Archive for November, 2011

Home for the Holidays Part 1: 6 Signs Grandma Needs Help

Home for the Holidays Part 1:  6 Signs Grandma Needs Help

[caption id="attachment_304" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of RichardBH[/caption] For many, the holidays are that one time of year

Falls, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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A Caregiver Sets Her Boundaries: A Daughter’s Story

A Caregiver Sets Her Boundaries:  A Daughter's Story

If you’ve ever been to a market in the Caribbean, you know the drill.  You start talking to the guy who wants to give you the necklace, the next th

Boundaries, Caregivers, Caregiving, Parents Care

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Lean On Me . . . But Not Too Much

Lean On Me . . . But Not Too Much

Even I am getting to the age when some of my friends are dying.  In fact, my friend Rose, age 57, died this weekend after a long and courageous battl

Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns

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A Little Chit, A Little Chat, A Lot of Value

A Little Chit, A Little Chat, A Lot of Value

I was recently invited to an open house at a senior care facility that I had previously managed.  I arrived early, and although hesitant, I decided t

Caregiving, Reflections

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Happy Birthday To Me . . .

Happy Birthday To Me . . .

Our elderly home care service has a policy of calling our elderly clients on the day of their birthday to wish them a happy day.  In July, I called

Parents Care, Reflections

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The Journey of Dementia: A Daughter’s Story

The Journey of Dementia:  A Daughter’s Story

There’s just something about family.  You can have unending patience and tolerance for the annoying lady next door or the guy at work who gets unde

Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Parents Care, Reflections

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The Heart of a Caregiver

The Heart of a Caregiver

[caption id="attachment_257" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Karen Stevens, who has been caregiving with Right at Home for over 10 years"][/cap

Caregivers, Social Workers

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Help! I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Stay Home!

Help!  I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Stay Home!

Most elderly people want to stay in their own homes as long as they can.  It sounds reasonable enough—wouldn’t you want to live at home? If ho

Falls, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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The Power of a Sandwich

The Power of a Sandwich

Why is it that something as simple as a ham sandwich tastes so much more delicious when prepared by someone else? I was on a routine visit to “Ma

Parents Care, Reflections, Senior Care Tips

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