From enjoying time outdoors to hosting friends and loved ones, read about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for seniors.
As we age, our bones lose density, this affects mobility and balance, making us more at risk for falling and fracturing bones.
Changes to vision and concerns about eye health can happen rapidly for older adults. Seniors should get a vision test once a year and should always follow a doctor’s recommendations on treatment plans and vision health. Here are eight strategies for seniors to maintain eye health:
Long ago, Egyptians believed that the heart was the body’s control center. From their perspective, the organ acted as a centralized point of distribution for the body’s nutrients, while also serving as the source for emotion and cognition.
One of the most important choices seniors can make to promote healthy aging is to vaccinate themselves against illnesses and diseases that can be detrimental to their health and sometimes even fatal.
Being diagnosed with cancer later in life can be scary and overwhelming. A cancer diagnosis can make a person feel like their world is out of control.
Comfort Keepers®, a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care, is releasing a resource guide to help families care for both their senior loved ones and themselves.
Presbycusis is a gradual loss of hearing that may come with age. It can be caused by changes in the inner ear, auditory nerve, middle ear, or outer ear.
One of the hardest realizations you may have in life is recognizing the fact that your mother, father or both are unable to care for themselves. One of the toughest choices you may make is trying to decide who is going to provide the care they may need.
Elderly adults are one of the most at risk groups for dehydration.
When we think of the 4th of July, many of us think of past fireworks shows, BBQ’s and family gatherings. While things may look different this year, it is important to remember that we can still celebrate the best of the summer - even while physically distancing at home.
Losing your senses of taste and smell may not be fun, but it does not mean that the good life is over.
Pneumonia may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and results in inflammation and decreased circulation to one or both of the lungs. As circulation to the lungs decreases, oxygen in the blood declines.
More than two dozen Comfort Keepers® offices from across the United States have won 2019 Best of Home Care® awards, which recognizes home care agencies as leaders within the industry, excellent providers of care, and employer of choice among caregivers.
To plan safe holiday gatherings with the seniors in your life this year, Comfort Keepers is here to offer advice and tips for senior safety and well-being.
Fun ideas for families focus on activities to do with seniors.
In theory, it can be easy to confuse food intolerance for a food allergy. The former primarily involves the digestive system and its inability to properly break down certain foods.
Caregiving is an artform and you are a true artist. Just like music, painting, and poetry, your tireless efforts and important work add beauty and joy to everyday moments.
The at-home care provided by Comfort Keepers covers a spectrum of care services, from transportation services, Alzheimer's and dementia care, companionship and even light housekeeping services.
Being certain seniors with dementia are properly nourished can be difficult. This article will cover nutrition-related issues that seniors with dementia often struggle with as well as tips for their caregivers.
Hearing loss can't be reversed, but further damage can be stopped with some simple lifestyle adjustments such as wearing ear protection when you mow the lawn or turning down the radio.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the U.S. after Alzheimer’s disease, and the number of people affected by Parkinson’s is increasing as the population ages.
Talking with a senior about senior care options can be difficult, but when a loved one begins to experience cognitive or physical deteriorating, it may become necessary.
There are many fun, low cost, and even some free group activities seniors can enjoy for every season. Here are a few ideas for healthy ways to continue social interaction well into one's later years.
As seniors embrace the golden years, they have many things to look forward to retirement, watching their children begin families of their own, playing with grandchildren, and hopefully enjoying a full life with the wisdom of age on their side.
From enjoying time outdoors to hosting friends and loved ones, read about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for seniors.
Proper nutrition plays a vital role in physical and emotional well-being at every point in life.
You work selflessly to ensure the glasses of others are half full. But it’s important to take a moment to serve yourself, too. We wanted to share some simple but effective self-care hacks that benefit your sleep, mindset, and wellbeing. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Do you as a caregiver have questions about what causes bruising and worry about the effects of bruising on your senior loved one?
Alzheimer's disease can cause instances of confusion, fright and frustration for the person with Alzheimer's disease as well as for loved ones and caregivers. Here is a list of tips to achieve better communication.
Seniors often have trouble preparing or accessing nutritional meals. This is dangerous, because it is very important for seniors to have a balanced, healthy diet.
Research has shown that sharing stories about the joyful moments in life has far greater benefits than just remembering these times or writing them down for ourselves. That’s why Comfort Keepers® created The National Day of Joy—a day that inspires others to find and share joy in everyday moments, no matter how big or small.
