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National Safety Month

Jun 22, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

A third of the population over the age of 65 suffers from a fall each year, and the risk of falls increases exponentially with age. Read Article

Seniors with Chronic Conditions are More Susceptible to Hot Weather

Jun 10, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Summer is vast approaching and as we enter June, hot weather can be a welcomed relief from what we experienced this past winter. Read Article

Staying Safe and Independent

May 12, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

June is National Safety Month, so for seniors in Wallingford, CT, it is a good time to take steps to make them safer in their own home. Read Article

You Can Exercise Too!

Apr 24, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

You're never too old to exercise! Read Article

Lets Us Help You Get to the Doctor!

Apr 6, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Here at Comfort Keepers, we are ready to assist you with your needs in-home. Take a look at one of our spots and let us help you. Read Article

Health Impacts of Stressful Living

Apr 1, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Seniors who are trying to stay active and healthy can benefit from reducing stress in their lives. Stress can have negative health impacts on people of any age, but as people get older the effect stress has on the system can be more severe and cause quite a few more problems than it does for younger people. Read Article

Caring For The Elderly: Medication Education For Caregivers & Family Members

Mar 27, 2015 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Generic medications are copies of brand-name medications that have the same dosage, use strength, side effects, safety, risks, and route of administration. Read Article

A Little Story About Christmas Trees and Ornaments for our In Home Seniors and Their Families

Dec 15, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

In the early days in Europe, many of the people lived by the changing weather of the seasons. During the winter months many new families started decorated their homes with holly branches and mistletoe that they found on the trees in the winter. Read Article

HOW TO MAKE COOKING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS MORE FLAVORFUL

Aug 20, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Preparing food for in home senior citizens is something that many don't give much thought to. Read Article

The 5 Stages Of Senior Retirement Which Is A Journey For The Entire Senior Family

Aug 6, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

There are five distinct stages to retirement that impact not only the senior citizen moving through them, but also their families, workplace, communities and financial situations, according to Ameriprise Financials The New Retirement Mindscape study. Read Article

When Is It Time To Take The Car Keys Away From Your Elderly Parents?

Jul 29, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

One of the hardest things an adult child will ever say to a senior parent is "Mom, it is time to give up the car keys". Read Article

Elderly Communication Between Caregivers And Clients Promotes Healthy Aging and Safety

Jul 8, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

When we provide services to our seniors at their homes communication is our first step.. Here at Comfort Keepers we stress the importance of honest, respectful and open communication when interacting with our seniors. Read Article

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH EYESIGHT AND HEARING LOSS THAT AFFECT OUR SENIOR POPULATION

Jul 2, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

When hearing becomes a problem for baby boomers a doctor may use the term Presbycusis, this is the term used for slowly progressing hearing loss caused by aging. Read Article

DO YOUR HEALTHY AGING AT HOME RETIRED SENIOR PARENTS ENJOY THE THEATER?

Jun 9, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Are your healthy aging parents ready to let their talent shine? If they are, they’re in luck. Our owner Carol Carbutti of Comfort Keepers in Wallingford, CT would like to mention that there are many senior theatre groups around the country and are growing in numbers. Read Article

A Mother's Day Poem Written by Carol Carbutti

May 5, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Mommy! Where are you? Read Article

HOW TO WATCH FOR SIGNS OF DEPRESSION & REBUILD AN ELDERLY IN HOME SENIOR CITIZENS SELF ESTEEM

Apr 21, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Self esteem is an integral part of an individual's mental makeup and human psychology. It is an image we have about ourselves, how we feel, how we react to our work, and our relationships with family. In general, how we socialize in the community as a whole. Read Article

MANY ACTIVE HEALTY AGING SENIORS ARE OPTING TO STAY IN THEIR OWN HOMES WITH ASSISTANCE

Apr 13, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Surveys by the American Association of Retired Persons found that more than 85 percent of healthy aging Americans age 50 and older want to "stay in their own home and never move." An aging society of baby boomers will have a very different sort of retirement. Read Article

HEALTHY AGING SENIOR LEG PAIN & THE CAUSES

Apr 6, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Family caregivers and private homecare companions need to know that an elderly senior clients’ leg pain can come in many forms, and there are a variety of conditions that can commonly cause discomfort. Read Article

THE BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR OUR ACTIVE NON MEDICAL AT HOME SENIORS

Mar 24, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

There are a number of reasons why stay at home seniors like yoga. First, it uses static stretches. That means your elderly parents get into a position and hold it for a time rather than bouncing. Static stretches are safer and result in fewer injuries. We have also found that they work better for increasing flexibility. Read Article

ENCOURAGE OUR EDERLY CLIENTS AND AGING PARENTS TO INCREASE THEIR FLEXIBILITY

Mar 18, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

We realize that here is a tremendous amount of health information for our healthy aging senior citizens nowadays and that it is a real challenge trying to keep up. Read Article

Remind our Retired Elderly Parents and Their Interactive Caregivers about the Joy of Quilting

Jan 28, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Quilting is for all ages, especially in the senior retirement years, the craft seems to grow in its appeal and meaning. With innovative new tools, the hobby is even more accessible to our active elderly clients. Read Article

Comfort Keeper Companions and Caregivers for In-Home Senior Care: Dependence vs. Independence

Aug 4, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Seniors are living longer and a growing number are choosing to age at home. In-home senior care services allow them to do so safely and confidently, seamlessly adjusting the services seniors receive to match their needs and health at any given time. Read Article

Interactive Caregivers are a Very Important Part Of Healthy Aging with Elderly Senior Citizens

Jul 28, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Any Comfort Keeper employee who refers to him or herself as a caregiver is hopefully interacting with the senior they are looking after. From the greeting a companion should try to be upbeat and positive leaving personal burdens at home. Read Article

Elderly Communication Between Caregivers And Clients Promotes Healthy Aging and Safety

Jul 7, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

When we provide services to our seniors at their homes communication is our first step. Here at Comfort Keepers we stress the importance of honest, respectful and open communication when interacting with our seniors. Read Article

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