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Your go-to place for CAREGivers, clients, family caregivers and the community.

๐Ÿ‘‹ Did you know social isolation can increase a person's risk for dementia by 60%?This Older Americans month, we focus on...
05/09/2024

๐Ÿ‘‹ Did you know social isolation can increase a person's risk for dementia by 60%?

This Older Americans month, we focus on the "Power of Connection" -- highlighting the importance of social connections and meaningful relationships for older adults. (Find out more about this year's theme ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3QAZBV1)

Whether it's sharing stories over a cup of coffee, learning new skills together, or simply lending a listening ear, every connection matters. Every connection makes a profound difference. ๐Ÿ’–

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Home Instead shares indicators an older adult may be feeling lonely and isolated and could benefit from a helping hand and more consistent companionship.

๐Ÿ’† If you're delaying your own doctor appointments to meet the needs of your spouse or feeling resentful toward them, it'...
05/08/2024

๐Ÿ’† If you're delaying your own doctor appointments to meet the needs of your spouse or feeling resentful toward them, it's time to review your role as a spousal caregiver. The role may be too risky for your health.

Spousal caregivers should be aware of the risk factors that could impact their own health.

  Care Professionals aren't just employees. They're the heart and soul of our mission -- making a profound difference in...
05/07/2024

Care Professionals aren't just employees. They're the heart and soul of our mission -- making a profound difference in the lives of older adults and their families. ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ’ก Are you our next Care Pro? Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3UIfr2A

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ On  , we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated nurses who make a profound impact on patient lives every d...
05/06/2024

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ On , we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated nurses who make a profound impact on patient lives every day.

A special shoutout goes to those providing exceptional care to our aging adults and those who've embraced caregiving as their calling. Your compassion and commitment are truly inspiring! Thank you for all you do. ๐Ÿ’™

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๐ŸŒŸ Discover the compassionate and personalized approach to Alzheimer's care provided by Home Instead! Our latest article ...
05/03/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Discover the compassionate and personalized approach to Alzheimer's care provided by Home Instead! Our latest article explores how Home Instead enhances the quality of life for individuals with dignity and respect, all within the comfort of their own homes.

If you're considering Alzheimer's care options for a loved one, learn more about Home Instead's specialized services and find out if it could be the right fit. Visit our website to learn more.

Discover personalized Alzheimer's care at Home Instead Hickory, NC, enhancing quality of life with dignity & respect. Is it right for your loved one?

๐Ÿ˜ฌ Did you know family caregivers spend an average of 26% of their annual income to provide care for their loved one?In t...
05/02/2024

๐Ÿ˜ฌ Did you know family caregivers spend an average of 26% of their annual income to provide care for their loved one?

In the latest podcast, Dr. Lakelyn breaks down this cost and discusses ways families can plan ahead to better their financial situation.

โœ”๏ธ Episode highlights include:
- The costs of caregiving
- Impacts of the role on the caregiverโ€™s finances
- Options to pay for long term care
- Tips for planning for caregiversโ€™ financial well-being

๐ŸŽง Listen here โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/4bg1xtQ

๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ด Medication safety isn't just a concern for teens. Older adults often face unique challenges managing their medication...
05/01/2024

๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ด Medication safety isn't just a concern for teens. Older adults often face unique challenges managing their medications, which can have life-saving effects but also risks if misused.

โœ”๏ธ Check out our pointers for bridging this gap and creating safer medication practices.

Tips to help seniors avoid medication mistakes and identify health changes meds may cause.

โ›ต From a picnic in the park to a leisurely boat ride on the lake, use these ideas for ways to include older adults in sp...
04/29/2024

โ›ต From a picnic in the park to a leisurely boat ride on the lake, use these ideas for ways to include older adults in spring and summer fun.

Help seniors stay connected this summer.

