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.
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Help Your Aging Loved One Have Fun on Halloween

Halloween is fun for all ages, but elderly adults who are homebound or otherwise restricted physically can struggle to enjoy it to the fullest. Illness, injury, and age-related conditions can affect an elderly person’s ability to move around and diminish their stamina when it comes to late night events. Missing out on fun times, however, […]

Osteoporosis: Bone Strength is an Important Aspect in Senior Safety

In the entire world, it’s estimated that 200 million women have osteoporosis. The older a woman is, the higher the chances of developing this disease. By the age of 70, about one out of every five women has osteoporosis. By the age of 80, two out of three do. Men are not immune to the […]

Five Common Misconceptions Surrounding Flu Shots

Seniors, adults, and children should get their annual flu shot by Halloween. It’s the best way to get protection from the seasonal flu. Some people fall for misconceptions surrounding flu shots and skip getting vaccinated. Here are some of the more common misconceptions. You Get the Flu From a Flu Shot. A person can spread […]

Six Ways to Keep Your Senior Active and Safe

Several factors can contribute to allowing your aging adult to keep herself as active as she wants to be while still being as safe as she can possibly be. Some of these tips might even help her to become more active. Encourage Her to Get Plenty of Sleep. When your elderly family member isn’t getting […]

Four Ways to Enjoy a Night Out Without Spending Money

Do you know what respite care is? If you’re a family caregiver, you should make yourself familiar with respite care. Many caregivers find themselves frustrated, sad, and even angry after days, weeks, and months of providing unpaid senior care. Respite care involves bringing in another senior care professional to provide you with breaks. Your mom […]

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Each month, there’s a national and international list of monthly celebrations. For September, several foods are celebrated. Now is a great time to mix up the diet and try something new or come up with a new recipe for a familiar item. Join your mom and dad for new and exciting meals this month. Blueberry […]

Should My Elderly Parent Adopt a Cat?

Plenty of studies show that when people spend time playing with and petting cats, they can improve their physical and mental health. Unless an elderly person is allergic to cats, owning a pet like that can benefit them in many ways. Even if your aging relative has plenty of support from family and elderly care […]

Lifestyle Changes That May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s deaths have increased by 123 percent in 15 years. There are 5.7 million seniors currently diagnosed with the disease. It’s expected that number will almost triple by 2050. While research into new medications and treatments are ongoing, experts feel lifestyle changes are the best course of action for now. Here are five lifestyle changes […]

Are Cameras The Right Tool for Monitoring Your Dad at Home?

Your dad’s doctor says he needs supervision at home. He’s okay living alone, but someone needs to be making sure he hasn’t fallen, gets around from room to room with ease, and doesn’t let strangers in. You are not sure you should use cameras to monitor your dad. Here are situations where cameras have helped […]

Tips for Caring for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease When You Live at a Distance

Approximately one million people throughout the United States are currently living with Parkinson’s disease. According to experts, approximately 60,000 more will be diagnosed this year. If your aging loved one is one of these people, you may have made the decision to become their family caregiver. The care and support you give your parent will […]

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