An essential part of a quality life for seniors or chronically ill individuals is the opportunity for care in the least restrictive setting.  Adult day services are an option for those who want to remain in their homes but need help to remain independent.  Adult...

At Geer Village Senior Community we realize caregiving is a full time and sometimes stressful task. Taking a break is important to keep you at your best, so that you can continue to care for your loved one. We know that everyone does not require the...

If you are a family caregiver, this might sound familiar: You use up most of your vacation time to help your elderly parents with their healthcare and other needs and that leaves little time for yourself. If your parents live at a distance, that’s where you...

This Act may be cited as the “Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 2017” or the “RAISE Family Caregivers Act”. This represents a significant step in providing better support for the estimated 18 million caregivers of older adults in the United...

According to the CDC, Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly....

Staying healthy can be a challenge during this time of year, especially for seniors.  Avoid the winter blues and stay active by planning ahead. Make healthy food choices.  It is easy to become tempted by holiday treats and overindulge.  If you are going to a party...

Home for the Holidays Children and seniors can age in the blink of an eye.  If you don’t get to see them often you can notice big differences at the holiday time.  Here are some signs to look for and how you might help. Below are some...