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In-Home Caregivers Supporting Seniors Outside the Home

Most people assume that the duties of a professional caregiver hir

Posted 10/1/22
Warning Signs an Elderly Driver Is No Longer Safe Behind the Wheel

Warning Signs an Elderly Driver Is No Longer Safe Behind the Wheel

We’ve all heard stories about the dangers of elderly drivers.

Posted 8/11/22
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Summer Tips for Seniors

Heat waves are a potentially deadly problem, and they’re only becoming more common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year around 618 Americans die from extreme temperatures, most of them elderly people.
Posted 6/15/22
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Understanding Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Sidney Katz, MD, first formulated an index of basic activities that are necessary for a senior to live independently in 1963. The Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living is still used by healthcare professionals to assess functional abilities and evaluate long-term care needs in older adults.

Posted 5/23/22
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What makes Caring Companions at Home a Great Business

Check out this video on how Caring Companions at Home started featuring Diane Mondini!

Posted 4/22/22
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Celebrating Easter with Aging Parents or Relatives

The holidays are special for many reasons, but most importantly, they allow us to catch up with family. They are especially helpful in allowing us to visit aging parents or relatives who may need that extra care and attention. This may be a time to address some issues, check on their health, or simply spend some quality time together.

Posted 4/15/22
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Video: How We Started

Check out this video on how Caring Companions at Home started featuring Diane Mondini!

Posted 4/1/22
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How to Find the Right In-Home Care Agency

There’s no doubt that finding in-home care for elderly loved ones is a process. Begin your search by identifying your home care needs and determining the level of care that’s required. To do this, it is important to understand the two basic levels of in-home care services: home health care and non-medical home care.

Posted 2/26/22
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Introducing In-Home Care When Your Loved One Says ‘No’

Desperate though caregivers may be for a temporary respite from their care responsibilities, many care recipients are resistant to strangers coming into their home to help. The help may be perceived as an invasion of privacy, a loss of independence, or a waste of money. Yet in-home assistance is often critical in offering caregivers a break and time to relax and rejuvenate.

Posted 1/19/22
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Reducing Holiday Stress for Family Caregivers

Family and friends love to gather for the holidays, but the holidays can bring on extra stress for families who care for an ill or aging loved one. If just the idea of getting out of the house or inviting guests into your home elicits sweaty palms and sleepless nights, read on for holiday breathe-deep help.

Posted 12/14/21
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Tips For Celebrating Thanksgiving With Your Senior Loved Ones

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for family and friends to gather together, enjoy good food, and spend quality time with one another in a festive atmosphere!

Posted 11/17/21
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Top 8 Fall Health & Safety Tips

With changes in weather and holiday events coming up, be aware of these fall safety tips. Taking such preventative measures can help create a more festive and fun season!  

The top 8 fall health and safety tips can help make the most of the season while avoiding seasonal hazards. They range from lighting up indoor living spaces to ensuring outdoor fall safety.

Posted 10/23/21

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County of Orange - Certificate of Recognition

Congratulations to our president, Diane Mondini, on the occasion of being honored by Age Well Senior Services at its 2017 signature event held at the Ritz Carlton on February 25th.

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