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Changes in Balance and Mobility in Seniors

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Changes in Balance and Mobility in Seniors We often see a gradual change in our parents or our friends as we age. Often it is a stiff knee, a sore back, hip pain or onset of plantar fasciitis that makes us start wearing more stable shoes or even make people move less. Maybe it is […]

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Paid Book Bonus!

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Paid Book Bonus! The covid-19 crisis is still with us.  As the seasons change we seem to be familiar with the “new normal”, but we also realize winter isn’t far off in Michigan. Affinity Home Care Agency has seen an increase for the need of home care professionals and we anticipate an even larger increase […]

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We are hiring home care pro’s… but not just anyone…

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We are hiring… but not just anyone… There are a lot of places where you can get a job.  Many stores, offices and hospitality industries are looking to hire anyone willing to go through the application process. However, a career in home care is not an application that you check boxes and fill in the […]

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Did Someone Say, “Bonus”?

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Did Someone Say, “Bonus”? We all know that the last 7+ months have been… unprecedented, unpredictable, uncertain… but regardless, we have been resilient, creative and resourceful. As an industry there is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has created an increased need for home care professionals. Doctors realize that the therapies, care, companionship and assistance home […]

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Your Vote Counts

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Your Vote Counts We all know that there is an election happening soon. Luckily, we can vote absentee, if you so choose. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, or still need to request your absentee ballot, you still have time… but don’t delay! You can actually go to your city clerk’s office with your […]

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month There are 35.6 million people in the world diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia. It is a fatal disease that does not have a cure, prevention or a way to slow the progression of the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the […]

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Support Your Immune System

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Support Your Immune System We all seem to be focused on boosting our immune system. Scientists don’t know exactly what it is that “boosts” the immune system, but they do know how to support the immune system to keep us healthy. As we start to enter colder months, people are staying indoors more and we […]

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Respite Care 

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Respite Care  Many times a family member is the main caregiver for someone that is elderly or ill.  This is an incredibly valuable resource. It is also a very honorable act of love and appreciation.  Often the family caregiver needs a break to be able to go to work, take care of children, or take […]

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Is Time for the “Keys” Talk?

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Is Time for the “Keys” Talk?   You probably remember when you first learned to drive. Your parents probably sat in the passenger seat pumping imaginary brakes and gripping the door handle. Maybe you helped your own children learn to drive and called your parents to say you understood their fear. Over time new drivers […]

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Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion? 

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Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion?  The hot days of summer are still upon us. Often we have high heat indexes well into September when we are getting ready to embrace the cooler days of fall. Sometimes it is a good reminder to think about how dangerous excessive heat can be. Now with all the added […]

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