Holiday Program Helps Hennepin County Seniors Struggling With Poverty and Loneliness
The Edina office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with Local Senior-Care Agencies and Area Retailers for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
Local Program Arms Families with Tools to Protect Senior Loved Ones from Scams
Edina senior care experts are urging residents of Hennepin County and their families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of senior fraud schemes, such as identity theft, Medicaid/Medicare and medication fraud, and financial exploitation.. Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to offer the Senior Fraud Protection Kit designed to help protect seniors from fraud.
Seniors' Economic Struggles Continue This Holiday; Santa Program Provides Assistance
The Edina office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with Meals on Wheels and the Edina and Richfield Care Centers, as well as Lunds/Byerlys for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.Read more
Craving Companionship: Recipe contest helps revive family mealtimes for local seniors
According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors. The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that favorite dish, and prepare and share a meal with their elderly loved one. Enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special to your family in the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest between July 15 and September 15, 2011.Read more
Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies
If you're an adult son or daughter who lives in fear of getting "the call" – the one that tells you "Mom has suffered a stroke," or "Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications" – do you have the information you need to help your loved one? Many don't, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The organization conducted research with family caregivers to find out how much they know and developed a public education program with resources that can help family caregivers keep important information at their fingertips.Read more
Battle of the Ages
Just when you thought that a family caregiver’s job couldn’t get more difficult, consider this: Many of the estimated 115,000 households caring for a senior in Hennepin County are trying to help an aging relative who’d rather not have help. Read more
Things to consider before grandma moves in
Adult children and their senior loved ones ask the question of whether they should live together or not. Just like First Lady Michelle Obama's mother Marion Robinson, 3.6 million older parents are living with their adult children. Extended families living under one roof are a sign of the times. . .Read more