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 […]

How Home Care Complements Hospice Care

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month. While the two are celebrated together, there’s actually quite a difference between them. In fact, many people find it helpful to have both services at once for older family members who are seriously ill. About Hospice Care. Hospice care is a wonderful service available to people who […]

Is Your Senior at Risk for Lung Cancer?

More than 234,000 people throughout the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Throughout the country, more than 540,000 people are living who have received a diagnosis for this disease at some point in their life. This can be a devastating disease and has a five-year survival rate, lower than that of […]

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and as a family caregiver that probably means you are thinking of all of the ways you can help your parent to enjoy this holiday. This means helping them stay safe and healthy while enjoying the festivities. As you are preparing for the holiday, it is important not to […]

What Can Elderly Care Do to Help a Senior Prepare for a Hospital Stay?

When your aging relative is scheduled to go to the hospital for medical treatment, there are steps they can take ahead of time to help them take charge of their stay and make them more comfortable. The very idea of spending time in a hospital can be unnerving for an older adult. That can make […]

National Family Caregivers Month – Five Signs of Stress You Must Watch For

November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you’re a family caregiver, your health is important. It’s easy to become stressed when you devote time to caring for an elderly parent. Do you know how to identify when stress is becoming too much? Digestive Issues. Stress may make you eat more than normal. You may not […]

When Is it Time for a Home Care Provider?

Knowing for sure when it’s time for home care services seems more difficult on the surface than it has to be. Ultimately, your biggest concerns are for your senior’s safety and for your own ability to continue to be the best caregiver that you can be. Your Senior’s Health Is Gradually Declining. Aging can take […]