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a major cause of disability. While people at any age can be susceptible to suffering from a stroke, nearly three quarters of strokes occur in people over the age 65.
The holidays may create certain challenges for seniors. If you have a senior in your life the following tips will help you recognize some of these challenges as well as offer ways to alleviate the stress they may cause.
Many seniors are faced with a growing number of health problems as they age. One particularly concerning disease is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, incurable, fatal disease that usually strikes the elderly but can occur in people as young as age 40.
Loneliness sometimes takes on a different role in the lives of seniors.
The availability and usage of acetaminophen can be dangerous for seniors if it is not monitored.
Taking a few precautions to prevent skin damage can allow seniors to continue to enjoy the sunshine without worry
High levels of Customer Engagement earn Comfort Keepers® a place in NBRI’s Circle of Excellence.
Good nutrition and regular physical activity in healthy senior adults helps maintain wellbeing.
Senior care options can range from 24-hour nursing care to a small amount of help with daily activities.
Thousands of people are taken to hospital emergency rooms each year due to snow removal accidents, including up to 5,000 people with injuries caused by snow blowers.
In-home care is a trusted solution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of seniors. Read more about Comfort Keepers caregivers and our in home care services.
This year, when in-person visits and holiday dinners may not be possible, it is more important than ever to keep in touch with senior loved ones in a safe, thoughtful way.
While depression is a common issue among people at any age, it is the most common among seniors because they suffer from many unique challenges and changes, from losing control of their body to grieving over the loss of friends and loved ones.
Home care helps a senior remain safe and secure while maintaining their independence from the comfort of their own home.
There are many elder care service providers, but what do your loved ones need? Check out these tips on what you should know before choosing.
Crime has inarguably evolved over the last few decades. Today’s wrongdoers have largely turned to hacking, scams, or fraud to get the money and/or personal information they want – often through digital means
Due to America’s growing number of seniors, many of whom are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, wandering is increasing.
Even though this holiday season is different from years past, there are still plenty of ways you can make sure people get the support they need to take care of their seasonal tasks and experience more joy.
With decades of experience providing unparalleled in-home care to clients and their families nationwide, Comfort Keepers® has been recognized by Newsweek as “America’s Best Customer Service” in the category of Home Care Services for Seniors and Disabled. With one of the largest network of caregivers across the county, Comfort Keepers has been named to Newsweek’s Best Customer Service list two years in a row since the award’s inception.
It may not be surprising to learn that cases of skin cancer among seniors are more prevalent than in the younger population.
It may take a while for the senior to regain strength and feel good again after pneumonia. This home recovery period can be crucial for pneumonia patients.
One of the most effective ways to combat the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on seniors is by practicing self-quarantine.
When certain disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness ─ also known as food poisoning. In the U.S., salmonella, norovirus, campylobacter, E.coli, listeria, and clostridium perfringens are the most common foodborne illnesses.
There’s no question that staying fit, following a healthy diet, and keeping the brain sharp, are pivotal in shaping the way we live our lives. But what about social wellness?
While suicide is not always the end result of depression, those contemplating suicide often experience depression. In any case, there are warning signs that may indicate the possibility of suicide.
How much sleep do seniors need? What can they do to make getting and staying asleep easier? This article explores these and other questions and offers medical information about seniors and sleep.
A message from Comfort Keepers CEO, Carl McManus, addressing the safety updates and procedures in place to protect our caregivers, our seniors, and families.
Irritable bowel syndrome, often abbreviated as IBS, is a common disorder that can cause everything from chronic abdominal pain and bloating to diarrhea and constipation.
Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in unvaccinated seniors.
Caregivers travel a unique and winding road that is sometimes hard to understand unless you have traveled the same route yourself.
This holiday season promises to look different than any before it for many families. But it can be refreshing and fun to shake up the routine by incorporating new ideas, especially when some of the go-to activities may not be possible this holiday season.
When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather. It’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year.
A variety of factors lead to obesity in older adults: side effects of medication, a loss of muscle mass, the natural slowing down of metabolism, and continuing to eat the same foods in the same amounts as one did at a younger age.
The average person will undoubtedly hear a lot of inaccurate information throughout his or her lifetime.
Respite care is not self-indulgent. It’s a necessity. Caring for an older or ill family member can be hugely rewarding and bring you closer − but being consumed by it will drain you physically and emotionally, and eventually cause burnout.
