Give Yourself A Break In the New Year with Respite Care

A caregiver helping a senior shave.

As you plan for the year ahead caring for your senior loved one, remember to pencil in time to give yourself a break. You love them, and realize time may be fleeting, so you want to be with them as much as you can. As your senior loved ones get older, you’re often afraid to…

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Celebrating the Holidays with your Senior

A grandparent and grandchildren holding gifts and smiling.

The holidays are in full swing, and it’s time to celebrate with your senior loved one. If your favorite senior citizen has declined physically or mentally this past year, you might not feel much like celebrating, or might think they can’t even do much to celebrate. But there is always something you can do together,…

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Thanksgiving Fun With Your Senior

A pumpkin with a tag that says "Happy Thanksgiving."

Just because your senior loved ones are aging, doesn’t mean they can’t be a part of the fun this Thanksgiving. Even if they are declining physically and/or mentally, it is important to include them in the season’s festivities, at least in some way, even if it’s modified. During the holidays many seniors can feel down…

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Don’t Fall This Fall: Focusing on Fall Prevention

An older person on the floor of a bathroom.

As you go through the seasons of life with your senior loved one, it’s important to ensure that falls aren’t a part of their fall, or winter, spring or summer. Each year more than 3 million older adults are treated in an emergency department for falls, which can often lead to more problems down the…

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Fall Fun With Your Senior Loved Ones

A senior standing outside.

You’re in the prime spot for fall fun with your senior loved one this year. After all, this area is where people travel to each fall to see the vibrant colors on the trees. New England is the place to be. But as our senior loved ones age, we often have to modify how we…

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn: Lifelong Learning for Seniors

An older woman learning how to use a computer.

Don’t think that just because you’ve already got your diploma you can’t be an active learner this fall along with all of the other students. It’s never too late to learn something new. In fact, experts say lifelong learning is completely possible for seniors. And they say it is essential if seniors want to keep…

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Making the home safe for your senior loved one

A caregiver and a senior.

Aging in their own home can be so comforting for our senior loved ones. Being in the place they know, and love, can help them feel secure in a time when so many other things are changing for them. But as our senior loved ones age, their favorite place can also begin to pose a…

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How Do You Know if an In-Home Caregiver is Right for You?

Two women smiling and chatting.

As you consider hiring an in-home caregiver, it is important to know what home care workers can offer you. Ensuring that they can meet all your needs professionally and compassionately is important. In-home caregivers work one-on-one with seniors to ensure they can live safely in the comfort of their homes. In-home caregivers can offer peace…

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Building Strong Relationships with Clients

nurse and senior woman

Caregiving is an intimate job. As an at-home caregiver, you’re working one-on-one with your client, often assisting them with personal tasks, such as grooming or changing clothes. You want your clients to feel safe and comfortable when performing these tasks, so it’s vital to build a strong relationship with them.  The Importance of Building Relationships …

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