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Fall Activities to Enjoy With Your Senior Loved Ones

Posted by ComForCare on September 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Today is officially the first day of autumn. The weather is cooling down in most parts of the country; leaves will soon begin to change a myriad of lovely colors, and we will begin preparing for the winter and holiday seasons. This is a great time to start initiating indoor and outdoor activities with your elderly friends and family members.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Caregiving, Franchise, Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

Five Tips on Alzheimer's Care for You and Your Loved One

Posted by ComForCare on September 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Seeing as its World Alzheimer’s Awareness month, we’d like to take some time today to share ideas on implementing the best care for a parent or loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.  

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Franchise

Hurricane Preparedness for Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on August 26, 2011 at 10:30 AM

With Hurricane Irene charging up the East Coast, we thought today might be a great day to remind everyone about the importance of preparing for a hurricane.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Franchise, Safety

5 Things to Do With Your Elderly Loved One Before Summer Ends

Posted by ComForCare on August 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM

As summer winds down and we start preparing for cooler weather, take advantage of this time to enjoy some sun and outdoor activities with a senior in your life.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Franchise, Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

Pet Therapy for Your Aging Loved One

Posted by ComForCare on August 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Sometimes, all you need is a snuggle from a puppy or the purr of kitty to make everything okay. Pet therapy or Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a relatively new field that has grown in popularity amongst children and adults.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Franchise, Activities and Lifestyle

Caring for the Caregiver

Posted by ComForCare on July 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM

With summertime in full-swing, it can be hard to find a moment to relax. The kids are running from one activity to the next, weekends fill up with family engagements, and all the while you’re worried about who’s taking care of mom today? It’s important to plan a schedule each week and stay organized so you don’t get overwhelmed.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Franchise, Activities and Lifestyle

Bringing Your Caregiving Duties Into the Office

Posted by ComForCare on July 18, 2011 at 9:52 PM

A recent article published on Caring.com discusses whether or not it’s a good idea to talk about one’s caregiving responsibilities at work. Some people feel like they can juggle it all and don’t need or want the sympathy from co-workers. Others are fearful of bringing attention to the issue and potentially losing their jobs, or it doesn’t occur to them to bring it up.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Finances, Franchise, Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

Father's Day Can Be Bittersweet for Those Caring for an Elderly Father

Posted by ComForCare on June 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM

For caregivers, Father’s Day can be bittersweet, a reminder of an often painful role reversal as one cares for a father suffering from dementia or other serious health issues. Yet it can also offer a poignant opportunity to remember times when one’s father was healthy, strong and vital.

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Topics: Caregiving, Franchise, Holidays

Relieving Caregiver Stress With a Good Cry

Posted by ComForCare on May 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Caring for an ill loved one wearing you out? Research shows that letting yourself cry it out can help.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Franchise, Activities and Lifestyle

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