1. Going Away? A before-you-go checklist for anyone caring for an aging relative

    For many, summer is traditionally vacation season – the kids are out of school, the office workload is often a bit lighter, and responsibilities are less, right? If you are caring for or overseeing an aging relative, thoughts of vacation raise questions -- What will we do with Dad? Can Aunt Linda go two weeks without someone looking in on her? Can Mom manage her medications while we're away? Fro…Read More

  2. Simple Changes Can Prevent Falls Risks at Home

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three older adults sustains a fall every year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. In 2013, more than 2.5 million non-fatal falls were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. National health statistics show that while a fall can happen anywhere, more than half occur inside the home. Fortunate…Read More

  3. Look No Further than Lares Home Care for Independent Living

    Your aging loved one wants independent living and you want to give it to them, but you are concerned that they may get lonely as you are busy. It would set your mind at ease, knowing that you could have someone to check in on them regularly and help to keep them from getting lonely. Having non medical home care might be your golden ticket. While your loved one doesn’t need the constant medical r…Read More

  4. Active Seniors May Still Need Assistance

    Summer's here, and while the season is usually associated with kicking back and relaxing, as a rule it is actually the season we are the most active. There is more to do, and more to be done, and the weather amplifies the effort required, especially for seniors who often have difficulty regulating their body temperature. More seniors are active these days than in the past, and summer sports can be…Read More

  5. Keep your Loved One at Home with Home Health Care Services

    Home is the best and most familiar place for people to be as they age. Finding the best fit for your loved one can be challenging, but there are some options beyond putting them in a nursing home. It is comfortable, has their personal belongings and they have all the memories from their time living there. Quality of life is important at anytime of life, but if medical or health issues crowd in, li…Read More

  6. Baby Boomers And Home Health Care

    The current healthcare system in the United States is in extremely poor condition. With baby boomers retiring it will be depleted in no time. The need for Lares Home health care service is more important than ever before. The wave of aging Baby Boomers will reshape the healthcare system forever. There will be more people enjoying their later years, but they’ll be managing more chronic condition…Read More

  7. Signs Of Caregiver’s Stress

    The stress of day-to-day care, watching your loved one’s health deteriorate, and having to make difficult decisions about long-term care can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. No matter how strong and resilient you are, you’re still likely to have problems with certain aspects of Lares Home Care Alzheimer’s/dementia care. Recognizing the signs of caregiver stress and burnout is…Read More

  8. Advantages Of Working With A Home Care Agency

    After deciding that Lares Home Care service is right for you family members begin to weigh their options of hiring a professional agency or contract directly with a home health aide or nurse. However, it is important to be aware of the following benefits of working with a home care agency versus the risk of a direct hire: Employer Obligations By hiring a caregiver directly it is the family’s re…Read More

  9. Is It Time For Help With Your Loved One?

    There comes a point when family caregivers begin to realize they do not have the capacity to do it all and need Lares Home Care service. It is important to recognize the signs that your loved one needs constant supervision and/or assistance with everyday activities, such as hygiene and getting dressed. Family members also find housekeeping tasks and regular errands are accomplished with extreme d…Read More