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.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month – Three Startling Facts About Alzheimer’s That You Cannot Ignore

June is a time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s. Spend Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Here are three startling facts you may not realize. The Cost of Care is Staggering. The cost of caring for men and women with Alzheimer’s is expected to top $277 billion in 2018. If you take […]

Do You Need to Make Some Self-Care Changes?

If you’re like most family caregivers, taking care of yourself is something that you might not think about too often. Part of that is often because it feels time consuming to worry about yourself. But part of it is that you might feel selfish worrying about yourself. The reality is that self-care is a vital […]

Protecting Your Aging Parent from Heat During National Sun Safety Week

June 3rd through 9th is National Sun Safety Week. When thinking about keeping your aging parents safe in the sun, it’s likely your first thoughts are about wearing sunscreen, preventing sunburns, and lowering the risk of serious issues such as skin cancer. It’s important to remember, however, that the sun also means heat, and elderly […]

What Can You Do to Be Prepared When Helping a Senior with Incontinence?

Incontinence can crop up as a temporary issue as a result of another health problem or it could gradually become a bigger concern for your senior. The more prepared you are, the easier it is to help your senior with incontinence. Keep Supplies on Hand. You’re going to need the same sorts of supplies several […]

Meaningful Ways to Stimulate Your Parent’s Memories During a Family Reunion

A family reunion or other gatherings are a wonderful time to reminisce about past times with your loved ones, and tell stories about your memories. If you are a family caregiver for an aging adult who is struggling with memory loss, such as related to Alzheimer’s disease, you may worry that they won’t be able […]

May is Older Americans Month

To recognize and honor all the ways that older Americans contribute to their communities, several organizations created Older Americans Month, observed each May. It’s an excellent opportunity for people to look at the needs of older Americans and take action to ensure that these wonderful citizens are not marginalized. Family caregivers can take advantage of […]

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What to Keep at Your Parent’s Home for Your Caregiver Journey

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How is Good Humor Linked to Good Health in Seniors?

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Elder Care Options for Seniors with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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