Home Care Grand Rapids, MI - Gauthier Family Home Care

Gauthier Family Home Care of Grand Rapids MI provides home care services for seniors and their families.

About Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier has a long and successful business pedigree. He spent his college years working in the restaurant business and worked in various executive management positions at Universal Forest Products, Inc. over a span of 17 years, and Therm Technology / Family Safety Products for 12 years.

When the recession hit in 2008 Dan was “downsized” from UFP and spent a few years consulting for local companies Amway and Cascade Engineering. During this period Dan’s in-laws were experiencing catastrophic health problems and it required Dan’s wife Marion to focus full time on caregiving for her mother. Marion enlisted help from a local home care agency and it did not go well. This experience led to the creation of Gauthier Family Home Care, a home care agency that is uniquely holistic and family centric. Dan now works full time running GFHC.

What Can You Do to Help Your Senior Get Back to Working Out?

Taking even a short break from exercising can derail your senior’s whole plan.

Common Heat-Related Illnesses or Conditions Your Mom Could Develop

Caregivers can check on her, make sure she’s drinking plenty of fluids, and staying cool in a location with air conditioning.

3 Things Caregivers Should Stop Doing

Taking care of your own health by eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and seeing your doctor regularly will allow you to be a more effective caregiver because you’ll feel better and have more energy.

Managing Poor Circulation in your Senior

Elder care professionals can help seniors manage the condition that is causing poor circulation. Many conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc., can be regulated with a proper diet and consistent exercise.

Helping Seniors Navigate Past Schemes Targeting Elders

Scams like these come in various forms. Having a home care specialist can help your senior navigate past this potential danger.

Four Tips for Getting Your Senior to the Bathroom on Time

When your senior is dealing with incontinence, getting to the bathroom can be a key to avoiding accidents.

What Do Caregivers Do?

Even if you’ve been a caregiver for a while, you might not have a clear picture of all that you do.

July is National Grilling Month – What’s on Your Menu?

Grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to host a summer party. Give the recipe here a try for a low cholesterol, low fat, low carb, high protein meal option for your guests at your next barbecue.

Are You Overscheduled?

It is definitely possible as a caregiver to overschedule yourself, but how can you tell you are?

Do Seniors Need Emergency Response and Preparedness Plans?

There’s no way for you, your aging loved one, elder care provider or anyone else to know when a natural disaster or catastrophic emergency will happen.