National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This program is part of an effort to offer a safe and easy way to responsibly dispose of prescription medications. If you have any prescription medication that you no longer need, or which have passed their expiration date, this is the perfect time […]

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8 Ways to Help a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can unveil a roller coaster of emotions – with heartbreak and frustration among the lot. It’s difficult seeing our loved one’s health disintegrating, and the transition from child to caregiver is never an easy one. In light of World Alzheimer’s Day, we have outlined a few helpful tips […]

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Hospice Way: CARE During End of Life Stages

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and in most cases care is provided in the […]

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Operation CARE: Spreading Senior Smiles for Miles


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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