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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

Tales of Grey

Aug 26, 2014 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

In my career as a care giver and a provider of caregivers to help seniors remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible, I have come across many stories of both aging issues and aging with grace. Read Article

The Roller Coaster of Caregiving

Jul 1, 2014 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

The decisions to become a caregiver are usually made in crisis situations. We rarely have time to consider the ramifications of these decisions nor do we really fully understand that there are any ramifications. What could be so difficult about caring for someone we love? Read Article

Mom, Please Give Me the Keys!

May 1, 2014 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

When is it time to take the keys away? Read Article

Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Oct 23, 2012 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Caring for an aging parent or loved one is a very challenging task. It requires a lot of time, patience and understanding. Read Article

Rising Temperatures Spell Trouble for Seniors

Jun 28, 2012 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

While many of us welcome the sunshine and warmer weather, these two factors can increase health risks for Seniors. 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

BREATHE EASIER THIS SPRING - Apply A Few Helpful Tips For Seniors, Their Family Members And Personal

Mar 3, 2011 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

If you have ever had a nasty dream where you are drowning and can't resurface to catch your breath, then you wake and hear squeaks and wheezing, you may be experiencing an asthma attack. Always remember that it is possible to catch and manage your labored breathing. 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

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

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

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

From Stress to Success – A Few Suggestions on How to Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Dec 8, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

For many family caregivers who provide personal care for their in home seniors during the holiday season feel a tremendous amount of stress and frustration, instead of peace and goodwill. Read Article

Features and Benefits of The Safety Choice Medication Management System From Guardian

Oct 6, 2009 by Garrett and Maggie Sullivan

Medication non-compliance from our elderly seniors has been called "America's other Drug Problem". An average of 218,000 deaths occurs each year because of medication misuse and various studies have found that medication non-compliance among the senior citizen population is very high. 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

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

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