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Senior-Friendly Technology for Caregivers

By Spencer Blohm A proliferation of new smart technology devices aimed at improving health care for the elderly while reducing the strain and anxiety for their caregivers is rapidly materializing. These gadgets’ capabilities include monitoring elderly patients’ vital signs and behavior, medicine management, and alerting caregivers to unusual situations as well as directly increasing patient security…
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How’s the water?

by Joy Loverde Sometimes (most times) we are the last one to know if life is out of balance. We are in so deep (like the goldfish in the photo) that we have no clue where we are deep in the scheme of things. Everybody – at home and at work -- tugs at our…
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Think Outside the Lines

When roller blades came into the scene decades ago, I was in heaven. I grew up on roller skates. Today, roller blading on the Chicago lake front is a dream come true. Same thing is happening again, only this time it’s the adult coloring book and adult sticker book craze. Several weeks ago, I bought…
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The Caregiver’s Journey

by Joy Loverde   No one leaves the caregiving experience the same as when they started, nor do they look at life, and death the way they did before.   These words originate from the Introduction to my book, The Complete Eldercare Planner, and were written in the hopes that family members will continuously find…
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Hospice: I had no idea

by Joy Loverde Like many Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious Joyrate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People are gone with no warning. This week, three friends whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly.…
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Talking Points from the White House Conference on Aging

The White House Conference on Aging took place on July 13. The President held the conference in preparation for the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, which is typically described as consisting of the people born from 1946 to 1964. They make up roughly 24 percent of the population in the United States –…
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Carolina Meadows in the News

Groundbreaking ceremony held to celebrate the start of the new Hospice Home in Chatham County VIEW IN BROWSER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2015 For Media Inquiries: 919.932.9985 Equity, it's your advantage.™ Carolina Meadows Donates $150,000 to Support New Hospice Home of UNC Health Care Facility CHAPEL HILL, NC - Carolina Meadows has donated $150,000…
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Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you

 by Joy Loverde Nothing changes the game of life faster than the onset of dementia. Upon diagnosis, family caregivers regroup and redirect long-term care plans. Others may worry about passing on the Alzheimer’s gene to next of kin. Sadly, others start treating people differently and in many cases choose to no longer associate with them…
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