Help! My Loved One is Struggling, but Resists Home Care Services

Help! My Loved One is Struggling, but Resists Home Care Services

Discussing home care services with an aging loved one is difficult conversation – but it’s particularly difficult if your parent or relative is resistant to home care. As a leading home care services provider, Visiting Angels is more than familiar with seniors who initially resist a helping hand around the home. Help! My Loved One is Struggling, but Resists Home Care Services When a relative continuously rejects home care services that could improve their quality of life and extend their years living in the comfort of home, there are a number of strategies that you can take with them. Most important

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6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

After retirement, seniors often struggle to find purpose in their lives. Many are surprised at their lack of direction without a Monday-to-Friday job. This lack of motivation can have a damaging effect on seniors’ well-being. Without this sense of purpose, seniors often slip into a sedentary lifestyle. Others find themselves feeling listless, anxious, or depressed. 6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose At Visiting Angels, we’ve seen how lack of purpose takes a toll on older adults, time and time again. When seniors first get started with a home care assessment, many report feeling a lack of energy, motivation,

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Local Non-Profits Providing Senior Care Help

Local Non-Profits Providing Senior Care Help

When a person needs help it’s surprising that few know of the local relief and services to call. There are many non-profits designed to help seniors in need and their family caregivers. However, when asked, “Do you know who to call for help when in a crunch for a ride or for food?” In my experience, I find consumers at a loss and challenged to locate local help. Local Non-Profits Providing Senior Care Help   Since November is National Caregiver Month, it’s important to acknowledge the work that families give. I was a caregiver for my parents, so, I have experienced

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Design Tips for Aging at Home

Build A Home With Great House Design Plans

When you ask American seniors about where they want to spend their golden years, they answer loud and clear: in the comfort of home. Over the past few decades, seniors and their families have voiced stronger and stronger preferences for aging at home with the help of elder care, rather than in a retirement home or nursing facility. Design Tips for Aging at Home At home senior care agencies, like Visiting Angels, give seniors the option of living at home for as long as possible by offering compassionate elder care and home assistance. But elder care is just one of the

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Senior Age Friendly Home Updates

Senior Age Friendly Home Updates

Do-It-Yourself Updates for Senior Homes The body goes through a lot of changes as we age and, unfortunately, those changes can be frustrating and troublesome. They can also be quite expensive, so modifying the home can be an intimidating process that we’d rather avoid altogether. But while there are some investments that will be necessary because of safety and convenience, there are actually many ways we can make our homes safer and more accessible without having to sing over your savings to a contractor. Here are some easy age friendly home updates you can do yourself over a weekend: Senior

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Aging in Place

Aging in Place

Aging in Place Most people prefer to stay in their home or apartment for as long as possible. The best way to make this a reality is to plan ahead of time to make the amenities in your home as safe and accessible as possible. It can be hard to imagine that tasks around the house that were once done with ease can one day pose a challenge. Anticipating the challenge and planning accordingly may allow you to remain in your home for an extended period of time. Often, with some minor modifications, your home can be adapted to help

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