France-based Sodexo, a provider of food and facilities management services, has acquired 100% of Comfort Keepers, a provider of non-medical in-home services in North America.
Alzheimer's care and dementia care can be made less frustrating for the caregiver and the person being cared for with a better understanding of and respect for the feelings of confusion, agitation and anxiety experienced by a person with these conditions.
In this day and age, when food seems to be so readily available and accessible, it may seem surprising that hunger is one of the more prevalent problems in society.
Check out this dynamic duo and see how caregiver, Jackie brightens her client, Don's days and keeps him connected to friends and family.
If you're feeling let down after the holiday season, we'll offer you 10 great ways to get your spirit back.
More seniors today are digitally connected than ever before. This is so important as seniors suffer from social isolation and loneliness which can negatively impact their health and overall wellbeing
Many older adults lead active, fulfilling lives that break down the stereotype of aging grandparents sitting passively on rocking chairs waiting for family visits.
Hope you’re having a great week, caregivers! Thank you for being you, and for the impact you make every day.
It’s Here: The recipe for a great caregiver
The three sides to healthy aging: physical, mental and emotional aspects.
Well-planned packing helps make vacations more enjoyable. Likewise, what you pack for your own or a loved one’s admission to the hospital can make for a smoother, less stressful experience.
Researchers continue to find evidence that loneliness and social isolation can negatively affect physical health, not just mental health.
The importance of being independent is twofold for seniors. Independence is sometimes the only thing seniors may feel they can control as certain aspects of their life change as they age
Many family caregivers must deal with not only the time demands and additional responsibilities, but also the emotional needs of their loved one and family.
Spending time outdoors exercising or just enjoying the scenery can bring about sharper mental states and happier moods along with improved physical health and sense of wellbeing.
When we think of Alzheimer’s disease, it isn’t uncommon to picture someone who, in the midst of conversing, forgets his or her train of thought, or has trouble remembering a recent event.
As seniors age, many things come into play — safety in the home and out, health conditions seniors face, the emotional ups and downs when dealing with the normal aging process, including the loss of loved ones.
Two options for long-term senior care outside the home are assisted living communities and nursing homes. These facilities may operate independently or be part of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).
Stress is a common factor in life. Children experience stress from school, new social situations and simply growing up. Adults feel the stress of working, paying bills, raising kids and maintaining households.
Learning how to find Alzheimer's care for a loved one in need is as simple as finding a local Comfort Keepers® office.
Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related death for American women – but not anymore.
Aphasia is probably not a term most people outside of the medical and research community have heard of, but this disorder affects more than one million people of all ages in the United States. Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when the language centers of the brain sustain damage from illness, dementia, or injury. In seniors, the most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Victims of aphasia have difficulty communicating with others and may also have difficulty comprehending what other
A hernia is described as a bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening.
Most of us have a specific idea of what a heart attack looks like: someone feels an abrupt, strong pain that causes them to stop in their tracks and clutch their chest.
Marking 20th Anniversary, Comfort Keepers® Introduces 20 Years, 20 Wishes Program and Nationwide Day of Open House Events
Marking 20th Anniversary, Comfort Keepers® Introduces 20 Years, 20 Wishes Program and Nationwide Day of Open House Events
In many ways, stress represents one of the few permanent components of life. At just about every point in our journey, a stressor – whether positive or negative – will arise
A new web page just for Comfort Keepers caregivers
It should come as no surprise that the world of Alzheimer’s research and awareness is as big as it currently is.
We've gathered some tips and resources for aging individuals living with type 2 diabetes to help them maintain physical and mental well-being.
Here are a few ways to connect with others when you can’t be together in person. From simple and traditional to new apps and technology, keeping in touch matters now more than ever.
Bathrooms can be quite hazardous ─ especially for seniors. Bathrooms typically have slippery surfaces, and nothing dependable to grasp in order to prevent falls.
Occupational therapy is a method of helping people lead independent and productive lives by allowing them to recover or develop skills needed to complete daily tasks.
Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related death for American women – but not anymore.
COMFORT KEEPERS® ‘STEPS’ UP― SETS $100,000 FUNDRAISING GOAL AS NATIONAL TEAM IN ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 2020 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®
Virtual Opening and Promise Flower Ceremony Followed by Team Walk in Irvine on Sept. 26th to Raise Funds and Awareness for Disease that Touches Many Clients and Their Families
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place yearly in Las Vegas to showcase a new crop of technology. We’re excited to share about technology being created to improve seniors’ quality of life by bringing them closer to their families and making their lives easier.
