Why In-Home Care

Homecare Assistance: A Cure for Senior Loneliness

A recent study, the National Poll on Healthy Aging, found that one in three seniors is lonely. “Living alone, in particular, was highly associated with feeling lonely. Among those living alone, 60% reported feeling a lack of companionship and 41% felt isolated.” In the report, homecare assistance was listed as one of the solutions to help alleviate this problem.

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The Best Senior Care: Treat Them with Respect

At Visiting Angels, we know that family caregivers play an integral role in keeping their loved ones safe and happy at home. We also know this role comes with stress. We’ve gathered this list of senior care strategies that can help family caregivers communicate, engage, and care for their loved ones.

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Finding the Brighter Side of Elderly Care

When families investigate elderly care for a loved one, it is often stressful and can leave adult children fearful for their parent’s future. Families often assume their loved one’s need for assistance will cause a decline in quality of life. But in reality, a decline in quality of life is far from a sure thing. Home care often improves the quality of life for seniors, providing them with some of the best years of their lives.

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When Christmas at Mom’s Isn’t the Same Anymore

The reality is that changing traditions can be a sign that your elderly loved one needs additional help at home. The holidays are an excellent time for families to talk about Mom or Dad. Planning before the need arises, can save you and your family from panic, guilt, and unneeded stress.

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Why Mom or Dad Could Use Seasonal Home Care

As the end of the year approaches, the holidays come in almost rapid secession: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year, etc. For most of us, the holidays are a time for friends and family, but they are also often a time of year when we spread ourselves too thinly, overbook ourselves and generally put more pressure on ourselves than what’s probably necessary.

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