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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 [...]

Angel Companions Caregiver Protocol

Dear families and friends: Angel Companions is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As this situation continues to develop rapidly, and as new cases are identified in our communities, our protocols will be adjusted as needed. [...]

Sundowning Sydrome in Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

The doctor said that your parent’s attitude and personality might seem different as his or her dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis progresses. But up until now, it has just been the little things – forgetting to take medication, dropping words, sleeping more.But this week, things have escalated. He's not sleeping; her anxiety level seems up, and [...]

Resistant Behavior with Dementia

Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, behavior undeniably changes and resistance is inevitable. What were once regular daily habits, routines, and tasks may be now seen as stilted or repetitively performed. Or, in the case of personal hygiene, for example, they may be stubbornly avoided. Changes in a loved one’s behavior, [...]

Skilled Caregivers Allow Seniors to Stay Home: Where the Heart Is!

What can a Caregiver do to help aging parents? There will come a day in many of our lives in which we'll face a difficult truth: Our beloved parents don't require round-the-clock medical care -- but they're no longer able to care for themselves safely and effectively at home. We will face a tough [...]