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 Are You Caregiving from a Distance?

Long Distance Caregiving   Planning for your loved one’s care from far away can bring additional stress, so prepare for your next visit with the guidelines below. During the visit, look out for the following behaviors or conditions: How is she functioning in her home? Can she […]

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Tax Deductions for Senior Healthcare

Sally’s son had no idea that he had write-offs  until he asked his CPA.  It was a relief to finally get some reward for the thousands of dollars he was paying for her care. The Center for Disease Control’s National Study of Long-Care Providers report that 700,000 live […]

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5 (Medically Proven) Reasons to Hug Your Loved One as Often as Possible!

Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates […]

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 Why Create a Family Book of Memories? 

Granny was a WAVE in the United States Naval Reserve, better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II. She told stories about the most handsome enlisted seamen that walk past her desk.  He would always stop and […]

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Caregiver’s Delights

  Staff members in rehabilitation centers, long-term facilities, independent/assisted living, and memory care buildings are hard-working for low pay.  Here are a few ways to reward them: The communities have policies that prohibit giving money or gifts to individual workers.  There is usually a pool of cash […]

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Aging Parents and the Winter Blues

Have you noticed your senior loved one experiencing periods of being “down in the dumps?” Many Americans suffer from episodes around the winter holidays but for seniors this condition may persist. My father used to suffer every year from the “winter blues” due to the lack of sun […]

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Purchasing or Leasing Personal Emergency Response Systems

Bernadette lives alone and after a recent fall, the family realized she had no way to contact them or dial 911.  Her daughter started to investigate various emergency alarm products.  In her search, she located a few systems to purchase along with many systems that require a […]

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Holiday Joy for Seniors

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Jane remembered when her children were young – their joy in decorating the Christmas tree, gifts, brightly lit homes, and her favorite pecan pie.  It reminded her of how wonderful it was to watch her children sit on Santa’s lap, and the look on her son’s face […]

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Family Recipe Project

Mom's Recipe

You might be out of ideas for gifts for your parents, “He or she has everything and wants nothing.” This is a gift for everyone in the family and can be handed down for generations.  This is not your boring, run of the mill book that can […]

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Free Flu Shots at Your House

The race is on to everyone to get a flu shot this year.  For seniors who have difficulty leaving their house due to physical or emotional resections, UberHealth offers a driver and nurse.  The registered nurse administers the vaccine to a maximum of five individuals ranging from […]

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Helping Your Senior Loved One Adjust to a New Living Situation

It is often difficult for seniors to adjust to a new housing environment. It may be a move from their house to independent/assisted living or memory care. They fear the loss of independence, status, self-esteem, freedom or social contacts. Here are a few ways you can help […]

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19 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp!

Are you worried about keeping your memory sharp? Try a few of these… Walk faster Read a book by a new author Move your TV remote to a new location Rearrange your desk or kitchen Learn a few words of sign language Play a new game Eat […]

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