November 19, 2018 by Dean Bellefeuille

The team at At Home Independent Living is proud to announce that we have been named one of Syracuse’s top businesses in The Syracuse New Times’ Syracuse’s Finest 2018 Profile Series. This weekly series has been published in The Syracuse New Times since 1994, and profiles local businesses that are committed to excellence. At Home Independent Living is honored to be featured and to serve our Syracuse community with compassionate, professional in-home care.

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 September 18, 2018 by Dean Bellefeuille

We are excited to announce that At Home Independent Living was a winner in the 27th annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s best marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults.

Our web-based and mobile resources received a Merit Award in the website category. And we would like to extend our thanks to the corecubed team for their hard work designing and writing text for our new site.

“We were delighted to take part in the Mature Media Awards Program this year, and were honored to be selected as a winner,” says Dean Bellefeuille, President of At Home Independent Living.

The entries were judged by a distinguished panel of mature market experts from across the United States for overall excellence of design, content, creativity and relevance to the senior market. The At Home Independent Living team is pleased to be recognized for our website’s caregiving tools for the community as well as the best home care services in Syracuse! Check out our home care service and employer of choice awards.


 May 5, 2017 by Dean Bellefeuille

Imagine waking up in a room you don’t recognize, unable to remember how you got there or even what your name is. Your total confusion swiftly turns into fear and maybe rage, and you find yourself yelling at the stranger at your bedside who is trying to help you calm down. (more…)


 January 13, 2016 by Dean Bellefeuille

As many as 20 to 40 percent of seniors report feelings of loneliness, and while loneliness is certainly no fun, recent statistics show an even more disturbing trend for lonely seniors. According to research from the University of Chicago, seniors who suffer from loneliness and isolation are twice as unhealthy as those who are obese, and have a 14 percent greater risk of dying earlier than those who are more socially engaged.

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 January 7, 2016 by Dean Bellefeuille

Technology is constantly changing our everyday lives. We have robots that can vacuum our floors for us, all the information we need fits in tiny cell phones, and our cars may soon be driving themselves! Technology is even changing how we provide care for seniors. Today we have devices that can remind an older adult when to take medication, alert caregivers if a senior gets up in the middle of the night, and even track the GPS location of an older person who tends to wander. And the landscape of senior care technology is continuing to change. Consider, for instance, these examples of how life for older adults may soon be impacted by more technology:

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 January 5, 2016 by Dean Bellefeuille

Seniors have a lot on their plates, medication-wise. According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, “On average, individuals 65 to 69 years old take nearly 14 prescriptions per year; individuals aged 80 to 84 take an average of 18 prescriptions per year.” While these numbers seem staggering, with nearly 92% of older adults having at least one chronic condition and 77% having at least two, the amount of medications that seniors take per year tends to make sense.

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 December 5, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

Have you ever wondered if a loved one may need help at home?

Take a look at our Warning Signs that Home Care is Needed video for some tips on recognizing the signs that it’s time for in-home care. (more…)


 December 4, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

How much do you know about private duty home care and how it can help your aging loved ones?

Learn more about the types of in-home care available, including private duty home care, and the benefits of home care in our Primer on Home Care video. (more…)