Posts Tagged ‘Cahoon Care’
November Marks Our 10th Anniversary of Caregiving!
This November marks our tenth year of being in business as Cahoon Care – and what a decade it’s been! Our humble origins go back to November 2010, when Margery Cahoon Parker, her sister Donna, and her daughter-in-law Carolyn Parker decided to make a difference by starting a company to meet a very evident need.…Read More
Signs That Your Loved Ones May Need More Help
No one knows your parents or loved ones like you do – so you will likely be one of the first to notice any decline in them that may warrant bringing in a caregiver. This last year of COVID-19 has been especially challenging in that many of us have been more isolated from our elderly…Read More
New Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs in New England!
September is known internationally as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, with September 21 being considered World Alzheimer’s Day. This campaign was launched in 2012 to raise awareness about dementia and challenge the stigma surrounding it. While the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remain a global problem, inroads are being made, particularly through groundbreaking research being done…Read More
Outdoor Activities for the Elderly Community That Fit Within COVID-19 Guidelines
While COVID-19 has dramatically altered life for everyone, it has particularly affected the senior demographic. Since the elderly are at a higher risk of complications from the coronavirus, many of them have significantly restricted their usual activities to lower their chances of catching it. Older adults must do everything they can to protect their health…Read More
How to Help Seniors Cope During a Summer Heat Wave
Many of us look forward all year to the summer heat, as it means we can finally go to the beach, take out the boat, and spend time outdoors. It’s important to realize, however, that the dog days of summer have a much different impact on our senior population. The elderly are more vulnerable to…Read More
Important Factors to Consider When Choosing to Keep a Loved One at Home
The demographical statistics surrounding COVID-19 fatalities can be alarming for those with older loved ones who may be needing additional care. A significant percentage of the pandemic-related deaths so far have been directly related to outbreaks that occurred in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. If you are able to do so, the best protection…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
We have moved our Massachusetts office to a new fantastic space that isn’t too far from our old office. Now, Cahoon Care Associates is located at 133 Washington Street, Norwell, MA. While we loved our old office, it was time to move on to bigger and better spaces, and 133 Washington Street has that and more.…Read More