Decluttering Your Seniors Home

    January 13, 2017

    When your home is filled with a lifetime of memories, it can be hard to part with things. Paring down a lifetime's worth of possessions can feel overwhelming. Homes can become cluttered and almost dangerous to live in.

  • Everyday Workouts for Busy Caregivers

    January 11, 2017

    We all have the similar goal of a healthier life. And while eating smarter and getting more exercise sound great on paper, they aren't the easiest tasks to accomplish when you have a busy schedule – especially the busy schedule of a caregiver.

  • Satisfying Food Substitutions

    January 06, 2017

    New year, new you- how often do we hear this? Setting intentions and making resolutions for the new year is a wonderful thing to do!

  • Transforming Resolutions to Reality

    January 04, 2017

    It happens every year. People make resolutions to eat healthier and work out more. Gyms get busier, but it doesn't always last longer than the month of January.

  • New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

    December 28, 2016

    Happy New Year from the Senior Helpers family!

  • Give a Helping Hand This Holiday

    December 21, 2016

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! Unfortunately, for many, it can also be one of the most busy and stressful times of the year.

  • Flu or Cold? How to Tell the Difference

    December 16, 2016

    Sneezing, coughing, achy, sore throat….is it a cold or the flu? Symptoms between the two can definitely overlap- so how can you tell the difference? While both are respiratory, a cold is a milder illness than the flu- it can make you feel bad for a few days, while the flu can make you feel pretty darn sick for a few days to weeks.

  • Foods that Fight the Flu

    December 14, 2016

    While proper medical attention is always necessary when it comes to illnesses such as the flu, it is important to remember that what you put in your body (besides prescribed medications) can certainly help fight everyday ailments!

  • Myths and Facts About the Flu

    December 09, 2016

    If you've ever had the flu, you know how sick you can be. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu was wrong. There seems to be no shortage of misinformation and bad advice when it comes to dealing with the flu or the flu shot, despite the widespread impact of the disease and the benefits of the vaccine.

  • Colds and Colder Weather

    December 07, 2016

    You've probably heard it a million times, “Put a coat on or you'll catch a cold.” But did you know that cold weather does not cause colds?

  • National Influenza Vaccination Week

    December 02, 2016

    The flu. Ugh. Every year, this contagious respiratory illness rears its ugly head. It can cause mile to severe illness, but the serious outcomes of a flu infection can result in hospitalization or even death.

  • Healthy Thanksgiving Meals Made Easy

    November 23, 2016

    Thanksgiving tends to be a time for over-eating, and for many aging loved ones, over-eating can be more dangerous than filling. In fact, the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone!

  • So Much to be Thankful For

    November 21, 2016

    Can you believe it's already Thanksgiving? It seems like this fall season is flying by. With all the hustle and bustle and preparing and baking, it can be difficult to remember the true meaning of this holiday.

  • Simple Ways to Say Thank You

    November 18, 2016

    Do you want to thank your caregiver for everything they have done? Then visit our website to learn of three simple ways that you can show your appreciation for their hard work.

  • Ways to Connect with Other Family Caregivers

    November 16, 2016

    November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. When you spend your days caring for someone, it can be difficult to meet new people. Sometimes you need to talk to others who do what you do, and understand the challenges and triumphs that you face.

  • Learning to Take a Break!

    November 11, 2016

    Dealing with the unique and constantly evolving challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia takes its toll on every family member, especially the primary caregiver.

  • Explaining Alzheimer's to Children

    November 09, 2016

    Alzheimer's and dementia can be difficult for anyone to understand, but for children, understanding why grandmom or granddad doesn't remember their names can be devastating.

  • Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

    November 04, 2016

    While memory loss can be a normal part of aging, how do you know what's ‘normal' and what might be a sign of something more significant, like Alzheimer's or dementia?

  • The Do's and Don'ts for Caregiver Sleep

    November 02, 2016

    You've heard it a million times, the best medicine is a good night's sleep. But let's be real – how many family caregivers are actually getting enough sleep each night? Between kids, elderly loved ones, work, cleaning, and cooking there is hardly enough time for a little nap let alone a full night's rest.

  • Preparing for Sweater Weather

    October 28, 2016

    While many of us love bundling up in warm, cozy sweaters and sipping on hot chocolate, the cold weather does come with some drawbacks. There are some things that you and your senior loved one can do now, to help ensure optimum health and safety this winter.

