Category Archives: Homecare

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Summer Activities for Seniors and Caregivers

Enjoying the warm summer can still be a reality for elders and caregivers. Finding interesting activities suitable for a senior’s abilities may take some creativity, but it is well worth switching up the routine to get out and about. The Benefits of Getting Outside A main advantage of heading outdoors, even for a short period…

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WSJ Underscores Hallmark Homecare Advantage

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal sheds further light on one of the many advantages of the Hallmark Homecare model of care: higher caregiver compensation. Caregivers placed by Hallmark Homecare earn on average 30% higher wages than their peers working at traditional agencies, which means increased caregiver satisfaction and lower turnover. The significantly…

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Do Your Homework

Most of us wait until a crisis occurs before we start thinking about who will help keep a loved one remaining at home for as long as possible. But making on-the-spot, high-stakes decisions while your emotions are working overtime almost always results in poor, uninformed choices. Being prepared in the event of a health crisis…

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Survival for “The Sandwich Generation”

On the very day that you are reading this, many Americans called in sick to work – not to care for themselves or their children, but to care for their aging parents. Baby Boomers are suddenly finding themselves with three jobs: employee, parent, and caregiver. People caring for both their growing children and their elderly…

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Foods to Fight Disease

Here’s a culinary credo that applies to both seniors and their Baby Boomer children: you need a healthy diet for a healthy life. When it comes to food, we can’t ignore the facts — or the science. Research shows a healthy diet could help prevent a number of health problems, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease,…

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