Posts By: Georgetown Home Care

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

The fickle nature of weather events can make it difficult for seniors to go about daily life outside the home. Here are 5 tips for seniors and their families during uncertain times: 1. Make an Emergency Plan For seniors, having a plan in place when inclement weather strikes is the first step toward ensuring their… Read more »

Identifying and Preventing Family Caregiver Fatigue

Although caring for your elderly friend or loved one can be fulfilling, the stressors associated with the additional workload may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Unless you address these feelings, your relationship will begin suffering, and your state of mind and health may start to deteriorate. This eventually leads to family caregiver fatigue. According to estimates… Read more »

7 Home Modifications for the Elderly

According to AARP, 87 percent of adults aged 65 years and older want to remain in their home as they age. It’s a natural inclination—most prefer the comforts of home over new or different environments. “We have attachments to our homes, neighborhoods, friends, families,” says Karen Smith, OT, CAPS, Approved Provider Program Manager Practice Associate… Read more »

Tips for Understanding Elderly Parents Who Refuse Help

One of the most stressful experiences any adult child can go through is having an aging parent who refuses to move into an assisted living or memory care facility. This is compounded if s/he is also resistant to bring licensed care into the home. In the worst case scenario, it requires the eventual and inevitable… Read more »

Choosing the Right Senior Care Service Provider

Seniors, especially those requiring memory care services, are vulnerable. It’s important they receive trustworthy, experienced and knowledgeable caregiver support. Fortunately, when you are searching senior care services, you’ll quickly find plenty of quality options are available. The choice is yours to choose from trusted friends and relatives, free-lance caregivers or agency professionals. You’ll also be… Read more »