1. Training Recognition

    As with many other employees in the healthcare industry, Lares Home Care aides are required to participate in ongoing education and training programs throughout employment. This helps ensure the continued quality of patient care and safety, accident prevention and care management, and regulatory compliance. Once training is completed, each caregiver is entered into a drawing for a recognition rewa…Read More

  2. Employee of the Quarter

    Our Employee of the Quarter Program recognizes the outstanding qualities and contributions of employees working towards Lares Home Care's goals and overall mission. This quarter we congratulate two employees that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to provide care for our clients.   The first Employee of the Quarter is... Robin Lejda. Robin Lejda - A Certified Home Health Aide for more th…Read More

  3. Home Care Tasks to Take Care of Before Winter Arrives

    Fall is coming. Now is the time to start preparing the house in time for winter's arrival. If you do this while the weather is still warm and dry, you won't be outside in heavy clothing trying to stay warm enough. Here are the home care tasks that you should tackle before the snow falls. Seal Cracks and Gaps Walk around your parents' foundation. You're looking for any cracks or chips. Small cracks…Read More

  4. Tips for Caring for a Senior Suffering a UTI

    Suffering a urinary tract infection can be a very unpleasant experience for your aging parent. When dealing with this type of infection, your senior may experience pain, burning, pressure in their pelvis, urgency to urinate, chills, fatigue, and more. Elderly adults are also prone to cognitive symptoms, including confusion and disorientation. If your senior is living with Alzheimer's disease and d…Read More

  5. Why Is it So Difficult to Get a Handle on Anticipatory Grief?

    Grief in all of its forms is really difficult to cope with and to manage, but the most difficult form might be anticipatory grief. With this form of grief, your senior hasn't passed away yet, so caregiving is still ongoing. Your elderly family member may be in ill health or she may be in a slow decline, but you can still see what's headed her way. Every Day You're Facing the Inevitable. You know w…Read More

  6. 5 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

    Elderly adults are more likely to be injured in a slip and fall accident than any other age group. They often struggle with physical conditions that increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, like dizziness, vertigo, poor balance, and poor vision. Family caregivers and elder care providers who are helping aging adults that can’t take care of themselves have a responsibility to do everything …Read More

  7. Are Obstacles Getting in the Way of Your Senior’s Workout?

    Working out is an important part of your senior's overall health and well-being, but sometimes life and other things get in the way of an exercise routine. She Isn't Eating Regularly. If your elderly family member isn't eating regularly or is resisting eating the right foods, her energy levels might be flagging a bit. It might be a good idea to talk to your senior's doctor about what types of food…Read More

  8. What Could Be Causing Your Parent’s Dizziness?

    According to a study published in the medical journal Aging and Disease, complaints of dizziness are extremely common in older adults. Up to 30 percent of seniors report feeling dizzy at times. Not only is dizziness unpleasant, but it can also put older adults at risk for falling. If your aging relative has been having problems with balance and dizziness, it could be caused by one of several thing…Read More

  9. What Do You Need to Know about Osteoporosis?

    Warnings about osteoporosis are common, but how much do you really know about this bone issue? If you're not as familiar as you'd like to be, this information can help you and your aging adult make some solid decisions about preventing or managing osteoporosis. What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which your senior's bones gradually become weaker and weaker. Eventually, they may be…Read More

  10. Four Tips for Rekindling Your Social Life as a Caregiver

    Most caregivers wind up with a dwindling social life at some point. That's understandable, with everything that you have to do as a caregiver, but you can still have social interaction that doesn't have anything to do with your caregiving duties. Reach out to Other People. Whether it's in line at the grocery store or somewhere else, practice reaching out to other people. If it's been a while since…Read More