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Honoring a Super Senior
The new Avengers movie is smashing all kinds of box office records as people flock to see their favorite heroes on the big screen. But there's a group of every day heroes throughout Maryland who are helping people in need. The care professionals from Visiting Angels provide respectful, dignified care to help our clients live the lifestyle they desire in the comfort of their own homes.. During the week of April 29, we're honoring super seniors in our community. 

Click on the picture and check out the feature that aired on WBAL-TV 11 news highlighting Visiting Angels of Pikesville honoring Pikesville Super Senior Richard Udell! 

Living Assistance vs. Assisted Living - What's the Difference?
If you're looking at senior care options for a loved one, you may have come across two similarly worded concepts: "living assistance" and "assisted living." After finding these terms, you might be wondering: What's the difference?
The main difference between living assistance and assisted living is where care is performed. With living assistance, seniors receive care in the comfort of their own home, with visits performed by professional caregivers. With assisted living, seniors move into a care facility where they receive care from onsite staff.

9 Creative Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Seniors
Finding the right Mother's Day gifts for an elderly mom can be challenging, especially when you're deciding what to give a senior citizen whose interests and activities differ greatly from yours. 
Whether you purchase an item or come up with the perfect gift of your time and talents, considering her preferences is the key to finding the perfect gift!

Balancing Home Care Between Family & Agency Caregivers

When hiring a caregiving service, many family caregivers remove themselves from the situation. They envision care as a two-part equation. Care recipient on one side. Home care agency on the other.

In truth, family caregivers are a crucial part of this equation. Caregiving is easier when family members and professional caregivers support one another. It allows you to split caregiving responsibilities more manageably. It allows you to focus on the care duties you're most comfortable with. And it helps you avoid caregiver burnout, which is common among family caregivers.

Preventing caregiver burnout is equally important for your personal well-being. Caregiving is supposed to improve or maintain quality of life for your loved one. But that shouldn't come at the cost of your own quality of life. Without support from professional caregivers, you could be putting your own physical, mental, and emotional health at risk.

So when you're hiring home care services, it's important to keep your own schedule, needs, and well-being in mind. And you'll want to do the same for any other family caregivers who provide care for your loved one.

Senior Care Tips for Spring Cleaning

As the world shakes off another winter, it's spring cleaning season once again. At Visiting Angels, we look forward to spring cleaning each year. As America's senior care experts, we know how important a clean and clutter-free home can be for seniors.
For some, spring cleaning might seem like a big job to tackle. But the benefits for seniors, especially those who require - or may soon require - senior care are too big to sweep under the rug. With yearly spring cleaning, you can:
  • Improve the safety of your loved one's home by eliminating hazards
  • Increase ease of living by reorganizing or replacing items
  • Evaluate your loved one's quality of life
  • Identify if increased assistance is needed