Coping with the Loneliness of Social Distancing

The social distancing and lockdown guidelines currently mandated by our federal, state, and local governments are intended to flatten the coronavirus curve in an effort to protect our most vulnerable (the elderly and immuno-compromised), while also giving hospitals time to build up supplies and develop caregiving strategies. This effort to bolster the physical health of…

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How Coronavirus Affects the Elderly

The COVID-19 dominating all news headlines has quickly turned into a global pandemic. The strict social distancing and quarantine measures being put in place right now are an effort to “flatten the curve,” primarily to protect the most vulnerable in our society (particularly the elderly and those with comorbid health conditions). Coronaviruses (CoV) are actually…

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Cahoon Care Update about the Novel Coronavirus

We at Cahoon Care Associates understand that as things develop, there are a lot of questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the impact it may have. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is providing daily updates and recommendations. While this is a public health concern, the CDC continues to…

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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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