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Articles by Francesca Robinson, Author at Preferred Care at Home

“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.

It’s Time to Re-Schedule Your Mammogram

Did you miss or postpone a scheduled mammogram due to COVID-19? If so, let this month serve as a reminder to reschedule your breast cancer screening. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month a month dedicated to honoring the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United […]

9 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Today marks the first official day of fall! Here is a list of fall-centered senior activities that will help you take full advantage of the beautiful changing season:

Caregiver Stress Overload: Signs it’s too Much

Written By Francesca Robinson, MA |

Did you know that in the last 5 years, from 2015 to 2020, the number of Family Caregivers has increased from 43.5 million to 53 million? These numbers come from The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP report on caregiving in the US. This report reveals not only an increase in the number of […]

Today is 9/11 and We Remember

Written By Francesca Robinson, MA |

Do you remember where you were 19 years ago? I have yet to meet a person alive on September 11, 2001 who cannot remember exactly where they stood, frozen in horror, watching the attack on America. We remember that day. We will never forget. Today is 9/11. We remember. We Never Forget. 8:46: Flight 11 […]

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