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Seniors Spreading Kindness Supports Health

The month of February provides us with the opportunity to celebrate our loved ones on Valentine’s Day. As we approach the holiday that’s all about showing adoration and affection, let’s not forget to spread kindness and love among our larger families, friends, neighbors, and communities. Seniors Spreading Kindness Even if you are a senior with

Stay Close During the Holidays – Even if Your Loved One Lacks Mobility

When a family member is bed-bound or living in a care facility, either just for a few weeks or long term, it’s especially hard during the holiday season. You want to spend quality time together, go to seasonal activities like church, shopping, and tree lightings, and share in the merriment and light the season is

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Companion Care Enhances Quality of Life For Families

If you have a family member who needs care, your instinct may be to provide the care yourself rather than enlisting the assistance of a professional caregiver. While that’s well-intentioned, adding a professional companion to your care team can decrease your stress, save hours of work, and enhance the quality time you have with your

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End of Life Care Companions Provide Comfort, Reduce Stress

Have you ever heard of a community end-of-life advocate? It’s a caregiver or coach who helps people facing death and their families with non-medical support surrounding saying goodbye, personal care, and the grieving process. During a challenging and tender time in the life of a family, a community end-of-life advocate or professional caregiver with end-of-life

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Safe and Fun Summer Travel Tips for Seniors

Travel is a great way to stay young at heart. If you’re hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies this summer, you want to do so safely with as few bumps in the road as possible. We’ve put together a list of summer travel tips geared specifically for seniors to ensure every aspect

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Is Being a Caregiver the Right Next Step for Your Career?

Professional caregivers are a special bunch. The best caregivers are a combination of social, compassionate, capable, and fun men and women. It’s also a job that is among the most essential there is, providing a much-needed service that allows aging seniors to live independently with a greater quality of life. If you’re considering a career

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The Differences (and Commonalities) Between Hospice and Palliative Care

While most of us have heard the terms palliative care and hospice care, we may not be familiar with what they are, how they are different, and what they have in common until we have a loved one who needs these specific types of care. Palliative care is patient and family-centered, optimizing quality of life

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The Three Types of Atlanta Home Care

Private Duty Home Care Private Duty Home Care is non-medical care. The State of Georgia requires personal services to be delivered by a licensed “Certified Nurse Aide” (CNA). These services are considered custodial care and do not require a physician’s order. The patient and/or family determine the services to be delivered, the schedule needed and

Safeguarding Mental Health During the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, most people are focused on the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating, and family gatherings. It’s easy to forget that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, levels of stress and depression increase for many Americans, including seniors. According to the National Institute on Aging, risk factors for depression among elders

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3 Surprising Benefits of Home Companion Care

When faced with decisions about senior care options, many aging adults and their family members struggle to weigh the benefits and challenges of assisted living communities versus professional companion care at home. There is so much to consider, from safety to social considerations, and from financial concerns to mental health and wellbeing. The pandemic has

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