Connecting Generations: How Young People are Helping Older Adults Stay Social

By Julie Friend, 10:16 am on October 10, 2019

In this day and age, technology is second nature to generations like iGen, Generations Z and X, and Millennials. But senior citizens sometimes struggle to keep up with the technological advancements, and often can be left behind completely. Fortunately for seniors who in senior care, they may have children or grandchildren who can teach them to stay social. Use the…

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Senior care legal documents
Senior care legal documents
By Julie Friend, 9:29 am on September 26, 2019

Whether you already have a parent in senior care, or you are preparing to enroll a parent into senior care services, it will be beneficial for you to help them establish several legal documents. The legal documents we have outlined below are vital for any parent in senior care. Advanced Directive An advanced directive is perhaps the most important item…

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end of life care planning
end of life care planning
By Julie Friend, 11:09 am on September 15, 2019

End of life care is a sensitive topic and can be heavy to discuss. However, starting the conversation with your senior now will help to give peace of mind to you, to them, and to the entire family. Even though it can be difficult, end of life care planning is meant to help honor your senior’s wishes, if and when…

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Home Care for Seniors with Disabilities
Home Care for Seniors with Disabilities
By Julie Friend, 10:16 am on August 22, 2019

Here’s a quick fact: 25% of senior Americans, ages 65 – 74, are living with a disability. The aging process naturally brings its own challenges at various points, but living as a disabled senior has its own unique sets of challenges. That’s why Home Care Assistance wants to tell you about home care options your disabled senior may have to…

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Senior Care Tax Deductions
Senior Care Tax Deductions
By Julie Friend, 8:16 am on August 13, 2019

Is your senior currently enrolled in home care services? If they are, or even if they will be soon, we want to discuss the importance of senior care tax deductions – and how they can be used to your family’s benefit. ‘ But first, a disclaimer: Home Care Assistance does not officially offer tax advice. We recommend that you seek…

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senior care transportation
senior care transportation
By Julie Friend, 9:44 am on July 25, 2019

Aging is inevitable, and with it comes a host of challenges that we may face, including the way we get around. Things like grocery shopping, running errands, and even grabbing the mail from the end of the driveway might become more difficult over time. But that doesn’t mean we should have to stress over these tasks as senior citizens! Instead,…

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in home care provider in knoxville, tn
in home care provider in knoxville, tn
By Julie Friend, 10:18 am on July 12, 2019

Have a parent or grandparent using in home care services? If you do, then you probably have a caregiver that you interact with often. But sometimes, it can be hard to connect and build a relationship with that person. We’re suggesting a few ways for you to help create a positive connection between you and your family’s caregiver! Below are…

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By Julie Friend, 12:40 pm on June 27, 2019

It’s time to get better connected to your loved one in senior care! We’ve listed 3 simple, yet powerful, ways for you to have a greater bond and improve your relationship with your senior. Take a look below and begin implementing these ideas! Social Activities Getting social with your senior is one of the best ways to connect with them!…

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By Julie Friend, 3:09 pm on June 13, 2019

Home care is changing, and there are going to be many new things to expect in the next 10 years. Much like our economy, senior home care has had its ups and downs, and now we’re looking at several trends that will take place very soon. Some of these include different housing options for seniors to support their independence, more…

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By Julie Friend, 11:54 am on May 23, 2019

Getting your routine checkup with your doctor isn’t always something you look forward to, but you should as you get older! If you’re currently enrolled in home care services, your routine visits become more and more important to make sure you’re staying healthy. When you visit your doctor for your next checkup this year, be sure to ask them these…

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