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29 04, 2019

Keeping Confidence High – How To Boost A Senior’s Self-Esteem

By |2019-04-29T16:50:28+00:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

As seniors get older, many will experience a crisis of confidence and self-esteem. Whether it occurs after an injury or accident, or just happens as activities that used to be easy get more challenging, this loss of confidence can be bad for their mental, emotional, and physical health. We have compiled a few methods that can [...]

19 04, 2019

Thirty Reasons To Consider In-Home Care

By |2019-04-19T16:51:07+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

There are any number of reasons that families want to provide their parent, grandparent or loved one with in-home care services. We’ve compiled a list and as you read through it, some of them might resonate with you about an elder member of your family or a friend. Why might someone need in-home care? Grandpa just [...]

29 03, 2019

Fight Against Fraud: Protecting Your Elder Relatives Against Scammers

By |2019-03-29T13:55:43+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

Our senior population loses billions of dollars every year to scam artists and fraudulent schemes, but it doesn’t have to happen. We can protect our older relatives against people who specifically target them because they’re older and more likely to fall victim to fraud. This is especially true if your parents or grandparents live alone or [...]

14 03, 2019

Ten of our Favorite Quotes about Aging and Getting Older

By |2019-03-14T17:26:33+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

Sometimes it’s all about perspective. A pithy quote, a funny line, a bon mot, or a line from a poem can give us a view of an aspect of our lives that we may be standing too close to see clearly. When it comes to aging, retiring, and getting older, it’s healthy to find something to [...]

26 02, 2019

End of Life Care

By |2019-02-26T15:36:06+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

One of the most challenging moments for any family is when a family member is diagnosed with a limited life expectancy. There are many decisions to be made, including where the loved one will be spending his or her final days. In most situations, in-home care can provide a solace and comfort that inpatient care can’t. [...]

24 02, 2019

A future cure for Parkinson’s?

By |2019-02-24T15:35:32+00:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

New research examines the potential of stem cell therapy in the replacement of damaged neurons in Parkinson's disease. The authors say that stem cells could "provide superior treatment, possibly using different types of cells to treat different symptoms" of Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease affects around half a million people in the United States, and the number is [...]

21 02, 2019

Music as Therapy?

By |2019-02-21T18:36:12+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

For our whole lives, music plays a part in shaping our moods, creating our memories, and forming milestones as we grow. It should come as no surprise to find that music can have a beneficial role as we age, too. Over the years, doctors have been recommending music therapy for the increasing senior population, especially for [...]

13 02, 2019

The Importance of Control For Seniors

By |2019-02-13T15:19:13+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

This new study from North Carolina State University dives into how important it is for senior adults to feel in control of their lives: What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. "We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense [...]

4 02, 2019

Engaging with Elder Relatives

By |2019-02-04T19:02:14+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

When families visit with elder relatives, it can occasionally feel awkward or stilted because there may not be much in the way of current events to discuss. However, if you treat each visit like an educational experience for your kids (and yourself), you may find that you look forward to every trip! Asking grandparents and great-grandparents, [...]

15 01, 2019

Five Sites That Will Keep Your Mind Sharp

By |2019-01-15T15:25:50+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

It’s easy for us to sit down in front of the TV and surf mindlessly through channels until we’re ready for bed. We might make sure to watch Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune and feel proud when we get the answer ahead of the contestant, but what else can we do to keep our brains sharp? [...]