May 23, 2019 by Dean Bellefeuille

Think of a typical day in the life of a senior loved one. Hopefully it includes a number of positive and enriching activities: enjoying breakfast, engaging in a fun pastime or interest, visiting with a friend or family member, watching a favorite TV show. Yet there’s a difference between positivity and purpose; and the importance of a life rich with meaning and purpose is becoming more apparent, particularly in the life of older adults.


 January 27, 2017 by Dean Bellefeuille

Millions of Americans find themselves in the position of providing senior care for an older loved one, and while being a family caregiver is rewarding in many ways, daily senior care can become monotonous for both the caregiver and the care recipient. At Home Independent Living wants to help you put the fun back in your loved one’s daily routine, and all it takes is a little creativity. Test out some of these ideas to help brighten your loved one’s day and make everyday senior care more exciting:

 April 10, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

Aging can bring about a number of lifestyle changes, and perhaps the hardest of these is the ability to remain safely and independently at home. But is life in a nursing home an unavoidable option? Before making the unalterable decision to sell your loved one’s home and move him or her into a long-term care facility, take the time to completely assess conditions and prognosis, formal and informal support systems, and financial ability for care. (more…)