Easing the Burden on Caregivers



No matter how much you love your parents, serving as a caregiver can be exhausting. Especially with a full-time job and the emotional strain that often accompanies the decline of a loved one. But unfortunately, that’s the reality of age. Today, there are more than 6.5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, according to statistics from Alz.org, and one in nine individuals over the age of 65 are at risk of memory loss. If you’re taking care of a loved one with memory-care needs, it’s easy to run yourself ragged. There are medications to manage, obstacles to watch out for, and basic activities such as eating, bathing, and using the restroom that need to be considered. That’s in addition to keeping your own life in order. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had an extra set of hands to help with your current responsibilities? Here at Danville Support Services, we offer a variety of in-home care plans designed to meet a variety of different needs and schedules. Whether your parents require round-the-clock care, or you just want someone at home while you’re away, we can provide you and your family the necessary assistance you need. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia are often challenging to treat, and without someone caring for your aging loved one, most of your day can be spent worrying about whether their needs are being met or if they’re safe. Whatever your individual needs, we’ll be happy to formulate a care plan that gives you peace of mind and ensures top quality assistance for your loved one. Join Our Email List Email

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Keep Senior Citizens Safe, Keep Them on Their Feet

 According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls and two million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries each year.

Published 10.22.2015 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

Tips On How To Pay for In-Home Care

Many families know that their aging parents need a little help around the home, but they're concerned about the family budget, and they wonder if it will allow for the costs of in-home care.

Published 10.16.2015 by David 0 Comments

Tips To Help You Care For An Aging Parent

Senior Editor of Caring.com, Melanie Haiken wrote "6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Cared for My Parents," to help people who might otherwise be blindsided by the demands of caring for an aging parent. 

Published 06.19.2014 by David 0 Comments

Danville Can't Relieve Your Grief, But We Can "Manage" While You Grieve

When a loved is facing a terminal illness, it's more than a sad time for the family, it's also a physically and emotionally draining time. Know when to ask for help for you, your family and your loved one.


Published 12.13.2013 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

After 26 Years Living Alone, Mrs. Williams Welcomes A Little Help

Here is one family's compelling testimony about how Danville Support Services is making a positive difference in the life of their mom, and providing peace of mind for all involved.

Published 10.21.2013 by David 0 Comments

Increase Senior Wellness By Fighting Late-Life Depression

Many senior citizens are vulnerable to the onset of late-life depression and the increased health complications that come with it. From loneliness to loss of mobility or interuptions to one's routine, seniors sometimes struggle. The good news is Danville Support Services can help manage some of the little things that end up making a big difference.

Published 05.08.2013 by Lynn Long 1 Comment

Indiana Man Makes Noble Effort To Help and Better Inform Senior Citizens

One can one person do to help make a difference in the lives of others? Scott Cooper of Muncie, Indiana -- a senior citizen himself -- has an answer. Work at it, then work at it some more!

Published 04.17.2013 by David 0 Comments

Come Together for the Cure

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 23, 2013, 5:30 p.m. Join Danville Support Services at the Marriott for the Alzheimer’s Association annual fundraising gala, Come Together for the Cure.

Published 03.06.2013 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

Flu Shots For Everyone, Especially Everyone Over 65

It's that time of year again, people are coughing and sneezing and struggling to work, shop or cook. Is it a cold or the flu? If it is the flu, it is important to limit your exposure to those most vulnerable to contagious diseases. 

Published 01.15.2013 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for, especially our seniors. Please check in with your aging family members and see if they need any help this Turkey Day. Whether they need help today or not, let them know how grateful you are for all they've done for you and your family over the years.

Published 11.09.2012 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

AARP Provides Caregiver Resources

On average, 63 percent of caregivers spend nine or more hours a week providing care to an adult over the age of 50, and nearly one in three describe the task as extremely or very difficult.

Published 10.01.2012 by David 0 Comments

Remebering a Client, Missing a Friend

When is a job more than a job? Everyday, when your job is providing personal and medical care to clients counting on you to be there for them.

Published 08.03.2012 by Barb Flinn 0 Comments

Independence Day, Every Day

July 4th is a great national holiday. But every day is Independence Day when you are a Senior citizen living successfully on your own. 

Published 07.04.2012 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

Walk This Way

Please join Danville Support Services as we take part in The Alzheimer’s Association "Memory Walk" on September 15th. Together we can raise money to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. 

Published 06.01.2012 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

Come Swing for the Cure

Please join Danville Support Services as we support the Alzheiner's Association by attending the gala event, "Come Swing for the Cure" at the downtown Marriott on Saturday, March 3rd.

Published 02.27.2012 by Lynn Long 0 Comments

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