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Articles by Francesca Robinson, Author at Preferred Care at Home

Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran Today and Everyday

Friday, November 11, 2022, is Veterans Day. A day set aside to acknowledge the sacrifice and to say “Thank you.” Don’t let the day slip away without acknowledging the sacrifice.

Have You Ever Asked “What Is Home Care?”

What is home care? With a rapidly growing senior population, the question, “What is home care?” is an important one. As a third-generation home care provider, I grew up in the senior home care industry. I remember when, as a child at Christmas, my family would visit seniors, sing Christmas carols, and pass out poinsettias. In […]

A Pet for Mom? 3 Issues to Consider

Written By Francesca Robinson, MA |

The other day I was walking my dogs, Calvin and Clive, with my senior neighbor, Pam,* and her fluffy dog, Zoe. (You know, the one who loves to pole walk.) My dogs absolutely love Pam and Zoe, and as soon as I leave my house with them they drag me to Pam and Zoe’s house […]

3 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Socially Connected

As seniors age, isolation may become more common. However, seniors need relational connection and social interaction just as much as ever. Our stage of life does not eliminate our need or desire for connection. Aging may create barriers necessary for socializing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the appropriate planning and help, […]

The Benefits of Physical Activity for the Elderly

It is no secret that physical activity is a key ingredient to your overall health and well-being. For the elderly, it becomes more difficult to remain active, but it is no less important. Your physical activity will change as you age, however, any type of physical activity can have huge health benefits. The Center for […]

No Place Like Home

You know that feeling you get when you’ve been away on a trip and you are waiting at the airport to get home? You feel almost antsy waiting for your luggage to arrive at baggage claim. You are so ready to be home. You walk through your front door and sigh, “There is no place […]

Summer Travel Destinations for Seniors

Traveling and experiencing new places is one of the joys of life. But, we all have fallen victim to trip hazards, poor planning, and the stress and anxiety that traveling can create. And as we age, traveling can start to seem too difficult and seniors may begin to limit their travel wish list or cease […]

Five Memory Activities that Boost Brain Health

Over 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. And one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia (Statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association). These statistics are very high and chances are someone you love or know is a victim to […]

Happy Independence Day!

“The idea of independence is rooted deep in the heart of every American, but, perhaps, especially our seniors. The desire to be independent does not fade as we age.”

Tips for Listening Well to Your Senior Loved One

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”  ~Ralph Nichols How often do you think about listening? Most of our day is filled with some type of communication, but are you taking the time to listen–to listen […]

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