FootPrints Home Care Blog

on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Modern Independence: How to Keep Your Loved One Home and Safe
Modern Independence: How to Keep Your Loved One Home and Safe

Modern Independence: How to Keep Your Loved One Home and Safe

For many generations, staying home late in life meant having a live-in assistant. Today's technology, however, gives your loved one more options to continue living independently at home. Here's a quick look at some of the best options that, coupled with help from a FootPrints caregiver, can help keep your loved one home and safe:

on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Communicating with a Loved One who has Trouble Hearing
Communicating with a Loved One who has Trouble Hearing

Communicating with a Loved One who has Trouble Hearing

Nearly 33 percent of those over the age of 60 have trouble hearing. As one ages, hearing loss is often not preventable or reversible. A loved one who has trouble hearing could have a difficult time performing daily living tasks or even keeping themselves safe. Perhaps the most serious side effect, though, is the potential for losing connections with others, leading to social isolation and withdrawal. You can help your aging parent cope with their hearing loss with the following communication tips from FootPrints experienced home caregivers:

on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

The Importance of Staying Social for Seniors
The Importance of Staying Social for Seniors

The Importance of Staying Social for Seniors

Developing and maintaining fulfilling relationships is an important part of an individual’s overall well-being. In fact, people who have satisfying relationships often live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, many seniors that live alone do not get the social interaction that they need.

on Monday, 30 October 2017.

What Type of Care Does My Family Member Need?
What Type of Care Does My Family Member Need?

What Type of Care Does My Family Member Need?

You’ve noticed a change in your mom or dad. Perhaps after extensive research and with the help of our blog Signs it’s Time for In-Home Care, you’ve determined it’s time to call FootPrints Home Care. At FootPrints, we know no two clients’ needs are the same, that’s why our care plans are customized to what your family member needs. But with all of the flexibility that we offer, how can you determine just what exactly your loved one needs? Which services will benefit your mom or dad? When you contact us and request your free in-home assessment, we will help you and your loved one come up with a plan of action, a customized care package that fits your loved one’s lifestyle. Here are some of our tips for assessing your needs to help start the conversation:

on Friday, 27 October 2017.

Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver to someone you love gives you an immense amount of satisfaction. However, it can also lead to stress and burnout. To help guard against this, Footprints Home Care offers these tips to help you prevent this common occurrence.

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

3 Ways FootPrints Can Help Your Parents Age in Place with Dignity
3 Ways FootPrints Can Help Your Parents Age in Place with Dignity

3 Ways FootPrints Can Help Your Parents Age in Place with Dignity

Aging-in-place isn't just a phrase that's trendy right now. It's a way to support your aging parents with dignity and respect while honoring those values that are most important to them. This philosophy is at the heart of the senior services that Footprints offers. As a locally-owned business, we've been helping seniors age in place since 2005 in the following ways:

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

A Nurse in the Family Acquisition
A Nurse in the Family Acquisition

A Nurse in the Family Acquisition

A Nurse in the Family provided non-medical in-home care to seniors in Santa Fe and surrounding areas, including Los Alamos and White Rock. Established in 2011, A Nurse in the Family had already built a substantial client base, but they wanted to expand the range of their services, so they approached us at FootPrints and proposed a merger. It officially went into effect in August.

on Sunday, 20 August 2017.

Keeping Elderly Parent's Home Safe
Keeping Elderly Parent's Home Safe

Keeping Elderly Parent's Home Safe

If your aging loved one wants to maintain their independence by living at home, their safety is no doubt a concern for you. According to the National Council on Aging, one in four older Americans falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among people over 65. You want your mother or father to be safe. Safety is one of our top priorities at FootPrints In-Home Care, here are some of our tips for making sure your senior’s home is safe.

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

Why Become a Caregiver?
Why Become a Caregiver?

Why Become a Caregiver?

Caring for aging seniors is a job that requires compassion, dedication, and hard work. While it’s a challenging job, caring for the elderly is rewarding. If you are considering a caregiver career with FootPrints In-Home Care, here are some reasons to fill out that application!

on Monday, 31 July 2017.

Assisted Living vs In-Home Care: A Cost Comparison
Assisted Living vs In-Home Care: A Cost Comparison

Assisted Living vs In-Home Care: A Cost Comparison

When your loved one requires care and assistance with daily activities, you no doubt want to look into all of your options to provide them with the best care. You may begin to look into assisted living, in-home care, and other options to find the highest quality care within your budget. At FootPrints In-Home Care, we pride ourselves on making superior care accessible and affordable. Here’s a cost comparison of our services in contrast with other care options.

on Friday, 28 July 2017.

Is it Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment?
Is it Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Is it Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) causes a slight decline in cognitive ability. Family and close friends may notice differences as a senior ages. Once sharp and easily able to recall information, a senior may find that their memory is slipping. To some extent, this is a normal age-related change, but in some cases, mild cognitive impairment can progress to dementia. The caregivers at FootPrints In-Home Care have experience working with dementia clients and seniors with mild cognitive impairment. Here are the main differences:

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017.

What to Look for in a Caregiver for Your Loved One
What to Look for in a Caregiver for Your Loved One

What to Look for in a Caregiver for Your Loved One

As your aging loved one’s care needs increase, you may realize that you can’t do it all on your own. As much as you want to be there for them 24/7, obligations and responsibilities prevent most of us from providing round the clock care to our elderly parents or family members. Hiring an in-home caregiver is an excellent solution for many families that want to make sure that their senior is cared for and able to live a satisfying, independent life, but selecting a caregiver can be an overwhelming task. You want to choose a caregiver that will care for your loved one as much as you do. At FootPrints In-Home Care, we hire only the best caregivers. Here’s what we look for in the caregivers that work for us, you’ll find that these are the qualities you want in the person caring for your senior:

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Talking to a Loved One with Dementia
Talking to a Loved One With Dementia

Talking to a Loved One With Dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be demanding. As much as you care for your aging family member, memory loss can make communication difficult and frustrating. Understanding what your loved one is going through and modifying how you speak with them however, can make communicating with them easier and more enjoyable for the both of you. The caregivers at FootPrints Home Care have extensive experience in providing medical and companion care to seniors, we’re experts in communicating with those who have dementia, here are some of our simple communication tips:

on Friday, 23 June 2017.

Summer Heat and Arthritis
Summer Heat and Arthritis

Summer Heat and Arthritis

If you’re caring for an aging family member, their comfort is likely top of mind. You want your loved one to be happy and comfortable, but now that the weather’s warming up, an issue for many seniors is arthritis. Hotter temperatures can aggravate arthritis and make summer unbearable! FootPrints Home Care provides these tips on how to deal with the heat:

on Monday, 19 June 2017.

Top Place to Work 2017
Top Place to Work 2017

Top Place to Work 2017

FootPrints Home Care has done it again! We’re proud to announce that we’ve received the Top Work Place 2017 award. FootPrints is dedicated not only to providing excellent care and service to the clients and families we work with, but also to creating an environment where our employees know that they are valued and appreciated. Our employees are important to us, and we are always going out of our way to make sure they love coming to work every day.

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