Social isolation and food insecurity are two issues our older population is at serious risk for. And sadly, they're ofte...
04/25/2024

Social isolation and food insecurity are two issues our older population is at serious risk for. And sadly, they're often in tandem.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Join us for our upcoming American Society on Aging webinar, Addressing Loneliness and Food Insecurity in Elders, on May 1. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, Ph.D. will explore the intersection of these challenges and discuss actionable strategies to make a difference..

๐Ÿ As always, our Empowering Professionals in Aging series is free and open to the public, and will include one continuing education (CE) credit. Click here to register โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/3fxkrRs

๐ŸŒŸ Discover a culture where you are truly valued. Weโ€™re constantly recruiting the most professional and compassionate car...
04/23/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Discover a culture where you are truly valued. Weโ€™re constantly recruiting the most professional and compassionate caregivers to join us in our mission to deliver the best care to older adults.

Learn more today ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/40RHNs6

The only way to move is forward ๐Ÿ’ช โ–ถ๏ธ
04/22/2024

The only way to move is forward ๐Ÿ’ช โ–ถ๏ธ

In our latest episode of  , Dr. Lakelyn explores the unique role music plays in providing comfort, connection, and joy t...
04/18/2024

In our latest episode of , Dr. Lakelyn explores the unique role music plays in providing comfort, connection, and joy to both caregivers and their loved ones. Sheโ€™s joined by music therapist Tara Jenkins who shares about the therapeutic qualities of music, expert insights, and practical tips on how to integrate music into caregiving routines.

โœ… Episode highlights include:
- An overview of the therapeutic qualities of music
- Insights on when to use music and when not to
- Practical tips on using music in day-to-day care
- How to use music for caregivers as self-care

Listen here โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/49Q2N6v

๐Ÿ‘‹ Long-term care insurance is more flexible than it used to be. Learn the basics and 10 important questions to ask the i...
04/17/2024

๐Ÿ‘‹ Long-term care insurance is more flexible than it used to be. Learn the basics and 10 important questions to ask the insurance provider.

Home Instead breaks down three basic facts about long-term care insurance and provides key questions to ask an insurance provider.

Our Care Professionals are the heart of everything we do, allowing us the opportunity to serve older adults ๐Ÿ‘ต in the com...
04/16/2024

Our Care Professionals are the heart of everything we do, allowing us the opportunity to serve older adults ๐Ÿ‘ต in the comfort of their homes.

๐Ÿ™Œ Every day we're awed by their compassion and skill to make adults feel safe and loved. ๐Ÿ˜ Find out more about the Care Pro profession ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/40RHNs6 .

๐Ÿ˜ Did you know older adults who feel lonely miss nearly a quarter of their meals in a year?๐Ÿด Improve your aging loved on...
04/15/2024

๐Ÿ˜ Did you know older adults who feel lonely miss nearly a quarter of their meals in a year?

๐Ÿด Improve your aging loved one's nutrition by finding new ways to eat together.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Homeinstead.com/CompanionshipDiet

โ€œI couldnโ€™t eat, I could barely breathe, I was all excited. And I didnโ€™t know but at that moment, I was falling in love ...
04/12/2024

โ€œI couldnโ€™t eat, I could barely breathe, I was all excited. And I didnโ€™t know but at that moment, I was falling in love at the age of 98.โ€ โค๏ธ

This couple is smitten with each other at ages 100 and 96, and they're getting married in June. Here's how their love keeps them young.

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™ Today marks World Parkinson's Day, a moment to raise awareness and show support for those living with the disease. Ac...
04/11/2024

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™ Today marks World Parkinson's Day, a moment to raise awareness and show support for those living with the disease.

According to the Parkinson's Foundation, roughly 90,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year in the U.S. -- with an estimated 1.2 million who will live with it by 2030.

Find out more about Parkinson's Disease ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/49qpe1j

Let's unite in solidarity, understanding, and compassion for individuals and families affected by this condition. Together, we can work towards greater research, resources, and care for a brighter future.

