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Five Resolutions Family Caregivers Need to Make for 2015

Posted by Beth Lenz on December 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM

If you are someone who makes New Year's resolutions (or even if you aren't), below are five that every family caregiver should make - and keep - in 2015. 

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3 Tips for Less Stress and More Joy During the Holidays

Posted by Beth Lenz on December 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Life is always busy for family caregivers. Taking care of an aging or ill loved one while juggling career, home and family is time consuming. For many, the added responsibilities of holiday-related tasks such as shopping, gift wrapping and baking make this time of year one they dread instead of enjoy. 

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Joan Rivers, 1933-2014

Posted by Rhonda Sanderson on September 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

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Topics: Aging, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

How Seniors Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Posted by ComForCare on May 16, 2014 at 3:42 PM

If you’re age 65 or older, then May has probably been quite a busy month for you already. Well, get ready to keep the celebrations going, because it’s not over yet! We’ve got two more weeks full of senior-centered holiday happenings to keep you going through the spring.

Between celebrating Older Americans Month all month long, getting pampered (or doing the pampering) for Mother’s Day last Sunday, and anticipating Memorial Day coming up on the 26th, May is a month full of smiles, family, and the all-around fun we wish would last all year long.

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Topics: Aging, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

Happy New Year from ComForcare Senior Services!

Posted by ComForCare on December 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

All of us at ComForcare Senior Services would like to take a moment to wish all our owners, caregivers, patients and their families a Happy New Year! The time around New Year’s eve has always been a time to reflect on the year gone by and make resolutions for the future. Resolutions can be personal and reflective, or resolutions can be about others.

5 New Year's Resolutions to Consider

In keeping with New Year tradition, what resolutions will you make this year? Here are five to consider:

Save money. Have you been paying for a monthly subscription to something you don’t use? Are you buying too much food each week at the grocery store and being wasteful? Are you going over your budget each month? Consider the things on which you can spend your money and how necessary they are in your life. By paring down your spending, you may find yourself in a better and more comfortable position by this time next year. .

Make better lifestyle decisions. Quit smoking and reduce how much alcohol you drink. The risk of death decreases by 50 percent if you quit smoking between the ages of 60 and 75; likewise drinking can be more dangerous as you get older. You run the risk of having alcohol react badly with prescription medication, as well as increasing your risk of falls and injuries since alcohol impairs balance and situational judgment.

Be happy. It’s not just for your peace of mind; people who are happy live longer. Negative emotions increase stress, which has a negative impact on your health. However, it’s not just cutting out negativity that helps you live a longer, fuller life – focusing on the positive and being happy really do help you live longer! So take a moment every day to focus on the positive and smile. Live a happy life.

Get out of town. This is the time in your life to enjoy yourself. Make a list of every locale you’ve never been but would like to visit and start traveling!

Be healthy. This is not a call to lose weight – instead, focus on your mental and physical health by eating better foods and exercising regularly. Go for a bike ride with your spouse each morning or get a group of your friends together to walk a couple times a week. Eat better, more delicious foods that are whole and natural instead of processed and easy. You may even discover a passion in exercise, or cooking you didn’t know you had! It is never too late to be a little healthier.

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Topics: Aging, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

4 Simple Ways to Make the Holidays Happier and Easier for Your Aging Loved Ones

Posted by ComForCare on December 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

While the holidays are full of love, festivity and cheer, they are still a hectic and difficult time of year for everyone. With all the traveling, time and effort put into spending these days with your family, stress can dim the joy we feel over the holiday season. While you may want to cling to your family traditions, it may be time to make some adjustments, especially for your aging relatives. As we grow older our bodies and abilities become more limited, but that’s no reason for anyone to feel left out! By utilizing these four simple suggestions, a happier and healthier holiday can be had by everyone.

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Topics: Aging, Holidays

A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season for Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on December 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM

It’s that time of year again, holiday parties, decorating, shopping, family activities and lots of food and drinks! While it’s an exciting, joyful time of year, it goes as quickly as it comes and can leave us feeling a few extra pounds heavier and absolutely exhausted. But this year, do what you can to have a healthier holiday season so that you’re less stressed and more in control when the New Year begins!

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Holidays

Gift Giving for Seniors and Caregivers

Posted by ComForCare on December 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Tis the season: the season of joy, family, celebration, and shopping! With the holidays nearing, families are trying to find the perfect present for their aging loved ones and for their caregivers. Most of us struggle to find the perfect gift for just about anyone, but when lifestyle needs change as we grow older, the right gift can seem even more elusive.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Holidays

Caregiving an Older Loved One During the Holidays

Posted by ComForCare on December 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Coping With the Holidays as a Caregiver

It’s no secret that the holidays present both a joyful and stressful time. To help make this time of year enjoyable for all, here are a few tips to get you by over the holidays:

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Topics: Caregiving, Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving from ComForcare Senior Services

Posted by ComForCare on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM

We have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: our wonderful caregivers, our clients, and all of our friends and families.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Holidays

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