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21 02, 2017

Hiring Home Care: Two Steps to Take

2017-02-23T11:32:04-04:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog Post, Family Caregiver, Private Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

When it's time to hire live-in care for a family member, it can be challenging to find the right healthcare provider. Families can use this two-step process to find the right in-home care. 1. Conduct a Needs Assessment There are several types of home care that can be tailored to an individual's needs. Personal care [...]

16 07, 2013

Don’t Let Senior Hearing Loss Lead to Social Isolation

2013-10-03T09:35:26-04:00July 16th, 2013|Categories: Blog Post, Private Home Care, Senior Aging|Tags: , , , |

Elderly people fall victim to social isolation for many reasons... mobility issues, lack of available transportation, neglect, and yes, hearing loss. As an older person’s hearing fades she may find it increasingly difficult to use the phone, participate in group activities, enjoy local performances. At worst, he may nod and pretend to hear the doctor [...]

25 06, 2013

Home Helpers Keep Elderly Safe in Summer Heat

2013-06-27T09:11:44-04:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: Blog Post|Tags: , , , , |

When a summer heat wave hits the Boston suburbs around Concord and Waltham, you’ll hear news media pleas to check in on elderly neighbors living alone.  As a teenager you may have wondered why the elderly are so very vulnerable in the summer heat.  Why would a parent over 70 who’s living alone need home [...]

30 05, 2013

Coping With Elderly Diabetes, A Concord Caregiver’s Guide

2013-12-02T09:53:05-04:00May 30th, 2013|Categories: Blog Post, Senior Health|Tags: , , , |

Caring For An Older Person Who Has Diabetes In the USA, close to 11 million adults over age 65 are diabetic. According to American Diabetes Association, about one in five seniors has Type 2 diabetes. To the family caregiver, their parent’s condition may be scary, and the thought of learning how to manage their care, [...]

4 05, 2013

In Home Senior Care After Discharging From A Massachusetts Rehab Facility

2013-12-12T18:56:57-04:00May 4th, 2013|Categories: Blog Post|Tags: , , |

In home senior care is a crucial component in a blend of services that reduces hospital re-admissions. That was the clear outcome of a recent study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The study used data from over 9,000 medicare patients and found eight high risk indicators for hospital re-admissions including length of stay, age,  hemoglobin levels, [...]