When is it Time to Talk About Home Care?

February 2nd, 2016 / Bennett / 1 comment

How do you know if home care is the best solution for your family? Home care, independent living, assisted living, nursing home – what do all of these options mean and how do you determine when the time is right to either move your loved one or bring someone into their home to help? Are […]

Keeping the Elderly Happy and Engaged

May 23rd, 2017 / Peculiar Productions / 0 comments

Quality of life means living a well-rounded lifestyle. Maintaining the physical and mental aspects of life becomes more difficult as we age. Promoting social interaction and physical activity is important to maintaining senior engagement. Providing seniors with enough mental, physical, and emotional stimulation to remain engaged increases their quality of life. According to the National […]

Long Distance Caregiving

April 26th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

It happens all the time. Your parents or elderly loved ones can no longer complete daily living activities on their own. You cannot be there daily because you do not live close yet someone needs to be responsible for seeing to their care. Hiring a home care agency like Upstate Home Care Solutions is the natural […]

Time Management Tips for Caregivers

April 25th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

There is one fact that applies to every person: there are only 24 hours in a day. How we differentiate ourselves as caregivers, managing not only our own schedule but someone else’s, is how we manage that time. And there will always be more priority tasks than we can accomplish within that time limit. Here […]

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

March 22nd, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

The days are getting longer and flowers are in bloom. It’s time to take a look at the inside of your loved one’s living space. The time-honored tradition of throwing open the doors and windows to welcome the springtime sun and the refreshing breezes is still important for all of us—especially for seniors who may […]

Why to Take Keys From Elderly Driver

March 22nd, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

Driving is a symbol of independence and freedom. Remember, the joy you experienced as a teen when you finally had that ability? It is something we probably begin to take for granted until we hit our later years. Seniors begin to associate driving, again, with that sense of independence especially when it is being threatened […]

When and How to Take Away the Keys

March 22nd, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

If you are responsible for an elder’s care, there may be a day when you begin to question if they are capable of driving. Something may happen while riding or you start to notice more dings on the car that raise the question: Is it time to take away to keys? Read more about how […]

Technology Needs the Human Touch

March 20th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

Our mission is to enable seniors to age in place with dignity and grace. Through our core values of comfort, affection, respect, integrity, nurturing, and generosity, we are certain our mission will be achieved for providing quality care for you or your loved one. One of the cornerstones of our care approach is compassion. We […]

Home Care: Not Just for the Elderly

February 16th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

When most people think of home care they think it is just for the elderly but this is not the case. Home care can take on the unique situation and needs of the individual and family. At Upstate Home Care Solutions, we serve the elderly, disabled individuals, individuals with developmental issues, and even mothers in need […]

Characteristics of a Great Caregiver

February 16th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

We are writing this blog about the characteristics of a quality caregiver from two different perspectives. We are always looking for home caregivers who fit this bill to join our team. We are also writing to those who are hiring caregivers so they have a checklist of what to look for when interviewing caregivers. For […]

Signs You Need a Caregiver

January 17th, 2017 / Bennett / 0 comments

More than likely if you are reading this, you are concerned about a family member. If you are concerned about a loved one’s well-being, take the time to evaluate how they’re doing in terms of health, safety and quality of life. Any of these five red flags may indicate that your loved one needs more […]