Monthly Archives August 2012

Finding Transportation For Your Elderly Parent

When Bruce’s dad couldn’t drive any more, it was a big problem for him and his family. Everyone either lived out of state or worked full-time and nobody could provide regular transportation. They turned to an agency similar to Advantage Home Care for help. The agency was able to provide a variety of services for Bruce’s father, including rides to the store and the barber, and sometimes just a pleasant drive to nowhere in particular, which he always enjoyed.  
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Categories: Blog and Planning for Retirement and Beyond.

Visit the Advantage Home Care Booth at the Southern Maine Senior Expo

Advantage Home Care will be a sponsor, exhibitor and session provider at the upcoming Southern Maine Senior Expo to be held on Tuesday, September 25th from 10 am to 7 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, ME. Advantage will be sponsoring at 2 hour session about “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia by noted Alzheimer’s and dementia authority, Darlene Field from 11 am to 1 pm, so be sure to get there in time. The expo will feature free flu shots: a AAA Driving School, a number of great raffles and educational   sessions on topics like estate
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When is it no longer safe to drive?

Driving her car was Becky’s mother’s greatest pleasure. On weekends, she would have the newspaper spread out on the passenger seat, open to the page that listed all the local yard sales. Other days, she might grab her keys and go for a long ride in the country or pop in on a dear friend. Her car was her antidote for worry and stress. But it had become a major source of worry and stress for Becky and her siblings. The problem was that even though most of them would not ride in the car with her anymore, they hated
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Categories: Blog and Planning for Retirement and Beyond.

When Is It No Longer Safe to Drive?

Imagine for a moment that a well-meaning family member decides it’s no longer safe for you to drive and takes away your keys. You have been driving all of your adult life with no major mishaps. The only issue, as far as you’re concerned, is that you’re not quite as young as you used to be. Chances are you would be quite upset and perhaps a little panic-stricken at the thought of losing your independence. That’s what happened when Becky told her 86-year-old mother she was concerned about her driving.
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Categories: Blog and Planning for Retirement and Beyond.