www.companioncarenm.com When you need a hand, we'll be there. 505-293-5858 (Non-medical home care)
Companion Care’s mission is to support and care for elders who want to age in the comfort of their own homes, safely and securely. Our Care Companions are trained to work with clients with varying challenges, from physical impairments to memory loss and cognitive decline. Our professional caregivers can offer respite to family caregivers who need a break from daily 24/7 care for their loved ones.
Stay up to date with us and follow us to our new home Comfort Keepers Greater Albuquerque Area!
Everyone at Companion Care sends our appreciation for the support we’ve received and the friends we’ve made in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho communities. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, your families, and friends.
If you would like to read the whole blog, which includes information about Comfort Keepers, please click the link below:
companioncarenm.com Companion Care says Goodbye, Merging with Albuquerque Comfort Keepers This week our CEO and Founder Janet Schuh announced she will be retiring from Companion Care on April 1st, 2017. Jan has been looking forward to time off for many years of good behavior. She believes that being 82 years old is a g...
Studies on brain health show there is growing evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by embracing healthy lifestyle habits.
To read the whole blog, which includes eight ways you can “love your brain” into good health, click the link below:
companioncarenm.com Studies on brain health show there is growing evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by embracing healthy lifestyle habits. Combining these good habits will achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. The Alzheimer’s Association reminds us that it is never too late or to...
Dr. Mary A. Johnson, author of A Caregiver’s Guide: Insights into the Later Years, shared her personal experiences with the Companion Care caregivers and managers, helping them to understand a variety of ways they can support the seniors in their care who have experienced loss.
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companioncarenm.com Companion Care conducts specialized trainings for their caregivers every month focusing on acquiring new skills and understanding clients’ needs. At the most recent training, our guest speaker was Dr. Mary A. Johnson, author of A Caregiver’s Guide: Insights into the Later Years. This book is filled…
Sleep can be a problem for adults of all ages, but elders can be particularly affected. The solution? Replacing light bulbs.
A newer generation of bulbs is designed to help the body sleep at night or stay alert during the day.
To read the entire blog, which includes information about healthy lighting and good sleep hygiene, please click the link below:
companioncarenm.com Sleep can be a problem for adults of all ages, but elders can be particularly affected. Lack of continuous sleep for at least seven hours a night can cause a variety of health issues. Some seniors, particularly those with dementia, may become agitated at night. Recent studies are helping concerned f...
An interior designer shares information she has applied to make it easier for her father who has Alzheimer’s to live comfortably and safely in his home.
If you would like to read the entire blog, which includes information on design solutions for dementia patients with visual-spatial challenges, please click on the link below:
companioncarenm.com A recent article in The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes an interior designer who shares information she has applied to make it easier for her father who has Alzheimer’s to live comfortably and safely in his home. Mary McCreesh is not only a designer, but is also an aging-in-place specialist. What she h...
Many of us have friends or parents who are hard of hearing. It is not only a challenge in everyday communication and personal safety, but recent studies have shown that hearing loss can exacerbate the development of dementia. This is another reason why solutions should be pursued to improve hearing if possible.
Hearing aids work better for some people than others.
If you would like to read the entire blog, which includes information about potential solutions for hearing loss, click the link below:
companioncarenm.com Many of us have friends or parents who are hard of hearing. It is not only a challenge in everyday communication and personal safety, but recent studies have shown that hearing loss can exacerbate the development of dementia. This is another reason why solutions should be pursued to improve hearing…
www.companioncarenm.com When you need a hand, we'll be there. 505-293-5858 (Non-medical home care)
Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater risk of memory loss, heart disease, strokes, and blood pressure. It is has been shown that loneliness and isolation are linked to physical inactivity and poor sleep, as well as elevated blood pressure and reduced immune function. This health threat, according to the AARP, is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
One of the best ways to alleviate loneliness among seniors who live alone is to provide companionship as a part of in-home care services. The personable caregivers on our staff do a wonderful job of making sure each client has interactive conversation and social engagement.
If you would like to read the entire blog, which includes information about loneliness among seniors and some ways to fight it, click the link below:
companioncarenm.com All over the United States, geriatricians and other health and social service providers are growing increasingly worried about loneliness among seniors. Their concerns are fueled by studies showing it is linked to serious health problems. Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater ri...
Not all skilled nursing facilities are created equal. In many cases, patients have better outcomes with in-home care rather than going into a facility. Rehabilitation facilities (as well as hospitals) are breeding grounds for infections such as C. diff. (Clostridium difficile), which is seldom encountered in a home environment.
