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 [...]

Safely Managing Declining Seniors’ Medications

Does mom or dad snap at you when you ask if they’ve taken their daily medication, or when you go through their prescriptions? If your loved one is skipping pills, forgetting to take them, taking the wrong amount or combination, the outcome could mean unexpected medical consequences, or worse, an overdose. It can be very [...]

New Alzheimer Drug Aducanumab Faces Controversy

The June 2021 announcement that Aducanamab –known by its shelf name Aduhelm™ -was granted FDA-accelerated approval as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease created a flurry of excitement in families whose loved ones have been diagnosed with the terminal disease. Aduhelm is considered the first therapy to demonstrably remove amyloid plaques, one of the notorious primary [...]

Elder Care During COVID-19: Beyond the Headlines

Despite the elderly population's increased risk for COVID-19 associated complications and mortality, less than four in 10 nursing home staff accepted immunization when offered, February data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed. "Residents and staff members in long-term care facilities, particularly skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), are at increased risk for COVID-19–associated morbidity and mortality…" [...]

Balancing Mental Health During COVID

In August of 2020 – amid the height of senior care communities' visitation restrictions – the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its survey of COVID-19's psychological and emotional impact. The findings discuss the challenges of balancing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey findings reported that anxiety disorder symptoms were about three times those [...]

Companion Care Helps Seniors Thrive

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching for families with aging loved ones, leaving many adult children anxious about more than their parents’ immediate health. And, the number of affected families is tremendous. More than 77 million baby boomers turn 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day, with the Census predicting that [...]

Companion Care Addresses Need During COVID-19

The majority of independent, assisted, and memory care communities have established strict no visitor policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, with end-of-life compassion visitation as the rare exception, leaving many families to weigh the decision whether to bring mom or dad temporarily home. Companion care can help address these changes during the COVID-19 crisis. For an [...]