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Caregiver Appreciation Month: How to Celebrate the Caregivers in Your Life

November is Caregiver Appreciation Month. We appreciate all of our Senior Home Companion caregivers who selflessly help families assist loved ones day after day. A week of “Caregiver Appreciation” has gained awareness since the mid-90s, but in 2012, Caregiver Appreciation Month was declared as, “ … a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication […]

Senior Home Companions Caregiver Enjoys Making a Difference

For Senior Home Companions caregiver Kristen Braiman, her job is much more than the day-to-day services she provides her clients in Indianapolis. For Kristen, her clients are like family. That can be attributed to her experience with her own parent. “I was my mother’s primary caregiver after a surgery that didn’t go well. She needed […]

The Meaning Behind the Job: What Drives Today’s Professional Caregivers?

Caregiving is a special job. Although it can involve ordinary, everyday tasks, it also leads to extraordinary relationships. “It’s about much more than cleaning seniors’ homes and taking them to appointments,” said caregiver Debbie Mortimer. “These amazing clients often just want you to sit and talk with them and take an interest in their past […]

Employee Spotlight: Rae’Jo Fox

Coming up on her 10-year work anniversary with SHC, Rae’Jo left corporate America to fulfill her true calling — caregiving. As SHC Indiana’s operations conductor, she creates efficient workflow processes that ensure extraordinary care and high quality of life for our clients. “There is so much work behind the scenes that goes on at SHC. […]

Caregivers Help Spread Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is a hard time for anyone to be alone, especially seniors. Senior Home Companions provides the services they need during times like these. Whether seniors are alone for the holidays or having trouble getting ready for family events, our trained, compassionate caregivers can help in a wide variety of ways, including … […]

Employee Spotlight: Devon Holm

As the Director of Client Relationships, Devon Holm, teams up with the SHC of Indiana business development team to create positive community relationships and make sure clients receive personalized care. She wanted to join Senior Home Companions after she met the Executive Director at a networking event where he was talking about his passion for […]

SHC Indiana Caregivers Lend a Steady Hand

Moving around can a bit more challenging later in life. The risk of injury increases, even for simple daily routines like getting out of bed and walking to the bathroom. SHC Indiana can lend a helping hand! Caregivers can be a great resource when it comes to reducing the risk of falls and other injuries. […]

Home Care Tips for Dementia Obstacles

Seniors with dementia face many obstacles that make daily life difficult. Here are some simple tips to help them over those hurdles and lighten their loads. Use bright colors: Seniors with dementia often have difficulty visually distinguishing objects. For example, lightly colored food — grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, etc. — blends together on their plate. […]