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  1. May
    18

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

    May 18, 2017
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Apr
    12

    A family caregiver and her senior mother have a good experience with their new Home Instead CAREGiver.   Read more

    April 12, 2017
  15. Apr
    11

    This year’s Chatham Senior Games will take place April 19–May 5, and Home Instead Senior Care of Chapel Hill is proud to be a Gold Sponsor.   Read more

    April 11, 2017
  16. Apr
    06

    Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to go today. Here are four easy ways to increase your longevity by almost 20 years.

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    April 06, 2017
  17. Apr
    04

    In the second installment of this series, we’ll take a look at the CAREGiver’s role of providing what we refer to as “personal care" -- things like bathing, showering, and using the bathroom.   Read more

    April 04, 2017
  18. Mar
    31

    "The talk" is not a single event as the term suggests but rather a series of conversations that bridge the gap between adult children and their aging parents.   Read more

    March 31, 2017
  19. Mar
    29

    Each CAREGiver brings his or her own unique personality, experience, and passion to work every day. Today, we’ll spotlight Kathy LaFone, who exemplifies what makes a CAREGiver.   Read more

    March 29, 2017
  20. Mar
    28

    Moving takes an emotional toll on a senior, as she says goodbye to her beloved friend and CAREGiver.   Read more

    March 28, 2017
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