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Mental Health for Seniors During the Pandemic: Part 2

November 4, 2020

Many home care service providers have reported that seniors are feeling the burden of isolation. Being away from families, friends and personal interaction is difficult. Additionally, senior’s lifestyles were disturbed during the COVID-19 affected period, especially those with mobility issues. Seniors felt safer and more confident by having trusted caregivers by their side. We interviewed … Read more

Mental Health for Seniors During the Pandemic – Part 1

November 2, 2020

Social distancing, once a phrase only heard of in science fiction films, has now become our everyday reality. While social distancing helps stop the spread of COVID-19, it can have some negative mental health consequences, especially for seniors.   Since seniors are at higher risk for negative outcomes from COVID-19, they are more likely to self-restrict … Read more

How to Talk to Your Loved One about Long-term Care

September 16, 2020

To quote Benjamin Franklin, “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” Of course, planning for your loved one’s long-term care can be difficult. Conversations are the most important start to planning long-term care for your loved ones, but they can be tricky. With so many emotions involved, how do you start a productive … Read more

Can I Get Paid If I Take Care Of A Family Member?

September 11, 2020

When you are considering relative care in Denver, be sure to call us at Amber Personal Care.

What is Personal Care?

September 4, 2020

When aging or health issues starting to affect someone performing personal activities of daily living (PADL) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), home care service becomes an attractive option for people who are affected, as they can keep living in their own home.

Home Care vs Assisted Living: Making the Right Choice for You

August 28, 2020

Home care and assisted living are options that have helped millions of individuals who need a little extra aid day-to-day, and they can help you too.

The Dangers of Loneliness

June 19, 2020

Friendship is a lot like food. We need it to survive. Psychologists find that human beings have a fundamental need for inclusion in group life and for close relationships. By  Hara Estroff Marano, published July 1, 2003 – last reviewed on June 9, 2016. View Article. Friendship is a lot like food. We need it to … Read more

Older Couples Are Increasingly Living Apart. Here’s Why.

June 19, 2020

By JUDITH GRAHAM / KAISER HEALTH NEWS  | May 10, 2018 For more, visit TIME Health. Three years ago, William Mamel climbed a ladder in Margaret Sheroff’s apartment and fixed a malfunctioning ceiling fan. “I love that you did this,” Sheroff exclaimed as he clambered back down. Spontaneously, Mamel drew Sheroff to him and gave her a … Read more


June 19, 2020

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that is caused by inhaled asbestos fibers and forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and chest pain. The life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months after diagnosis. Treatment may improve prognosis and can include surgery, chemotherapy or … Read more