Category: Active Aging

Home Helpers of Little Rock Receives 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award

Home Helpers of Little Rock announced today that it has received the 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Home Helpers of Little Rock is … Read More Home Helpers of Little Rock Receives 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award

Home Helpers Receives Home Care Pulse Certified – Trusted Provider Distinction

Little Rock – August 4, 2016 – Home Helpers of Little Rock today announced that it has received the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse. This distinction illustrates Home Helpers’ commitment to client satisfaction. “We want to commend Home Helpers of Little Rock for receiving the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction,” says Aaron Marcum. “Home Care Pulse awards this distinction to … Read More Home Helpers Receives Home Care Pulse Certified – Trusted Provider Distinction

Taking the Care Keys Away

There are several issues why someone – regardless of age – should no longer drive. These might include poor vision, limited flexibility or mobility, certain chronic conditions, medications taken and dementia. There are also a number of signs that driving may no longer be wise, including at-fault accidents, getting lost on familiar roads, drifting into other lanes, inability to drive the speed limit, etc. … Read More Taking the Care Keys Away

Finding Freedom at Home

Finding Freedom at Home: The Ultimate Guide to Home Care is a new resource for families who are exploring home care options for an aging parent. Written by home care expert Sam Sellers, “Finding Freedom at Home” will serve as a saving grace to the millions of adults exploring care and living assistance options for their aging parents.  While institutionalization was once commonplace, the … Read More Finding Freedom at Home

Finding Freedom at Home

We talk to people all the time who are exploring care options for an aging parent. Often times, they don’t know where to turn for information or referrals. Then, to add to their anxiety, the more they discover is available, the decisions become increasingly difficult. Which home care agency can professionally take care of the comprehensive non-medical needs of my mother? Is it okay … Read More Finding Freedom at Home

Care Calls – Wellness Checks on Older Adults

Care Calls – Wellness Checks on Older Adults.

Geriatric Care Managers

From time to time, we are asked about Geriatric Care Management.  In most cases, the question is posed by someone out-of-state who is concerned about the wellbeing of a parent. They might express it differently, but the underlying questions typically fall into a few categories.  Is it safe for mom/dad to remain in their home, and if not, can we make it safe?  Or, … Read More Geriatric Care Managers

Is Bingo Beneficial?

Talk to any Activity Director at any skilled nursing facility and I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that Bingo is a regular, and popular, activity. The number of other meaningful activities that older adults can engage in is limited only by ones imagination. So what is it with Bingo? Why does it seem that so many older adults enjoy it? Is Bingo beneficial? Concentration … Read More Is Bingo Beneficial?

When Do I Take Those Keys Away? (Part 1)

When should I take the keys away from my parent?  We get asked that routinely and have been asked to be involved in many family discussions. This week, we’ll explore warning signs that indicate it’s time to have that discussion.  In coming weeks, we’ll talk about How to have that talk and alternatives to driving that ensure your parent retains their dignity and honor. … Read More When Do I Take Those Keys Away? (Part 1)

I Don’t Even Like Bingo

Why is it that when a person is moved into a skilled nursing facility, the assumption is that miraculously, he or she loves to play Bingo?  I mean, do you know any forty year olds who, on a Friday night, invite friends over for a great game of Bingo? It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the game of Bingo.  In fact, I’ve seen … Read More I Don’t Even Like Bingo

Indulge in Dark Chocolate’s Health Benefits

For those of us who have celebrated our 29th birthday multiple times, recent reports of health benefits from eating chocolate may make aging more palatable – pun intended. While chocolate is unlikely to become the sixth food group on MyPlate (www.ChooseMyPlate.gov), numerous studies have identified health benefits linked to eating this decadent treat, a favorite to many. Though it may sound odd, the consumption … Read More Indulge in Dark Chocolate’s Health Benefits

Ruth Kobin: 100 Years Old And Healthy Thanks To Pilates and Weight Lifting

While Home Helpers is proud that our home care services empower older adults to remain as independent (and active) as possible in their homes, this story is testimony to the fact that it is possible to age with dignity, grace…and good health. Click here for a marvelous interview with a 100 year old about active aging.  Working as a service provider for older adults who need … Read More Ruth Kobin: 100 Years Old And Healthy Thanks To Pilates and Weight Lifting