on Thursday, 01 February 2018.

Caregiver Resources
Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Resources

Help is Available!

In 2015, the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP conducted surveys and found that approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older within the previous year. These surveys also found that of these caregivers, 82% cared for one other adult, while 15% care for 2 adults, and 3% care for 3 or more adults! In the same year, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 15.7 million adult family caregivers were caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia.

on Monday, 19 February 2018.

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

The Business of Healthy Bones

When we think of our bones and the skeletal system in general, we think of words like, hard, strong, or solid. While we realize bones can be broken (6.8 million broken bones are reported each year), we often take for granted that bones are a living, growing tissue. All throughout our lives we are losing old bone while new bone continually grows. Children and adolescents form bone at a faster rate than they lose it, but for seniors it’s the reverse, they can lose more bone than they are able to form.

on Monday, 26 February 2018.

Keeping Healthy in Flu Season
Keeping Healthy in Flu Season

Keeping Healthy in Flu Season

Flu and Pneumonia Hazards for the Elderly

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a virus that causes a contagious respiratory illness which attacks the upper and lower respiratory tract.

on Friday, 02 March 2018.

Making Home Care Simple
Making Home Care Simple

Making Home Care Simple

Homecare Discussion from CEO and President Walt Benson

At FootPrints Home Care, we pride ourselves on the ability to take a complex topic like home care and make it simple to understand and because we focus on using home care to add value and provide peace of mind to those we serve, we have become experts in our field. Recently, FootPrints President and CEO, Walt Benson, was invited to speak at the Senior Resource Seminar at Hope Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

on Monday, 22 January 2018.

Boutique Care Services
December Home Care Pulse Results

Boutique Care Services

Partnering with Facilities

As in-home care providers, we bring peace of mind to the families we serve in the comfort of their own homes. What some don’t realize is that we also serve clients in independent living facilities. This program is called our Boutique Care Services plan, also known as our “Rounders” program.

Written by Riley McKee on Friday, 06 February 2015.

Long Term Care Insurance for Home Care

Long Term Care Insurance for Home Care


The passage of time is accompanied by many positives: increased knowledge, greater wisdom, and a more complete perspective on life. Unfortunately, it also has its negatives. Of the most prevalent are declining physical abilities that make daily life a more burdensome task. Though not a joyful experience, recognizing the inevitable effects of age can inspire the right preparation—preparation for future needs that may include long term care.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Recipes & Cooking Tips for Aging Seniors
Recipes and Cooking Tips for Aging Seniors

Cooking for Seniors


Cooking is one of life’s many joys. The creation of edible art brings about a satisfaction that is difficult describe but noticeably present. And the resulting flavorful consumption nourishes both body and soul. It’s a wonderful activity rich in benefits and, thanks to improved methods, one that does not have to cease should age-related challenges arise. A variety of recipes and cooking utensils tailored to the changing abilities of seniors have been made available in recent years.

Written by Kollin Koller on Thursday, 14 May 2015.

Medicare and Medicaid: What's the difference?
Medicare and Medicaid: What's the difference?

Medicare and Medicaid: What's the difference?


Since their creation in the 1960s, Medicare and Medicaid have become household terms. They are frequently referenced on the news, during political debates, and in medical settings across the country as their benefits are accessible to millions. They can also, at times, be quite confusing. The similarity of their names and the underlying service they provide (health insurance) lead many to confuse the two. A more thorough look at how they operate, however, reveals many differences.


Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 18 June 2015.

The Importance of Advanced Directives
The Importance of Advanced Directives

The Importance of Advanced Directives


Just over 10 years ago, a once vibrant young woman who spent the final fifteen years of her life in a persistent vegetative state passed away. Her death and its circumstances rattled many and resulted in a contentious debate over end-of-life medical treatment decisions that continues today. Though her death was heartbreaking, perhaps the biggest tragedy of her story is that her fate was determined by a judge and, amidst the commotion of determining the right course of action, the only opinion that wasn’t heard was hers. Terri Schiavo was unable to communicate her wishes; had an advanced directive been in place, she might still be alive today.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 25 June 2015.

Hospital Readmissions and Home Care
Hospital Readmissions and Home Care

Hospital Readmissions and Home Care


The prefix “re” often holds a positive connotation. “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a mantra that has grown in prominence as we better relate to what we consume. Retirement is a time of life that many of us look forward to. And on a hot New Mexico summer day, nothing can beat the refreshment that comes from a cold glass of lemonade. But other terms preceded by “re” are held in much lower regard. In healthcare, readmission is of the worst.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 23 July 2015.

Caring for a Person with Dementia
Caring for a Person with Dementia

Caring for a Person with Dementia


On February 22, 2015, Julianne Moore was awarded “Best Actress” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her portrayal of Alice Howland, a linguistics professor at Columbia University diagnosed with familial Alzheimer’s disease in the film Still Alice. Her performance was widely praised, as was the film which highlights the array of challenges associated with this tragic ailment. Pete Travers of Rolling Stone called it "an emotional powerhouse” that “will get to you” while Ty Burr of The Boston Globe says it is filmed “often to the point of tears”. This is partly the result of high quality acting and supreme direction, but perhaps more so due to the personal experience many of us have had with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a condition that affects those who bear it and those in support almost equally.

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, 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, 29 October 2015.

Preparing for Flu Season
Preparing for Flu Season

Preparing for Flu Season

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again. Throughout 2015 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been tracking the influenza virus in preparation for its peak activity and in early October started publishing data on the 2015-2016 flu season. While cautious in its predictions on this season’s severity, the CDC is urging everyone to get vaccinated, especially seniors.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 05 March 2015.

Healthy Foods for Seniors
Healthy Foods for Seniors

Healthy Foods for Seniors


The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle grows as we age. While younger days are defined by a relative indifference toward matters of health, the accumulation of years requires a more conscious attitude. The body is increasingly susceptible to threat and every health-related decision has wider implications. Of the most important, especially for senior populations, is diet.

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