How to Keep Seniors Safe During Severe Weather

By Tom Lee, 2:52 pm on November 9, 2020

While no one is immune to natural disasters, senior citizens in-home care are particularly at-risk when a natural disaster strikes. With the last several years being unusually harsh for wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards and tornadoes throughout the country, it is best to already be prepared and know how you can keep your senior safe in these bad-weather events. Read through our tips below so you know how you can move your senior to safety during severe weather. Preparing for Blizzards For seniors located in the northeast, like we are in Burlington,  it is best to begin preparing for safety as soon…

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By Tom Lee, 10:06 am on October 30, 2020

When you have a senior loved one in-home care, you want the very best for them. From superior services to compassionate caregivers, there is nothing to good for your senior! This should absolutely include making sure they are remaining safe in their own home. The last thing you want is for any accident to happen, like a fall, that results in injury. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent your senior from falling! Know Their Risk Factors. Have your senior visit a doctor to assess any conditions such as vision impairment, arthritis, or memory loss that can…

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By Tom Lee, 8:28 am on October 23, 2020

When caring for or visiting with a senior who has Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, it is a good idea to know what to do if they become upset. The main goal is to calm them down and determine what their problem is so you can seek a solution. De-escalation of the situation is important so you can figure out what is wrong. There are several techniques that are much more effective than others, and we’d like to share with you the four best methods for helping a senior loved one calm down. Mirror Their Emotions. This method plays on the…

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By Tom Lee, 5:27 pm on September 28, 2020

In this day and age, mobile devices and smart phones are just another way of life for most of us. It’s not very common to come across someone who does not have a mobile phone. Still, many seniors have yet to adopt this mainstream mode of communication. But smart phones and mobile phones provide real benefits to those in senior care in the Burlington area. Read on below for several compelling reasons why every older adult should have access to a mobile device. Staying Entertained For seniors who become bored easily in senior care, the smart phone and mobile device…

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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 Stacy Lee, 8:49 am on July 31, 2020

Wonderful outreach and education programming for cognition and memory. Excellent adjunct to senior community enrichment programming. Warm, professional and highly motivated leadership. Amazing opportunity for community collaboration and support.

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By Stacy Lee, 8:48 am on July 31, 2020

While my father didn’t live long enough for us to have used Home Health Care Assistance of Burlington, they were both so incredibly helpful during his last days as we were really struggling to find good help. We had used other providers with very little satisfaction making a difficult time that much worse. Tom and his wife went out of their way to discuss our options and took quite a bit of time to get to know my dad’s personality and preferences. I really can’t say enough about their professionalism, empathy and compassion.

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