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Companion Home Care Inc Joins National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Companion Home Care Inc Joins National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Formed in 1989, the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment.

Caregivers' Pets Bring Joy to Roanoke Home Care Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Caregivers' Pets Bring Joy to Roanoke Home Care Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

”I encourage our caregivers to bring their pets to meet and interact with their home care clients whenever possible, especially the clients with Alzheimer’s. It’s part of our larger goal of planning activities that will keep our clients mentally, physically, and emotionally engaged,” said Belton.

Roanoke Spotlight: Historic Fire Station No. 1

Roanoke Spotlight: Historic Fire Station No. 1

The historic Fire Station No. 1 building still standing today at 13 Church Ave SE in downtown Roanoke was built in 1907. Modeled after Philadelphia's Independence Hall, Fire Station No. 1 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and served as one of Virginia's longest continuously operating fire stations until its replacement began operating in 2007.

7 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe this Summer

7 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe this Summer

Now that the summer of 2018 is in full swing, it's important to remember the unique threats and challenges that summer - and especially summertime temperatures in Roanoke, VA - face our seniors. We put together a few tips to remind people of things to watch out for. 

Sara - How an Elderly Woman was Victimized by an Online Predator and How I Tried to Stop It

Sara - How an Elderly Woman was Victimized by an Online Predator and How I Tried to Stop It

I met Sara while caring for her husband, Joe. Joe was in his early eighties with a myriad of hard luck health problems.  I took care of Joe till he passed on hospice. I had ample time in those couple of months to become acquainted with Sara, then in her late seventies. They shared a marriage and an average blue-collar life for 40+ years.

Companion Home Care Inc named "Most Engaged Volunteer Organization 2018" by Roanoke, VA Local Office on Aging (LOA)

Companion Home Care Inc named "Most Engaged Volunteer Organization 2018" by Roanoke, VA Local Office on Aging (LOA)

The Local Office on Aging recognized Companion Home Care Inc as the "Most Engaged Volunteer Organization 2018", and presented an award to owner Michelle Belton during a recent ceremony at the Kazim Shrine Temple in Roanoke, VA. The ceremony kicks off Older Americans' Month for the month of May.

Q and A: How can I get my mother to go to the hospital against her will to determine her dementia status?

Q and A: How can I get my mother to go to the hospital against her will to determine her dementia status?

During this time, hopefully, you have contacted her doctor and made that person aware of the situation. You will need the background of your mom’s history and competency as noted by her physician. This decline in mom’s cognition may have been going on longer than you realize.

Now Hiring: Companion Homemaker to the Elderly or Disabled living in Roanoke, VA area

Now Hiring: Companion Homemaker to the Elderly or Disabled living in Roanoke, VA area

Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA is hiring again! I am looking for quality people to help elderly or disabled individuals sustain their independence and lifestyle at home and in the community. Our company values people with caregiver attributes and good backgrounds in serving people.