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3 Best Travel Ideas for Older Travelers and Their Companions


Seniors are some of the biggest travelers out there. The idea that as you get older you should slow down and take it easy has been comprehensively debunked. Traveling more, further and to new and exciting locations is the number one aspiration for people over the age of 50. And it’s not hard to understand why! Seniors tend to have more time on their hands, more disposable income, and the drive to discover the world having worked hard their whole lives. Travel can also be hugely beneficial for seniors. Medical studies show that travel is great for older folks, helping…

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In Honor of Veterans Day


To all the brave men and women who have worn the uniform to protect and defend our great nation, we thank you. Today and every day, we honor you for your service. Happy Veterans Day! Get In-Home Support Whether you need elderly companion care services, 24-hour home care, or in-home caregiver services for a loved one who is recovering from surgery, FirstLight Home Care can help. We give you the support you need to provide the best care for your loved one. We’re also here to support veterans and their families when they need it most. FirstLight is proud to…

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Thank You, Family Caregivers 🙏 💙


Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes the more than 53 million family caregivers across the country. This annual observance gives us the opportunity to increase awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for family caregivers. We would like to thank all the caregivers who provide essential care to family members, friends and neighbors. Your acts of love, dedication, empathy, and sacrifice allow the individuals in your care to receive the support they need to live a life with dignity. Read some of our most popular articles, and check out the bit of inspiration we found to…

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Halloween Safety Tips for Seniors


Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and adults. But for elderly loved ones, it can be stressful and a little unsettling, especially if they live alone. Older adults should feel safe and secure on Halloween, whether they hand out candy or not. These six Halloween safety tips for seniors can help family caregivers ensure their loved ones enjoy the holiday no matter what, while also providing peace of mind to family members. Make sure the house is well lit. Whether you’re loved one is going to be away from the house on Halloween or at home handing out treats,…

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Keep These in Mind While Researching Care for Your Parents


Caring for the people you love can be an honor, but it can quickly become an overwhelming task, too. It can be difficult to maintain your daily routine—whether you’re working, raising a family, or both—while simultaneously caring for your aging parents. It’s natural to want them to have the best possible care, and passing that responsibility to someone else can involve some hard decisions. Here are a few things to keep in mind while researching care for your parents: Assess their current needs The first step to keep in mind is what your parents need physically and mentally. Think about…

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Finding Stability During the Uncertainty of the Pandemic


Being a caregiver is already overwhelming, even if every day is calm and peaceful. Caring for a person adds stress across nearly every aspect of life. And with the added challenges of COVID-19, that stress can blossom into difficult challenges. However, there are means by which family caregivers can take control of the world around them. With a few simple tips, anyone can increase the dependability of their own resources. Here are three straightforward tips for caregivers looking to reduce instability due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. Focus on Adapting and Stress Management Managing stress during this time is…

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Celebrating the Positivity of Aging


Active Aging Week celebrates the positivity of aging today. It also focuses on the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way. This week-long campaign, started by the International Council on Active Aging®, challenges society’s outlook on aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live a full life in all areas, including physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. The purpose of this annual health observance is to give older adults the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a…

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Moving Your Elderly Parents


Moving is one of the most stressful events a person will experience in their lifetime. Going to a new home at any stage in life is not an easy decision and it can be extremely emotional. When it’s an elderly parent, that can bring even more challenges. Whether you are moving your elderly parents into a new home, a senior living community, or having them live with you, the entire process can be overwhelming. This is especially true for their adult children, as any of the major decisions will fall on them. Of course, everyone involved in a loved one’s…

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