Category Archives: Home Management

Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Checklist

Understanding your loved one’s needs and abilities on a daily basis can help family members make the decision about In-home Care. Use this list as a tool: ADLs and IADLs…

When is the Right Time for In-home Care?

  Children with elderly parents or loved ones are often caught unprepared when it’s time for their parent/s to receive in-home care. Loved ones often wish to retain their independence…

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…

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…

When Should A Senior Stop Driving?

When should an elder give up driving? The answer is complicated. There are a few signposts that may lead family and friends to question an older driver’s ability when behind…

Home Care: The Viable Option

Each day 8,000 of us are turning 65. As we think through retirement, how to navigate Medicare, and how it seems only yesterday we were graduating high school, we must…

A Personal Care Experience

A Personal Care Experience A kind thank-you card arrives in the mail. A classic affair – white with a stylish “Thank You” in blue calligraphy. The handwritten message reads, “Thank…

Holiday Caregiver Tips for Seniors and Children

As a season of celebrations is upon us, many holiday caregivers wonder how to involve your loved one in holiday preparations? All of us want to feel useful, and we…

Home Management: Assistance With Lawn Care, Home Repair, House Cleaning

When a person is living with a debilitating disease, recovering from surgeries, or healing from injuries, it’s not just the body that needs to be taken care of. People sometimes…