CHOOSING AND USING A MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM

Many older adults and their families find security and peace of mind by adding a medical alert system to their safety net. The basic idea is that if you are ill, injured, lost, or disoriented, you simply have to push the button on a transmitter device that you wear or carry with you at all times.  The person receiving the transmission can…

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RUNNING AN EFFECTIVE FAMILY MEETING

When taking care of an elderly parent or another relative, family members need to work cooperatively. The more people participating in care, the less alone a caregiver feels in his/her role. Books and articles about caregiving often mention the family meeting as a way to facilitate this process. But how does one go about having such a meeting? Who Should…

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TIPS FOR SELECTING PRIVATE DUTY HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Choosing a provider to assist you or your loved one at home is never easy.  Often, the home health aide will be in full charge of the household for their care recipient in addition to providing personal care.  So how do you find the right provider? The first step is to correctly identify the needs of your particular situation. Does…

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WHAT’S HARDEST FOR ADULT CHILDREN CARING FOR AGING PARENTS?

I was at a women’s networking group meeting this morning and an attendee after learning about my business asked the following question: What do you find is the hardest thing for adult children who are caring for their aging parents? Here’s how I replied: It seems that the most difficult thing for my clients who are adult children caring for aging…

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WHAT IS A FIDUCIARY?

You probably know an older adult who is all alone. Perhaps this person is single, widowed, or divorced. Maybe he/she never had children or is estranged from them. Possibly his/her siblings have all passed away. Whatever the reason, it is often difficult for individuals in this situation to decide who to appoint as their power of attorney or health care…

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SIX THINGS LONG DISTANCE CAREGIVERS NEED TO KNOW

f you are a long-distance caregiver, you probably often feel like you’re in the dark. You call and call your care recipient and there’s no answer. You go to that darkest place – something must have happened. And then, if you’re like most of us, you go into full alert mode, calling every five minutes. Perhaps you call your care…

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LABOR OF LOVE

As a business owner I find myself stretched in a million different directions as I should be if I am building a successful business. I find myself most everyday rolling through a sea of different emotions. Yesterday was one of those roller coaster days…. We had a staff emergency yesterday and I found myself taking care of one of my…

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5 REASONS WHY…

HERE ARE OUR TOP 5 REASONS WHY WE LOVE TO WORK WITH OUR ELDERLY 1. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES For people with high levels of care needed, your support is invaluable. With proper, attentive and respectful care, you can ensure that they retain their dignity and independence during the latter stages of life. It’s a great accomplishment…

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FOR THE LOVE OF RUTH

I had the pleasure recently of working with Lisa Hubschman the owner of A Simple Nest LLC who assists clients through transitioning from their homes to their next forever home whether independent living, assisted living, or skilled care living facilities. Lisa offers the peace of mind from start to finish for not only the client but their family members who…

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NATIONAL RARE DISEASE DAY

Key figuresA disease or disorder is defined as rare in Europe when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000. A disease or disorder is defined as rare in the USA when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the EU (European Union), and another may touch…

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