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National Family Caregivers Month

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, our hearts and minds are turning to the individuals in our lives for whom we are most grateful. Family caregivers are one often overlooked group of people who deserve our gratitude. For this reason, November is known as National Family Caregivers Month.

Family care providers are a diverse group representing almost every age, gender, race, and ethnicity. Together, they share the challenges and rewards of supporting a loved one in need. However, the condition and care requirements of their loved ones, as well as their own circumstances, personal strengths, and resources, are all factors that make the caregiving experience different for each individual.

Raising Awareness for Caregivers Across the Country

At Visiting AngelsĀ®, we strive to celebrate the care providers around us each and every day. For National Family Caregivers month, we aim to raise awareness for how much time and love goes into the caregiving process.

Choosing The Right Doctor for Your Loved One

If you have a loved one who is in their 60s or older, you may wonder whether they should be seeing a geriatrician. Geriatricians specialize in caring for people with multiple chronic medical conditions whose physical and mental symptoms make day-to-day living a challenge. However, not all elderly adults deal with these types of issues. When choosing a doctor for your elder, it may not be clear whether they're in need of a geriatrician or a traditional primary care provider.

Strategies to Help Seniors with Hearing Loss During COVID-19

Many seniors battle the effects of hearing loss as they get older. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, according to recent researchThis battle has become even more challenging for seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Individuals around the globe are donning masks and keeping safe distances to reduce the spread of coronavirus, but older adults with hearing limitations are struggling to understand and communicate effectively with family, friends and others.

While coordinated efforts to protect the elderly from COVID-19 are in effect, we can use simple strategies to better communicate with those with hearing impairments - even through a mask.

Senior Hearing Loss and Masks

Interpretation of unclear speech relies a great deal on observing the mouth as it moves. When the mouth is obscured by a mask, individuals can find it nearly impossible to understand muffled speech.

A study published in the Hearing Review tested masks which the public has frequently adopted and found they all cause significant speech quality degradation. The study claims masks act as sound filters and "degrade speech to the point of unintelligibility" for those who have typical hearing loss. Masks also block the higher-pitched tones that allow sounds to be distinguished.

Employee of the Month

Congratulations Michele M. for winning the Employee of the Month award for September! Michele  is a true team player, working well with clients, families, and office staff, representing Visiting Angels of Pikesville positively with all that she does. Her knowledge and compassion, not only with seniors but also their families, makes her an invaluable asset to our team. 

Thank you Michele for your constant joy. We appreciate all that you do! 

4 Steps to Help Seniors Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is often characterized by unbearable worry, phobia, obsessive thoughts, or panic attacks. But it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, it can signal a mental health disorder that can have a significant negative impact on your senior loved one's health and wellness if left untreated.


The Visiting Angels of Pikesville Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's wanted to say THANK YOU again to all of you who donated in support of our efforts on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. This year we are proud to say that through your generosity our team surpassed out goal and raised $1,635.00! 

If you meant to donate and just didn't get around to it, you still can! To be directed to our fundraising page, simply click on the picture of the balloons.
Although this year's Walk looked a little bit different due to COVID-19, our Team still went all out and proved that even when we're apart, we can still work together and make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's.