The Ultimate List of Senior Discounts in Burlington, VT

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By Tom Lee, 11:43 am on September 17, 2020

One of the best parts about entering into senior age territory is the discounts! This year is a great year to save some money, and there are numerous companies offering seniors big reductions in food, grocery, retail, prescriptions, and travel. If you are a senior, or you are caring for a senior in senior care, our list below will help to make life just a little bit sweeter. Let’s take a look at some of the best senior discounts. Food Applebee’s. Depending on which location, seniors ages 60+ can grab a meal at Applebee’s while taking 10-15% off their bill. Ben…

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By Tom Lee, 1:08 pm on August 30, 2020

One of the things we love and value best here at Home Care Assistance is being involved in our communities. What better way to do that than through supporting charities that benefit seniors? If you’re going to support an organization, it is best to choose one with a solid reputation and well-trained professionals. That’s why we’re sharing our top 5 favorite senior charities! Let’s take a look below. Meals on Wheels America With a rapidly growing senior population, our local chapter of Meals on Wheels America is on the frontlines delivering meals to some of the most vulnerable of our…

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By Tom Lee, 9:55 am on August 26, 2020

Seniors in home care have the benefit of aging with dignity in the comfort of their own home, or a loved one’s home, surrounded by familiarity and solace. While that home was once well-suited for their lifestyle, it is not uncommon to discover that the home may now need some updates as your senior faces new challenges throughout the aging process. Seniors often need various medical equipment in their home, whether it is for safety, mobility, or basic human functions. So now the questions become, what equipment does your senior need? And where can you find it? Medical Equipment Examples…

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By Tom Lee, 10:53 am on August 20, 2020

Pearl Boyer is the Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington nominee for National Caregiver of the year for 2020. Pearl was one of the first caregivers we hired when we opened our business in 2016. She has been a caregiver all of her adult life, including caring for her dying husband. Pearl’s extension of herself comes through with all of her clients and our office staff. In all of her 57 years of caregiving experience, she is able to provide the best companionship care, personal care and light housekeeping a caregiver can provide. And she always takes great pride in…

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By Tom Lee, 9:42 am on July 27, 2020

When it comes to senior care, nothing matters more than the comfort of your loved one. If you help care for a senior loved one in your own home, you may know that sometimes making your house as comfortable as possible can be a challenge. Your home may be suited just fine for you and your family, but for your senior, it may present its obstacles. Fortunately, there are several things you can do around your home to help make it more accessible and secure for your senior! The Exterior Consider installing a no-step entry way if your home does…

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By Tom Lee, 5:56 pm on July 9, 2020

Sadly, seniors are among the most likely groups of people to be taken advantage of through many varying scams and methods of abuse. Abuse, neglect and scams against elders has been steadily increasing throughout the past decade, which has gained national attention and sparked the need for legal action and protection in Congress. Below, we’re discussing the concept of elder justice and what exactly Congress is working on to make it happen. What is Elder Justice? Elder justice? It is the holistic method of both preventing and handling instances of elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and maltreatment of seniors. It…

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By Tom Lee, 12:18 pm on June 30, 2020

It’s that time of the year again… Summer is officially here and the pollen outside is in full force! Now is the time for those who struggle with allergies suffer the most. If this is true for your senior, we understand their struggle. But fortunately, there are several remedies to help lessen your senior’s allergies and keep them manageable this season! Read on below and learn our favorite tips and tricks to keep allergies quiet. Go to the Drugstore Many allergies can be cured, or symptoms clear, with a simple OTC medication from a drug store! There are some drugs,…

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By Tom Lee, 9:58 am on June 12, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we have learned quite a bit about how the illness affects us and who is most at-risk. Unfortunately, older adults are more at risk than younger individuals for a variety of reasons. But don’t panic! Below, we’re discussing what makes seniors more susceptible and what they can do to keep themselves safe and healthy. Why Are Older Adults More at Risk? Senior citizens are grouped among those who are twice as likely to contract Coronavirus. This is largely because as we age, our immune systems deteriorate. The older you are, the lesser the immune system…

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By Tom Lee, 3:42 pm on May 29, 2020

The benefits of physical exercise are numerous and not understated. We know it’s important to get in daily activity to keep ourselves in shape and feeling physically fit. However, keeping the mind mentally fit is just as important, especially for seniors in-home care! The mind and its functionality are essential to good senior health. So, how can your senior give their brain a proper workout? We have plenty of ideas! Read through some of our favorites below and help strengthen your senior’s mind. Word and Number Puzzles and Games Popular games and puzzles like word searches, sudoku, and crossword puzzles…

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By Tom Lee, 11:15 am on May 18, 2020

In the age of COVID-19, we’ve all been doing our best to stay occupied while quarantining and practicing social distancing measures. Businesses and organizations everywhere have had to get more creative to offer services and experiences online. Some of these experiences that have been brought to the forefront are virtual tours! From national parks to art museums to breweries – virtual tours are becoming increasingly popular as a stay-at-home activity, especially among senior citizens in elderly care! Below is a list of 5 of our favorite virtual tours that your senior loved one will enjoy! MoMA, The Museum of Modern…

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