Are you a CNA or Caregiver Looking for a Job? Click Here.
Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care | Page 23 of 23
social isolation senior image
As our country ages, social isolation is a threat more and more Americans will face. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 11 million people over the age of 65 – or 28% of all seniors – lived alone, 71% of them women. And it’s not just a senior’s living situation that contributes to […]
Read More
preventing dehydration image
Dehydration is a real threat for older adults. It can lead to serious health risks such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and even death. In our last post we shared a few tips caregivers can use to spot the signs of dehydration in their patients. In this post we’ll offer a few strategies you can use for preventing […]
Read More
dehydration senior image
Dehydration seems like a pretty benign health problem. You’re not drinking enough water so you start feeling thirsty or develop a headache. You then realize you might be dehydrated, drink a glass of water or two and the problem’s solved in no time, right? For most people this might be true, but for older adults it’s not […]
Read More
apples vs oranges competitors image
Folks who search for qualified in-home care often do so in a hurry. Maybe out-of-town children have just realized that mom or dad can no longer care for themselves and need immediate help. Or a senior has suffered a fall or other injury and added support just can’t wait. In that rush there’s not much […]
Read More
Five start online review image
Online Reviews Matter Have you ever read an online review before making a purchasing decision? Did that review influence you choice? According to a new survey by local search experts Bright Local, the answer to both questions is probably yes. Their research found that 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation […]
Read More
Stress Burnout Image
 Strong People, Strong Emotions Christmas is just around the corner. Hopefully by now your shopping’s done and you can focus on enjoying the holidays with your loved ones. Unfortunately not everyone’s in this position. Instead, many experience the holiday season as nothing more then stress piled upon existing stress. This is especially true for caregivers who bear incredible responsibilities […]
Read More
stopping falls image
In our last post, we wrote about all the ways falls can have devastating effects on seniors. From broken bones to depression to reduced mobility, a fall can seriously compromise quality-of-life. Did you know that: 1/3 of people 65 and over and 1/2 of those 80 and over fall at least once a year. 1/3 of these falls […]
Read More
fall prevention
No Joking Matter If you grew up in the 1980’s, you probably remember the old Life Alert commercials that ran incessantly during daytime TV. Before cell phones became commonplace, the Life Alert system allowed seniors to summon help by pushing a button worn around their neck. While the service was useful and technologically advanced for its time, the commercials proved memorable for an unintended reason. […]
Read More
senior couple house image
Aging in Place is Increasingly Popular In our last post we talked about Americans’ increasing interest in avoiding assisted living by staying in their chosen home as they get older, a concept called Aging in Place. Anticipating the physical changes that accompany aging and taking steps to address them is an important part of the process. In […]
Read More
senior aging image
Cultural Changes Bring Lifestyle Changes In 2011, the first Baby Boomers turned 65, and over the next thirty years millions more will follow. Three years later, 46 million Americans were 65 or older, representing 14.5% of the overall population. According to Administration on Aging, by 2040 that number will jump to 98 million, or 21.7% […]
Read More