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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter in Connecticut can create hazards that seniors do not have to face at other times of the year. Cold weather, snow, and ice put people at a higher risk for injuries. Follow these winter safety tips to ensure that you stay comfortable and healthy all season long. Avoid slipping on ice Ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is easy to slip on. Oftentimes, falls cause major injures such as hip and wrist fractures, head trauma, and major lacerations. If you can, stay inside...

Posted: January 15, 2019 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holidays present many wonderful opportunities for outings and visits with family and friends. This time of year can also place undue obligations on seniors with limited income or health concerns. These tips can help you enjoy the season without adding extra worries. Eat and drink in moderation. If you have dietary restrictions, try to stick with them and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Remember alcohol can interfere with many medications. Keep an eye on expenses. The holidays can...

Posted: December 4, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

When it’s Time to Introduce In-Home Care: Taking it Slow Makes the Process Easier

When a loved one is struggling to remain independent, it may be time to address in-home care. The earlier you start talking about the benefits of a caregiver, the easier it can be to make the transition to home care in Connecticut. Many adults are defensive about needing care in the home for a variety of reasons. Feelings of loss of independence, or the thought that you are not interested in helping, can make some individuals resistant to in-home care....

Posted: August 22, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Keep Track of Habits: How a Daily Journal Boosts the Care Your Loved one Receives

If you have a loved one receiving in-home care in CT, providing a daily journal for all caregivers will help improve the care your loved one receives. With a daily journal, each caregiver can see what goes on from day to day. You will be able to review the journal and make changes to the schedule as necessary. Caregivers will be able to note any changes in behavior, mood changes, or even favorite activities that have recently been enjoyed, all in...

Posted: August 8, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Beginner’s Guide to Homecare: Our Tips for You

If you are looking at elderly care agencies and you aren't sure what to do, it's time to take a step back and consider what you need. A home care agency can provide you or a loved one with the care necessary to remain at home as long as possible. Choosing senior in-home care can be daunting, but here is some of the information you consider as you hire an in-home care provider.   Determine the Needs of the Person...

Posted: July 25, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Seniors

To get the most out of your senior years, it's important to make healthy lifestyle choices. From staying active to hiring home care services for seniors, there are many things you can do to make your golden years the best yet. Eat a Wholesome Diet Eating a wholesome and balanced diet is important for keeping you healthy and warding off common illnesses like high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis. The good news is that your diet doesn’t have to...

Posted: March 10, 2018 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none