๐Ÿ’ก Did you know only 1/3 of adults 55+ have a power of attorney?There are a number of reasons power of attorney is crucia...
04/08/2024

๐Ÿ’ก Did you know only 1/3 of adults 55+ have a power of attorney?

There are a number of reasons power of attorney is crucial for aging adults, but for those living with physical or cognitive decline, it is important to have both medical and financial powers of attorney (POAs) in place so that a designated loved one has the authority to pay bills, manage daily business dealings and direct care when needed.

Learn why power of attorney and other legal documents can be important in the life of family caregivers and the seniors for whom they care.

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Sharing a meal isn't just about nourishing the body, it's about feeding the soul. Taking the time to have dinner with...
04/04/2024

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Sharing a meal isn't just about nourishing the body, it's about feeding the soul. Taking the time to have dinner with an aging loved one creates precious moments of connection and companionship, fostering a sense of belonging and well-being.

๐Ÿ˜„ Let's cherish these opportunities to make memories and show them how much they mean to us.

Cook up connection with your senior loved one.

๐Ÿ”Š In the latest episode of  , Dr. Lakelyn steps into the important topic of fall prevention. Many older adults worry abo...
04/03/2024

๐Ÿ”Š In the latest episode of , Dr. Lakelyn steps into the important topic of fall prevention. Many older adults worry about taking a spill, and family caregivers stress over what could happen if their loved ones fall. She is joined by fellow gerontologist April Ibarra to talk about tips for being proactive and preventing these falls.

Episode highlights include:
- Importance of fall prevention
- Potential risk factors for falls
- Tips to proactively prevent falls
- Conversation starters to discuss the topic

Listen here โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/49eaAKs

๐Ÿšจ *Last Day to Register*๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Join us tomorrow for our upcoming American Society on Aging webinar, Aging in Place: Home Sa...
04/02/2024

๐Ÿšจ *Last Day to Register*๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿ“ฒ Join us tomorrow for our upcoming American Society on Aging webinar, Aging in Place: Home Safety & Fall Prevention. Dr. Lakelyn will provide expert insights into creating a safe environment for older adults to age comfortably in their own home, including: crucial home modifications, preventive measures, and resources to minimize fall risks.

๐Ÿ As always, our Empowering Professionals in Aging series is free and open to the public, and will include one continuing education (CE) credit. Click here to register โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/3fxkrRs

๐Ÿ โœจ Decluttering can be more than just tidying up; it's about enhancing safety and well-being, especially for older adult...
04/01/2024

๐Ÿ โœจ Decluttering can be more than just tidying up; it's about enhancing safety and well-being, especially for older adults. ๐ŸŒŸ A clutter-free environment reduces the risk of falls and makes daily tasks easier.

Check out our tips for creating spaces that are not only organized but also nurturing and safe for your aging loved one. ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3TSluB3

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๐Ÿšฉ The stress and worry of having an aging loved one admitted to the hospital or rehab facility is undoubtedly hard on ev...
03/29/2024

๐Ÿšฉ The stress and worry of having an aging loved one admitted to the hospital or rehab facility is undoubtedly hard on every family. But what about when they come home?

๐Ÿ˜ฌ Older adults with health or mobility issues are often discharged to homes that are ill-equipped to handle their changing needs.

Check out our returning home guide to help ensure a smooth transition.โœ…

Download this guide for tips and resources to help ensure a senior transitions home safely from a hospital stay.

๐Ÿค— If youโ€™re looking for a career with purpose and impact, it might be time to consider becoming a Care Professional for ...
03/28/2024

๐Ÿค— If youโ€™re looking for a career with purpose and impact, it might be time to consider becoming a Care Professional for older adults. Learn more about a career in caregiving โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/40RHNs6 .