When looking at senior care solutions, vitamin intake is important to the health and wellness of the individual. As seniors age, vitamin deficiencies can occur for many reasons, such as skipped meals, medications interfering with the absorption of vitamins or certain health issues.
Low-impact exercise is one of the best ways for them to not only get in their daily physical activity, but also keep their heart rate up.
It is important to recognize depression symptoms when caring for an elderly loved one. While seniors aging in their own home can help them maintain their independence, it can also be isolating.
One in five adults suffer from arthritis, and the majority of these are seniors. For older adults to understand the stages of living with arthritis, it’s helpful to talk about how the disease is identified, diagnosed and managed.
Most families today are unaware the wealth of options available when considering care for senior loved ones. When seniors begin to demonstrate difficulty with certain daily tasks, families may automatically believe that it is time for assisted living or a nursing home.
Summertime brings sunshine, and everyone relishes the opportunity to enjoy favorite outdoor activities. However, as we age we are more vulnerable to the dangers of heat, sun exposure and dehydration.
Many of us enjoy having a cocktail with friends or drinking a glass of wine with dinner. For seniors, with a doctor’s approval, this doesn’t have to change.
Comfort Keepers, the compassionate and professional in-home care service provider, encourages senior activities that promote health and happiness.
More than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older, the CDC reports on www.cdc.gov. About 90 percent of deaths that occur from influenza
More seniors are spending time online than ever before. Technology can benefit seniors in so many ways – it can help them connect with loved ones, get essential goods and services without leaving their home, and provides opportunities to stay in contact with their communities. But being safe online is critical.
Scammers and con artists are all around us these days. It seems that no matter where we turn, there’s a nefarious individual or group looking to scam us.
According to the 2010 American FactFinder as well as The National Senior Citizens Law Center, more than 22 percent of American seniors speak English less than \"very well\" or speak a language other than English in their homes.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11 million, or 28% of people who are aged 65 and older, now live alone. Consider these facts from the Administration on Aging:
One in three hospital patients is malnourished upon admission and almost one-third of U.S. patients (31 percent) experiences declines in nutritional status while in the hospital.
You've heard the term before, but what is private duty home care? Comfort Keepers walks you through an explanation and makes sure you're informed.
Survey Finds Seniors Embracing Texting, Social Media, Emojis and GIFs to Better Bond with the Grandkids
Homecare is growing in popularity among senior citizens who want to maintain the freedom of living in their own home for as long as possible, as an alternative to entering a senior care facility, such as assisted living or a nursing home.
In the early stages of dementia, many seniors show less interest in what were once their favorite activities, and that can be hard on family and loved ones who want to help them.
Elevating the Human Spirit in action
To raise awareness about the need for more joy in the world, and to encourage people to spread joy to others, Comfort Keepers® has registered June 26, 2019, as the National Day of Joy
Fun ideas for families focus on activities to do with seniors.
No matter what age we are, living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for our physical and mental wellbeing. For older adults, a variety of obstacles like vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult.
It is the most prevalent problem in the senior population, yet few seniors want to discuss this problem with their doctors because they are embarrassed.
Respite care offers assistance to those families who are in need of support to help care for an elderly loved one.
Caregiving for a family member can be pleasing and challenging. A strong family unit and support system is essential when caring for a senior loved one.
1.6 million older adults go to the emergency room each year due to a fall. There are a variety of ways to prevent a loved one from a serious injury during winter such as encouraging an exercise program year round.
The old adage "you are what you eat" is well known, but have you ever really thought about what it means?
Physical well-being is contingent upon the health of all of our organs, and while the areas of focus for seniors may often be the heart and brain, the kidneys are just as important and should demand the same level of care and attention.
A Personal Emergency Response System can be a great alternative to a nursing home for a senior who is at risk of a fall but would like to remain in the comfort of their own home.
Changes in healthcare and advances in medicine have created a situation where patients are discharged from the hospital much sooner than previously.
Have you ever walked down the greeting card aisle searching for the perfect card and just couldn’t find the right card to express how you feel?
When some extra healthcare help is needed in the home, perhaps it is time to consider contacting a home healthcare agency.
Most people associate malnutrition with third world countries, but it's also a danger for seniors, and more prevalent among older Americans than we realize.
While some decline in cognitive ability is to be expected as one gets older, there are ways to delay or even prevent memory loss.
