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Encouraging Independence Essential to Senior’s Quality of Life

Apr 7, 2018 by Dennis Patouhas

Seniors who can do for themselves are typically more content with life than those who depend fully on others. That’s the basis for the in-home senior care services of Comfort Keepers® of Greenwich. Our compassionate … Read Article

Family Testimonial – I Recommend Comfort Keepers!

Dec 27, 2017 by Dennis Patouhas

This letter is in the behalf of Ms. Debbie who cared for my mom, Lois until September 2017. Debbie is an excellent caretaker and I would recommend for any Elder Care assistance that you have at Comfort Keepers. Read Article

AVOIDING UNPLEASANT SURPRISES WHEN FAMILY GATHERS FOR A HOLIDAY VISIT WITH SENIORS

Nov 18, 2017 by Dennis Patouhas

As stressful as the holidays are, it becomes even more so when traveling relatives are surprised and shocked to find that Mom, Dad or Aunt Millie are not the same as they remember. Comments like “you should have told me” or “I had no idea” may abound and make for a less than festive occasion Read Article

Shedding Light On Seasonal Depression: What Seniors Can Do To Relieve Symptoms

Feb 7, 2017 by Dennis Patouhas

The shorter, darker days of late fall and winter bring on the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that affects 4 to 6 percent of Americans. While more common among younger … Read Article

Even Camels Can Become Dehydrated – So Why Not You?

May 15, 2015 by Dennis Patouhas

With summer fast approaching, it's important to stay well hydrated, as prolonged heat exposure increases risk of dehydration. Read Article

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Jan 16, 2015 by Dennis Patouhas

Information about the pneumonia vaccinations that will save your life. Read Article

Helpful Ways to Banish Fear of Aging

Jan 16, 2015 by Dennis Patouhas

Some tips and advice on how to appreciate getting older and taking care of yourself along the way. Read Article

How Visits With Your Parents Can Avoid Crisis In The Future

Dec 30, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

Greenwich, CT – When the holidays roll around we tend to get some pretty panicked calls from children of seniors who visit Mom and Dad only to realize that all may not be the way … Read Article

Nurturing Parents

Oct 2, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

Recently, Jane Brody wrote an article in The New York Times entitled When Parents Need Nurturing. The article was about the role of children in the care of their aging parents. As she pointed out, some … Read Article

Compassion Fatigue: The Importance of Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

Jul 15, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

While many types of professionals can be at risk, compassion fatigue is typically associated with the helping professions—nurses, doctors, social workers and first responders such as paramedics, police officers and fire fighters. The concept of … Read Article

Don’t Let Heat Exhaustion Slow You Down

Jun 29, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

This warmer weather sure does have us feeling good—but when it comes to senior living solutions and heat, it’s important to be aware of extreme outdoor elements and how they may effect an elderly individual’s … Read Article

Dealing with Arthritis for Seniors: Ways to Ease the Pain

Jun 18, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

As we age, our bodies go through physical changes that often pose physical challenges. Living with arthritis can be both painful and emotionally taxing on seniors. In May, we focused on the top five common … Read Article

Honoring Seniors: A Celebration!

May 30, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

May is National Older Americans Month and there’s no better time to celebrate the miracle of age! According to the Administration on Aging, in 2009 there were 39.6 million Americans 65 years or older. They represented … Read Article

Arthritis Awareness Month: #1 Cause of Disability in America

May 24, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

Arthritis is a familiar term to most people, but many are surprised to learn arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. Being that May is Arthritis Awareness Month, our in home caregivers … Read Article

Having the Senior Care Discussion: Downsizing for Safety

May 10, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

Middle aged adults and their elderly parents often have trouble communicating effectively when starting a conversation about senior care. Misunderstandings may occur in part due to conflicting ideas on how an elderly parent should maneuver … Read Article

Caring for an Elderly Loved One: Quick Tips for Relieving Stress

Apr 29, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

April is National Stress Awareness Month—77 percent of Americans regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. With a “health crisis” being the third leading cause of stress in the U.S., it is not unusual to … Read Article

Healthy Easter Recipes for Seniors at Home

Mar 30, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

There’s nothing better than kicking your Easter Sunday off with a delicious brunch. When you and your elderly loved one are preparing your menu, consider dishes that are low in sodium, bright in color and … Read Article

Senior Living Solutions in Baby Steps

Mar 26, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

Reacting to a problem whether perceived or real that involves determining where your mom or dad should live next can uncork a river of issues and if you look carefully a treasure trove of solutions. … Read Article

Social Media Offers New Ways to Keep in Touch with Seniors

Mar 15, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

The telephone continues to be an excellent way to stay in touch with senior loved ones. But social media is becoming an ever more viable means for keeping up with today’s older generation. Seniors are … Read Article

How to Help Seniors Brace Against Winter Weather

Mar 13, 2013 by Dennis Patouhas

Seniors are particularly vulnerable during the harsh winters of the Northeast, including greater Lower Fairfield County. But you can help senior loved ones weather winter by helping them prepare and keeping a watchful eye on … Read Article

How Families Can Prepare The Senior's Home For Cold Weather

Dec 18, 2012 by Dennis Patouhas

The cold season is coming quickly, and it’s important to make sure seniors and their homes are prepared for the change in weather. As people age, bodies become more susceptible to illness and physical changes … Read Article

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