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Customized Care: How Home Care Looks Different for Everyone

Posted on March 6, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in aging in place

Imagine two people visit St. Thomas. They take the same flight and stay at the same resort, but their vacation experiences look very different. One chooses to embark on several excursions, go snorkeling, and dine at local restaurants. While the other is content to read poolside, get pampered at the spa, and order room service. They both visited St. Thomas, but they enjoyed vacation experiences tailored to their personal preferences.

The same can be said for home care. Because like vacations, home care services aren’t one size fits all. Everyone has different needs, preferences, support networks, and levels of independence. Customized care is how we meet our clients exactly where they’re at with tailored care.

But how might home care look different for everyone? What can you expect from customized home care services? Let’s take a look at three fictional clients, and how their care might be customized to meet their needs…

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Connecting Virtually While Social Distancing

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in covid

Limiting social contact, avoiding public gatherings, and staying home are essential for reducing exposure to COVID-19. The challenge for many older adults during this pandemic is figuring out how to safely socially distance without socially isolating. Lack of in-person contact is a major risk factor that has been linked with poor physical and mental health, especially in older adults. With so much at stake, proactive steps need to be taken in order to prevent social isolation during quarantine.

Fortunately, in today’s digital age, there are lots of options for connection. Whether you are looking for COVID-friendly ways to celebrate a birthday or options for every day communication, we’ve compiled some creative ideas for older adults who want to stay virtually connected to loved ones during COVID-19.

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Social Distancing: Preventing Isolation in the Winter Months

Posted on January 8, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in covid

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, social distancing remains an important tool for keeping the virus from spreading. While this is an essential step we should all be taking, it is especially important for older adults who are more susceptible to COVID.

But how do we keep ourselves and our loved ones physically healthy without it taking a toll on our mental health?

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