Help Seniors Cope with the Loss of Independence A loss of independence is a fear many seniors have. When this fear is realized, there are several ways caregivers need to help. According to an AARP study conducted in 2012, 57% of seniors over age 70 do not find it easy...read more
The National Institute on Aging (nihseniorhealth.gov) says that losing a steady, healthy balance and gait is common among seniors. Other factors, like certain medications and diseases, can increase difficulty with balance. To determine if a senior is at high risk of...read more
After the interview and background check we ask ourselves one question, “Would we send this person to our own family?” and if that isn’t the case, we make a decision not to hire someone simply to fill a position.read more
It's the Gazette's 2017 Readers Choice survey and you can vote for your favorite business - including Elite Home Health Agency in the Home Care category! We have been fortunate to have won for the last 2 years thanks to our wonderful staff and your votes. Here's the...read more
Just try to imagine if your parent can’t answer questions where you would have to look to find all this information in an emergency situation.read more
Home care is designed to help seniors and families when they need it most. Our support is designed to be a respite for them to help catch their breath, have a rewarding life and be able to be there themselves without being burned out. Most of our seniors wish to...read more
The Elite Home Health office will be closed at noon today because of the snow storm.read more
There is an expected snow storm coming through western Massachusetts Thursday afternoon. As you can see by the map, Hampshire County is expected to receive 4 to 8 inches of snow. With temperatures in the low 30's it will be a heavy wet snow. Be sure to stay in and...read more
The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker. Known as the Care Act, it offers better instruction and training to the family caregiver. What it does: The law features three important provisions...read more
Caring for an older, ill or disabled person can take a lot of time and energy. For people who work or have other family obligations, caregiving can be very challenging. Find your balance.
No One Can Do It ALL.
With homecare, if you are working, taking care of a family and trying to provide care for an aging, ill or disabled adult, you may feel tugged in different directions. You may not be able to give 100 percent everywhere. This is a time when you will have to make hard choices. Be gentle with yourself. No one can do it all.read more