Food and Meal Delivery Ideas for Senior Parents at Home

Meal planning, grocery shopping, preparing ingredients and cooking meals — even if you enjoy cooking at home, all this can sometimes feel like a chore. When you’re busy, tired, or simply out of ideas for what to make for dinner, meal delivery services can provide a conveniently fresh and tasty alternative.   How do meal …

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Questions to Ask When Researching Home Care Providers

Aging in place has always been the preferred option for seniors. Many people find great comfort in remaining in familiar surroundings. While family members may be able to handle some level of basic home care, typically professional caregivers will need to be called in as a loved one’s needs increase. Needless to say, the process …

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Do I Need Concierge Service, Home Care or Assisted Living?

Whether it’s you or an older adult in your family who’s needing more help with activities of daily living, there’s really no one-size-fits-all solution. Because each person’s needs are unique, it’s not a black-and-white choice between Assisted Living and In-Home Care.  Rather, the decision comes down to what type of environment the client prefers.   So …

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The Benefits of Doing Speech Therapy at Home

Five benefits of doing speech therapy at home   If you’ve recently had an extended hospital stay, you’re probably not too keen to go right back to the hospital for any sort of rehabilitative therapy. That’s understandable: An overwhelming majority of seniors say their number one goal after a hospital stay is to return home …

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Why Physical Therapy is Important Following Surgery

After most major surgical procedures, seniors usually spend time recovering in a hospital bed or temporarily immobilized. There may also be pain and weakness due to the surgery. Physicians often prescribe a course of physical therapy for a complete recovery, to help seniors get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. The Benefits …

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Why Choose Fellowship Therapy at Home?

Medical professionals often recommend therapy and rehabilitation to help individuals with a variety of medical issues. Whether you’re recovering from a recent injury, surgery or chronic illness, rehab is a great option for helping you regain your independence as quickly as possible. However, traveling to and from a therapy facility isn’t always a viable option. …

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Home Care Technology for Seniors

Home care is no longer defined strictly by the in-person care from a nurse or home care professional. Today, technology supplements home care to support patient wellness, even when a caregiver isn’t around. Of course, the idea of using technology can feel overwhelming if your use of laptops, cell phones and tablets has been minimal. …

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Incorporating Caregiving into Your Retirement Planning

What comes to mind when you think of your retirement?  Is it more quality time with your children and grandchildren, picking up hobbies or personal pursuits? Perhaps it’s owning a beach cottage or mountain cabin or embarking on some extended travel. Before you start putting money aside for that RV, be sure to incorporate caregiving as …

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Speech Therapy at Home for Seniors

Verbal communication is how you have meaningful conversations with family and indicate your interests and needs. But what if you’ve lost your ability to communicate like you used to? A stroke or another cognitive impairment may make it harder for you to talk and help you feel connected to your loved ones. Fortunately, speech therapy …

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5 Ways You Can Support Others (and yourself) This Holiday Season

This article is adapted from this AARP Friends & Family Blog article. New research shows that you likely helped someone this year…and even if it was a small gesture, it likely made a big difference.  A recent survey by OptionB.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes resiliency founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandburg, found …

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