Category Archives: Caregiving

An innovative way to provide care in Connecticut (or Anywhere!)

ALS & ALT expand “CarePlus” Program Assisted Living Services, Inc. and Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. announce they are teaming up to expand the “CarePlus” Program. CarePlus entitles clients that use our Personal Care Assistant Services for 40 hours or more …

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Observation Status and Hospitalizations: What’s The Deal?

So, You’ve been admitted to the hospital. Are you considered “inpatient” or are you on “observation status”? Hospitals have been increasing their use of the observation status with Medicare patients because Medicare penalizes hospitals for readmission of a patient with the …

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Winter’s Impact on Connecticut’s Elderly

The busy days of the holiday season sometimes make it easier to overlook the grey days of winter. Now that they are behind us, it is hard to avoid noticing that winter is here. For elderly Connecticut residents, cold, icy …

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Holiday Hazards: What to Watch for When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Photo Credit: mysza831 via Compfight cc Decking the halls is a traditional part of the holiday season for most families in Connecticut. When an aging loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, however, the holidays …

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Live-in Companions Reduce Hospital Admission Rates [STATS]

Our Live-in Companions at Assisted Living Services, Inc. love what they do! In a nutshell, they help our seniors stay safe and happy in their homes. All of our staff are very dedicated and well-trained as either Home Health Aides …

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Companions and Homemakers: Two Important Resources for Connecticut Seniors

The term “aging in place” has received a lot of buzz over the past few years. As Baby Boomers began to reach retirement age, it became obvious they would set a new standard for retirement living. They have made it …

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7 Tips for Preventing Medication Errors in the Elderly

Prescription drugs used properly can help older adults manage everything from blood pressure to cholesterol. For many seniors, they improve their quality of life. But a startling statistic from the Consumer Health Information Services brings to light the risk of …

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Laugh It Off: The Best Medicine for Seniors and their Caregivers (Video)

Caregivers have a difficult job. In addition to their busy careers and caring for their own families, they are responsible for an aging loved one. Many times the loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Juggling …

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The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy From the Dog’s Perspective [INTERVIEW]

Sonny – Registered Therapy Dog Connecticut Home Care News: Animal Assisted Therapy for Seniors is Here! It is a beautiful spring morning when I arrive at the offices of Assisted Living Services, Inc. for work. Today is a special day …

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Beware! Scams Targeting Seniors Increase in Spring and Summer

Scams Targeting Seniors It happens every spring and summer. As the mercury rises the number of scams aimed at seniors goes up too. For a variety of reasons ranging from difficulty hearing to being part of a generation raised to …

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