What is Concierge Care at Home?

Ensure control of your own care needs for the rest of your life. With Friendship at Home, you can enjoy retirement knowing your care coordinator — a personal care concierge — is available anywhere, anytime. Ninety percent of retirees prefer to grow older at home, but few have a plan in place for their care needs. […]

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Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids

Grandparents Day is right around the corner, meaning it’s time to start thinking of fun things you could do together to celebrate the occasion. Whether your grandkids are nine months or 9-years-old, Grandparents Day is an excellent opportunity to build memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for something fun to do on […]

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Ways to Make Extra Money in Retirement

Saving and making money during retirement can help you pursue activities you never had the time or money to experience. While making sound financial decisions takes effort, that doesn’t mean it has to be hard! Follow these tips to put some extra money in your pocket during retirement. Senior Discounts Use senior discounts whenever possible! […]

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Tips to Protect Yourself from the Flu

The flu has been especially prevalent this year. Public health officials have stated that the dominant strain, H3N2, has caused more fatalities in its lifetime than other strains like H1N1. While the flu doesn’t always cause serious complications, it’s important to take precautions. Once you have it, there is little that can be done to […]

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Creative Ways to Fill Your Home With Memories

Home is where the heart is. Whether you’ve lived in your home for four months or 40 years, there really is no place like it. However, it takes some effort and creative decorating to transform a house into a home. Hanging the right photo over the mantel can transform the room, and decorating with cherished […]

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Tips for Decluttering Your Home

It’s natural to accumulate many objects throughout your lifetime. Some remind us of our most precious moments and milestones — but a lot of it is just “stuff.” Taking time to declutter our homes can free space in our closets, make our homes safer and give us a feeling of satisfaction. Plus, having fewer material […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving

Caring for a spouse or parent with health issues, also known as caregiving, is hard. For many, caring for an aging parent or spouse is one of the most challenging things they’ve ever done. At Friendship at Home, we believe no one should have to watch a loved one suffer or put their life on […]

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Easy Ways to Make Money in Retirement

Having extra money can make retirement a little more fun. It’s always good to have some extra money in your pocket to spoil your grandkids with a candy bar. Maybe you want to make a little extra money without committing to a full-time job, or maybe you’re just looking for a new hobby that pays. […]

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4 Great Ways to Enjoy Retirement

  Retirement often marks the end of stress and the start of a new life chapter. It’s the time when you finally get to sit back and enjoy the simple things. But just like anything new, retirement can be a bit daunting if you’re not sure how to spend your time. That’s why we’ve put […]

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How To Afford Long-Term Care In Retirement

Every retiree should have a lifetime plan for a life at home. Having a plan in place for long-term care can save money, reduce stress and enable you to age in the comfort of your home. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of adults older than 65 will […]

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Taking a Great Family Photo at Home

There’s nothing like a family photo to document your family tree. Whether you want to hang it on your wall, keep it on your nightstand or turn it into one of these 33 cherished projects, a family photo will make your house feel like a home. Luckily, you don’t have to hire a professional photographer […]

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5 Services That Deliver to Your Home

One of the benefits of aging in place with Friendship at Home is that you never have to leave your living room. While it may be fun to go out with friends or grocery shopping with your significant other, sometimes it’s nicer to stay in the comfort of your own home. Luckily, the days of […]

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4 Tips for Seniors Exercising at Home

Exercise is a vital component of every healthy lifestyle. It’s the single best thing you can do to improve your health other than quitting smoking, and if exercise came in pill form it would be called the wonder drug. Regular exercise is linked to improved mood, long-term mobility and is a vital part of reducing […]

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How To Maintain Good Sleep Hygiene As We Age

  There’s nothing quite like falling asleep in the comfort of your own home. But as we age, maintaining good sleep hygiene is important because experiencing altered sleep patterns like insomnia and restlessness are common. Many seniors report difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, which can lead to depression, tiredness and irritability. Ensuring you get […]

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3 Tips For Seniors Gardening at Home

