Creating a Memorable Thanksgiving for Seniors

Oh, the holidays! That time of year where families get together, eat far too much and all is merry and bright in the world. It’s important to remember that the holidays, although a special time, can also be difficult for some. The elderly may struggle with the holidays and it’s important to be mindful of their feelings. While Thanksgiving is a joyous time for many, seniors can often experience the “holiday blues”. Seasonal depression can also have a significant impact on the elderly as they reminisce about their loved ones who are no longer with us....

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Someone I Love Needs Home Care, Now What?

Finding the right caregiver for an aging loved one is not an easy task, especially if you’ve never had to navigate this world before. It’s difficult enough to watch your mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, or anyone you love age and become less independent. Most people would prefer to stay in their home if they are able to remain as independent as possible. Daily tasks may be more challenging but manageable with the right help. This is where home care comes in as a serious option for many seniors and disabled. ...

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What’s With the Name For Papa’s Sake?

If there is one question we get all the time, it’s “what’s with the name For Papa’s Sake?” It’s definitely a conversation starter, that’s for sure! When we started thinking through our name several years ago, we knew we wanted to be different and connect with why we started the business. ...

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What to Say When Your Parent's Memory Starts to Slip

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess we’ve all had some moments with our aging parents that drive us a little crazy. As much as we love our parents, it still can be difficult to be told the same story over and over again. Seniors often know that their memory and physical abilities are weakening, and reminders can be hurtful. When seniors brain functions start “slipping,” they are aware of the loss, and they are often terrified, scared and even isolating....

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Walking to End Alzheimer's Together

For Papa’s Sake is excited to join forces with the Alzheimer’s Association this September to help end this horrible disease. Alzheimer’s is very close to our hearts as we watched one of our own suffer for many years with Alzheimer’s. Annette Simon, mother of our owner, Robert Simon sadly passed away in 2005 after battling for many years. We walk this September 17th in her honor and to help keep her legacy alive. ...

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Avoiding Dehydration

While the summer is often filled with joyous occasions, it’s also a dangerous time, especially for seniors. Seniors especially need to be vigilant over the summer in order to remain healthy and happy. One very important piece of staying safe and healthy is avoiding dehydration. ...

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