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Technology Tools for Seniors Aging in Place

Embracing technology can be intimidating for some, but in the case of seniors aging in place in the comfort of their own homes, it can be positive, helpful, and even life-changing.  Many tools of modern help seniors stay connected, safe, and thrive when living alone. From helping to keep in

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Puzzles for Brain Health

Did you know that simple puzzles like crosswords and word searches can be a fun and effective way to help seniors stay sharp and engaged? At Daughter for Hire, we believe in nurturing our loved ones’ mental well-being through enjoyable activities that promote a healthy mind.  And as we age,

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World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21st, 2023 is World Alzheimer’s Day.  It is a day that is important to us because so many of the individuals and families that Daughter for Hire serves are affected by this disease. Our specially trained care companions have experience in working with clients who have Alzheimer’s disease, and we

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Daughter for Hire receives grant from The Genesis Group

Daughter for Hire was so pleased to receive a grant from The Genesis Group Small Business Assistance Program. The grant, sponsored by First Source Federal Credit Union, will be used to fund two Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to help senior clients in the Mohawk Valley stay connected with the world

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See Our New Commercial!

Daughter For Hire gives your family peace of mind, and make it possible for seniors to age in place with the compassion, attention, and devotion of a daughter or son.

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Caregiver Spotlight – Ed

Meet our Caregiver of the Month for the Capital Region, Edward Bolaski. We appreciate Ed because he can always be counted on to help out when he’s able to, and he goes out of his way to ensure the happiness and safety of his clients. Ed is known for his

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Caregiver of the Month – Mandy

Daughter For Hire would like to spotlight Caregiver of the Month for the Mohawk Valley Region – Mandy. Mandy has been a caregiver with Daughter for Hire since the beginning of 2021. Her passion is to brighten the days of her clients and they love her for it! Her clients

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Care Companion Spotlight – Kim B

Thank you to Kim B., our December Care Companion of the Month, who serves in the Capital Region. Her clients describe her as a breath of fresh air, an amazing listener, patient and a good friend. We love her dependability and her ability to connect with each client she helps. Our clients’

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Today is our 10th Anniversary

Daughter for Hire is proud to announce that we have crossed another milestone in the history of our company. This December our company is celebrating 10 years of helping thousands of seniors remain safely and independently in their own homes. What began as a small company with just the founder

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Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily. Understanding caregiver burnout symptoms and coping mechanisms can help make caregiving more enjoyable and fulfilling. About 1 in 3 adults serves as an informal caregiver to another adult, like an aging

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Care Companion Spotlight – Amanda

Meet Amanda, a Daughter for Hire care companion since 2021 and our featured employee in this month’s Care Companion Spotlight! Amanda is passionate about helping others and is especially interested in providing compassionate care for the senior population.  Often, Amanda’s clients will call Daughter for Hire to express their gratitude

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Summer Health Tips for Seniors

Stay Healthy This Summer: Tips For Seniors When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months but care companions and their seniors also face unique risks. According to the CDC, around 31% of weather-related deaths in the US are

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Understand the three stages of Alzheimer’s disease and how care companions can help patients in each of these different stages. Alzheimer’s Or Dementia?  Alzheimer’s and dementia are often confused and used interchangeably, but they are different.  Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to a list of different symptoms, one

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Client Testimonial – Marie

“My caregiver Linda brightens my day. There is nothing about her that I would change because she is just perfect! From the first day, she was always accommodating and pleasant. I enjoy it when she comes to visit me because she always has a plan and a smile on her

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Quality of Life with Arthritis

It is difficult to watch the ones you love struggle to perform daily tasks that they used to do with ease.  However, while arthritis is not curable, there are many options for improving quality of life.  There are over 100 variants of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, scleroderma,

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Care Companion Spotlight – Gretchen

Meet Gretchen, a Daughter for Hire care companion since 2020 and our featured employee in this month’s Care Companion Spotlight! Gretchen embodies everything that a care compabion should be. She is kind, compassionate, dedicated to helping others, and puts others before herself. To say that she is an asset to

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Meditation for Calm and Health

“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” – Alan Watts So much of the lives of our older adults are encompassed with medications and doctor’s visits. They are focused on the stresses of the future and the memories of the past.

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Care Companion Spotlight – Joy

Meet Joy, a Daughter for Hire Care Companion since 2019 and our featured employee in this month’s Care Companion Spotlight!  Joy has been a care companion with us for almost 3 years. Joy is a genuine, kind, patient and dependable care companion. In talking with her clients, each of them has said how

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

We have all heard that sometimes, laughter can be the best medicine. At Daughter for Hire, we believe that this is especially true for our senior population. We can think of no better way to help brighten the day of our senior loved-ones by inserting a little laughter into their

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Happy 5th Work Anniversary Kerry!

Five years ago today, our Director of Companion Care for the Capital District, Kerry Ouellette joined Daughter for Hire. To say Kerry made an impact is an understatement. She jumped in with both feet and was instrumental in creating our presence in the Capital District. Kerry took on the role

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How to Improve Sleep Patterns

During sleep awareness month, learn what can be done to help seniors establish healthy sleep patterns. Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most

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Difficult Conversations: Helping An Aging Parent

Having a conversation about declining health with an aging parent can be a very stressful and difficult one. Your parent may not see the need or they might feel uncomfortable with the thought of losing their independence. We have put together a list of tips to help you have a

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To Drive or Not to Drive

The dreaded time has come. The time that we all fear, and that signals the end of our independence aswe know it; the possibility of surrendering our driver’s license. Maybe you have had another fender bender, driven through the garage door, received a ticket for driving too slowly, or had

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