Shouldn’t We Give Thanks Every Month?

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Showing gratitude is one the simplest and most powerful things we can do, but people aren’t hardwired to be grateful. Gratitude requires practice and what better time than Thanksgiving to do just that? Dr. Robert Emmons, [...]

Aging in Place: The Heart of What We Do

National Aging in Place Week is this week, October 12-20, 2015. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” According to the Journal of Housing for the Elderly, it [...]

Fall Prevention Awareness

September 23rd, the first day of fall, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. According to the National Council on Aging, every 13 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency room after a fall. Many falls are preventable. Keep in mind the following tips: Six Steps to Prevent a Fall Build balance, strength & [...]

Want to Stay at Home? Who Do You Call, Who Can You Trust?

This month, we are pleased to welcome our friend and colleague, Andrew Sever, as a guest blogger. Andrew is President of EnABLE Home Solutions and a licensed occupational therapist. Many thanks to Andrew for sharing his expertise with us this month. Why are most people who consider themselves “accessibility specialists” either builders themselves or sales [...]

Commitment to Quality

This month, we’re introducing the first in a series of quarterly blog posts that will focus on quality. At Kadan Homecare, quality is our top priority. Kadan defines superior homecare services with our commitment to customer and employee satisfaction. We survey our clients on a monthly basis using a third party research firm, Home Care [...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

Today (June 15th) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Designated by the United Nations (UN), WEAAD aims to bring global attention to the issue of physical, emotional and financial abuse against our aging population. The world is experiencing major demographic changes. Projections indicate that by 2050, the global population over the age of 60 [...]

Know the Signs & Symptoms of Stroke

May is American Stroke Month. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States as well as the fifth leading cause of death. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of stroke so you can better protect yourself and your loved ones. First, understand how to spot a stroke [...]

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month. Approximately one million people in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease, which is a neurological disorder effecting movement and is typically diagnosed after the age of 50. The disease is progressive and chronic, which means that the symptoms persist and worsen over time. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease [...]

Clearing Out the Clutter

With spring fast approaching, it’s a good time to do a good, traditional seasonal cleaning around the home. From top to bottom, here are five steps to get it done: Make a checklist – Write down all of the tasks you or your loved one would like to get done. This may include cleaning out [...]

Alice & Alzheimer’s

During the recent award season for movies, actress Julianne Moore brought home several pieces of hardware recognizing her poignant work as Alice in the film, “Still Alice.” The movie offers viewers a rare glimpse into the world of Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of someone living with it. Moore plays Dr. Alice Howland, a linguistics [...]