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Maintaining Dignity with Elder Care

Jul 31, 2015 by Stephanie Howe - Owner, Comfort Keepers

It's hard to get older, and it's especially difficult when dementia starts to rear its ugly head. How you and other loved ones handle the situation can make a huge difference for your elderly relative, however. Using the right phrasing and setting your loved one up for success rather than failure are just a few of the ways that you can preserve her dignity during this difficult time. Read Article

Using Online Shopping Services to Involve Your Siblings in Your Parents' Elder Care

Jul 24, 2015 by Stephanie Howe - Owner, Comfort Keepers

One of the easiest and most effective ways that you can encourage your siblings to contribute to your aging loved ones' ongoing care is by using online shopping services. If your seniors do not drive or have physical and mobility limitations that make it too challenging for them to get out and do their own shopping, managing simple needs like having fresh groceries in the house or refreshing their wardrobe can seem like an overwhelming task. Read Article

Senior Care Tips: Easy "Life Hacks" to Make Summer More Comfortable

Jul 18, 2015 by Stephanie Howe - Owner, Comfort Keepers

Putting together and executing a senior care plan has its challenges at any time of the year, but the heat and humidity of summer present extra challenges. Whether it is messy sweet treats, frustrating bugs, or just feeling uncomfortable, the summer months can test the limits of your patience. Fortunately, there are many simple and creative ways that you can overcome some of these issues and live a happier, healthier, and more comfortable summer. Read Article

Caregiver Project: Creating a Special Memory for Your Parents with a "Traveling" Bear

Jul 10, 2015 by Stephanie Howe - Owner, Comfort Keepers

As a family caregiver you are in the unique position of truly bettering the lives of your aging loved ones. Through your time, effort, and attention you show your love for your elderly parents and support them enjoying the highest quality of life possible, both physically and mentally. One of the most powerful ways you can do this is by creating lasting, meaningful memories that impact them, you, and the rest of your loved ones Read Article

Planning for When a Home Care Provider Must Accompany Your Seniors to the Hospital

Jul 3, 2015 by Stephanie Howe - Owner, Comfort Keepers

While you hope that your elderly parents will age safely, comfortably, and with strong mental and emotional health, this isn't always the case. Many seniors will encounter a situation that requires a visit to the emergency room. Whether it is an illness or injury, a visit to the emergency room or an extended stay, having to go to the hospital can be a frightening experience for your elderly loved ones and for you. Read Article

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