Archive for Senior Helpers
Accompanied senior travel makes the world safer, larger, brighter, and a lot more fun for the individual.
If you are you providing unpaid assistance to a spouse, relative, or friend who is ill, disabled, or needs help with basic activities of daily living you are a caregiver.
For many seniors, the companion animal can serve as a substitute for their children who have grown and moved from home.
A Personal Care Agreement (sometimes called a Personal Services Agreement) can be an effective way to avoid misunderstandings that could otherwise arise.
Image via Wikipedia New Elder Communities Take Root Where We Already Live. Written By: Christopher Van De Moortel, President Aging in Place and Senior Villages are beginning to sweep the country. Each “village” may vary slightly in their approach to helping seniors remain in their homes, but most have a combination of volunteer services and third [...]
Senior Friendly Exercise Right at Your Backdoor Gardening is an excellent form of low impact exercise for senior citizens, the disabled, and people recovering from injury. Although some heavy tasks are inappropriate for people with compromised physical ability, many others offer a great opportunity to stretch muscles, improve muscle-tone, and gently increase heart rate. Planting [...]
Tips for the Alzheimer’s caregiver
Older people who bring a friend or relative to the doctor with them report greater satisfaction with their medical care. The more active the companion is in asking questions, writing instructions, scheduling appointments, or helping with transportation, the more favorable the patients’ experience. “Visit companions are commonly present in older adults’ routine medical encounters, actively [...]
What Kinds of Screening do Companions Undergo? We conduct a criminal background check and check references carefully. We require an up-to-date TB test and up-to-date automobile insurance, and conduct a driving records check if the Companion is to provide transportation.
Yes, we will keep you or your loved one with the same Companion to the greatest extent possible. This was a principle upon which the company was founded. Our experience with our own family elders has taught us that people don’t want strangers coming to their door, or a different person every day.