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Michelle Belton of Companion Home Care Completes Fundamentals of Gerontology Course from USC Davis School of Gerontology

Michelle Belton of Companion Home Care Completes Fundamentals of Gerontology Course from USC Davis School of Gerontology

During the course, USC Davis faculty guide students through the fundamental concepts of gerontology and provide practical and theoretical perspectives to help them gain a broader understanding of the field.

Happy Independence Day 2019 from Companion Home Care

Happy Independence Day 2019 from Companion Home Care

As we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember our senior veterans, their spouses, and families who gave and sacrificed so much to provide safety and freedom for the rest of us.

Justice in Aging Organization Identifies Common Nursing Home Problems

Justice in Aging Organization Identifies Common Nursing Home Problems

Companion Home Care owner Michelle Belton, CDP, CAEd, recently completed a training class about common nursing home problems and the best ways to address them offered by the Justice in Aging organization .

Companion Home Care Attends "Aging in America" Conference Hosted by American Society on Aging

Companion Home Care Attends "Aging in America" Conference Hosted by American Society on Aging

Over 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual ASA Aging in America Conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.

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.