Time to Start Talking: Making Parents Part of the Aging Process Now
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Capital Region is sponsoring the "40-70 Rule®" program, which includes an Action Plan for Successful AgingSM and other resources to help ease conversations between adult children and their parents. Discussing aging issues, such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, early and often can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles.
Nearly Half of Senior Home Accidents Are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says
According to adult children surveyed by Home Instead Inc., 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties is offering a free home safety checklist, an online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones and help with aging in place as part of the organization's Making Home Safer for SeniorsSM program.
Local Program Brightens the Holidays for Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties Seniors
The local office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, serving Albany, Schenectady and Troy, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with local non-profit 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.
Holiday Program Helps Schenectady, Schoharie and Montgomery County Seniors Struggling With Poverty and Loneliness
The Schenectady 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 Dayhaven Adult Day Services, Holyrood House Apartments, Shaffer Heights Apartments, Niskayuna High School's "Raise & Give" organization and Rotterdam Square Mall 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
Schenectady senior care experts are urging residents of Schenectady, Schoharie and Montgomery Counties 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.
Free Alzheimer's Training Now Available To Local Family Caregivers
The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Schenectady, Schoharie and Montgomery Counties is offering a new training program called Alzheimer's CARE, designed to help families manage the challenges of Alzheimer's and other dementias – diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available. Visit HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com or call (518) 346-6769 for more information.
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