FootPrints Home Care Blog

on Thursday, 22 October 2015.

FootPrints and Fairwinds FUNdraiser
FootPrints and Fairwinds FUNdraiser

FootPrints and Fairwinds FUNdraiser


In 2015 it is estimated that 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Of the 5.3 million, it is estimated that 5.1 million are age 65 and older with 3.2 million being women and 1.9 million being men. Alzheimer’s is a disease that touches the heart of us here at FootPrints because it affects those in our senior population and we want to do everything we can to raise awareness and funds for research!

Join us TODAY for the FootPrints and Fairwinds FUNdraiser! Stop by Fairwinds Rio Rancho (920 Riverview Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124) between 4:30 and 6:30 for some good food and great conversation.

Bring some CASH as we are raffling off some great prizes provided by Baillo’s Electronics and Moji Photography (formerly Kim Jew).

Don’t miss this great event to support those who are battling this challenging disease. Help us make a difference!

on Thursday, 22 October 2015.

a FootPrints Home Care - Celebrating 10 Years
FootPrints Home Care - Celebrating 10 Years

FootPrints Home Care - Celebrating 10 Years


In 2005, five friends came together from varied backgrounds and experiences with one common goal: to be a blessing to their community while changing the way business is perceived. David Adkins, Walt Benson, Brian Fletcher, Gary Oppedahl, and Jason Taylor started FootPrints with a goal to provide non-medical in home care for senior citizens in Albuquerque while staying firmly focused on delivering peace of mind to the families it would serve.

This year, FootPrints celebrates 10 years in business! Check out our 10 Year Anniversary announcement recently published in Albuquerque Business First!

on Thursday, 22 October 2015.

FootPrints Home Care on The New Mexico Private 100
FootPrints Home Care on The New Mexico Private 100

FootPrints Home Care on The New Mexico Private 100


FootPrints Home Care is proud to be included in the 2015 Moss Adams Private 100.

Since 1988, the New Mexico Private 100, a ranking of the state's largest privately owned companies, has recognized the important contributions businesses make to the economy of New Mexico.

FootPrints is honored to be included in this list with great companies such as TLC Plumbing and Utility and McKee Wallwork & Co.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 15 October 2015.

Staying Warm Without Breaking the Bank
Staying Warm Without Breaking the Bank

Staying Warm Without Breaking the Bank


It’s mid-October, and summer memories are fading alongside the leaves. The strength of the New Mexico sun weakens by the evening and sweaters are serving purposes higher than fashion. Winter, and all its joy and sorrow, is coming.

on Thursday, 08 October 2015.

Charles Stephen on Retirement Plans
Charles Stephen on Retirement Plans

Charles Stephen on Retirement Plans


Our friends at Charles Stephen have shared an infographic listing some "Dos" and "Dont's" that are helpful when participating in FootPrints Home Care's 401k plan. Consider each one carefully--Charles Stephen is a reputable organization dedicated to helping our employees successfully prepare for the future.

Read the infographic here:

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 01 October 2015.

Friendship for Improved Health
Friendship for Improved Health

Friendship for Improved Health


Friendship is an important part of life. We value it for the company it provides, the support it gives, and the joy that it creates in sharing life with others. But recent studies have revealed a previously unknown benefit of friendship—improved physical health.

on Thursday, 24 September 2015.

Up, Up, and Away in Pictures
Up, Up, and Away in Pictures

Up, Up, and Away in Pictures


We had blast last weekend with Palmilla Senior Living hosting our first ever Up, Up, and Away! Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser. Everyone in attendance, from young children to residents of the facility, got the chance to encounter balloons up close and marvel at their beauty and size.

We would like to thank Palmilla Senior Living for hosting the event, the Civil Air Patrol for sharing their balloons, and all who came early to support an organization dedicated to eradicating a tragic disease.

Click here for pictures.

on Wednesday, 16 September 2015.

Charles Stephen on Investing in Turbulent Economic Times
Charles Stephen on Investing in Turbulent Economic Times

Charles Stephen on Investing in Turbulent Economic Times


Our friends at Charles Stephen have put together an infographic highlighting four tips for investing during difficult economic times. Take these insights to heart as they can make a difference in retaining your hard earned savings.

Read the infographic here:

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 10 September 2015.