  • Dementia and Halloween: How to Prepare for the Scare

    October 26, 2016

    Halloween is a fun time for many, but for those with Alzheimer's and dementia, Halloween can be a very confusing and scary time.

  • No Tricks with These Halloween Treats

    October 21, 2016

    Trick or treating can be a great time for the grand kids and little ones in our families, but it can also be a recipe for sugar overload if you're not careful! Here are some great ideas for fun, festive treats that you can make with the kids without compromising your diet.

  • Fun Costume Ideas for Seniors and Caregivers

    October 19, 2016

    You don't have to be a child to enjoy dressing up in a Halloween costume! Halloween gives us all permission to have a little fun by being something we aren't- no matter what our age!

  • Fall Yard Work Made Easy

    October 14, 2016

    October is a time to take advantage of the mild fall weather to tackle some outdoor tasks around your home before the winter arrives. Fallen leaves can clog drainage and become slippery in the rain, so it's important to make sure our yards and clean and free to help prevent any dangerous slips and falls. Some additional chores that can be taken outside of the home to make it safe include:

  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    October 12, 2016

    October is here and you probably don't need us to tell you that means pumpkin everything! While you either love the taste of pumpkin or you hate it, there's no doubt that pumpkins actually have a lot of nutritional value!

  • Preparing your Senior's Home for Fall

    October 07, 2016

    Cold weather is just as difficult for seniors as hot weather is. Blankets and sweaters can keep their home warm is important too. Heating is expensive but fortunately there are ways to keep warmer and not over tax the heating system.

  • Favorite Fall Recipes for Busy Caregivers

    October 05, 2016

    There's definite chill in the air which means it is time for sweaters, blankets, and nice, warm meals! We know that cooking a meal is hard when you are a caregiver, and making a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy can be even trickier!

  • Sleep for Seniors: How Sleep Improve Health

    September 28, 2016

    Is there anything better than wrapping yourself in a warm blanket and laying your head on your pillow after a long day? How about waking up feeling relaxed and rested after a full night's sleep?

  • Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

    September 23, 2016

    Many still think of yoga as something that only young, super-flexi people can do. The truth of the matter is; you don't need to be able to twist yourself into a pretzel or flip upside down to begin incorporating a yoga practice into your day. Yoga can play a very valuable role in health care for people of all ages- even seniors!

  • Fall Proofing Your Loved One's House

    September 21, 2016

    Falls can be disastrous for a senior, which is why we've put together this guide to help you learn how to fall-proof your loved one's home. Visit our website for more information.

  • Super Foods for Healthy Aging

    September 14, 2016

    Is it true that you can add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Believe it or not, it is!

  • Celebrating Grandparents Day

    September 09, 2016

    National Grandparents Day is typically celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day in the United States. This year, Grandparents Day falls on September 11th.

  • Celebrating Healthy Aging Month

    September 07, 2016

    September is healthy aging month! Visit our website to learn more about what healthy aging looks like and when it's time to call in a professional caregiver for help.

  • What is Normal Aging?

    September 02, 2016

    Do you know about the normal signs of aging? Here are ways to recognize the signs and whether your aging loved one needs a professional caregiver for extra help.

  • Active Brain, Healthy Brain

    August 31, 2016

    Are your ‘senior moments' becoming more frequent than not? Everyone has them…those times where you walk into the bedroom, but can't remember why…or you can't recall someone's name in a conversation.

  • Fun Learning Games for Seniors

    August 26, 2016

    There are two things that should always stay a part of your life…no matter what your age…games and learning!

  • Classes for Caregivers

    August 24, 2016

    This whole month we have talked about the importance of learning new things, trying different activities, and mixing up your regular routines. Now we want to talk about the fun stuff! What class can you take to learn something new?

  • Free Classes for Seniors

    August 19, 2016

    Many of us remember our school days fondly- whether for time in the classroom, or football games and band concerts- these events brought us together with our fellow students. Instead of easing into a life of lunchtime strolls, knitting, fishing and napping, more seniors are taking advantage of the time they have during their golden years to take free classes for and earn degrees in subjects that they love or have interest in. This active lifestyle can help to maintain mental health, acuity, and even financial stability.

