The Dangers of Senior Loneliness – and How to Help

With more than 325 million people residing in the U.S. alone, it is not easy to think that loneliness would be so common. However, more than 50% of older adults live alone, and more than a million of them are estimated to be chronically lonely. In fact, nearly half of older adults researched stated that their most common source of companionship is the television.

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Could You Be a Helicopter Child?

We have all known helicopter parents, particularly when a child leaves for college. In fact, we could possibly be guilty of hovering a bit too closely ourselves. Discovering that ideal balance between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not always straightforward.

And now, due to the increased number of sandwich generationers providing care for both children and aging parents,

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An Elephant Never Forgets…And May Be Able to Help Us Understand Alzheimer’s

The old adage is true: elephants truly do have excellent memories, even in their old age. To illustrate, they’re able to recollect and go back to very particular locations many years after visiting them, regardless of age. Just what exactly can we discover from elephants that might result in improving our own brain functioning as we age?

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How to Tell if Your Loved One May Have Vision Problems

Losing your vision, particularly later in life, can have a great impact on your independence, and often, your sense of self as well. If vision deteriorates as your loved one ages, he or she may be reluctant to talk about this, perhaps out of fear of the unknown or worry that he or she may be taken out of her home environment.

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Looking to Increase Your Company’s Bottom Line? North River Home Care Can Help!

As we mentioned in our last blog post, companies that assist employees with their elder care responsibilities see not only happier employees, but also a more profitable bottom line. Why? Statistics show that:

  • Nearly 75% of family caregivers have had to change jobs or stop working because of the demands of family caregiving
  • Increased absenteeism and workday interruptions are reported,
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