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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 […]

Keeping Seniors Safe from Drug Interactions

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As people grow older, their medicine cabinets tend to fill up. Seniors take more prescription drugs than any other age group. In fact, according to Drugwatch, 12 percent of seniors use 10 or more medications. Being on multiple medications poses a high risk for dangerous interactions between drugs and other substances. Even drinking grapefruit juice […]

Ways to Involve your Senior Family Member During the Holiday Season

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Frequently senior family members look forward to the holiday season to see loved ones that they see less frequently during the rest of the year. Below are a list of ideas and activities to make this holiday season extra special for them! Hand write them a Thanksgiving or Christmas card. Many families send out picture […]

Options for Financing Elder Care

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Each day, we talk with people who need help with everyday activities due to age, illness, or injury. There is a common desire to live well at home, despite the barriers presented by physical and cognitive limitations. Most of the people we meet with have the same questions: What does this cost? Does Medicare cover […]

When is it time for mom or dad to give up the keys?

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Most of us think that inconsistent driving and getting lost on the way to places are the tell-tale signs of mom or dad needing to stay off the road. While these symptoms are the most recognizable, there may be signs leading up to these that present themselves, that should not be ignored. We are all […]

Are Your Aging Parents Lonely?

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Loneliness and isolation are so common among the elderly.  There are many causes including the loss of a spouse, physical decline, inability to drive and decreased vision and hearing.  Most seniors want to stay in their homes but what do they do to combat loneliness?  Hiring a companion service, like SHC, can help in many […]

7 Habits for Healthy Aging

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As seniors begin to age, they tend to change their living habits. As injuries and health issues occur, seniors may become more reclusive and disengaged from activities that they once enjoyed doing. The loss of such independence may be attributed to decreased physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning in elderly adults. It is important to promote […]