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The Fried Egg Sandwich on Your Bucket List

The Fried Egg Sandwich on Your Bucket List

How to make one client very happy:  Fry two eggs.  Place each fried egg on a piece of white buttered bread.  Put the pieces together.  Cut in half

Caregiving, Companionship, Home Care, In-Home Care, Reflections

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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 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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Growing Old Gracefully

Growing Old Gracefully

I am not much of a TV watcher, but I happened to catch a popular talk show that was devoted to “growing old gracefully.”  The show featured older

Reflections, Social Workers

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