Archive for December, 2011

I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together

I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together

I just finished making a list of all of the clients we served who died this year.  It’s a list of twenty-nine names, plus the names of three caregi

Loss, Parents Care

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Senior Mental Health: Combat the Holiday Blues

Senior Mental Health:  Combat the Holiday Blues

After one Christmas, “Marion” called our office, incensed that someone had called to wish her a happy birthday and a merry Christmas.  As a provi

Holidays, Mental Health, Senior Health Concerns

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Grocery Shopper . . . And Best Friend

Grocery Shopper . . . And Best Friend

Just over ten years ago, I received a called from “Nancy,” who was 84 years old and had just had rotator cuff surgery.  All she really wanted was

Caregiving, Companionship

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“Thank You for Caring About Me”

“Thank You for Caring About Me”

[caption id="attachment_423" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Right at Home 2012 Calendar"][/caption] Last week, we received a card from

Companionship, Holidays, Senior Care Tips

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He’s 85 and Has a . . . Skateboard?

He's 85 and Has a . . . Skateboard?

“Irma’s” grandchildren would “move in” with her, spend her money, eat all the groceries, and then disappear until Grandma got her next Socia

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Exploitation, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Oh Please, Not Another Pear Tree

Oh Please, Not Another Pear Tree

“Do you have any idea what I can get Mom for Christmas?”  That’s the inevitable email I get from my siblings around this time of year.  For ye

Holidays, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Furniture-Walking 101

Furniture-Walking 101

Today, an insurance case manager called me with a referral for homemaking and companion home care services.  As we were discussing the case and excha

Falls, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Health Concerns

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Home for the Holidays Part 2: 6 Solutions for Grandma

Home for the Holidays Part 2:  6 Solutions for Grandma

[caption id="attachment_384" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy of Liz Feldman"][/caption] Sometimes people find themselves thr

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Falls, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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