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Brain Injury Awareness Month – FirstLight Home Care
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and if you’re caring for a family member with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), there’s no better time to educate yourself on what to do in your role as a TBI caregiver. Being the main source of support and care for brain injury patients...
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Spring Activities For Seniors & Caregivers – FirstLight Senior Home Care
After months of colder weather and gray skies in many parts of the country, springtime is a welcomed season for loved ones in senior home care. It can be especially refreshing for older adults who have spent the winter indoors with at home senior care. Fresh air, warmth and sunshine...
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Senior Winter Safety Tips You Need to Know – FirstLight Home Care
Depending on where you live, the weather outside can get pretty frightful during the winter months. Plunging temperatures, snow and ice can pose problems both indoors and out. This can put older adults at a higher risk for injuries and other weather-related health issues. You can minimize cold-weather dangers simply...
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Need home care but don’t know where to start? Take the first step with our Caregiving 101 webinar
Caregiving 101: How to Know When to Ask for Help 8 p.m. EST Nov. 30, 2022 Sign up here. Millions of adults across the country have found themselves in the position of taking on a caregiver role for a family member. The caregiving journey can be demanding and complex, and it...
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Senior Home Care – When Is The Right Time for Senior Care and Caregiver Services?
Many adults wonder when it’s time to find in-home care for a loved one. If you find yourself stopping over more often to check on your aging parents or other family members, now may be the time to look at senior home care options. During National Home Care and Family...
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Holiday Tips For Senior Travel & Travel Companions
The holidays will be here before we know it. If your senior loved one wants to travel this merry season, be sure to get them where they need to go safely and with minimal stress. Travel companions for seniors can be a great option to take the worry out of the...
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Elderly Fall Prevention Tips – Senior Home Care
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. One in four older Americans experience a fall annually. At FirstLight®, our goal is to provide senior home care that makes your loved ones feel safe. Elderly fall prevention...
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New Bill Would Help Older Adults Afford Home Modifications
As a leading provider of home care services and a member of the HomesRenewed Coalition, FirstLight supports the introduction of the Home Modifications for Accessibility Act. Earlier this month, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) introduced the Home Modification and Accessibility Act, which creates financial incentives for homeowners...
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Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors
Many family caregivers know that the seniors they care for can sometimes experience loneliness and depression, which can cause long-term physical health issues. But did you know that therapy for this sense of isolation might just be found at the nearest animal shelter or pet store? Americans love their pets! Recent...
Understanding Caregiver Burden and How to Prevent Burnout
Caregiving is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Each situation has its unique pressures and specific caregiver duties. A caregiver for an adult with schizophrenia can be different than someone taking care of a loved one with multiple physical problems. The burden may be equal but the areas of life affected might...
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