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  1. Jun
    22

    A multi-generational family can be a tremendous blessing to everyone involved, but making it work requires a significant initial investment of both time and vulnerability.   Read more

    June 22, 2017
  2. Jun
    14

    CAREGiver Kathy LaFone gives her take on what it meant for her to care for her husband as he lived with a progressive neurological disease. Kathy later brought her talents to Home Instead Senior Care of Chapel Hill where she assists many of our clients.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
  3. Jun
    14

    Time away from her senior mother gives a family caregiver respite and an opportunity to reflect.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
  4. Jun
    07

    Lenore Labar, director of client relations for Home Instead Senior Care of Chapel Hill, shares with our CAREGivers her thoughts on making a difference with each of our clients.   Read more

    June 07, 2017
  5. Jun
    02

    A family caregiver finds focus and contentment while sharing a list of things she’s grateful for.   Read more

    June 02, 2017
  6. May
    31

    Emotional touch simply can't be replaced by a device. Despite all of our modern advancements, there is not yet an app for that.   Read more

    May 31, 2017
  7. May
    23

    In one of the largest studies of its kind, scientists have concluded that being bilingual can delay the onset of several different types of dementia by an average of four and a half years.   Read more

    May 23, 2017
  8. May
    18

    The seemingly smallest caregiving issues can sometimes become the most stressful for family caregivers.   Read more

    May 18, 2017
  9. May
    17

    In the third installment of this series, we'll take a look at how our CAREGivers help those who are dealing with neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.   Read more

    May 17, 2017
  10. May
    15

    Studies have shown that a 10–20-minute power nap can give you just what the doctor ordered to “power through your afternoon.” A nap of that length can increase mental alertness and clarity with minimal grogginess.   Read more

    May 15, 2017
  11. May
    11

    Unfortunately, many will reach the end of their journeys with heavy regrets that they no longer have the time to correct. It is helpful to hear some of them as a cautionary tale.   Read more

    May 11, 2017
  12. May
    09

    Without exception, every person I met at convention this year—and every person I’ve ever met at Home Instead conventions—had a story to tell.   Read more

    May 09, 2017
  13. May
    03

    Regardless of the shape the cause may take, the risks associated with taking an unexpected fall grow larger the older we become.   Read more

    May 03, 2017
  14. May
    01

    While neurological diseases are unavoidable for some, such as those who are genetically predisposed, there are things that many of us can do to prevent or slow down the process.   Read more

    May 01, 2017
  15. Apr
    27

    Aging progresses by minuscule amounts each day so that we often don’t even recognize that it’s happening, until…   Read more

    April 27, 2017
  16. Apr
    25

    As the owner of a senior care company, I've learned that spending as much time as possible with clients keeps me in touch with what I believe to be the heartbeat of our business.   Read more

    April 25, 2017
  17. Apr
    25

    With help from the family, a move to a new city is successful for a senior parent with dementia.   Read more

    April 25, 2017
  18. Apr
    20

    With each client, our CAREGivers pay special attention to what’s important to that person and connect with them through that “thing,” whether it’s a TV show they love to watch, their favorite flower, a game they like to play, or even a cat.   Read more

    April 20, 2017
  19. Apr
    18

    While most seniors fiercely reject the notion of needing any help even up to the point when the need for help is undeniable, aging in place is not something that can be done alone. Have a conversation with the aging parent in your life.   Read more

    April 18, 2017
  20. Apr
    13

    Truly great CAREGivers are diamonds in the rough. Finding those beautiful people is the single most challenging aspect of what we do at Home Instead Senior Care.   Read more

    April 13, 2017
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