Looking around at the homes decorated in Christmas lights, listening to holiday music taking over radios, and seeing children’s smiling faces as they sit on Santa’s lap, one might never believe that anyone could be anything less than cheerful this season. Sadly, there are many seniors who feel lonely and isolated, which is amplified during the holidays. A call from a loved one and friendly face from Rhode Island home care agencies could mean much more than any tangible gift.
There are many reasons that depression creeps up at a time when it seems like the whole world is celebrating: Continue reading
Living in a home where three or more generations are under one roof can be a blessing. Relationships are often stronger between children and grandparents when they inhabit the same home. That is not to say that these living arrangements are not without challenges. The middle generation may feel that their parents are overstepping boundaries when they reprimand the children or interject into parenting decisions. The oldest generation can feel pushed out of decision making in the home. Spouses might find emotions running high as they add extra people to their home and experience changes in the family dynamic. Many of our home health care NH clients are very familiar with the benefits and trials of living with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. Continue reading
Are you one of the newest members of the community providing home care RI residents rely on? Perhaps you are a spouse caring for a recently disabled partner or a child who took in an elderly parent. No matter what the circumstances, finding yourself as a new caregiver can make you feel as though you must re-learn how to navigate your life. Care giving impacts your personal life, professional work, the well being of yourself, and obviously the person you are responsible for. Continue reading for 5 tips to make this transition in your life go smoothly: Continue reading
Your role as the primary caregiver for your aging parents may have been unavoidable. Studies show that the daughter that lives closest to a parent in need will typically be the one called upon for help. This is not really all that surprising, considering that women are still largely considered as nurturers. It is widely thought that about two-thirds of caregivers are women. Additionally, it only makes sense in most situations for the closest person geographically to take the lead on going to a parent in need. However, just because it is practical does not mean it is convenient. Rhode Island home care may be able to lessen the strain of being “the reliable child” though, providing care and companionship while you also manage other areas of your life that need attention. Continue reading
New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts home health care is a vital service that MAS Home Care provides, but there are other issues near and dear to our heart, including making Christmas a joyous time of year for seniors in need. Celebrate the holiday season with MAS Home Care by participating in some exciting opportunities that allow you to give back to seniors in your community. Continue reading