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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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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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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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

Keeping your loved ones active on a social level is very important. Check out this article from the New York Times. How Social Isolation Is Killing Us Social isolation is a growing epidemic, one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York Times By Dhruv Khullar Dec. 22, 2016                                                     ...

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Aging In Place

Aging in Place By Terri Murphy My father always said, “Stop wasting your breath. I’m not going anywhere. I’ve spent my whole adult life in this house and when my time is up, I’m going to die here in my own bed.” Unfortunately that is as far as his planning went. So when the time came, and he could no longer go upstairs to his bedroom or to shower, we had to scramble to honor his wishes. What is Aging...

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6 Steps for Preventing Falls Among Your Older Loved Ones

There are a lot of preventative measures to take to avoid falling and while it may be inevitable, there are steps that every senior should try to take to avoid a fall. At Hope Senior Home Care we provide free home safety assessments to help improve the safety of your home. This article is from the National Council on Aging, we are not affiliated with them, we just like them! Did you know that one in four older Americans falls...

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Is Medicaid’s PACE Program Too Good to Be True?

There are 22 PACE locations in the state of Michigan, each state oversees these programs, they may vary from state to state. PACE (Program of All- inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a wonderful alternative to many traditional care options, keeping loved ones at home and giving them a place where they can get care, meals and participate in activities to keep them social and healthy. PACE permits seniors to live at home rather than residing in a care facility and...

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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

                          One of the hardest things some seniors may face is the risk of no longer being able to drive. While there is no age cut off, many factors can impair driving making it unsafe for some to be on the road.It is our experience that taking away a loved one’s ability to drive feels like taking away their independence. It is often felt that driving is our...

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