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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 [...]

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, [...]

Prepare Your Loved One Before Disaster Strikes

  In later summer 2019, Hurricane Dorian’s landfall in the Bahamas tragically punctuated how important it is for families to have items and procedures in place for the unexpected. More than 2,500 people were reported missing and at least 50 were confirmed dead. Taking extra care to prepare the most vulnerable among us – loved [...]

Caregiver, Here’s How to Properly Care for Your Parents (And Yourself)

There are currently around 43.5 million caregivers providing unpaid care across the United States. Of these, approximately 34.2 million are caring for an adult age 50 or older. If you are currently the primary caregiver for your mom, dad, or both parents, you know how emotionally and physically exhausting this role can be. Although the [...]

Respite Care Atlanta: How to Plan a Break for the Caregiver

A Look at Respite Care in Atlanta for Mom and Dad When you're caring for a loved one, there's a good chance you may get emotionally taxed or drained. After all, a lot falls on your shoulders as the primary elderly caregiver, responsible for giving baths, changing sheets, feeding and much more. Studies show [...]