Connecting Generations: How Young People Can Help Seniors Stay Social

staying social in senior care
By Tom Lee, 2:53 pm on October 14, 2019

In an age where technology is second nature to generations like iGen, Generation Z, Millennials, and Generation X, senior citizens often struggle to keep up with advancements or get left behind completely. But these younger generations, especially those with parents or grandparents in senior care, can teach seniors how to stay social! By using the tips below, your senior can become just as social as you with a little bit of time and love. Start by explaining the value of staying social. Show them how simple it can be to video call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a few years, or to…

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senior care legal documents
By Tom Lee, 10:53 am on September 27, 2019

Do you have a parent in senior care? Are you getting ready to enroll a parent in senior care? If the answer to either question is “yes,” then it will be to your benefit to familiarize yourself with the legal documents needed for a parent in senior care. Advanced Directive Advanced directives are crucial for a senior to have prepared. It is a collection of documents that detail your senior’s specific instructions and preferences for medical treatments and comfort during their end of life care. Advanced directives become especially important if, at that time in your senior’s life, they are…

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end of life care
By Tom Lee, 8:18 am on September 13, 2019

We understand it can be difficult to talk about planning for end of life care, but doing so can give peace of mind to you, your senior, and your family. Even though this can be a sensitive topic to discuss, planning out end of life care options will help to honor your senior’s wishes if and when they are no longer able to communicate what they want or need. End of life care planning is an important part of ensuring both your senior’s satisfaction and dignity. Talk About It Talking about end of life care with your senior is perhaps…

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home care for disabled seniors
By Tom Lee, 10:46 am on August 22, 2019

Did you know? 25% of senior Americans ages 65 – 74 live with a disability. Aging can often present challenges on its own, but being a disabled senior introduces a new set of challenges on top of that can require some extra help. As a solution, Home Care Assistance wants to tell you about home care options that may be able to help your senior with a disability. First, let’s learn about the types of disabilities many seniors struggle with daily. Types of Disabilities Physical. Most commonly, seniors deal with disabilities that involve mobility limitations. That means that home care…

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Home Care Tax Deductions
By Stacy Lee, 9:27 am on August 14, 2019

If you or your family currently have a loved one receiving home care services, or you will soon, it is important to understand how you can use home care tax deductions to your family’s benefit. But first, a disclaimer: Home Care Assistance does not officially offer tax advice. We recommend that you seek the help of a professional. Now, let’s dive into how it works. The IRS allows family caregivers to claim individuals related by blood, marriage, or adoption – and even friends as dependents. Both parties must meet the IRS requirements. If they do, the caregiver can claim the dependent and the…

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senior care transportation
By Tom Lee, 9:01 am on July 26, 2019

As we age, it’s inevitable that we’re going to have to change the way we get around at some point. How we go grocery shopping, run errands, or even just grab the mail at the end of the driveway – Each of these tasks can become just a little (or a lot) more difficult the older we get. But that doesn’t mean as senior citizens we should have to struggle! Instead, we would like to suggest several transportation alternatives for seniors in senior care. First, let’s take a look at why some seniors may need to consider alternative transportation options……

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By Tom Lee, 4:56 pm on July 12, 2019

Do you have a parent or grandparent receiving in home care? If so, they more than likely have a caregiver that you interact with frequently, and sometimes, it can be hard to connect with that person. That’s why we’ve come up with 3 solid steps to help you build a positive relationship with your caregiver! Read on below to help you work towards connecting with your caregiver: Make Sure They are the Right Fit Making the right choice when choosing a caregiver for your senior’s in home care is the first and most important step towards having a good relationship….

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By Tom Lee, 12:26 pm on June 28, 2019

Are you looking for ways to better connect with a loved one in senior care? We’ve come up with three powerful, yet simple, ways for you to increase your bond and improve your relationship with your senior. Let’s take a look below. Social Activities One of the best ways to connect with your loved one in senior care is to engage in activities with them! These activities can range from light sports like water aerobics to mentally stimulating board games such as chess. The most important part about getting social with your senior is improving their overall health, both emotionally…

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By Tom Lee, 3:23 pm on June 13, 2019

Wondering how you can expect senior home care to change in the next 10 years? Just like the US economy, senior living has had its ups and downs, and we’re anticipating several trends and changes to occur in the near future. With an increasing cost of assisted living, we’ll begin to see different housing options for seniors to remain independent, as well as homes that are all around more “senior-friendly,” with various technology and amenities. If you want to get a better idea of what life will be like for senior Americans in-home care soon, let’s take a look at…

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home care checkup appointment in Burlington, VT
By Tom Lee, 2:27 pm on May 23, 2019

Heading to the doctor for a routine checkup isn’t always everyone’s favorite thing to do, but it is always a good thing to do — especially if you are currently enrolled in home care services. Those routine checkups become much more important each and every year. During your next visit with your doctor this year, ask these 5 key questions to keep you healthy and well. Bring a notepad and pen so you can jot down your doctor’s response! Alternatively, if your agency offers medical advocacy assistance, have their qualified staff attend the appointment with you! What screening tests do…

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