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? [...]

2 01, 2019

Handling Shifting Eating Habits

By |2019-01-02T15:26:18+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

As we age, we may notice a shift in many of our regular habits. We may sleep less, become quieter, and, most importantly, will generally begin to eat less as our metabolism shifts. However, if you notice a drastic change in the way a parent, grandparent, spouse or other loved one eats, it’s important to pay [...]

16 08, 2018

Four Trends For Health-Conscious Seniors

By |2018-08-16T12:14:16+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

Check out this great article on some of the healthcare trends that retirement-age adults have been incorporating into their routines to stay healthier, in addition to getting in-home assistance to help with maintenance, care, and medical needs: "It goes without saying that with aging comes some level of declining health. However, new technologies and advancements in [...]

8 08, 2018

Want To Relax After Surgery? Schedule Post-Care Today!

By |2018-08-08T17:30:43+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Compassionate Care Blog|0 Comments

If you have a surgical procedure scheduled sometime soon, have you thought about your post-care? Chances are you may not have even considered what happens once you get home from your procedure. If you're making the assumption that you'll be able to care for yourself, or that a family member will be there for you the [...]