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5 Tips for Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents

Senior Care Services in Garden City ID: When an elderly person experiences a slip and fall accident, it can cause a lot more harm to their body than if it happened to a younger adult.

Employee of the Year 2017 for Home Helpers of Boise

Joann Rayburn was Employee of the Year 2017 for Home Helpers of Boise. As part of her accomplishment she was nominated for the 2018 “ I Make it Happen” Award presented by HAPPEN Idaho.

May: Stroke Awareness Month

Despite the common belief that stroke only occurs in the elderly, anyone can suffer a stroke at any time. In fact, while stroke has decreased in those over age 65, it has actually increased in younger Americans.

Employee Spotlight

Celebrating the Employee of the 1st Quarter of 2018, and Employee of the Month – March 2018.

Tips for Better Digestion in Aging Adults

As a family caregiver, you are always checking on your elderly relative to make sure they are feeling good and staying healthy. However, it’s hard to know what to do when our loved one complains about digestive issues.

Our Local Exceptional Caregiver of 2018

We at Home Helpers of Boise are pleased to announce that Ms. Joann Rayburn is our 2018 Exceptional Caregiver of the Year for Home Helpers of Boise!

20 Foods That Help Hydrate Seniors

Dehydration is very common in the elderly, yet the signs of the condition can be hard to spot. Besides promoting regular drinks all day, family caregivers can serve food that also helps hydrate seniors.

Another 5 Star Review on Google!

Mike Jackson and his caregivers have literally been a God send in our lives. He has gone far and beyond most service professionals.

Local In-home Care Company Supports Heart Health Through Medication Adherence Services

Since 1964, Americans have been observing Heart Month each February. This annual event brings national attention to the many statistics surrounding heart health. Specifically, Home Helpers of Boise is assisting families and various medical practices with issues such as medication adherence and rehospitalization with their Direct Link services

Should Your Aging Adult Start Lifting Weights?

When you think of your aging adult, you might not immediately see someone who lifts weights. But doing even mild strength training can seriously pay off for your elderly family member if she does it regularly.

Home Helpers of Boise Idaho Receives 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award

Home Helpers of Boise, ID announced today that it has received the 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. @HomeCarePulse @bestofhomecare

5 Star Review on Google!

We've used Home Helpers once so far for in-hospital, post-op "sitting." Mike was very responsive and compassionate when he responded to my call. He met me at the hospital so I didn't have to leave my family member unattended.

How Home Care Can Help Your Parent with Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating to the adult children of a senior. When a person is diagnosed with dementia, it means that they have been affected by memory loss or by difficulties with cognitive abilities. Often, dementia is progressive, meaning that the symptoms will become worse as time goes on.

MorningStars’ 1st Annual Celebration of Trees!

Morning Star Retirement Living provided pre-lit 6ft tree for their 1st Annual Celebration of Trees. Home Helpers of Boise and other local businesses began decorating their trees the late November 2017.

Is It Normal For Elderly Adults to Sleep All Day?

As people age, they often don’t have as deep or as restful sleep as they did when they were younger. Aches and pains can pull them out of sleep, or more frequent bathroom trips.

Now Hiring! Caregivers in Boise

Are you kind and compassionate? Do you love working with seniors or the elderly? With the chance to impact someone's life every, why wouldn't you want to work with us?

2017 Christmas Tree Showcase

On December 9th, Salmon Creek Retirement Center had a Christmas Tree Showcase. The day was filled with Old Fashioned Carolers, Mr. & Mrs. Clause, Friends and Snacks.

Are You Making Your Elderly Relative Lonelier?

Everyone thrives when they have true friendship, meaningful social activities and strong emotional support. Elderly people still need strong connections with other people, even though it may be more difficult to sustain.

September is National Sickle Cell Disease Month: What is Sickle Cell Disease?

According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 100,000 people in the United States living with sickle cell disease (SCD), a life-long condition. The most common form of SCD is sickle cell anemia, but there are several other forms of the disease.

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is not a single disease, but refers to diseases that damage the heart muscle.

The Dilemma of the ‘Sandwich Generation’

The Dilemma of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ At Home Helpers of Boise Idaho, we recognize the unique difficulties faced by the so-called “Sandwich Generation”—i.e., those folks who are in the position of caring for both your younger (or even young adult) children as well as your own aging parents. And sandwich might be too kind of a term, since often you’re getting pressed (and stressed) from all sides; the “Panini Generation” might be more accurate!

What You Should Know About Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. As a family caregiver this is the ideal time for you to learn more about this condition so that you can help your parent to deal with them if they arise during their later years.

Direct Link Leadership Award

This week we celebrate our Direct Link Leadership Award, which was presented to Mike Jackson of Boise, ID.

How Healthy Seniors Stay Healthy

As our parents get older, a concern that many people have is how their mental and physical health will be as they age. However, now that more information is available on how to stay healthy, more and more seniors are living longer lives. This is especially true for elders who have been making healthy choices throughout their life.

3 Ways a Caregiver Will Help Make Your Day Better

Caregivers can do so much more than light housekeeping, simple companionship, or meal preparation. They can provide you with many other advantages when you have an aging family member that needs extra attention. Here are just three ways they can make your day better!

Don't Forget Your Grandparent's Pets!

If you have an aging family member with a pet that needs more attention, you can rest assured that Home Helpers of Boise can help with that burden!

Companion Care Keeps Your Aging Parents Happy and Healthy

Senior caregiving sometimes goes beyond the typical help that many aging parents and grandparents need. Sometimes it includes listening to their stories, helping them with puzzles, or even getting them online so they can Skype with their family members.

What Do I Do If My Elderly Parents Can No Longer Drive?

It’s a scary thought…having to talk to your parents or grandparents about giving up their independence. How do you have that conversation? How will they get where they need to go? While you may want to always be there to help out, it’s likely that you’ll have conflicts from time to time that just won’t allow it. That’s OK…you have options!

Summer Fun for Seniors in the Boise Area!

Being active is intentional…you have to find things to do! Sure we may occasionally discover something fun for the family, but more often than not, we have to go out and look for family fun. This is especially true when you’re including seniors. They may want to go out and do all of the crazy stuff that the kids do, but the summer heat can be overwhelming at times. Here are a few things to do this summer that you can enjoy with your aging parents or grandparents!

In Home Care Is Best for Seniors

It’s likely one day you’ll have an aging parent that needs more help than you can provide. At that point you’ll need to figure out how to best help them with their daily needs while maintaining their lifestyle and dignity. There will be many choices available to you. In home care is the best for seniors if at all possible.

Admit it, Your Senior Parent Needs in Home Care

Anyone that’s ever had a fussy toddler knows the value of assistance from family or friends in time of stress! We’ve all needed a break when things got tough! It’s not much different when you have an aging family member that needs more attention than they used to. It’s part of aging…most of us will go through it!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

With an increasing number of our clients having Parkinson’s, this edition of our newsletter is dedicated to helping people gain insight about this chronic and progressive illness.

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