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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

Senior Citizens and Medications

Mar 9, 2012 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

It seems that the older we get, the more medications we're on. You may start with one medication, and then require a second medication to mange the side effects of that one, and then a third to manage the side effects of that one and the list grows longer and longer. Read Article

SENIORS MAY BE LOOKING TO THEIR SENIOR CENTERS FOR SOME RELIEF FROM THE WINTER BLUES

Mar 11, 2011 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Senior centers offer independence for aging adults and play a very important role in the lives of our elderly parents today. But most of all, senior centers allow seniors to become and remain social. Read Article

Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dec 22, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

My Christmas memories are an eclectic blend of sights, sounds, tastes, aromas, sensations, emotions, and experiences that span four decades of countless family Christmas’s. Read Article

Remind Caregivers and Companions to Assist Our In Home Seniors with their Christmas Gifting

Dec 9, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

The idea of gift giving to your family and friends is as old as the human race. The idea of exchanging gifts at Christmas dates all the way back to the birth of Jesus, when the three wise men traveled to deliver gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newborn baby. 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

SafetyChoice™ - In-Home Safety & Personal Emergency Response System

Jul 23, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

SafetyChoice™ by Comfort Keepers® is a line of in-home safety technology solutions that assists seniors in aging independently at home; whether used with or without in-home care provided by a caregiver. 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

HOW TO HELP CARE FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS

Jun 23, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Comfort Keepers, an in home agency for seniors in Wallingford, CT would like to mention that caring for a healthy aging senior parent can take many forms. Read Article

HELP PREVENT DEHYDRATION, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE

Jun 2, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

The dog days of summer are upon us again. Comfort Keepers of Wallingford, CT an in home caregiving agency would like to mention to our at home seniors and their family caregivers that more people die of heat-related causes than from hurricanes, lightning, floods, and tornadoes combined? Read Article

Questions That Should Be Asked When A Doctor Prescribes A New Medication For Your Senior Parent

May 20, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Healthy aging parents are fortunate for the advances in western medicine. It seems like there is a medication for every possible ailment threatening our senior citizens. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs can treat diseases, minimize symptoms, and contribute to a longer, healthier life. Read Article

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS AND HOW SOON THE CHECK COMES IN

May 13, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

If your retired senior parents are thinking about applying for your Social Security retirement benefits, they need to know when to apply and when their first check will arrive. This will help seniors transition their monthly bills. 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

A FEW GOOD GARDENING TIPS FOR OUR ACTIVE IN HOME SENIORS, THEIR FAMILY CAREGIVERS AND PRIVATE PERSON

Mar 30, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

The aspects of gardening for a senior will benefit their health while being therapeutic and help them to stay active and productive. 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

PREVENT FALLS AND ACCIDENTS IN OUR HEALTHY AGING SENIOR CITIZENS HOMES BY REMOVING OBSTACLES AND MAK

Mar 9, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 3 elderly seniors fall every year resulting in 90% of senior citizen hip fractures. Read Article

Benefits of Volunteering Your Time While Giving Back to their Local Community

Mar 2, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Carol Carbutti, owner of Comfort Keepers in Wallingford, CT understands that most people think of senior retirement as a time to plan on doing all the fun things that they had to forgo because of the demands made on them by their job. 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

Six Keys To Regular Exercise Will Benefit Our At Home Elderly Seniors While Promoting A Healthy Agin

Jan 20, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

The benefits of being physically fit for in home healthy aging retirees are so numerous that it makes no sense not to encourage them to develop a reasonable level of fitness. Read Article

Plan Weekly Outings for Homebound Elderly Senior Parents To Raise Their Spirits

Jan 12, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Family Caregivers and Companions Should Try to Plan Weekly Outings for Homebound Elderly Senior Parents in Order To Raise Their Spirits. Read Article

A Few Important Tips About The Symptoms of Diabetes

Jan 5, 2010 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Diabetes impairs the health and well-being of 16 million people in the United States, and senior citizens run a particular risk. Due to already existent challenges to their health and lifestyle, it is more difficult to diagnose elderly seniors with diabetes. Often other illnesses can mask diabetic symptoms. Read Article

Take the Time to Assess your Elderly Seniors Homecare Needs During the Holidays

Dec 22, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

We live in a very mobile society where families don’t always live in the same town or state as their senior in home parents. Unlike the “old days”, entire families throughout America don’t have the opportunity to come together as often as they would like. Read Article

Holiday Activities For Our Healthy Aging In-Home Elderly Senior Citizens and Their Family Caregivers

Nov 24, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

During the holidays, our elderly seniors often experience feelings of isolation and loneliness, so it is important to keep them active and involved. Family caregivers and homecare companions should try to include retired seniors in the family holiday preparations and activities. Read Article

Helpful Hints for Our Senior Citizens and Caregivers to Prevent Accidents When Using the Stairs

Sep 23, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

A set of stairs in the home can be a dangerous place for the retired elderly. With a little fall prevention we can avoid serious in home injuries for our senior loved ones. Read Article

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Importance of Being Aware Of High Levels Of Stress

Sep 1, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Companions and homemaking caregivers including family members should know how to identify the signs and symptoms of caregiver stress, and what you can do to help. 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

Take The Time To Understand An Elderly Senior Clients Emotional Framework Toward In Home Assistance

Jul 14, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Here at Comfort Keepers we understand that these are scary times for senior citizens. One of the pressures seniors didn't face during the great depression is new demands from their adult children. 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

Generic Medications

Jun 22, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Generic medication information for seniors and their caregivers in Wallingford, CT. Read Article

Comfort Keepers Wallingford, CT In-Home Care Launches New Weekly Elder Care Blog

Jun 8, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Comfort Keepers of Wallingford, CT is proud to announce this new in-home senior care blog. Read Article

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