Holiday Shopping with Seniors

Holiday Shopping with Seniors By Terri Murphy   For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship.  But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account.  One source of holiday stress can be holiday shopping.  While many seniors are still able to get out and enjoy the pleasure of shopping for their...

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Grosse Pointe Magazine

Terri Murphy's Article in Grosse Point Magazine

Have you seen Terri's newest article in the Grosse Pointe Magazine? Help your senior beat the holiday blues with a few tips and tricks. You can download your PDF version at If you or an aging loved-one are considering senior care in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, please talk to the caring staff at Hope Senior Home Care today 313.881.3132.         [caption id="attachment_910" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Terri Murphy's Article in Grosse Point Magazine[/caption]      

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Why is ALS Sometimes Called Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

Elder Care Grosse Pointe MI: Why ALS is Called Lou Gehrig's Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a complex disease that attacks the nerves that control muscles. It’s a progressive disease that leads to total disability and death. Though it has received media attention in recent years with the ice bucket challenge and a significant advance in treatment, many people are still unfamiliar with the disease. Most people know it better by the name “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” But they may not know why the disease is called that or who the man...

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6 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults 

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Winter is a beautiful time of the year. The snow sparkles and it’s the perfect weather to sit in front of the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. But, for older adults, winter also brings some safety concerns. There’s ice to slip on, cold weather that can cause hypothermia, and a risk for frostbite. There are lots of ways family caregivers can keep their older family members safe from cold and ice, though. Below are 5 safety tips for...

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The Cost of a Senior Fall: Physical and Financial Burden

The Cost of a Senior Fall: Physical and Financial Burden Why Senior Fall Risks DEMAND Simplified Home Care Prevention Solutions Terri Murphy, CSA President – Hope Senior Home Care   All of us are very familiar with the phrase, “penny wise, pound foolish”. Never is this phrase more applicable than in the quiet homes of millions of aging seniors across the country. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here are just some of the facts:   Annual...

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Preventing Caregiver Burnout Tips and Support for Family Caregivers Terri Murphy, CSA President – Hope Senior Home Care The demands of Caregiving for a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if you feel that you have little control over the situation or that you are in over your head. If you let the stress of caregiving progress to burnout, it can damage both your physical and mental health. So, if you are caring for a family member, it is essential...

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Veterans Benefits- 2018 Updates

Wartime veterans, as well as their surviving spouses, may be entitled to the Aid and Attendance Pension provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a tax-free, monthly benefit which provides financial assistance to those 65 years and older, who are in need of assistance because of blindness, or need the help of another person to perform two or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, walking and transferring. This benefit can be very helpful...

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Assumption Senior Expo 2018

Assumption Senior Expo 2018 This week is the Assumption Senior Expo 25th Anniversary event! Hope Senior Home Care is a proud sponsor of this event, we will have a table and several representatives at the expo. We are so excited to be a part of the 25th Anniversary. Stop by our table and chat with Allie, Patty, Victoria and Terri! Senior Expo Flyer 2018_ This article is from the Grosse Pointe News.   Assumption hosts 25th annual Senior Expo By Guest Writer | on October...

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Six Key Signs Mom or Dad May Need Help

Six Key Signs Mom or Dad May Need Help The aging process is slow and gradual over time. As a result, mental, emotional, and physical declines often take family members by complete surprise.How do we know, as the child of an aging parent, something may be wrong? How do we know, if mom or dad is starting to have issues which need to be addressed? While there is no perfect answer to this dilemma, here are some great tips on...

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Medication Management Tips

Medication management is a concern that is brought up quiet a bit with our clients and their families. We often suggest having one person in charge of organizing the medications or investing in a timed medication box, but here are 5 tips to help manage your medications. Remember, always ask your doctors and pharmacists if you have questions about medications! This article is is from Caregiver Connection, a great source of information on all things senior care! Medication management is...

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