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How You Can Emotionally and Mentally Support Older Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak
During this period of social and physical distancing, it can be challenging for people to stay... Keep Reading
How Our Home Care Offices Are Supporting Clients in the COVID-19 Outbreak
ComForCare is following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America, as well as other relevant agencies and resources. Please see our full post on our care protocols so we can continue to support your loved ones and minimize risk. Keep Reading
ComForCare Goes Beyond Just Home Care
We like to go beyond basic care needs and make sure that each client is receiving specialized services that help them go from just living to living their best life possible. We have many partnerships in place to enhance our services. Keep Reading
Safety Tips for New Walker Users
Walkers can help older adults and those with disabilities remain independent and safe by providing... Keep Reading
Helping Older Adults Stay Safe in Their Own Homes
As they say, home is where the heart is, and it should also be a place of comfort and safety.... Keep Reading
Dementia, Home Safety and Medications
Older adults can be harmed at home due to inadvertently taking too much medication. This risk... Keep Reading
Older Adults and Substance Use Disorders: It’s Real
Although not as severe or prevalent as among younger people, substance use disorders by older adults (65+) is happening and can create an equally negative impact on the older adult and their family. Keep Reading
Food and Medication Interactions: The Dark Side of Healthy Foods
Eating healthy and clean has become a large part of our pop culture since the organic movement decades ago. Articles are published every day about what the new superfood is and what we should eat to fill our bodies with vitamins and antioxidants. Most superfoods do provide heaps of nutrients, yet there is a dark side to these superfoods for some people with chronic diseases. Here are four foods that can cause issues: Keep Reading
Worried About an Older Driver? How to Have “The Talk”
“When did a simple trip to the grocery store become so dangerous? Is that a traffic ticket on the floor? Oh no, she is using two feet to drive, and this isn’t a stick shift! Gosh, I haven’t stomped on the imaginary brake pedal this much since Jimmy was 15 years old and learning to drive. I can’t let her drive back home. Maybe she shouldn’t be driving at all.” Have you ever had this experience? Family members often worry about their aging loved one’s ability to continue driving safely and with good reason. Keep Reading
Tax Season Is Prime Time for Scammers
Tax season is upon us and so are the con artists. In one of the more popular scams, a caller pretends to be an agent from the IRS, complete with a badge number. Even the phone number has a Washington D.C. area code. The phony IRS agent says you owe money and threatens arrest, court action, deportation or license revocation. They try to scare the person by reading off their address, Social Security number and other personal information. Keep Reading
Swindling Seniors: The Most Common Scams Targeting Older Adults
The Nigerian prince hoax is one of the most well-known scams in the U.S. The con runs like this: A royal family member in a faraway country asks the mark, through a letter or email, to transfer millions of dollars out of their country by depositing it for safekeeping in the victim’s bank account. The royal may even ask for money to pay a fee or taxes for the transfer. Either way the victim has money stolen from them. Keep Reading
Preventing Falls – In-Home Safety Checks and Assessments
You noticed a bruise on your grandma’s arm. “It was just a little fall,” she says. Maybe she is right, it was a minor incident. But what about the next time? Falls can be serious, sometimes fatal, for older adults. According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Keep Reading

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