The Benefits of Strength Training
The Benefits of Strength Training

The Benefits of Strength Training


If a miracle treatment claiming to reverse the physical effects of aging were to arise would you pursue it? Most would respond with a resounding “yes”, but they would also assume it to be either highly expensive or farcical. However, a “treatment” does exist that is comparatively inexpensive and has been proven to build strength, lower body fat, reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes, arthritis, and depression all the while preventing dangerous falls that can cause serious injury through improved balance and coordination.

It goes by many names but is most commonly referred to as strength training. And of all methods to curb the effects of aging, it should be at the top of the list.

on Thursday, 03 September 2015.

Up, Up, and Away with Palmilla Senior Living
Up, Up, and Away with Palmilla Senior Living

Up, Up, and Away with Palmilla Senior Living


FootPrints Home Care and Palmilla Senior Living are co-hosting a fundraiser to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter. Come join us as we marvel at the spectacle of hot air balloons in action. The Balloon Flight School and New Mexico Balloon Team will be on site with a few of their balloons and are giving attendees the opportunity to get inside the baskets for pictures. Fall favorites breakfast burritos, hot chocolate, and coffee will also be on hand.

The event will be held at the Palmilla Senior Living facility (10301 Golf Course Rd NW, click map to the right for directions) from 7-10am on Saturday, September 19th. All proceeds will benefit The Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter, an organization with a mission “to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”

As FootPrints Home Care and Palmilla Senior Living provide care for many Alzheimer’s patients, the heartbreak this condition causes is very near to our hearts. As a result, we are committed to supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and its efforts to abolish this tragic disease.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices at 505.828.3918. We hope to see you there!

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 27 August 2015.

Fighting Loneliness in Seniors
Fighting Loneliness in Seniors

Fighting Loneliness in Seniors


Of all population demographics, seniors tend to struggle with loneliness the most. The long anticipated “golden years” can prove dimmer than expected as family members move to other states, loved ones pass away, and increasingly limited physical function restricts once active lifestyles. Life becomes marked by enduring changes that frequently result in feelings of loneliness.

It’s no question that life at an advanced age presents many challenges; loneliness may be the chief among them.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 20 August 2015.

Making the Most of Senior Discounts
Making the Most of Senior Discounts

Making the Most of Senior Discounts


The process of aging, though challenging in many ways, does have its benefits. The senior discount is certainly one. Its mention usually brings to mind a lower bill at your favorite restaurant or no longer parting with your life savings when going to the movies. For those living on a fixed income or savings, these minor decreases in cost are invaluable.

Yet other forms of the senior discount are largely unknown, many of which apply to costly but important expenses. It’s these that provide the greatest savings and best opportunities for seniors.

Some commonly unknown yet highly valuable senior discounts include:

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 13 August 2015.

Advance Your Caregiving Career
Advance Your Caregiving Career

Advance Your Caregiving Career


For those looking to put their proclivity for care into action, professional caregiving is a great place to start. It has few prerequisites and relatively little training allowing for work assignments to begin almost immediately. But for those currently in the profession, what is the next step? Caregiving certainly has its limits, and at times does not allow you to perform the range of services needed by the one under your care. Certain tasks require a higher level of training. Fortunately, that training is available for a relatively low investment of time and money.

on Wednesday, 12 August 2015.

Charles Stephen on Saving for Retirement
Charles Stephen on Saving for Retirement

Charles Stephen on Saving for Retirement


Our friends at Charles Stephen have put together an infographic on the importance of saving for retirement and that any excuses for not doing so are often unfounded. Make sure you are taking advantage of every opportunity build your savings--they will be necessary down the road.
Read the infographic here:

Written by Riley McKee on Friday, 07 August 2015.

$470 Billion in Unpaid Care
$470 Billion in Unpaid Care

$470 Billion in Unpaid Care


A recent study conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) produced a rather staggering statistic: the economic value of unpaid family caregiving activities in 2013 was an estimated $470 billion. Though undeniably a large figure, The Gazette further clarifies its significance claiming the valuation is “more than the combined sales” in the same year “from the four largest U.S. technology companies—Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Microsoft.” This figure is striking, and points to a number of upcoming issues as a steady stream of baby boomers exit the work force and edge closer to developing physical limitations that require this time consuming care.

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