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Operation CARE: Spreading Senior Smiles for Miles

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Aging Seniors Face Loneliness and Depression Many elders experience loneliness and depression, either as a result of living alone or due to a lack of close family ties and support. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that elderly depression is not only widespread but “a serious public health concern.” Recent research suggests that as […]

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A Place at Home: Strongly Rooted, Dedicated to CARE

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Trees hold significant symbolism which represents our strong dedication to compassionate care for seniors in our community. The Tree of Life concept spans multiple schools of thought, running through art, religion, and literature. In essence, the Tree of Life represents the intertwining of all living things. At A Place at Home, we believe in extending […]

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5 Different Exercises that can Prevent Falls

5 Different Exercises

Falls are the biggest source of fatal injury for seniors. There is one death approximately every 20 minutes according to the NCOA (National Council on Aging). Tragically, even falls that are survived could limit the senior’s independence for the remainder of their life. Seniors may have weakened muscles, stiff joints and/or delayed reaction time, which […]

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Paying for Long-Term Care

Have you thought about how you might pay for long-term care? These are questions that many individuals ask themselves and below are a few solutions. There are many ways to pay for long-term care. Unfortunately, Medicare is not one of them. Medicare is an insurance offered to individuals 65 and over. It will help cover […]

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Private Caregivers Vs. In Home Care Company Caregivers

There is a lot of information out there about whether you should hire private caregivers vs. an agency. Here are some key issues to consider when deciding what route to take. A Place at Home Provides Agency Caregivers at Home What this means to our clients is that our caregivers are thoroughly screened including national […]

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Coping with Feelings of Grief

Coping with the loss of friends or family members can be one of the most difficult parts of the aging process. As emotional beings, it can take a significant amount of time to realize that even though “loss is forever, our grief is not.” Additionally, know that you are not alone. People are quick to […]

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter – Benefits of Exercise

For seniors, managing to find the time or energy to exercise on a daily basis can be hard enough. But when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, low temperatures and icy conditions can prevent everyone young and old from getting active during the dreaded winter months. Remember, physical activity increases blood flow […]

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Improving Accessibility in the House for Seniors to Stay Home Longer

Providing quality care for aging adults begins at home. Our homes represent so much more than just physical places filled with our possessions. Homes reflect their owners’ identities and give a sense of comfort. According to AARP, an overwhelming 89% of older Americans said they wish to remain in their current home for as long […]

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Discover the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

If you follow trends in healthy eating, then you may have heard the buzz about the recently popularity of the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet offers a plan for healthy eating that is based on the traditional food and drink of countries near the Mediterranean, such as Greece. Preparing delicious, healthy food and spending quality time […]

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