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Understanding In Home Senior Care Terms

You may have heard many of the following terms before without really knowing what they mean. Below are some of the most commonly used terms associated with in home senior care in Colorado Springs. Companion Care   Sometimes seniors require assistance and companionship to succeed independently in their home. When family or friends are not available …

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Indoor exercises for the cold, Winter months

The below exercises are only suggestions to stay active during the cold months, when getting outside is difficult.  Our first priority is the safety of each senior in our care and do not advise any activity that endangers their wellbeing With winter right around the corner, it’s likely your exercise routine will be impacted.  Getting outside …

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Why do family caregivers hesitate to hire professional caregivers?

According to Family Care Alliance, in 2015, about 43.5 million caregivers provided unpaid care for a loved one.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, that number has only gone up. FCA estimates that most caregivers provide care for a senior for a duration of about four years. This can really take a toll on the caregiver, but many …

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Interaction with others is connected to mental health

It has long been known that interaction for seniors is a great way to stay mentally alert and to lengthen their life.  New research shows even more benefits when seniors stay socially active throughout their golden years. Caregivers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs have seen these benefits first-hand.  The in-home care provided …

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Home Modifications to Help You Age in Place

Approximately 90% of all seniors prefer staying in familiar surroundings in their later years.  It may be necessary to employ in-home senior care to manage tasks they cannot do on their own. This should not be surprising, since practically everyone prefers aging in their own home as opposed to going to an assisted living facility. However, …

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