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October 1st is International Day for Older Persons!

October 1st is International Day for Older Persons! International Day for Older Persons began in December 1990, and was first celebrated on October 1st 1991. This day was created to raise awareness of hardships that our elderly go through such as senior abuse and neglect. This day was also created to encourage people to appreciate

September is National Aging Month!

  As aging is inevitable, there are ways to stay sharp, keep your mind active, and continue cognitive growth. As with any type of exercise, keeping yourself active will strengthen the muscles you are working. To keep your mind active at any age, start with the foundations of learning; reading, writing, and problem solving. Read:

How to avoid falls

The weather has been relatively mild on the South Shore so far this year, but it’s time to brace for the storms that are almost certain to come in the near future. A couple of Massachusetts physical therapists, Ashley Saulnier and Kate Gebski, have some good advice for anyone who wants to avoid falls on

Helping Baby Boomers Pay for Long-Term Care

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows U.S. politics that health care is a big issue. It’s getting bigger every year as more members of the Baby Boom generation enter retirement age, with the attendant increased need for health services. Now, the federal Commission on Long-Term Care is looking into one of

Five Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Of the almost 26 million Americans with diabetes, nearly 95 percent of them have Type 2 diabetes, the blood sugar disease that is easier to prevent. Before developing Type 2 diabetes, people often present first with pre-diabetes, in which blood glucose levels are only moderately elevated. Anyone can get Type 2 diabetes, but those at higher risk

How to Pay for Home Care / Assisted Living

When chronic health conditions, surgery, dementia or even the normal aging process make it unsafe for a senior to live at home, home carecan provide the assistance a senior needs, while enabling them to continue living at home. But when considering this option, many caregivers are concerned about the cost and how to pay for home care.

My parents refuse to move to a senior living community!

Are you prepared for the possibility that your parents may not want to live in a senior living community? There are a number of ways to handle this type of situation. Give them time to contemplate. What if your parents refuse to live in a senior living community? Once you’ve had the conversation and toured

Assisted Living Vs. Skilled Nursing

Do you know the difference between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care? Many families, sooner or later, will find themselves standing beside the hospital bed of a parent. At that time, a social worker or case manager might approach you and your mom or dad about needing skilled nursing or assisted living care. Most of us know

When a Loved One Says, “I Want to Go Home”

By Emeritus Senior Living By the editors of Caring.com  It can be one of the more wrenching sentences to hear when your loved one with dementia has been relocated for safety’s sake: “I want to go home.” Yet it’s also surprisingly common. Here’s how to interpret and respond to a plea to “go home.” Know that it’s

Senior Fun Fest was a Success!

The staff of HomeAideLLC had a great time participating at the Senior Fun Fest. We met many fantastic people and enjoyed raffling off our basket full of wonderful, useful items for one lucky senior. We are happy that we decided to attend the event.