Because of this reality, a preference for home-based care as emerged. Patients not only prefer to recuperate in their own homes but generally stay healthier.
if you would like to read the entire blog, which includes information about the benefits of in-home care services vs. facility care, click the link below:
companioncarenm.com Our country is rapidly aging. The numbers of those over 65 years old will increase from 14.8% of the population (2015) to 18.8% of Americans in 2025. This growth is a huge increase from 47.7 million to 65 million, many of whom will need post-acute care. Current Medicare spending per beneficiary aged...
In a recent article in Venture Inward Magazine, Dr. Josephine B. Adamson talks about some of the things she’s learned over her years of practice. “We have come to expect instant gratification, but our bodies don’t heal instantly,” relates Dr. Adamson. She gives an example of a recent concussion experienced by her seventeen-year-old son, who could not be helped by medication or surgery. He simply needed time to heal.
If you would like to read the whole blog, which includes information about positive mental health positively affecting physical health, click the link below:
companioncarenm.com In a recent article in Venture Inward Magazine, Dr. Josephine B. Adamson talked about some of the things she’s learned over her years of practice. “We have come to expect instant gratification, but our bodies don’t heal instantly,” relates Dr. Adamson. She gives an example of a recent concussion exp...
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 60 percent of people with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia will wander. If they are not found within 24 hours, the unfortunate reality is that as many as half will suffer serious injury or death.
There are many challenges that come with Alzheimer’s disease, and wandering is one of the most disconcerting for families and caregivers. When loss of memory and the resulting confusion sets in, those with Alzheimer’s may find themselves lost and unable to find or receive help, even if the surroundings were at one time familiar.
If you would like to read the entire blog, which includes information on how to keep wanderers safe, click the link below:
companioncarenm.com There are many challenges that come with Alzheimer’s disease, and wandering is one of the most disconcerting for families and caregivers. When loss of memory and the resulting confusion sets in, those with Alzheimer’s may find themselves lost and unable to find or receive help, even if the surroundi...
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Happy New Year from Companion Care!
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"Companion Care Celebrates the Holidays"
companioncarenm.com On December 20th, Companion Care celebrated the holiday season with a party for its caregivers and clients. Our training room was transformed by our staff “elves” into a party room and buffet, complete with Christmas trees, lights, and other holiday embellishments. The menu included Jan’s homemade c...
How long do you want to live? Would that be 80, 90 or 100 years?
Studies show that life choices are more important than genetics for those who live beyond 90 years of age. If you want to live to be 100, then you need to eat healthy and exercise. Genetics alone won't do it. (Albuquerque Journal)
All of us at Companion Care are looking forward to 'walking it out' together Sunday morning; come join our team as we take steps to defeat ALS!
Online registration for the Walk to Defeat ALS closes at 5:00pm! But don't worry you can register between 9:00am and 9:45am Sunday morning at Isotopes Park! See you there!
bizjournals.com You can say you knew them when. Take a look at this year's Fastest Growing Companies honorees.
Do you want to provide housing for your aging parents but don't have an in-law or a home that is retrofit for seniors? Then this may just be the solution for you! Alternative senior housing is revolutionizing the way we think about aging in place.
companioncarenm.com All the hearts of Valentine’s Day remind us that February is a month celebrating not only love but also the loving people who give of themselves to make others lives better. Jan Schuh started Companion Care in 2004 when she was 69 years old. That’s the age when most elders are thinking more about re…
Noble was a student at my school and was friends with my daughters. Congratulations, Noble.
We need to believe this.
What a beautiful connection between these two women.
"God's Love: Naomi Feil, a Jewish woman, sings Christian hymns for Gladys, who has Alzheimer's and was unable to speak. Watch what happens at the end, when Mrs. Feil opens her heart and gives Ms. Gladys what she needs so deeply."
- Linda Mouzon: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=273996869413969
From original video:
Naomi Feil, founder of Validation therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2000 and was virtually non-verbal.
More info: www.memorybridge.org
#Alzheimers #Health #MusicTherapy #Religion #Judaism #Christianity
Thanks, Rick for forwarding this.
indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com Our blessed elders certainly deserve our respect—here are 10 ways to show them that respect that they deserve, from asking how they are to listening.
Isn't that the truth.
Is it really this bad? Or just very interesting?
Do you ever feel like this? Getting older is bad enough, but throw in a few "bonus" side effects and it's worse. How about you?
An interesting thought.
Like my new page Zen Vibes
Great words to live by.
Nursing and NCLEX Mastery
#nursingschool #nurse #nursingstudent
For all of those who are hurting we send healing.
Sending healing, prayers and love to you! Share this on your timeline for others who need an extra bit of healing in their life today!
There is nothing like a little optimism.
We realize this more and more as we age.
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