Does your elderly loved one need assistance cleaning their home? Hiring a housekeeper may be the help they need. Question is: how do you hire the right housekeeper? This is a challenge that many caregivers face. After all, when housekeepers provide help around the house, they have access to your personal space and valuables. Luckily, there are a few things you can consider while searching for a … [Read more...]
Gathering Documents for the Tax Return: Helping Your Elderly Loved One
Gathering documents for the tax preparer can be easy, orderly, and stress free for your elderly loved one when they have some simple assistance. In this article we will share the recommendations given by the IRS to: Help you choose a tax preparer Find out what documents are needed for the tax return Be vigilant for tax scams And we’ll also share some of our tips about being … [Read more...]
What to Do When You Notice Decline in Your Elderly Loved One or Client
So you finally got to see your elderly loved one or client in person! Were you concerned or even alarmed by what you saw? Is their memory failing, do they seem frail or unsteady? Have they lost weight? Are they struggling to hear or see? Is their home in disarray? Mail or bills piling up? Message machine full? These are all signs of decline in your elderly loved one. Care is There can help you … [Read more...]
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2022: Review & Update Your Coverage!
https://youtu.be/RGCyPzZBF9s Medicare Open Enrollment will be open from October 15th to December 7, 2021. This is the perfect opportunity to review your coverage and ensure you and your loved ones are on the right Medicare plan. To help you prepare for open enrollment, Medicare has put together five very helpful tips. Read them in their article "Get ready! Medicare’s Open Enrollment starts … [Read more...]
Time to get your Flu Shot!
With COVID-19 statistics at the forefront, it can be easy to forget just how dangerous the flu really is. Flu viruses spread quickly throughout communities; during the 2018-2019 flu season, there were 35.5 million illnesses, 490,600 hospitalizations and 34,200 deaths due to the flu. Vaccinations protect you and your loved ones. The more people who are vaccinated, the less number of flu cases in … [Read more...]
Who Pays the Bills When Your Loved one is in the Hospital?
If your client or loved one has a crisis and ends up in the hospital, who pays the bills? If their spouse is home but isn’t the “bill payer” in the family, are they doubly stressed about what they have to handle? Care is There can help! We Can Do it For You At Care is There, we offer Daily Money Management services - we can pay your loved ones bills, file and monitor long term care insurance … [Read more...]
What to do when a Health Care Agent lives elsewhere
Does the health care agent for your loved one or client live out of town? Or maybe they haven’t named a health care agent at all? That’s a common occurrence, isn’t it? We all have a client or loved one who either hasn’t gotten around to naming an agent to make their health care decisions if they are incapacitated, or their health care agent lives out of town. Either way, if that person has a … [Read more...]
Help Your Elderly Loved One Be Happy
Is your elderly loved one being grouchy, sad, depressed, or argumentative? It’s likely that there is a very good reason, and that you can help your elderly loved one be happy! Why Are They Being So Difficult? There are many potential causes for the way your loved one feels, including medical issues like pain, medication effects, hormonal changes, and cognitive changes. There are lifestyle causes … [Read more...]
Simple Ways to Improve Home Safety
Worried about your elderly loved one or client being safe at home? For good reason! It’s easy to have a fall or other accident, but it’s also easy to improve home safety with a few small changes. Care is There can help! If You Live In Our Service Area If you live in our service area of Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding counties and the Shenandoah Valley (Harrisonburg, Staunton, … [Read more...]
Chronic Disease Management in the time of COVID-19
It’s February - American Heart Month! That’s a great reminder to keep up the management of chronic disease like heart disease. In our article about How to Help Your Elderly Loved One Manage Their Chronic Disease, we explain ways you can support your loved one and client in managing their condition. The inconveniences of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it more complicated for our loved ones … [Read more...]