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  1. 9 Tips to Keep Seniors Safe from Wildfires
    October 28, 2020

    These nine tips from the Environmental Protection Agency can help seniors and family caregivers prepare for wildfires.   Read the full article.

  2. Helping Seniors is Who We Are – and Who We’ll Always Be
    October 20, 2020

    Over the years, we’ve given back to seniors and their families in many ways.   Read the full article.

  3. Discerning Between Influenza or COVID-19 in Older Adults
    October 09, 2020

    Tips for older adults and family caregivers to identify the symptoms of seasonal influenza and COVID-19, to limit exposure to viruses and boost immunity.   Read the full article.

  4. Simple Ways to Reduce Fall Risks for Older Adults
    September 25, 2020

    Home Instead offers tips and home modifications for older adults and family caregivers to reduce a senior’s fall risk and age in place safely.   Read the full article.

  5. Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia During COVID-19
    September 17, 2020

    In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, Home Instead shares tips for taking care of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias during COVID-19.   Read the full article.

  6. Let’s Put Dementia on the Agenda
    September 17, 2020

    Dementia impacts 50 million people today and will triple by 2050. It’s time to erase the stigma, take action and put dementia on the agenda. Home Instead’s commitment begins with care but extends into advocacy.   Read the full article.

  7. 5 Ways You Can Help Create an Aging Friendly World
    August 21, 2020

    Learn how you can inspire change, support and advocate for older adults in your community on World Senior Citizen’s Day and throughout the year.   Read the full article.

  8. Inspiring Self-Care: Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers
    August 04, 2020

    Home Instead offers self-care tips for family caregivers caring for aging loved ones.   Read the full article.

  9. 5 Tips for Seniors to Enjoy Summer Weather Safely
    July 22, 2020

    Learn how older adults can stay safe while temperatures rise.   Read the full article.

  10. Making Father’s Day One to Remember: Tips for Celebrating from a Distance
    June 18, 2020

    As Father’s Day nears, Home Instead Senior Care shares simple ways to show appreciation for the father figures in your life even while practicing social distancing.   Read the full article.

  11. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    Residents of Michiana are finding that berries of all kinds make a perfect summer snack—they are in season, keep well for outings, can be eaten frozen, fresh, or baked, and are loaded with beneficial nutrients. Check out the local farmer’s markets in the Michiana communities to get fresh berries from Indiana growers. We asked Marcy Kirshenbaum, MS, CCN, CNS, LDN, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, to break down which berries are the most nutritious.   Read the full article.

  12. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    Brenda Avadian is an experienced family caregiver and author of nine books, including “Finding the JOY in Alzheimer’s: Caregivers Share the JOYFUL Times,” and an award-winning speaker. She is the founder of The Caregiver’s Voice, a website devoted to helping caregivers for people with dementia gain knowledge and strength with humor.   Read the full article.

  13. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    Award-winning journalist and author Megan Feldman Bettencourt spoke with us about her new book, “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World” and the role of forgiveness in family caregiving.   Read the full article.

  14. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    When a loved one can no longer safely life independently, Michiana families often come up with the solution of a shared household. This can be beneficial financially to all parties and to the well-being of someone who may have been feeling lonely.   Read the full article.

  15. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    Study shows that Michiana caregivers follow similar trends to the national average. A new study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP highlights profiles today’s family caregivers, what challenges them, and what’s ahead for them.   Read the full article.

  16. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    While statistics show that the average family caregiver in Michiana is a 49-year old woman helping out her parent or parent-in-law, there is data showing that there are a growing number of young adult caregivers who are choosing between college or starting a family and caring for a loved one.   Read the full article.

  17. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    Dr. G. Allen Power, M.D., FAACP, an internist, a geriatrician, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, shared his insights on how patients select home care for family. He is the author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care” and is in the film “Alive Inside.”   Read the full article.

  18. Jun
    June 10, 2020

    Many residents of the Michiana are are members of the “sandwich generation”. According to the Pew Research Center, the percentage of adults between ages 40 to 59 who are “sandwiched” between caring for their own children and elder parents is growing. In 2005 45% of adults in this age bracket found themselves in the middle of these generations and by 2012 it was 47%–nearly 50% of adults.   Read the full article.

  19. 5 Must Dos When Aging Alone
    April 30, 2020

    Home Instead Senior Care offers advice and resources to help older adults plan for aging alone and navigating the later years of life independently.   Read the full article.

  20. Apr
    April 15, 2020

    With the active spread of the corona virus throughout Indiana, Home Instead Senior Care has taken extra steps in communicating with our Covid-19 CAREGivers about the importance of following recommended safety precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Read the full article.

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