As we age, it’s important to maintain physical well-being, but often times, psychological, emotional, and social health can fall by the wayside due to increased isolation.
What's considered a primary gathering place in the home can become a nightmare for seniors. People age 65 and older have a 2.5 times greater risk of dying in a kitchen fire than the general population. When's the last time you looked for potential hazards
It can be difficult for seniors to get secure transportation. Often seniors have trouble driving long distances, getting to bus stops or subways, or car pooling with friends and family on a regular basis.
Open during daytime hours, adult day care centers provide a safe, supportive environment for older adults who need assistance with independent living as they receive essential mental and social stimulation through the center's organized activities.
Summer’s hot weather can be a welcome relief from the cold winter months, but it can also pose a threat to older people. As people age, their ability to regulate heat becomes compromised, making them more prone to injury and illness from hot weather.
Ticks. These small arachnids get to us through a behavior known as questing, in which they perch themselves on tall blades of grass or plant stems and wait for something – or someone – to brush past.
It’s common to begin losing our appetite as we age, but it’s important to understand why this happens and what you can do to ensure that your aging love one is still receiving all the proper nutrients required to stay healthy.
Every year, 3 million seniors are treated in the emergency room for fall injuries. And, falling once doubles someone’s chances of falling again.
We were pleased to see aging in place and technology for seniors emerge as a major theme for CES 2019, as we at Comfort Keepers know that technology can benefit the lives of seniors, families and caregivers.
Carl McManus of Comfort Keepers: 5 Things You Need To Know To Create A Successful Service-Based Business
Custom service is the future — At Comfort Keepers, we have always seen the value in providing individualized services and care plans. Today, consumers expect services and products that are catered to their needs. One-size-fits-all is a hard sell for a service-based business in today’s world. As much as possible, customize your offerings to give your clients the best quality service.
The holiday season is a joyful time that brings families together. Our caregivers lend a helping hand ensuring your loved ones experience the true magic of the season.
Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older.
The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number of important functions simultaneously. Not only does it convert nutrients into bile, a substance that helps with the digestion process, it also produces amino acids that play a key role in fighting infections.
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As we enter the fall and winter season this year, things look a little different. It’s important for seniors to work with their families, caregivers and health professionals to develop a plan that allows them to safely take part in activities they love and maintain positive mental health through activity and connection.
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Think, for instance, of all the times you’ve settled for a bagel and a cup of coffee for breakfast, when you know full well that you really should have a more well-rounded meal to start your day.
More than 5 million Americans 65 and older now have Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
As they say, the one thing you can count on in life is change. That certainly applies to our skin as we begin to age.
The tongue's taste buds detect four tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. As we get older, the fewer taste buds we have and the less sensitive they become.
We can’t thank you enough for the hours of selfless work you’ve put into keeping at-risk seniors safe at home in the midst of a global pandemic.
Most seniors have heard of someone who has had age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The possibility of AMD as one grows older is a reality, but getting the facts can help ease the fear about this common eye condition.
Many studies indicate that although dementia patients experience severe or chronic pain, they regularly receive fewer analgesics than healthy senior adults. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that while a healthy senior can verbalize pain and discomfort, dementia patients, especially those in the late stages, cannot. Pain reporting is dependent on memory and verbal capacity; dementia patients generally have difficulty with both and cannot report when they are experiencing pain.
Most importantly, the decision should be centered on a company that is professional, knowledgeable and experienced.
Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
As seniors age, physical activities can have not only positive physical effects, but positive cognitive effects as well.
Numerous studies on the effects of alcohol consumption in seniors indicate that moderate drinking by seniors can have a positive impact on general health. However, there is also a concern that heavy drinking can have adverse effects, and that alcohol abuse is often missed in the senior population.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be debilitating, preventing those affected by the disease from managing basic daily living activities. While there is no cure for COPD, senior adults affected by this condition can take steps to slow progression of the disease and improve their quality of life.
Home health care services vary almost as widely as the needs of clients. These types of care services can be tailored and bundled to help seniors receive the care they need in the comfort of home.
Despite the myth that older people can’t manage technology because of cognitive deficits, seniors are flocking to social media at a rapid pace.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senior Health reports that approximately 76 million Americans get food poisoning, or foodborne illnesses, each year, and of those about 5000 die.
Everyone knows of the iris and cornea. But what about the macula? Though it’s one of the smallest parts of the eye (5mm in diameter), the macula plays a significant role in the vision needed to read, write, and even recognize faces.
