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How To’s

How to Stay Healthy: Mind, Body and Soul During the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is upon us, with all that it brings with it! For many of us, the Holidays are a wonderful time to connect with our family and friends and celebrate life. However, for many seniors, especially those those who have lost a loved one or those who are...

How to Avoid the Flu

We've all had the flu before. The chills, the body aches, nausea, soreness, ugh! Many people experience the cold and flu during the winter months, leading to increased health care costs, physician visits, and lost productivity. Here are some simple steps to help you...

How to Benefit From Music

Whether the music is classical, instrumental, rock, country, or jazz, most everyone I know LOVES to listen to music. Do you ever notice how even new born babies react to music? Music has the same affect on the elderly. Music can soothe or energize, make us happy or...

How to Avoid Isolation in Seniors

Isolation is one of the most common problems experienced by senior citizens. As they age, kids grow up and move away, taking grandchildren with them. These families may move their seniors to assisted living facilities or retirement homes, limiting their exposure to...

How to Give Your Aging Loved Ones Purpose

Depression is an alarmingly common problem in the elderly. Retirees often become isolated as they age, having lost the career that brought them friends, purpose, and a reason to get outside every day. As family members, it becomes your job to maintain these important...

How to Advocate For Your Own Healthcare

Unfortunately, our society generally glorifies youth and fears or even despises old age, rather than embracing aging and associating age with wisdom and knowledge. Because of this, as we age, we fear the deterioration of our bodies and the possible lack of security...

How to Stay Busy During the Hot Months Of Summer

During the hot months of summer, it is advised for seniors especially, to stay indoors and to keep cool, because they are more prone to heat related illnesses. So, how can you stay active while keeping cool, and what are some things that caregivers can do to keep...

How to Recognize Depression in the Elderly

Clinical depression with the elderly population is quite common, but that doesn't mean it's normal. Depression effects about 6 million Americans age 65 and older. However, only 10% receive treatment for it. Depression, by definition, is a prolonged state of sadness...

How to Set Boundaries When Caregiving

I've often thought about and talked about boundaries to my Caregivers at Havenwood, as well as to our Client's families. This can be such a tough subject to broach. In researching this topic, I came across this very well written article. If you are a Caregiver, caring...

How to Survive Allergies in the Spring

Spring is a beautiful time of year. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies this time of year, and the Elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike most of those millions, Seniors often have complicating...

Info and Resources

Assisted Living or In Home Care

Deciding whether your loved one should move into an assisted living facility or remain at home is a tough decision and, given the choice, almost everyone would prefer to stay at home. However, that kind of decision rarely depends on what we want. Costs, safety,...

What Are the Activities of Daily Living?

When you start looking into senior care for your loved one, undoubtedly, you will come across ADLs or the Activities of Daily Living. This term is frequently used to identify what level of care your senior needs. There are six main components to the activities of...

In Home Care Vs. Home Health Care

There’s a lot of misinformation regarding in home care vs home health care. Both take place in a loved one’s home, but the type of services provided are very different. What is Home Health Care? Home health care is usually not full-time care. It’s medical help from a...

Need Help With Senior Care?

A lot changes when you become the caregiver, and it all seems to happen when you least expect it. You have no professional training, no timeline, and not idea the level of care that’s needed from you. It happens, it’s life changing, and you’re expected to adapt. This...

Breast Cancer Facts, Research, and Symptoms

With October being breast cancer awareness month, we thought it would be educational to put together an article with Breast Cancer facts and research. Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. It accounts for 16% of all female cancers and...

What Do You Say to Someone Who is Dying?

This is so tough. Sometimes it feels like there are no right words to say. Sometimes the simplest words mean the most. Here is a letter sent from a friend of mine, to his Uncle who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. It was great to talk to you today, Uncle Joe. You...

Medicaid Versus Medicare

There is much confusion over the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. Both programs were created in 1965 and provide health care benefits. Medicare provides health insurance to those over the age of 65 and Medicaid provides health benefits to low income...

Can Medicaid Pay For in Home Care?

Yes, depending on your loved ones needs and financial ability, Medicaid can pay for in home care providers. Generally, anyone who qualifies for long term care under the Medicaid program can choose to live at home and receive services which allow them to age in place....

At Home Care Services Boise, Idaho – Havenwood Brochure

A brief flyer of the at home care services Havenwoods provides in Boise, Idaho. We provide at home care for seniors allowing them to age in place. Our care services can be flexibly scheduled from 1 to 24 hours including live in arrangements. Our caregivers are...

Hiring a Home Care Agency in Boise, Idaho – NPDA Article

There are many issues when hiring and finding home care agencies in Boise, Idaho. This article was published by the National Private Duty Association and provides information and assistance in determining the need for and choosing the type of home care services your...

New and Events

Medicare Turns 50!

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. July 30th, 2015 marked the 50th Anniversary for Medicare. Before Medicare's creation, approximately 65% of those over 65 had health...

The History Of B-I-N-G-O

Did you know that the month of December marks the 86th Anniversary of the game of B-I-N-G-O? I didn't know that either! I was curious one day, thinking, how did this game come about? Our elderly Client's LOVE Bingo! And they always play it. And it amazes me how every...

Keeping Seniors Socially Active Improves Health

Studies show that socially active seniors are about 1.5 times as likely to remain free of disabilities, such as using the telephone, preparing meals and managing medications, or that involve mobility and strength activities, such as walking up and down a flight of...

Falling and Vitamin D

Falling is one of the most serious situations related to senior care, and every year thousands of aging adults experience serious injuries related to slipping and falling. Senior home services do a tremendous amount to try to protect seniors from falling. Most of...

Flu Shots

Have You Had Your Flu Shot? It’s Time! If you are age 65 or older it is extremely important that you do not skip getting your flu shot. It is simple, readily available, and affordable. Most importantly it can be lifesaving. The Most Common Causes of Death in the U.S....

Want to Learn More About Havenwood?

Our mission is to provide care for seniors, disabled individuals and those in need. We care about each family and client. We tailor our services and schedules to meet your needs. Our caregivers are screened, have full background checks, trained and are supervised to ensure they provide the best care available.