Gardening can transform your backyard into a beautiful getaway, improve the appearance of your home and provide hours of summer fun. Not only is gardening a rewarding, life-long activity but a hobby that promotes healthy living. By reducing anxiety and increasing physical activity, gardening improves both your mood and fitness. Studies show that regular gardening […]

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Reasons Why Seniors Should Own A Pet

As we age, the advantages of pet ownership can’t be understated. A furry friend can be a source of companionship and happiness that brings life into the home while reminding us to cherish the simple things. Knowing there’s a source of unconditional love waiting at home is enough to get many people through the day. […]

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Family-Friendly Day Trips and Activities with Seniors

Building happy memories, getting out of the house and staying active are important life goals at any age, but in families with seniors, it’s important to choose activities that are stimulating without being exhausting or dangerous. Here are some popular day trips for seniors in the Columbus area:

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How to Keep Your Parents Safe With Senior Driving Restrictions

There’s a different level of concern that a parent has when their teenager is learning to drive compared to when their parents are losing the skill. If there’s one thing more stubborn than a teenager, it’s an independent senior citizen whose ability to drive is being threatened. The US Constitution protects seniors from arbitrary loss-of-driving-privileges […]

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What Services do Seniors Need to Age in Place at Home?

If given an option, many seniors would prefer aging at home as opposed to moving to an assisted living facility to spend their golden years. Aging from the comfort of your own home has its advantages. At the same time, it’s not a decision that seniors should make lightly due to their growing physical, mental […]

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Seniors Beware! It’s Scam Season Again

As tax season hits full swing, seniors should be on guard against tax scams and other fraudulent activities that can cheat them out of their money. It’s not unusual for seniors to be the target of scammers out to rob them of their retirement funds.

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How Hobbies can Make an Important Impact for Seniors

Hobbies can enrich a senior’s life by helping them live a more active and productive lifestyle. Hobbies which involve the participation of others such as team sports, game playing or volunteering can give you a sense of belonging and purpose. By staying socially active after retirement, you can live a happier, more satisfying life. An […]

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How Technology Improves Independent Living for Seniors

Modern technology can enrich a senior’s lifestyle by making their golden years easier and more enjoyable. Technology has much to offer a senior pursuing an independent way of life. Modern technology can boost home safety and security so seniors can have greater confidence living on their own. The following technological advances facilitate independent living for […]

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How to Better Care for an Aging Population

Health care advocates in the U.S. are continuously exploring new ways to best serve our aging population. At Friendship at Home, we are always following the latest trends and recommendations, implementing them early to ensure we are providing the best care possible to our clients. Helping our older members create their own individualized, flexible plans that allow them to […]

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How to Create a Safer Environment in Your Own Home

According to AARP research, aging adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. In fact, 90 percent of those surveyed indicated they prefer to stay in their homes and “age in place.” This holds true even when the elderly need some in-home care. For many seniors, the main concern is maintaining control […]

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Evaluating the Cost of Living for Aging Adults

Choosing the right retirement option for your aging parent or loved one shouldn’t be made lightly. Consideration for the aging adult’s wishes, health status and the cost of care are all important factors to consider. For many aging Americans staying in their own homes is important to their sense of independence and helps maintain a […]

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Are There Better Options than Independent Living Communities?

In the past, there were limited options when it came to living out your senior years independently. You could either move into an independent living or assisted living facility, or you could hire private care helpers on your own. Many seniors found these options either too controlling or too expensive. Thankfully, times have changed, and […]

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What is Friendship at Home?

Envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work and entrepreneurship, and promotes purposeful engagement and volunteerism. That’s the future of our senior population. Retirement no longer means sitting around relaxing for the rest of your days. Today’s senior is out and about living life to its fullest.

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The New Model for the Future of Aging

“We envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work and entrepreneurship & promotes purposeful engagement & volunteerism.” When we see aging in a more positive light, the benefits of longevity start rolling into view! http://goo.gl/T4AyCD

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Healthy Aging Begins at Home

For many individuals, aging in place is the healthiest option. But the benefits don’t end there! Healthy, at-home aging plans have a positive impact on our healthcare system & housing market: http://goo.gl/5pauDE

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