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Jan
16

Caregiving CostsDo you remember how difficult it could be when you were a child to learn the concept of sharing with your brothers and sisters? Even though the incredible importance of thinking about others’ feelings, and also being fair, was impressed upon us at an early age, it may still be a challenge to lessen sibling squabbles regarding difficult decisions we have to deal with in adulthood –… read more


Posted January 16, 2018
Tags: Family Caregiving

 

Jan
10

Anosognosia and Dementia"I don't have dementia. There's nothing wrong with me!”

If you’ve ever heard a loved one with dementia frustratingly communicate this or perhaps a matching sentiment, you may have believed the person was merely in denial and reluctant to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The truth is, however, that oftentimes those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are experiencing anosognosia – an unawareness of… read more


Posted January 10, 2018
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Family Caregiving, Senior Health

 

Jan
04

It is one of the most challenging decisions we face in later years, and a delicate issue for adult children to initiate with their elderly parents: relinquishing the car keys. Driving a vehicle, while creating an intrinsic experience of freedom and independence, could become very hazardous due to a variety of variables pertaining to aging. And losing that independence for safety’s sake can feel defeating.

Now we can… read more


Posted January 04, 2018
Tags: Depression, senior safety

 

Dec
20

Healthcare for SeniorsMost people desire the most beneficial medical care for our family members, but is it possible that sometimes, less is the most beneficial? As reported by a recent study published in Plos One by Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery and health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a full 21% of medical care people receive is unneeded – which means… read more


Posted December 20, 2017
Tags: home care, Senior Health

 

Dec
13

senior safetyLiving across the country from family makes it complicated to go visit our older loved ones as frequently as we’d like, but over the holidays, families make a more concerted effort to spend in-person time together – making it the ideal opportunity to review a senior’s safety and wellbeing. There are lots of warning signs that are not spotted in weekly phone conversations, texts, or even through… read more


Posted December 13, 2017
Tags: Holidays, Senior Health, senior safety

 


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Quotes from our ClientsI don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:
Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.
Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.
As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.
In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help.

- Thanks again, M.R.

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