Caregiver Stress

Stress and taking care of someone Do you ever feel stressed, tense, and irritable for what feels like no reason? Do you get more headaches than you used to? Do you have a hard time getting to sleep? If so, you may be suffering from stress related to the difficult task of being a caregiver.   … Continue reading Caregiver Stress

Starting a Homecare Caregiver Business

Franchising vs. Going Solo The homecare industry is booming.  Why, you may ask?  Two key factors include our desire to remain in the comfort of our own homes as we age, and the aging of the population.   While the number of people age 65 and older has increased dramatically, life expectancy has doubled in the last century.  It… Continue reading Starting a Homecare Caregiver Business

What It Takes to Become a Successful Geriatric Care Manager 

By: Paula Tchirkow, MSW, LSW, ACSW Eight years ago, on New Year’s Eve, I visited a 97-year-old client at 2:00 p.m., giving me more than enough time to check in on her, and still get ready to ring in 1996. I finished that call at 3:00 a.m., in a hospital emergency room. My client’s heart… Continue reading What It Takes to Become a Successful Geriatric Care Manager 

Companion Services for Seniors

Senior companion services are a great way to mix day care and night care and help reduce boredom, anxiety, loneliness, and fear of being left alone.  All of these are primary reasons that many seniors who live alone finally give up and make the stressful decision to leave their own home… something they otherwise don’t want… Continue reading Companion Services for Seniors

Counseling for Seniors

Depression is the leading mental illness among seniors and handicapped people.  It generally doesn’t hit suddenly or overnight and can sometimes go unnoticed by family members that are around on a daily basis. People seldom notice depression in themselves and often try to hide the depression from others.  If you or your senior family member… Continue reading Counseling for Seniors

At Home Health Night Care

A big concern for many seniors and their caretakers are the potential problems that may arise after the caretaker has left for the day.   Loneliness, boredom, and risk of accidents or medical problems are often feared at night.   Incontinence, navigation through a dark house, and fear of falling are all night-time issues that many seniors… Continue reading At Home Health Night Care