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Safety in Networks

At-home companion services run hand-in-hand with innovative accessibility solutions, which are aimed to provide a comprehensive care model. Daughter for a Day provides companion care services that are geared towards seniors aging-at-home who may lack a direct support person or network. But beyond just providing a smiling, happy face, companion care services provide an integral […]

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Holiday Vacations

The holidays are a time for family gathering, festivity and fun. This time of year is also ideal for vacations: kids are out of school, we have time off of work and warmer climates beckon us away from winter. If you are thinking of taking some vacation time over the holidays, here are some ways […]

Seniors and Falling

For seniors, falling is a serious concern. A fall usually means a fracture somewhere or a nasty bump on the head and then what we find is a downward spiral.  When a senior falls, we call 911 or help them up and go to emergency and it happens again: a fall, we pick them up […]

Daughters and Sons and Seniors

Daughters are daughters all of your life , a son is a son until he takes a wife  ( unknown) I often thought about this saying and its not always the way it is, sons do take care of their moms, I have seen it in my line of work. I do think that sons […]

Seniors and Exercise North Shore Outlook December 2012

Winter has arrived and the days are short. The rains never seem to let up, it gets dark early and it often seems that elderly seniors are more inclined to stay indoors during these wet cold months. For many elderly seniors, it becomes difficult to maintain exercise routine and let’s face it, walking in the […]

Loneliness and Vulnerability in Seniors

Loneliness and Vulnerability I think a lot about the seniors I interact with and as I visit with them following up on their home companion care, I am often touched by the fact that they are lonely, their friends are passing, their families are busy, they live long distances away, so there is a sense […]

Seniors Falling While Bathing!

Recently our mom who is 86 years fell while bathing. She has never had this happen before but this particular time as she prepared her bath perhaps her mind was somewhere else or for a simple second she lost concentration. She is okay but I think something has now changed. She used a bath chair […]

Companionship or Home Care – What does your elderly parent need?

Wikipedia describes companionship – “ An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companionship Home Care and Support can be many things and over the course of a day a week or a month. It includes such things as light house keeping, errand running, meal […]