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Combating Increased Impacts of Isolation Among Older Adults with Sensory Loss

Local Resources Designed to Help Houston Seniors Living with Impaired Senses 83 percent of older adults live with at least one form of sensory loss, according to a survey by Home Instead, Inc. While those with sensory loss have always faced an increased risk of feeling isolated, the pandemic has further reduced their ability to fully connect with the world around them, leading to a diminished quality of life. “Over the last year, we have grown increasingly more aware of the negative effects of social isolation,” said Lakelyn Hogan, Ph.D., gerontologist, and caregiver advocate at Home Instead, […]

As Unemployment Soars, Home Care Job Opportunities Abound in Greater Houston

Home Instead is hiring new CAREGivers to help older adults in the community With the nation’s unemployment rate at its highest in nearly half a century, job opportunities in labor-abundant industries—such as retail and dining—are running dry. On average, more than 775,000 Americans each week have filed a new unemployment claim since the start of November.  During these challenging times, there is one industry experiencing an increase in demand, leading to immediate job opportunities: in-home caregiving.  […]