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  1. 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.

  2. Jun
    10
    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.

  3. Jun
    10
    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.

  4. Jun
    10
    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.

  5. Jun
    10
    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.

  6. Jun
    10
    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.

  7. Jun
    10
    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.

  8. Jun
    10
    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.

  9. Jun
    10
    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Apr
    15
    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.

  12. Apr
    10
    April 10, 2020

    During these challenging times with the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Home Instead Senior Care is taking added measure to ensure the safety of our clients, as well as our caregivers   Read the full article.

  13. Apr
    07
    April 07, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been providing ongoing information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has caused a pandemic of respiratory disease all around the world.   Read the full article.

  14. Mar
    30
    March 30, 2020

    With the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) throughout the United States, fear and stress about the disease can be overwhelming for some. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations but finding positive ways to cope with stress will make you stronger. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines ways people who are responding strongly to the crisis cope with the stress of the current health crisis.   Read the full article.

  15. Mar
    27
    March 27, 2020

    At the peak of any health crisis, like the COVID 19 outbreak, practicing everyday safety precautions is key to keeping yourself and everyone around you safe. Along with washing your hands, taking preventative measures to keep your home clean is also key to staying safe.   Read the full article.

  16. Mar
    23
    March 23, 2020

    It is important to wash your hands often throughout the day, especially during times when you are likely to get and/or spread germs   Read the full article.

  17. Mar
    09
    March 09, 2020

    Are you playing enough? Chances are that if you are out of elementary school, you might not be playing as much as you should, some experts believe.   Read the full article.

  18. The Importance of Building Meaningful Relationships as We Age
    March 09, 2020

    Home Instead Senior Care offers advice and resources to build strong connections and relationships later in life.   Read the full article.

  19. Feb
    27
    February 27, 2020

    There are a lot of uncertainties after a diagnosis of dementia—for the individual living with the disease and for their family. Yet experts advise staying engaged with life during the early stages of dementia and then keeping someone with dementia engaged as the disease progresses.   Read the full article.

  20. Feb
    26
    February 26, 2020

    Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life, but what is stress? And why does it impact well-being?   Read the full article.

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