Colorado’s Independent Living Centers: Empowering Seniors to Age in Place and Stay Independent

Continuing a life of health and wellness as one ages requires regular adjustments and adaptations through the body’s many changes. Living independently in the community late into life is very possible, and requires a commitment to life-long learning of new skills. Across Colorado, Independent Living Centers, or ILCs, help seniors and their families and friends adjust and adapt to aging in place. As the body ages there is a common diminishing of six core functions

I Didn’t Know, But I Was Ready!

“This is how my journey of home care started”… It was June 23, 2005, on my 39th birthday and we were in the office of A.A.C Adoption & Family Network in Berthoud, Colorado with my two boys ages 6 and 7 and my husband. We were looking into adopting a girl when I got a call from my sister: “Mom has had a massive stroke and she is in the intensive care unit”. She had

Six Signs It’s Time for More Help

One of the most difficult decisions adult children can face is discerning when to step in and support their aging parents with their basic daily living tasks. The decision to help an aging parent is complex, both emotionally and practically. Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for older adults. Although every situation is different, here are six signs to consider when discerning if your aging parents need more assistance to

Help Your Loved One to Live Safely At Home

Aging in place is defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” For many elderly individuals, the ability to continue living at home as they age is essential to their emotional health and well-being.  Unfortunately, as we age, it often becomes increasing difficult to remain in the homes we love. How we can we help our elderly family members to

Life Is Like A Game Of Tennis, You Only Win By Serving

As we reach out and touch someone with a servant’s heart, we reap many rewards. One of the biggest rewards is we add to the senior’s quality of life by allowing them to stay in their own homes. Home care provides many other benefits as the trained, loving, professional caregiver bonds with the client.  The professional caregiver who has chosen in-home care quickly learns how the senior wants things done in their home and strives