Oral cancer screening is an important test for older adults. Estimates show that more than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and seniors are more at risk.
Here is a list for seniors to make air travel easier and more attractive. Whether you are a seasoned snowbird, one who travels frequently, or an infrequent traveler planning to go on vacation — these tips can help your air travel experience be successful.
The respiratory system, like many of the other human systems (e.g., cardiovascular, digestive), is a wondrously complex and sophisticated arrangement of organs working together to maintain homeostasis.
As we celebrate our third annual National Day of Joy, I took a moment to reflect and consider the true impact joy has on our lives. Science proves that attaining daily doses or joy – big or small – works wonders on our overall wellness, including our physical and mental health.
Studies have shown that properly exercising and staying active can decrease the chance of a senior becoming injured or falling.
Senior care services from Comfort Keepers® improve the lives of seniors through companionship as well as physical and mental health activities.
Assisting loved ones with dementia is a privilege and joy for most families. However, due to the constant attention and care necessary, this can also be a strain on the family.
According to the National Institutes of Health, anywhere from 3 to 14 percent of older adults experience anxiety disorders in a given year.
Recent advances in science show that vitamin D plays an important role in the proper functioning of the body and can help prevent many diseases and conditions.
Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal.
Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, most often affecting people who have mid- and late-stage dementia.
No matter where your client or loved one lives, bad or unexpected weather is bound to happen.\nHere is a quick guide for protecting seniors around their homes ─ and when they are out and about. \n
If a senior you know is experiencing blurred or double vision, or if he or she needs more light than usual to read, it may be time for a cataract exam.
Oops, you did it again...forgot someone's phone number, could not remember what you had for lunch yesterday, or for a moment maybe you were not able to recall your neighbor's name. Simple signs, you chuckle to yourself, of growing older.
As seniors grow older, it becomes important to be aware of how the aging process affects their daily lives. Aging causes bodily changes that have a direct impact on the health and well-being of seniors.
As a caregiver, you can help the senior in your life eat well and enjoy the best of the bounty and reap the benefits of healthy eating.
Both the characteristics of obesity and the way it affects seniors can be different when compared to how obesity impacts younger adults.
For many years, it was suggested that eating disorders existed almost exclusively with younger age groups, such as adolescents and teenagers.
Eating well and understanding nutrition is important at any age. As we grow older, our physical health and outlook on life can be affected by what we eat.
COMFORT KEEPERS® PARTNERS WITH ACCLAIMED GERONTOLOGIST ALEXIS ABRAMSON, PHD TO HELP SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES FIND JOY, PURPOSE AND PEACE OF MIND IN TODAY’S CHANGING TIMES
Partnership Provides Essential Tips and Guidance at a Time When “The Sandwich Generation” are Seeking Caregiving Solutions for their Aging Parents and Loved Ones
Everyone can benefit from eating healthy food and maintaining a well-balanced diet. For seniors, this is especially important. According to the AARP, 60% of seniors are more likely to experience depression because of food insecurity.
We've gathered some tips and resources for long distance caregiving arrangements to enable family members to help aging parents maintain their well-being.
There’s much to enjoy about the transition from summer to autumn. The intense heat begins to subside, the leaves change color, and we ready ourselves for the holiday season.
There are preventive measures seniors can take that may deter cataracts from developing.
As we age, drinking alcohol can be more problematic than pleasurable for many reasons that we might not readily even recognize.
Comfort Keepers®, a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care is proud to be recognized by Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500© for 2013.
Touch is perhaps the most powerful sense of all. From the moment we are born, before our eyes are open, a gentle touch calms us and lets us know someone cares.
Coming up with unique and useful gift ideas can be challenging. And in a year when seniors are spending more time at home than ever before, coming up with those ideas can be even more daunting.
Meet Bonnie and the 2019 Comfort Keeper of the Year winners
Through use of products like SafetyChoice®, Comfort Keepers® can keep seniors safe 24/7.
One could safely assume that, between being happy and sad, a majority of us would choose the former. After all, it’s when we’re happy that we tend to be more productive and treat others with kindness and respect.
Focusing on elevating the lives of seniors, Comfort Keepers® celebrates the opening of unique caregiver training program
Comfort Keepers®, a market leader in providing in-home care for seniors and other adults, is proud to announce the introduction of a new Hands On Home training program that will enhance client care and train caregivers on ways to create opportunities for joy in the lives of their clients.
