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On the Wings of a Wish: Vietnam Veteran Flies Again

On the Wings of a Wish: Vietnam Veteran Flies Again

Larry, 75, is a Vietnam War veteran pilot who resides in Prophetstown, Illinois. He was stationed in three locations: Guam, Thailand, and Okinawa. Larry flew 200 missions during his time in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He flew 68 times in a B-52 and 132 times in a C-47.

Top TV Shows for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Seniors with Alzheimer's need various forms of entertainment just like the rest of us. Watching or listening to familiar TV shows, movies, and music, can help keep their brains active and keep memories coming back.

Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Many seniors don’t want to learn social media because they don’t understand how they can personally benefit from it. It can be intimidating for them because nowadays, social media is more common among the younger generations.

How to Improve the Caregiver/Senior Relationship

It takes time and patience to find the right caregiver. Even if they are highly qualified, it's still important to make sure they're a good match for the senior. Home care is especially challenging due to the wide range of health needs that the senior may have.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms.
Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Seniors are especially at risk for heat related health problems due to poor circulation, changes in skin due to aging, heart problems, and other health issues.
Hiring a Home Care Agency: a Simple Guide

Hiring a Home Care Agency: a Simple Guide

We’ve put together a simple guide of the basic steps to take before choosing a home care agency.
4 Ways to Reduce Senior Isolation

4 Ways to Reduce Senior Isolation

Isolation among seniors is extremely common, especially for those who live at home rather than a senior living community.
Health Benefits of Aromatherapy for Seniors

Health Benefits of Aromatherapy for Seniors

Aromatherapy can help to improve digestion, ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep, reduce pain levels, and decrease stress.
Digital Health Tools for Senior Care

Digital Health Tools for Senior Care

A huge technological advancement that seniors should be aware of are digital health tools.
5 Tips to Prevent Falling in Your Home

5 Tips to Prevent Falling in Your Home

Seniors are prone to falling due to physical health problems and issues with balance.
10 Best Sports for Seniors

10 Best Sports for Seniors

Sports encourage social interactions and are a great way for seniors to get physical activity.
Memory Loss Prevention

Memory Loss Prevention

Memory loss occurs in older adults due to organic disorders, brain injuries, or neurological illnesses.
Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Participating in spring cleaning can help to boost a senior’s mood while clearing out anything that might be harmful to their health.
The Best Books for Seniors

The Best Books for Seniors

Reading not only provides entertainment and knowledge, but it also provides substantial benefits for your brain.
Healthy Skin Tips for Seniors

Healthy Skin Tips for Seniors

Your skin ages with you, and it is normal to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
Meet ‘Alexa’: A Senior Citizen’s Ideal Digital Assistant

Meet ‘Alexa’: A Senior Citizen’s Ideal Digital Assistant

In actuality, technology can provide benefits for seniors that makes aspects of their lives less stressful.
Energy Boosting Tips for Seniors

Energy Boosting Tips for Seniors

As you age, your energy levels start to decline. It’s difficult for seniors to feel energized and motivated to go through their daily tasks.
Technology for Seniors

Technology for Seniors

Seniors are already involved in social media, emails, and Skype to keep up with friends and family members, but there is a lot of technology out there that seniors aren’t taking advantage of.
Healthy Foods for Healthy Aging

Healthy Foods for Healthy Aging

Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but as you age, it’s especially beneficial to maintain a nutritional diet to assure healthy aging.
RAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes Congress

RAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes Congress

A bill that requires the federal government to develop a strategy to support the 40 million Americans who care for a loved one is on its way to the president’s desk after passing the Senate on Monday.
Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care

Arthritis can be a debilitating disease due to joint pain, stiffness and fatigue; however, with proper arthritis care, seniors can have a high quality of life and feel more at ease.
Brain Exercises for Seniors

Brain Exercises for Seniors

Mental exercise is just as necessary as physical exercise because your brain needs to stay active in order to stay healthy.
Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Did you know that therapy dogs are extremely beneficial to seniors?
Stress Management Tips for Seniors

Stress Management Tips for Seniors

Stress management should be a top priority for seniors.
Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

As the temperature drops and hazardous weather conditions approach us, it’s crucial for seniors to learn about winter safety.
Talking With Your Doctor

Talking With Your Doctor

Patients often struggle to say exactly what they want to say and knowing how to say it.
Hobbies – Finding a Fun and Healthy Activity!

Hobbies – Finding a Fun and Healthy Activity!

Hobbies not only provide leisure and pleasure, but they can also benefit your health.
Staying Active with Exercise

Staying Active with Exercise

With active exercises it is important to have a mixture of various physical activity.
A Day In The Life – With Evangeline Sanchez

A Day In The Life – With Evangeline Sanchez

Angel’s mindset of wanting to make things better is not only for the clients, but translates to how she interacts with her caregivers as well.
The Work Culture of IHPS – An Interview with Jennifer Schmidt

The Work Culture of IHPS – An Interview with Jennifer Schmidt

An important element to the work culture at In Home Personal Services is the ability to be in tune to the needs of people.
A Day In The Life – With Susan McCoy

A Day In The Life – With Susan McCoy

We are getting a glimpse of the culture of the company and the work day of various positions.
The Work Culture of IHPS – An Interview with Iris Santiago

The Work Culture of IHPS – An Interview with Iris Santiago

Our work environment is one in which we take pride in the care and welfare of our employees, both in the field and at our offices.
Best Pets for Seniors – The Benefits of an Animal Companion

Best Pets for Seniors – The Benefits of an Animal Companion

Pet ownership has significant benefits for the mental, physical, and emotional health.
The Effects of Music on Seniors

The Effects of Music on Seniors

Music can calm the soul, incite happiness, and provoke sadness in children, teens, adults, and seniors alike.

Seniors and the Fourth of July

As you are gearing up for festivities, be mindful of the senior in your life.
Seniors and Ice Cream

Seniors and Ice Cream

Choices that will help to lower sugar-intake while still giving that craved sweet fix!

Travel Tips

For seniors, travel can also look a bit different. Health affects the way we move about and the activities that we take part in, but this shouldn’t stop you from traveling.

Gardening As We Age

Gardening is a great activity that both increases physical activity and gives you the opportunity to grow something and see the fruits of your labor.

Like Fine Wine

The American Heart Association recommends that if you are going to consume wine or alcohol to do so, of course, in moderation.

Positively Thankful – Gratitude Journaling

One way to help keep your mind positive and focused on the good is to keep a gratitude journal.

Fun Ways To Keep Active In The Spring!

Studies have shown that spending time outside can reduce stress, increase serotonin (lifting your mood), and enhance brain function.
Choosing Healthy Eating

Choosing Healthy Eating

Nutrition is important at any age.  Knowing the right foods to eat is necessary.
Franchisees of the Year 2016

Franchisees of the Year 2016

We are proud to honor Dr. Christina Paff and Mr. Steve Paff of IHPS Brevard as Franchise of the Year for 2016.
As Temperatures Rise Seniors Need To Take Precautions Against Overheating

As Temperatures Rise Seniors Need To Take Precautions Against Overheating

Rising temperatures can present many dangers and it is important to be prepared.