How do you know when your loved one needs assistance to stay safely at home?

When you have an elderly parent living alone, it’s not always easy to know when they need help. After all, this is the person who raised you, kept you safe and secure, and prepared you to go into the world. It’s hardly surprising if you have a tough time deciding at what point they need help in turn. But everyone needs help eventually. At Stay at Home, we often discuss the evolving needs of the...

Companion care, the hub of Stay at Home’s Total Family Care Team

Companion care, the hub of Stay at Home’s Total Family Care Team Many elderly people need help staying at home, but they also need help in other areas of their lives. This is why each Stay at Home agency assembles a Total Family Care Team made up of trusted providers of companion care, medical care, facility care, legal planning, financial planning, mortuary planning, home maintenance, and...

Know the Warning Signs

Know the Warning Signs

All too often the Warning Signs go unnoticed.  As being a primary caregiver for your loved one, it is important that you know and recognize when your family member may need help to remain independent at home.  To download the list of Warning Signs please click here.  Warning Signs 2016.

Stress of Providing Care Leads to Emotional Problems

Whatever you think of chronic stress and worry, there’s one thing we can agree on: they’re no fun. Constant worry can sap the joy out of life, weakening your immune system and damaging your health. WebMD links stress to a host of ailments, including depression, gastrointestinal problems, heart disease, dementia, and the big one, premature death. Yet that’s the position families sometimes find...

Let Stay at Home be Your Taxi Service

We call ourselves Stay at Home, but for one Tennessee couple the service might be called “Get Out of the House.” We’ll call them John and Mary. He’s pushing 90. We’re not going to say how old she is. John and Mary live in an assisted living facility that takes care of most all of their needs—except transportation. Their children live out of state, and they don’t want to rely on taxi service....

The Stresses of Senior Care Cause Health Problems in the Family

The challenges of aging don’t fall on the elderly alone. They are shared by the family and friends who help keep seniors at home, and by the employers of those family members who must adapt to overly busy, stressed-out workers. Over the next few weeks we will review the challenges to families and their employers and show how we can make the situation better. When we look at the growing number of...