Caregiving Category

The Benefits of Home Care

March 5, 2018 — The vast majority of seniors say they want to remain in their own homes as they age. At ProperCare, our home care professionals work with families to help an elder loved one continue to live independently. It’s very rewarding work and we’re pleased to be able to help so many area families meet the challenges... Read More

When a Loved One Can’t – or Won’t – Take Care of Themselves

January 22, 2018 — Mitchell went to visit his father during the winter holidays. He was alarmed to find his father’s house in complete disarray – piles of unpaid bills sat on the kitchen table, clothes were lying all over the house and there was almost no food in the cabinets or refrigerator. Additionally, he couldn’t walk more than... Read More

A Healthy Variation on a Favorite Holiday Song

November 30, 2017 — Who doesn’t love that “Twelve Days of Christmas” song? Well, maybe not everyone, but it’s fun to test your memory to see if you can list all the drummers drumming, lords a-leaping, and of course, the five gold rings! Just for fun, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come up with an... Read More

How to Deal with a Diagnosis of Dementia

April 21, 2016 — There are few things in life more devastating than a diagnosis of dementia. Having to face an uncertain future where life’s most precious memories are no longer accessible is something many of us can’t even imagine. Yet, this is a diagnosis that more than 7 million people around the world face every year. You will... Read More

Long-Distance Caregiving

March 21, 2016 — Marianne was just sitting down to dinner with her husband and daughter when she got the call – her mother’s neighbor was frantic, explaining that her mother had just fallen and was being rushed to the hospital. Marianne, living over 500 miles away, could do very little but gather information and try to determine how... Read More

How to Approach Sensitive Topics with an Elderly Loved One

January 22, 2016 — During your last visit home to visit your parents, you may have noticed it – the accumulating clutter, the empty refrigerator or the scratches on the car door. All of this could signal that you may have a loved one who isn’t living as safely as they could be. As our parents age, it’s natural... Read More

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