Check out this fun music video, rapper Mackelmore created to celebrate his grandmother's 100th birthday.
Caregivers should ensure that their client's home is a secure, safe environment for them to live in.
Did you know that gradual decline in memory and cognitive function can be attributed to elevated blood pressure?
As a Comfort Keeper, you are a true hero to your clients and their families. Your ability to turn small, everyday instances into joyful moments of human connection is what uplifts and brings hope to those you care for.
Learn more about success factors to help you recover more quickly after surgery.
For some, taking medications is essential to maintaining health, and can’t be avoided. But evidence suggests − and experts agree − that millions of people are taking more medications than needed.
Seniors and their families have a wide variety of housing options to consider depending on the senior’s health status, mobility and need for homecare.
Our caregivers provide companion care to support senior health and wellbeing. Learn how Comfort Keepers can provide safe senior care in the comfort and safety of home.
As men and women alike grow older, health screenings become important for seniors to have. Some of these tests are well known but some may not be. This is a compiled list of screenings as well as immunizations that seniors need.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss. It is also the second leading cause of blindness.
Seniors are usually reluctant to give up driving. Taking the car keys removes their own ability to drive \nto the store, church, senior center, or library ─ or to simply meet up with friends for coffee. The experience can be quite traumatic.\n
Hi! We just wanted to reach out and let you know that we appreciate all the important things you do to change lives every day. You truly put the CARE in Caregiver, and we couldn’t be prouder!
Staying hydrated is important for maintaining health and keeping critical bodily functions working properly.
How many times growing up did your parents tell you something was “for your own good?” Probably more than you can, or care to, count.
Comfort Keepers' specially trained staff offers transportation to seniors whenever they wish to travel, and wherever they wish to go within their communities.
Caregiving can be daunting, but there are many local and national resources available to guide caregivers through virtually every challenge.
It's a daunting task to safe-proof a house for an Alzheimer's patient. But if you take it room by room, it helps tremendously. This article presents safety tips room by room.
Learn how to help manage the symptoms of COPD in seniors.
Comfort Keepers is dedicated to the physical and mental health of our clients. Having a Comfort Keeper® creates an opportunity for your loved one to form a new relationship.
You don't need a green thumb to reap the benefits of herbs — cancer-fighting antioxidants, valuable nutrients, fat-free flavor, and more.
Seniors suffering from osteoporosis often don’t experience any symptoms of the disease until they get a fracture. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone density.
Problems associated with aging can affect a person’s ability to move around, or mobility.
Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones.
As seniors take more medications, they run an increased risk of harmful drug interactions.
PTSD develops in approximately 1 in 3 people who go through serious trauma. This can include anything from the death of a loved one, military combat, car accidents, illness or injury, natural disasters, a disease diagnosis or other events that may have significant physical or psychological impact.
What are some of the things to look for while evaluating home care agencies? Comfort Keepers has compiled a helpful list for you.
Rekindling the spark in our clients
Caring for others is often driven by motivations of love and understanding. It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to initially feel that their capacity for helping those they love is nearly limitless.
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Comfort Keepers caregivers assist in making their clients homes safe and comfortable while also allowing seniors to live independently.
In life, personal connections are everything. As a Comfort Keeper, you know that better than anyone. That’s why you make every moment, for every client, feel special. So, today, we salute you and the connections you create and nurture every day.
Elevating the Human Spirit as caregivers means taking the bad with the good and serving as a positive, uplifting companion for clients. This last year has been especially difficult for clients and caregivers alike and finding beauty in the hardships together has made all the difference.
Needing to have a talk about Alzheimer's disease or memory loss with a parent can be a daunting task for many adult children. For seniors, the idea of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can trigger fear, anxiety, or even grief.
If you are looking for reasons and advantages to hiring in home help for the elderly, here's a list of considerations to help you make the decision.
Medication mismanagement can be minimal or extreme. Forgetting to take medication can cause obvious problems but may not be of great concern if it does not happen often.
Carl McManus of Comfort Keepers: 3 Tips for Educating Potential Clients About Their Homecare Options
It happens to almost everyone: We notice physical and mental changes in our aging parents—sometimes subtle, sometimes sudden, but always difficult to accept. We are then faced with the inconvenient truth that we need to find care for the very people who cared for us our whole life.
While other companies appear to offer similar home care for seniors, Comfort Keepers services are a step above the rest.