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Seniors Helping Seniors Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

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Seniors Helping Seniors is supporting breast cancer awareness with Lifetime and Discovery Health.

Please take a moment to watch the video and to learn more about Seniors Helping Seniors and our loving, caring and compassionate seniors who can help you or your loved one please visit our website at www.seniorshelpingseniors.com
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Add comment October 21st, 2010

The Art of Caregiving

Visit our Seniors Helping Seniors booth
At the Grand Rapids Public Library
@ 111 Library NE Grand Rapids, MI
FOR: Any and All Caregivers
TO: Assist with the caregiving process
FROM: 4PM-8PM on Monday, November 8, 2010

Open house format, come and go as you please

Learn how to incorporate a variety of therapies into your caregiving routine:
°Art therapy (4:30 & 6:30 PM)
°Movement therapy (4:30 & 6:30 PM)
°Life Story/Reminiscence therapy (5:00 & 7:00 PM)
°Healing touch/Massage therapy (5:00 & 7:00 PM)
°Music therapy (5:30 & 7:30 PM)
°Horticulture therapy (5:30 & 7:30 PM)
°Pet therapy (available throughout the event)

Seniors Helping Seniors is a member of the Grand Rapids – Caregiver Resource Network (CRN)
While you are at the event you can meet photographer Dan Johnson who exhibited our CRN Grand Rapids Art Prize Piece.

1 comment October 8th, 2010

Home Safety

HOME SAFETY

One of the registered trademarks for Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services is: For your senior’s personal care, when you can’t be there.® If one of our receivers is using our services for 2 hours per day, we want to make sure that they are safe for the other 22 hours of the day that we are not with them. The goal is to eliminate risks for injury in the home to prolong health and independence

What are some things that can be done to maintain a safe home environment?
❖ Remove throw rugs from walkways.
❖ Use a cooking timer, especially if you leave the kitchen while the stove/oven is on.
❖ Keep all flammable items away from the stove, including shirt sleeves and towels.
❖ Place frequently used items within easy reach by rearranging shelves and counters.
❖ Take your time getting in or out of the tub or shower. Use a non-skid bathmat.
❖ Keep phones and emergency numbers in every room of the house..
❖ Keep the house brightly lit: use the right wattage bulbs and nightlights.
❖ If you live alone, stay in contact with a neighbor or relative on a regular basis.
❖ Use a pill organizer to keep track of daily medications, or keep a daily pill journal.
❖ Call your physician if you do not feel well or if you have questions about meds.
❖ If you use a walker, do not carry items — use a rolling cart, walker basket or bag.
❖ Ensure your electrical cords are not tripping hazards.
❖ Never stand on an chair, box or other unstable object to reach something.
❖ Never put anything on the stairway. Take your time on the stairs.

If you have any concerns about safety in your home – or the home of your loved one, then call Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services today to set up your free in home assessment with our staff.

Call us today and find out why our customers say our services are: Like getting a little help from your friendsTM

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