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Summer Health Tips for Seniors

Summer Health Tips for Seniors

Jul 25, 2022 - When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months but caregivers and their seniors also face unique risks.

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What Caregivers Should Know

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What Caregivers Should Know

Jun 17, 2022 - Understand the three stages of Alzheimer’s disease and how caregivers can help patients in each of these different stages.

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Client Testimonial - Marie

Client Testimonial - Marie

May 10, 2022 - "My caregiver Linda brightens my day. There is nothing about her that I would change because she is just perfect! From the first day, she was always accommodating and pleasant. I enjoy it when she comes to visit me because she always has a plan and a smile on her face. I am very comfortable with Linda and I am happy to open my door to her!"

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Quality of Life with Arthritis

Quality of Life with Arthritis

May 3, 2022 - It is difficult to watch the ones you love struggle to perform daily tasks that they used to do with ease. However, while arthritis is not curable, there are many options for improving quality of life.

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Caregiver Spotlight: Gretchen

Caregiver Spotlight: Gretchen

Apr 28, 2022 - Meet Gretchen, a Daughter for Hire caregiver since 2020 and our featured employee in this month’s Caregiver Spotlight! Gretchen embodies everything that a caregiver should be. She is kind, compassionate, dedicated to helping others, and puts others before herself. To say that she is an asset to our team is an understatement.

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Meditation for Calm and Health

Meditation for Calm and Health

Apr 8, 2022 - So much of the lives of our older adults are encompassed with medications and doctor’s visits. They are focused on the stresses of the future and the memories of the past. Meditation is an activity that helps them learn how to be themselves in the moment, costs nothing, and can bring enormous health benefits.

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Caregiver Spotlight: Joy

Caregiver Spotlight: Joy

Mar 28, 2022 - Meet Joy, a Daughter for Hire caregiver since 2019 and our featured employee in this month’s Caregiver Spotlight! Joy has been a caregiver with us for almost 3 years. Joy is a genuine, kind, patient and dependable caregiver. In talking with her clients, each of them has said how much she brightens their days.

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Mar 25, 2022 - We have all heard that sometimes, laughter can be the best medicine. At Daughter for Hire, we believe that this is especially true for our senior population. We can think of no better way to help brighten the day of our senior loved-ones by inserting a little laughter into their lives.

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Happy 5th Work Anniversary Kerry!

Happy 5th Work Anniversary Kerry!

Mar 15, 2022 - Five years ago today, our Director of Companion Care for the Capital District, Kerry Ouellette joined Daughter for Hire. To say Kerry made an impact is an understatement. She jumped in with both feet and was instrumental in creating our presence in the Capital District. Kerry took on the role of hiring manager, master scheduler, networker, employee supervisor and client relations manager. One million accolades aren't enough to show how much we appreciate Kerry and all that she does for our company, our caregivers and our clients.

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How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns

How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns

Mar 2, 2022 - Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to a variety of sleep-related problems.

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Caregiver Spotlight: Heather

Caregiver Spotlight: Heather

Feb 23, 2022 - Meet Heather, a Daughter for Hire caregiver since 2021 and our featured employee in this month’s Caregiver Spotlight! From the first day that Heather started, she was eager to help our clients and brighten their days with extraordinary care. Heather is a dedicated caregiver who shows up every day with kindness in her heart and a smile on her face.

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Winter Indoor Activities

Winter Indoor Activities

Feb 7, 2022 - Seasonal depression affects many seniors. Engaging indoor activities can make the winter more enjoyable and healthy. Depression can increase during the winter months, affecting senior health and quality of life. Indoor activities for seniors can relieve depression.

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Caregiver Spotlight: Annette

Caregiver Spotlight: Annette

Jan 31, 2022 - Meet Annette, a Daughter for Hire caregiver since 2021 and our featured employee in this month's Caregiver Spotlight! Annette is understanding of her client’s needs and is always willing to help out. She is amazingly kind-hearted and always wants what's best for her clients.

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New Year's Goals

New Year's Goals

Jan 7, 2022 - For older adults, making a New Year’s resolution can be a symbol of hope. Resolutions are a sign to their inner selves that they believe they will be around for the coming year to enact those changes.

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Bake Cookies Day!

Bake Cookies Day!

Dec 17, 2021 - Saturday, December 18th is Bake Cookies Day, and here at Daughter for Hire, we enjoy marking the day with our clients! Conveniently landing one week before Christmas, Bake Cookies Day is a great opportunity to put on our creative caps and bake some joy into the hearts of our clients, friends, neighbors, and family members!

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Daughter for Hire's 9th Anniversary

Daughter for Hire's 9th Anniversary

Dec 3, 2021 - On Sunday, December 5th, 2021, Daughter for Hire celebrates 9 years in business! We started this journey with just one client and over the past nine years, we have been honored to touch the lives of hundreds of clients and their families in the Mohawk Valley and Capital District. As a company, we are proud of what we do, our mission and vision, and the positive impact we have on our community. We want to take this time to reflect on how grateful we are not only for our clients, but also our amazing caregivers that have made this possible. Thank you to our community for trusting and believing in our services.

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National Pay Back Your Parents Day

National Pay Back Your Parents Day

Nov 19, 2021 - National Pay Back Your Parents Day is Saturday November 20th. Though we can't possibly thank them for all that they've done, how about a card and a phone call telling them how much you appreciate all that they've done? Any simple gesture of your gratitude will surely be appreciated by your parents, in-laws and stepparents!

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Caregiver Testimonial: Nancy

Caregiver Testimonial: Nancy

Oct 29, 2021 - My name is Nancy and I have been a Daughter for Hire caregiver for the last 3 years. I was recently asked about my experience working for Daughter for Hire. First and foremost, I love the population I serve.

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National Check Your Meds Day

National Check Your Meds Day

Oct 19, 2021 - National Check Your Meds Day is observed on October 21st and serves as a reminder to review both prescription and non-prescription medicines. Very often, seniors are prescribed a variety of medications from different providers which makes utilizing one (and only one) pharmacy so vitally important.

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Caregiver Interview - Dawn's Testimony

Caregiver Interview - Dawn's Testimony

Oct 6, 2021 - Recently we asked our caregivers to tell us why they love their role at Daughter for Hire. Dawn has been a caregiver in the Capital Region for almost a year and is considered a treasured asset to her clients and their families.

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