The Holidays May Not Be the Most Wonderful Time of Year for Many Seniors

The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.

Aging in Place

“Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. “Aging in place” is a term used [...]

Kadan Homecare Stands Up for Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Statistics show that: • More than 40% of people hospitalized from hip fractures do not return home and are not capable of living [...]

Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Did you know that older Americans are at great risk of financial exploitation, such as fraud or identity theft? According to the National Council on Aging, the estimated cost of elder financial abuse and fraud can be up to $36.5 billion annually. Further, financial abuse against the elderly is frequently committed by someone they know [...]

Home, Safe Home

Home is where people feel the most comfortable. However, with an increasing number of older adults living independently or with in-home care, it is imperative to make sure that their home is not just comfortable, but also safe. Falls, burns and poisonings are some of the most common accidents burdening older people. If you are [...]

Stroke Awareness Month: What are the Signs of Stroke?

According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, causing brain cells to be deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled [...]

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Statistics & Warning Signs

Although more than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the general public’s understanding of disease symptoms is often limited to what is seen in the media. Many people only know Parkinson’s as the disease that Muhammad Ali had, or Michael J. Fox has.Although more than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s [...]

Kadan Homecare Receives 2018 Best of Home Care® – Leader in Excellence Award

Kadan Homecare, a provider of quality home care to Atlanta area families for nearly 35 years, announced today that it received the distinguished Best of Home Care – Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for home care. The Leader in Excellence Award is the highest recognition presented [...]

Is It Time to Take the Keys Away?

Are you concerned or even fearful that your aging parent should no longer drive a car? This is one of the most important deliberations, considerations and possible actions you will probably face as a caregiver. A person's age is not and should not be the reason for taking away the car keys. There are people [...]