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Articles by Francesca Robinson, Author at Preferred Care at Home

The Importance of Family-Centered Home Care

Written By Francesca Robinson, MA |

I received a call from a friend asking for guidance as she newly navigates the maze of senior care options for her elderly parents. Throughout the course of the conversation I realized, yet again, that quality home care requires the inclusion of the elderly person’s entire support system–it must be family-centered. In order to meet […]

How to Organize Your Medications {Free Printable!}

Last week, I discussed some tips to help with spring organization for your home. Today, I wanted to provide a few more tips on managing and organizing your medications. For many seniors, medication management is an important component of care. Updating and reconciling medication is more important than an organization system, however, the right organization […]

Tackle Your Next Home Organization Project with Confidence

It wasn’t until I lived in the northeast that I began to really anticipate spring. My daily routine consists of checking the weather channel for the next burst of warmth and sunshine and planning my schedule accordingly. Let’s just say I was very spoiled living in Florida and took warmth for granted! And with the […]

How to Cultivate Healthy Sleep Habits

Blustering 40-50 mph winter winds shook my window panes. I lay awake listening to the wind howl outside my window.  Normally, I’d roll over and be back to sleep, but lately, those middle-of-the-night wakings mean I’ll toss and turn for an hour or two. Sleep, getting enough of it, can seem like a never-ending battle […]

“I can help.”

An elderly couple walked into a lab testing center where I sat in the waiting room. They unbundled many layers of large coats and stood waiting for some type of assistance that I knew would not come. An ipad stood in front of the closed window and there wasn’t a receptionist waiting behind the window […]

How to Prepare for a Snow Emergency

Currently, the Northeast is bracing for a winter storm. As I make preparations, mainly making sure I’m stocked in snacks and hot cocoa, my mind turns to the most vulnerable and the added layer of difficulty and danger that is faced when a winter storm hits. The best recommendation is to prepare in advance as […]

Combat Loneliness during a Pandemic

“Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions,” states the Center for Disease Control (CDC). And this is without the forced social distancing and isolation brought on by the […]

Christmas Means a Little Bit More

Written By Francesca Robinson, MA |

“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought…doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps…means a little bit more!” – How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss For many, Christmas highlights loss experienced in this difficult year–loss of friends or […]

Supporting the Elderly Through the Holidays

Written By Francesca Robinson, MA |

The holidays can be a lonely and difficult time for seniors. Instead of merriment and joy, many seniors experience loneliness and sadness during the holiday season. A time of year dedicated to family and traditions can be a reminder of the loss that many of us have experienced: loss of loved ones, loss of health, […]

Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran Today and Everyday

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 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.

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