“The crisis has put a new lens on caregiving –– both the family members and the (professional) direct care workers –– and is showing us how invaluable their work is to our collective well-being.” Janet Kim, “Caring Across Generations,” as quoted by writer Sherri Snelling in Forbes. Editor’s note: This photo, taken before the need […]
I have found Pickleball to be an ideal game that provides recreation, exercise and the added benefit of meeting new friends in a sport known for socializing and fun. We have lots of laughs playing Pickleball. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. On a court about half the size of a […]
Marie, 92, Says the PERS “Safety Button” is like an “Insurance Policy” that Helps her Live Safely at Home
Now recovered from fractures in both hips, Marie, 92, lives at home, knowing that help is in reach at the touch of her Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) “safety button.” Marie calls the “safety button” her “insurance policy.”“If I don’t need it, it’s fine, but as long as it’s there, it makes me feel safer.” Barb, Marie’s […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Elders’ Helpers, one of the area’s largest local, family-owned home health care agencies, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Nikki Hoort, owner of Elders’ Helpers, said the company provides home health care services throughout West Michigan and recently opened a new Lakeshore office in Holland, managed by her son, Troy […]
Dementia affects millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. It not only disrupts the life of the individuals afflicted with this terrible disease, but also impacts their families and loved ones, who are often left with a sense of helplessness. Over the years we’ve learned a few helpful tips we’d like to share for those families affected by dementia.