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News, tips, resources, and information for caregivers and seniors.

Road Scholar Grant Opportunity

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Oct 4, 2016

Respite and Renewal for Older Family Caregivers Road Scholar, the nation’s largest educational travel institution for older adults, offers a unique respite opportunity for unpaid family caregivers to take part in a Road Scholar educational travel program. The Road Scholar Caregiver Grant is for caregivers who are 50 years of age or older and provides…

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Caregiver Guides

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Jun 9, 2015

The Caregiver Guide to Stroke – practical tips from the American Stroke Association to help caregivers with the recovery process and the financial and social implications of a stroke. Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors – practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia. Shepherd’s Center Brain…

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The Sandwich Generation

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Sep 15, 2014

Have you heard of The Sandwich Generation? It is the generation born between 1950 and 1970—also known as The Baby Boomer Generation. The Sandwich Generation has become an appropriate term because, according to research, about 1 out of every 8 Americans is supporting a child and caring for a parent. This can cause a great…

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Enjoying Life in Your Senior Years

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Aug 5, 2014

Have you recently lost a significant other or you’ve been shunning the company of others? Your senior years can present all types of challenges sometimes making it hard to engage in activities you once enjoyed or get started with new activities. You don’t have to be miserable, alone, or bored. Do more than just exist from one…

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Caregivers Deserve a Vacation Too!

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Jul 31, 2014

As a caregiver, it’s important to plan time for yourself, even if it’s only a mini vacation. Caring for your elderly or disabled loved one is a huge responsibility; it can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining – especially if you don’t have a support system. Be sure to plan some type of vacation before…

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Tips for a Successful Outing with Your Elderly or Disabled Loved One

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Jun 27, 2014

If you’ve been caring for your elderly or disabled loved one, you know that it’s important for you and for them to get out of the house sometimes. Being in the same environment for days or weeks on end is not healthy for anyone! With some planning in place, an outing can be fun and…

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7 Tips for Capturing Your Family History from Elderly Loved Ones

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | May 23, 2014

When it comes to your family tree, how much do you know? Have you tried to gather information from your elderly loved ones to document family history? Family reunions and other family gatherings present perfect opportunities to capture their memories. The whole family can benefit from this and a legacy is left for future generations.…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Elderly Dependent Healthy and Happy

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | May 9, 2014

Caring for an elderly loved one can be extremely rewarding . It can also bring significant worry and stress. Here are some tips for safeguarding those in your care. Watch That Diet! Make sure that your elderly loved one’s daily nutritional requirements are being fulfilled. The elderly can be vulnerable and prone to illness, so…

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Keeping Up with Medications for Seniors

By Helping Hands Adult Day Services | Sep 25, 2013

Your loved one’s physical or mental ailments can easily result in a number of medications being prescribed for daily, weekly, or monthly use. Although it may be a tedious task to sort through the medications, it is extremely important that you do so. Your loved one has been prescribed the medication for a reason and, chances…

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