What Should You Talk About When Planning Home Care for Your Aging Parents?

At some point, your parents may need help around the home. Chronic health conditions, weakened bones and muscles, joint pain, and isolation can all impact safety when living alone. If you’re planning home care needs, there are questions you should openly discuss with your parents. What Are Their Fears? Frequently, senior citizens hear the words […]

How Can I Tell If My Aging Parent is Stressed?

Is your elderly parent struggling with feelings of sadness or lethargy? Have they lost interest in fun activities and social events? Has their appetite changed, increased or decreased? Do they experience more headaches, stomach aches or muscle aches? If your aging parent is dealing with these or similar symptoms, they may be under a lot […]

Simple Ways to Encourage More Social Activity for Your Parent

Being socially active is an essential part of maintaining health and well-being throughout life. This does not change for older adults. In fact, seniors are vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and other health challenges and issues when they do not have the opportunity to engage with others as often as they should. This can also increase […]

What Can You Do to Be a Better Long-Distance Caregiver?

Being a long-distance caregiver is far from easy, but it’s definitely possible. And if you’ve got all your bases covered, you can be a really efficient family caregiver even from afar. Get Yourself Organized. If you’re a generally disorganized person, long-distance caregiving is going to be painful. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a […]

Pancreatic Cancer and the Elderly

Health care workers and medical professionals endeavor to educate and inform people about pancreatic cancer. Many people don’t know much about the disease nor do they know the symptoms that might lead to early detection for better treatment results. It’s a sad fact that most people don’t even know what the pancreas is and are […]

Gauthier Family Home Care Receives 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider and Employer of Choice Awards

February 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                   Media Contact: Dan Gauthier Phone: 616-560-4057 Email: dan@gauthierfhc.com   Grand Rapids, MI – Gauthier Family Home Care announced today that it has received both the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to […]

Seniors and Slip and Fall Accidents

There are few things more devastating to an elderly person than when they are injured in a slip and fall accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million elderly adults are treated in the emergency room each year for slip and fall accidents. They also report that one in four elderly […]

Is Your Senior Caring for Their Oral Health Properly?

As a family caregiver, one of your most important priorities is making sure that your aging loved one stays as healthy as possible as they age in place. You might think of important tasks such as encouraging them to eat a healthy diet, helping them to stay physically active, and supporting their management of health […]

How to Help Your Elderly Parent With Money

Whether it happens suddenly due to injury or accident, or more slowly over months or years, there comes a point where family caregivers must step in and assist their elderly parent with finances. Of course, much depends on what the elderly adult’s finances are like but for the most part, there are certain steps that […]

Why Doesn’t Your Aging Adult Want to Talk about Driving?

It’s possible that you’ve been trying to talk to your senior about her future with driving, but she might be dodging any openings you’ve made. What could be causing her to do that? She Doesn’t Want to Be Stuck at Home. One of the problems your senior might see in changing her driving habits is […]