Reuniting with Family After COVID Care
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in Oregon and beyond have had to limit our in-person interactions with older family members. Luckily, as vaccination rates increase and booster shots become more widely available, we can reduce the risk of infection. As far as traditional family gatherings, COVID-19 precautions should be maintained….CONTINUE READING
Are You Right for the Caregiving Field?
If you’re thinking about a career in caregiving, you may be wondering what type of person is best suited for taking this career path. Caregivers provide older adults with regular assistance that helps them stay healthy and remain independent. Typical caregiver services include tasks such as: Providing transportation to appointments Assistance with cooking and eating…CONTINUE READING
Why Choose Caregiving as a Profession?
Are you thinking about making a career change? If you’re compassionate, caring, and good at working with older adults, a job in caregiving might be the right fit for you. As a caregiver, benefits include the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you’re providing a valuable service to individuals and families in your community. There…CONTINUE READING
Can a Therapy Animal Help Your Loved One?
From playing and walking to petting and cuddling, therapy dogs for seniors offer countless mental and physical benefits upon every interaction. Serving Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties in Oregon, Serenity Home Care has witnessed this firsthand and believes that the cheerful disposition of a therapy animal is the perfect medicine for elderly or in-care loved…CONTINUE READING
Making Sure Your Loved One’s Home Is Optimized for Fall Protection
Because many seniors spend most of their time at home, it’s no surprise that’s where most falls happen. Regardless of whether they live in an apartment, house, or elsewhere, there are some key changes you and your older loved ones can implement for elderly fall prevention. Serenity Home Care, a comprehensive home care agency licensed…CONTINUE READING
Choosing the Right Caregiver for Your Loved One
If you care for an aging loved one, you know just how much time and energy supporting them requires. While you’re happy to be there for them, hiring a professional caregiver can provide you the flexibility you need to tend to other areas of your life – without the worry that your loved one is…CONTINUE READING
Dining and Nutrition Tips for Your Loved One
It is difficult for all of us to consume a healthy and nutritious diet, and for seniors, the task is even more trying. As we age, common tasks like going to the grocery store, preparing meals, and cleaning the kitchen can become challenging – and dangerous. Serenity Home Care, based in Beaverton, Oregon, offers affordable…CONTINUE READING
How to Make Birthdays and Holidays Memorable Virtually
Celebrating important days together becomes more important than ever when family members are apart. Luckily, a virtual celebration can be much easier than you’d think. You can bring your family together online to celebrate birthdays, holidays, important news, and any other occasion worth a party. Here, Serenity Home Care, which serves Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington…CONTINUE READING
Avoiding Isolation While Social Distancing
Though social distancing is one of the best ways to stay safe from COVID-19, it can easily lead to isolation, loneliness, and emotional distress. This burden is especially difficult for housebound adults or seniors living in a care community – especially without family and friends being able to visit. To help out, Serenity Home Care®…CONTINUE READING
Analyzing Your Need for Medication Management
Many seniors take multiple medications, and it can be challenging to manage them. Some must be taken with every meal, while others are designated for morning or night. Complicating things, many medications are similar in appearance. Yet it’s essential that all prescriptions are taken as directed. Could you or a loved one benefit from assistance…CONTINUE READING