Five Dangers Your Dad Faces on a Winter Walk and How to Prevent Them

A daily walk is a great way for your dad to get exercise. In the winter, it can also be dangerous. Make sure your dad is aware of the risks. Discuss ways for him to stay safe while taking a walk during the winter. Here are five things to talk about. 1. Ice and Packed […]

What Are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

As people age, it’s not uncommon for them to develop arthritis. The most common kind of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. It is the type of arthritis that occurs when the cartilage that protects the ends of bones wears down due to wear and tear. This makes movement painful and can even cause the bones to […]

Tips for Helping Older Adults Eat

If you’re having trouble getting your aging relative to eat, you’re not alone. Many family caregivers struggle with mealtimes and convincing seniors to consume enough food. There are all kinds of reasons older adults don’t want to eat, including medical problems or just feeling lonely when they have to eat alone. If you’re having trouble […]

Caregiver of the Month – December 2018

We are so excited to be honoring Etossi Hall (we call her “E”) as our December Caregiver of the Month!  We had the pleasure of presenting her this award at our November Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon, so E was recognized in front of 50 of her peers. E was beaming from ear to ear when I […]

Keeping Your Schedule Under Control During Get Organized Month

January is Get Organized Month. This is a fantastic opportunity for you as a family caregiver. Organization is an important skill and a valuable tool to use when you are caring for your parent, especially if you are also caring for your children and managing other important aspects of life such as your marriage, your […]

Bedroom Safety for Seniors with Dementia

Aging adults with dementia have some specific safety needs, particularly in their bedroom at night. These ideas can help your elderly family member to feel safer and give you a measure of security as well. Consider a Monitor for the Bedroom. Bedroom monitors can be a touchy topic. In some respects, you and your senior […]

Helping Your Senior Loved One Avoid Loneliness This Holiday Season

Loneliness is an unfortunate reality for many elderly adults during the holiday season. This is a time of year when schedules become busy and people become wrapped up in activities, events, parties, gatherings, school activities, shopping, and so much more. This can result in your elderly loved one not getting as much attention as they […]

Ways to Help Lower Your Parent’s Heating Bill

One of the things that many caregivers do for older adults is to help them manage their finances. If you’re a caregiver to someone who is on a fixed income, that can mean trying to stretch money to cover all your parent’s needs. During the winter months, that can be more difficult because of higher […]

Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon November 17, 2018

We have a tradition at Gauthier Family Home Care of saying “THANK YOU” to our caregiving staff every year as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.  This year’s event was held at Pietro’s and attended by 50 of the best Caregivers in the Midwest!   We understand how difficult the work can be that our Caregivers do, […]

Caregiver of the Month – November 2018

Please help me to congratulate Amy Sullivan as we honor her as our November Caregiver of the Month!  We had the pleasure of presenting her this award at our November Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon, so Amy was recognized in front of 50 of her peers.  When we can share this award in front of so many […]

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