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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

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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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

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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.

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The Angel in Need of a Heart

For nearly a decade, single mom and companion caregiver Shemere Perry has tended to others, many among whose body’s last breaths were imminent. Beyond compassion, it takes a specific form of courage to remain at the bedside of the dying. Shemere knows this walk toward the finality of life intimately. She, too, is at risk

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Marsha Schmid: Never Give Up on Recovery

At the age of 33 after a chiropractic accident, Peachtree City resident Marsha Bass Schmid was left paralyzed from the neck down. She was placed on life support, and her world as she knew it, was forever changed. Before her accident, Marsha was a successful sales rep, number one in the country for her company.

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Post Surgery Home Care: Benefits of an After Surgery Caregiver

Why a Post Surgery Caregiver is a Great Option When a senior has surgery, the recovery process can be difficult, especially if you live alone or with an aging spouse. Caring for yourself at home can not only be a challenge — but not doing it properly can also be dangerous, since those who recently

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Best Ways to Plan for Post-Surgery Recovery

Importance of Companion Care for Recovery Do you have a loved one who is heading for surgery? Or, are you experiencing this yourself? It’s important to have a good plan in place for your post-surgery recovery. Although every individual’s needs are different, here are some things you can do to ensure the best and smoothest

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Why an In Home Caregiver Agency Is The Best Choice for Senior Care

A Look at the Advantages of an In Home Caregiver Agency If you’re the child of an aging adult, choosing care for your parent is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Some common choices for elderly care include assisted living, independent contractors, private caregivers and a home caregiver agency. Read on to learn

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