Care Coordination

Home for the Holidays: Making the most of visits with aging parents

By Heather Imhoff MSW, LMSW Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. Notable changes in an aging person’s…

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Tough conversations about relinquishing a driver’s license

At some time, you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important deliberations, considerations and possible actions you will probably face as the family caregiver. A person’s age is not and should not be the reason for taking away the car…

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Why Volunteering is Good For Us All

The UN defines volunteerism as a basic expression of human relationships: the need people have to participate in their societies and to feel that they matter to others. Volunteering creates social relationships that are intrinsic to the work and are critical to individual and community wellbeing. The ethos of volunteerism is infused with values such…

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Caregiving Tips from the Pros: 8 Words of Advice

As a family caregiver, you play a vitally important role in the life of your aging loved one—a role that can also be overwhelming, exhausting and sometimes thankless. As our gift to you this season, and as an encouragement for all of the good work you are doing, we asked professional Home Instead Senior Care® Caregivers to…

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Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention By Ben Thomson, M.A., HHP Please do not try the following activities without the direct, in-person guidance of a certified instructor. Author is not responsible for any illness or injury resulting from these practices. A few days ago I lost a loved-one to complications resulting from a fall. I am inspired to write…

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