๐Ÿš— Traveling long distances may not be in the cards for mom anymore, but that doesn't mean you have to throw in the towel...
03/27/2024

๐Ÿš— Traveling long distances may not be in the cards for mom anymore, but that doesn't mean you have to throw in the towel on a great time with your family.

๐Ÿ Check out our tips on creating a special time for a loved one with limited mobility!

Learn ways you can enjoy your vacation when a senior loved one has to stay home.

๐Ÿ‘‹ Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury for those 65+? Many happen in the home -- and almost all can be avo...
03/25/2024

๐Ÿ‘‹ Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury for those 65+? Many happen in the home -- and almost all can be avoided through careful planning.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Join us for our upcoming American Society on Aging webinar, Aging in Place: Home Safety & Fall Prevention, on April 3. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, Ph.D. will provide expert insights into creating a safe environment for older adults to age comfortably in their own home, including: crucial home modifications, preventive measures, and resources to minimize fall risks.

๐Ÿ As always, our Empowering Professionals in Aging series is free and open to the public, and will include one continuing education (CE) credit. Click here to register โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/3fxkrRs

Though it's often easier said than done, navigating the delicate balance between independence and personal boundaries is...
03/20/2024

Though it's often easier said than done, navigating the delicate balance between independence and personal boundaries is essential for both caregivers and aging loved ones.

๐ŸŒŸ Check out our valuable resource for creating a supportive caregiving environment that respects everyone's space and autonomy.

Without clear boundaries, caregivers may experience burnout, resentment, or feelings of guilt, while the care recipient may feel disempowered or dependent.

๐Ÿคš Did you know women are at a significantly greater risk for developing Alzheimer's or other dementias than men?The Alzh...
03/19/2024

๐Ÿคš Did you know women are at a significantly greater risk for developing Alzheimer's or other dementias than men?

The Alzheimer Society of Canada will host its next Dementia Talks! webinar on March 20, focusing on "women, brain health and dementia."

The expert-led discussion will dive deeper into the correlation between women in high-income countries developing dementia at a much higher rate than men. Once thought the disparity was due to a longer life expectancy, researchers now believe there's more science involved.

Click the link to register for this impactful session! ๐Ÿ‘‡

By 2050, it is estimated that over 1.7 million Canadians will have dementia โ€“ and that roughly 60% of them will be women. How does gender impact dementia risk and symptoms? Join us on March 20 for a free online chat about key facts to know.

๐Ÿ”Š In the latest episode of  , Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, Dr. Lakelyn delves into a topic that affects millions of famil...
03/18/2024

๐Ÿ”Š In the latest episode of , Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, Dr. Lakelyn delves into a topic that affects millions of families worldwide: hearing loss in aging adults. As caregivers, it's crucial to understand the prevalence, challenges, and resources available to support our loved ones who may be experiencing this issue.

โœ”๏ธ Episode highlights include:
- Signs of hearing loss
- Challenges of untreated hearing loss
- Discussion starters
- Tips for caregivers

Listen here โ–ถ๏ธ https://bit.ly/49Q2N6v

๐Ÿ‘€ Have you had "The Talk?" yet?โœ”๏ธ Many experts agree that by the time you approach age 40 and a loved one is around 70, ...
01/08/2024

๐Ÿ‘€ Have you had "The Talk?" yet?

โœ”๏ธ Many experts agree that by the time you approach age 40 and a loved one is around 70, there should be an understanding of what their aging plan looks like. Get conversation starters and guides in our 40-70ยฎ Rule toolkit.

Find ways to talk with your loved one about aging issues.

๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ Bucket list, anyone?!
01/05/2024

๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ Bucket list, anyone?!

โ€œAge is just a number,โ€ Dorothy Hoffner said after she landed.

๐Ÿ’ก Did you know that nearly 30% of caregivers are diagnosed to have depressive symptoms?This time of year especially, itโ€™...
01/05/2024

๐Ÿ’ก Did you know that nearly 30% of caregivers are diagnosed to have depressive symptoms?

