Category Archives: Family Living

Live-in Assistant versus 24-hour Care

There are many factors to consider when seeking around-the-clock assistance for you or a loved one. Some people, or home care agencies, will hire someone to live with the person…

Senior Eats: Healthy Granola Bars

Age, nutrition, and health are interrelated. We must maintain an excellent diet to keep our body, mind and spirit in balance. At-risk populations, such as seniors, elderly, those with special…

PCI Has Zero Deficiencies on a State Audit

Having your work audited is never easy, but it demonstrates the health of an agency – particularly those in the home health care area.  Our most recent audit came in April…

Six Things Long-Distance Caregivers Need to Know

If you are a long distance caregiver, you probably often feel like you’re in the dark. You call and call your care recipient and there’s no answer. You go to…

Traveling & Dementia

Depending on the progression of your loved one’s disease, here a few tips when traveling with a companion who has mild to moderate dementia. Severe dementia patients should not leave…

Nine Tips on Finding LGBT-Affirming Services

Nervous about paid care services? The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging offers advice on what you can do to hire the supportive, friendly care provider who’s right for you….

Shonda Leigh: AHHC’s Nurse Aide of the Year!

As the telephone rang, I pondered what to say to Shonda. I had amazing news, and no one was more deserving. The line clicks, and the moment of truth has…

Caring for the Caregiver, A Free Seminar!

Personal Care Inc. and Emeritus at Greensboro are sponsoring a no-cost seminar on caregiver care. Caring for the caregiver: when families and/or professionals are faced with the care of a…

Safety Tips for Youth, Middle-aged, and Seniors in the Home

Older adults experience a lot of changes in their lives. Their bodies change, and their surroundings usually have to transform, too. Just as a diet may have to be altered,…

Making the Home Handicapped Accessible

Sometimes, tragedy strikes and a family’s world is turned upside down by a debilitating illness, accident or birth defect. Other times an elderly person’s age or general health is what…