  • Back to School Fun for Seniors

    August 16, 2016

    Remember when August meant it was time to get ready for school again? You bought new school supplies and packed up your backpack for a fresh new year.

  • Finding a New Routine

    August 10, 2016

    Have you ever noticed that people tend to fall into routine? It's human nature to follow the same steps when performing everyday activities, such as driving to work or making breakfast.

  • Book Lovers Day: Best Books for Seniors

    August 05, 2016

    A day for those who love to read, Book Lovers Day is on August 9 and encourages you to kick and relax with a great book.

  • Celebrating Knowledge

    August 03, 2016

    This August, we are going to celebrate knowledge by encouraging you and your aging loved one to continue to learn new things every day!

  • Planning a Picnic

    July 27, 2016

    If you or your aging loved one are looking for an outdoor activity that doesn't require a lot of physical work, then a picnic is the right activity for you!

  • Cool Treats for Summer Days

    July 22, 2016

    Ice cream is an easy go-to treat for these hot summer days…but we have some suggestions for treats that will both cool you down and pack a healthy punch!

  • Outdoor Activities for Seniors

    July 20, 2016

    Between concerts, cook outs, and pool parties, there always seems to be something to do in the summer time. However, finding something to keep your aging loved one entertained AND cool can be a different story. But don't worry! There is plenty of cool summer fun to be had by all while still enjoying the great outdoors!

  • Traveling Tips for Seniors

    July 15, 2016

    Travel can be a very rewarding experience, whether the goal is to see the world or to visit long-distance friends and family. However, when we travel with our senior loved ones, we may be faced with challenges we don't expect—issues that simply aren't there when traveling on our own.

  • Tips to Cool Off on Hot Days

    July 13, 2016

    You don't need us to tell you that it is hot out there! Many of us, especially those on the east coast, are experiencing a July heat wave making walking outside feel like walking into a sauna.

  • Health Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

    July 08, 2016

    We all know there are plenty of advantages to exercising, but it can sometimes be difficult for older adults who have arthritis or other painful illnesses to exercise.

  • SPF: What Does it Mean?

    July 06, 2016

    “Don't forget to pack your sunscreen!” If you are heading to the beach or spending some time in the sun, we bet (at least we hope) you are reaching for your sunscreen before heading outside.

  • Happy Birthday America- Fireworks Safety Tips!

    July 01, 2016

    It's America's birthday! Which means families across the country will be celebrating with backyard BBQs, friends, games, and everyone's favorite- fireworks! This year, as you prepare to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones, if you plan to include fireworks in your celebration, please keep the following tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety in mind:

  • Food Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

    June 29, 2016

    At Senior Helpers, we take food safety seriously. Visit our website to learn tips for both seniors and caregivers to make sure food stays safe and uncontaminated.

  • Home Safety Checklist

    June 22, 2016

    Home is where you and your loved ones should feel the safest, but as we age our safe havens can often become unseen traps or accidents.

  • Happy Father's Day

    June 17, 2016

    Father's Day is this Sunday, June 19th. Fathers across the globe work hard and sacrifice a lot to provide for their families.

  • Men's Health Tips for Father's Day

    June 15, 2016

    Father's Day is this Sunday and what better gift to give than the gift of health?

  • Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

    June 10, 2016

    Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured in a fire when compared to the population at large.

  • Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

    June 08, 2016

    As we age, our vision changes and that loss of vision can lead to serious safety issues. Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of death and injury among seniors.

  • Medication Safety for Seniors

    June 03, 2016

    As we grow older, we may be faced with more health conditions that need to be treated on a regular basis. Plus, as we age, body changes can affect the way our medications are absorbed, leading to potential complications.

  • Driving Safety: When to Take the Keys Away

    June 01, 2016

    When is a good time to take away the keys from your loved one? Learn more about driving safety tips by visiting our website and when the best time is to take away the keys.

  • How our Eyes Change as we Age

    May 27, 2016

    Just like your body, your eyes and vision change over time. While not everyone will experience the same symptoms, the following are common things to expect of your eyes in each decade!

  • Sun Safety: Sunglasses for Seniors

    May 25, 2016

    The season of sunblock and sunglasses is nearly upon us! But did you know that sun damage to eyes can occur anytime of the year – even if the weather is cloudy?