This time of year especially, itโ€™s common for both older adults and caregivers to feel down or sad. Surrounding yourself with positive people and making a commitment to healthy habits, can help boost your mood. โฌ‡๏ธ Get more tips to cultivate optimism.

Positivity tips for caregivers.

01/02/2024

๐Ÿ‘ Join us in celebrating our outstanding Home Instead Care Professionals with a Standing Ovation! Thank you for going above and beyond to serve older adults in your communities. ๐ŸŒป And thank you for your commitment to expanding the world's capacity to care!

๐Ÿš€ Looking for a new career that makes a difference? Find out more about becoming a Care Pro: https://bit.ly/40RHNs6

As we bid farewell to the past year, we want to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. ๐Ÿฅ‚ May the New Ye...
01/01/2024

As we bid farewell to the past year, we want to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. ๐Ÿฅ‚ May the New Year bring you joy, prosperity, and good health.

Thank you for trusting us to be a part of your journey. Let's embrace 2023 with hope, resilience, and kindness. Cheers to new beginnings! ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿพ

Did you notice any of these signs while visiting over the holidays?โœ”๏ธ piles of laundry or dishesโœ”๏ธ missed medicationโœ”๏ธpo...
12/28/2023

Did you notice any of these signs while visiting over the holidays?

โœ”๏ธ piles of laundry or dishes
โœ”๏ธ missed medication
โœ”๏ธpoor personal grooming
โœ”๏ธ mysterious dents on the vehicle
โœ”๏ธ lost or misplaced important items
โœ”๏ธ piling mail or unpaid bills
โœ”๏ธ evidence of a fall

๐Ÿ‘‹ If so, mom or dad could benefit from a little extra help at home. Click the link to read more about signs that a loved one needs care.

These signs of decline may indicate that your aging parents need help, and should initiate a discussion about the types of support they need.

๐Ÿฅ‚ With the new year on the horizon, it's a great time to start thinking about goals for 2024 -- and that includes those ...
12/27/2023

๐Ÿฅ‚ With the new year on the horizon, it's a great time to start thinking about goals for 2024 -- and that includes those for your aging loved one. What are some things you two could do together? How can you get them more mentally stimulated or physically active?

๐Ÿƒ Check out our guide to find new activities to better their lives.

Fun and simple activities to rejuvenate aging adults.

12/25/2023

โ˜ƒ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ„ This holiday season, may your homes be filled with warmth, love, and laughter. May the spirit of giving and gratitude guide us into a new year filled with hope, happiness, and renewed connections.

To our Care Professionals and dedicated team: Your unwavering commitment and heartfelt dedication shine brightly, illuminating the lives of those we serve. Thank you for making a meaningful difference today -- and every day. ๐Ÿ’–

You're never too old to start living your best life. ๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿ’ช After numerous health issues began affecting his life in his 50...
12/22/2023

You're never too old to start living your best life. ๐ŸŽ†

๐Ÿ’ช After numerous health issues began affecting his life in his 50s, Lew Burja, 92, adopted martial arts and has never looked back.

Meet the all-action grandad who still does martial arts every day - at the age of 92.Lew Burja credits his long-lasting health to tai chi and kung fu.He star...

Keep calm...and try not to break the lights ๐Ÿ˜ โœจ
12/21/2023

Keep calm...and try not to break the lights ๐Ÿ˜ โœจ

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As your parents and grandparents age, they may want and need additional companionship and help around the house.โ€‹

Home Instead Senior Careยฎ in Hickory, NC offers many different types of in-home senior care that can be individualized to meet the needs of your family members. Call us at (828) 229-2671 for a free senior care consultation to learn how home care can benefit your family.

The Home Instead Senior Care network has been delivering in-home senior care for more than 20 years. All of our highly trained CAREGiversSM are bonded and insured for your peace of mind. Each CAREGiver completes a comprehensive training program to deliver individualized senior care with compassion.

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