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 […]

Easy Charitable Crafts for Seniors

As a younger person, your parent was probably active and rarely had time to get bored. But, now, as their life slows down, your parent may experience times of boredom. Unfortunately, boredom isn’t just an issue of having nothing to do, it can also affect your parent’s health and quality of life. Boredom can lead […]

Talking to your Parent about Getting Home Care Help

As a family caregiver, you may have been caring for your parent for awhile and are finding that their needs are increasing on a monthly basis. It’s clear you cannot continue to provide all the care they require, but there is no one else in the immediate area to provide respite care. Both you and […]

Caregiver of the Month – November / 2016

Caregiver in Grand Rapids MI Every year just before the Thanksgiving holiday we gather our staff for a nice luncheon at Noto’s.  We call it our Caregiver Appreciation Lunch, and in tandem with the holiday, we say “THANK YOU” to them for all their hard work. We held this celebration on November 12th this year […]

Caregiver of the Month August 2016

Caregiver in Grand Rapids MI Some months we do not have a candidate for this award because we look for extra special behavior on behalf of our clients so that the award is meaningful.  That does not mean all of our caregivers are not doing exemplary work every day, we just look for the extraordinary […]

Caregiver Appreciation Event

Caregiver in Grand Rapids MI   Caregiver Appreciation Event Trailhead Café Featuring: River City Improv   The very most important challenge we face in fulfilling our commitment to be the best home care agency in west Michigan, is to hire the best caregivers in west Michigan.  Without the finest, most dedicated home care professionals working […]

Caregiver of the Month

Caregiver in Grand Rapids MI At Gauthier Family Home Care, we continue to be blessed with the very best caregivers in west Michigan.  Case in point, our Caregiver of the Month for June, Larry Richard.  Larry is married to Mary Jo, a nurse practitioner.  They have three grown children, Alex, Brooke (both married and busy […]

Tips for New Caregivers

Caregiver in Grand Rapids MI   When you have aging parents, you may find that taking on the role of caregiver can happen suddenly or unexpectedly.  When parents have an illness, injury, or medical procedure, their life can change dramatically and they may need more help and care.  When it is up to you to […]

Caregiver Tips: Preparing Your Parents’ Lawn for Winter

Caregiver in Grand Rapids MI With the threat of severe winter weather looming just around the corner, and some areas of the country already experiencing the first icy blasts and flurries of the season, it is vital to make sure that your parents’ home is ready for it. As a family caregiver you likely already […]