  • Early Signs of Vision Loss

    May 20, 2016

    As you age, you may notice that you're holding the newspaper closer than you used to, or you're taking longer to adjust to changes in lighting. Although its nearly inevitable that we all will need (stronger) eyeglass prescriptions as we grow older, it is important to recognize that vision loss from eye diseases is not a “natural” part of aging. Although age is a risk factor for many conditions, eye disease can (and should) be prevented and treated at any age.

  • Home Safety Tips for Low-Vision Loved Ones

    May 18, 2016

    As we age we lose the ability to get light in our eye as well as go from light to dark which can cause dangerous situations in the home.

  • 5 Things Your Vision Says About Your Health

    May 13, 2016

    5 Things Your Vision Says About Your Health Did you know that glaucoma and cataracts aren't the only problems that can be seen by looking into someone's eye? The eye can also tell you about things like cholesterol levels, liver disease, or diabetes…if you know what to look for. Here are just a few things to look for.

  • Vision Exercises for Seniors

    May 11, 2016

    We often talk about exercising your aging loved one's mind and body, but what about their eyes? Believe it or not, there are ways you and your senior can give your eyeballs a work out in order to naturally improve your vision!

  • Happy Mother's Day!

    May 06, 2016

    Mother's Day is approaching, and the Senior Helpers family wanted to take a moment to wish all the mothers out there a very special and happy day! Happy Mother's Day!

  • Celebrating Healthy Vision Month

    May 04, 2016

    Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month?

  • 5 Ways to Lighten Your Load as a Caregiver for Someone with PD

    April 28, 2016

    Caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease (PD) can be a challenging job, especially as the disease progresses. How can you lighten your daily workload while still helping your loved one remain independent as long as possible? There are many solutions- here are just a few!

  • Myths About Caring for Someone with Parkinson's Disease

    April 27, 2016

    As many of you know, until the day you become a caregiver you don't really know what to expect as a caregiver. The unknown is more than likely the cause of so many myths surrounding the life of a caregivers.

  • Fall Prevention for People with Parkinson's Disease

    April 22, 2016

    Falls are a frequent complication of Parkinson's disease (PD), and preventing falls is very important.

  • Tips of Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson's Disease

    April 20, 2016

    We know that being a caregiver is one of the most demanding jobs with a wide range of emotions from sad to angry.

  • Making Cooking Easier with Parkinson's Disease

    April 13, 2016

    Cooking or baking can be a favorite hobby for many, but those with Parkinson's Disease (PD) may find the task to be more daunting.

  • Parkinson's Resources in Your Community

    April 08, 2016

    A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide range of challenges, questions and concerns.

  • Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

    April 06, 2016

    Parkinson's Disease might be difficult to spot if you don't know what you are looking for. Here are some early signs that you should look out for in your loved one.

  • What is Parkinson's Disease?

    April 01, 2016

    With April being National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, it's important to understand what exactly Parkinson's is and how it can impact someone's life.

  • Foods to Help Boost Memory

    March 30, 2016

    Eating healthy can decrease your chance of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and more.

  • Common Drug-Food Interactions You Should Know

    March 23, 2016

    We know that medications often come with warnings explaining the risks of taking certain pills with other drugs and alcohol, but did you know that certain foods can also affect the way your body processes medications?

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is March 22nd

    March 18, 2016

    1 in 4 Americans are at risk for diabetes- are you one of them? Diabetes is a serious disease.

  • Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day!

    March 16, 2016

    There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with these delicious, nutritious, and GREEN foods!

  • Five Apps to Feed your Brain

    March 11, 2016

    While it's important that we feed our bodies properly as we age, it's just as important to keep our brains nourished as well.

  • Five Must Know Facts on Senior Nutrition

    March 09, 2016

    Your loved one's nutrition is incredibly important, which is why we've put together a guide. Learn more about these top five facts about senior nutrition by visiting our website today.

  • Grab and Go Snacks for Caregivers

    March 04, 2016

    Caring for a senior loved one can feel like a full-time job (and more!), which makes it difficult to squeeze in time to eat.

  • Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March 02, 2016

    March is national nutrition month! Learn ways you can help your loved one eat healthy meals to keep them as healthy and strong as they can be as they age. Learn more today!