Staying Mentally Young

Staying “mentally young” doesn’t refer to acting as a child. What it means, instead, is staying mentally sharp and healthy as you age. Our cognitive skills start to deteriorate as we age, but there are things we can do to combat it. Between brain activities and improved health habits, making a few simple lifestyle changes […]

Celebrating Caregiver Appreciation Day

Whether they provide aid to someone with chronic illness, disability, or someone who just needs a little help to stay at home, caregivers are some of the hardest-working individuals we walk among. Even though their work revolves around supporting another individual, the nature of the career can be isolating. It’s important that we take time […]

Differences Between a Home Caregiver and a Home Health Aide

There comes a point in many adults’ lives when they realize that their elderly parent or other loved one can’t care for themselves like they used to be able to. In order to remain in the comfort of their home, they need assistance. Making a decision about what to do for your loved one is […]

What Services Can a Caregiver Assist With?

Aging is a natural part of life, and with it comes its own set of challenges. Things that we used to take for granted– like bathing, dressing, cooking, and other activities of daily living– now aren’t as simple to take care of. While you may want to remain in the comfort of your home, safety […]

How Do I Become a Caregiver?

Not everyone was meant to work a traditional desk job. While these jobs are certainly essential, they don’t allow you the one-on-one interaction with others that you may crave. If you’re the type of person who loves to help others and wants to make a difference in their lives, then a career as an in-home […]

Benefits of Reading for Seniors 

Reading is an engaging activity for all age groups, but especially seniors. On top of being a fantastic way to get rid of boredom, it is also the perfect outlet for brain exercise. Numerous scientific studies have proven the reading’s benefits for older adults. It leads to an increased volume of the frontal and parietal […]

Home Care Powered by AUAF Announces Non-Medical Home Care in Arizona

Home Care Powered by AUAF is pleased to announce our non-medical home care services in Arizona. For more than 25 years, we have provided the state of Illinois home care services that seniors and their families can rely on. Our staff offers respectful, intuitive care to each of our care clients. This enables them to […]

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

As our loved ones age, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves in a caregiving role. Caring for elderly relatives can have physical and emotional consequences. With a new role and new caregiving responsibilities, it’s all too easy to grow overwhelmed, stressed, and eventually burnt out. Caregiver burnout is defined as a state of mental, physical, […]