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Get Ready for Gardening!

While the winter doldrums can affect anyone, seniors are often more prone to seasonal depression because they can’t get out as readily. They also may be dealing with colds or other viruses. While spring is still a couple of months away, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what to do once…

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Private vs. Company-Backed Caregivers

Once a family has reached the conclusion that it’s time to bring in at-home assistance for their elderly loved one, they must decide whether to go with either an independent caregiver or a home care agency. As might be expected, there are pros and cons to both options, which are presented below. What Does an…

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Food For Your Brain’s Health

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” but did you know that the foods you eat can contribute to your brain’s health, too? By adjusting your diet, you can maximize memory and cognitive function. Consider the importance of these foods for your brain’s health when shopping for yourself and your loved ones.…

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Gardening Ideas for Seniors

If you’re looking for an engaging activity to do with your loved one this summer, gardening might be the perfect choice. Not only can gardening be a great way to add some décor to a home or yard, but it’s affordable and offers ongoing activities for seniors. Here’s what you need to know to get…

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5 Important Tips for Dealing with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be incredibly challenging. From mood swings to memory loss and more, dementia changes your loved one and poses unique caregiving issues. At Cahoon Care, we specialize in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We’re pleased to share the following tips that may make your caregiving experience easier. 5 Ways…

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5 Tips for Hiring Service Providers for Your Parents

As your parents age, you will likely need to take a more active role in helping them with some tasks. However, there are plenty of things that you may not be available or able to do, like to fix damaged stairs or to clean the house weekly. That’s where service providers can be beneficial for…

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Cahoon Care’s Massachusetts Employee Appreciation Party

On January 16th, Cahoon Care hosted an Employee Appreciation Party in Massachusetts. We’re pleased to recognize the following employees in Massachusetts: Celebrating 5 years with the company: Sara Bartels and Betty Frasca 5 years Celebrating 4 years: Nina Moylan, Pippa MacVarish, Marie Mazzeo Celebrating 3 years: Jaime Barry, Liatte Charles, Marie Nugent, Denise Dixon Celebrating 2…

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5 Indoor Exercises to Keep Your Loved One Active This Winter

Exercise is important for senior health, but the winter can make getting outdoors a challenge. While ice and snow may make outdoor exercise too risky, with a little creativity, your senior loved one can exercise indoors, instead. 5 Indoor Exercises to Try This Winter These five indoor exercises can help a senior to stay active…

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How a Reverse Mortgage Can Help You Pay for Home Care

If you or a spouse need home care, funding that care can be a challenge. However, if you own a home, then taking out a reverse mortgage may give you the cash that you need for home modifications, home care services, and other modifications that will help you to safely age in place. Choosing to…

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How to Discuss the Topic of Home Care with a Senior

Last week we highlighted some common signs that your parent needs home care. You may notice some of these signs when you see your parent over the holidays. But once you realize that the time is nearing where you’ll need help for Mom or Dad, you’ll need to have an important discussion with them. How…

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