Category Archives: Guest

Prescription Drug Safety for Seniors

We wanted to share this helpful infographic about medication management for seniors from BrightStar Care, a national full-service home care franchise that provides both medical and non-medical care.
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A Guide to Celebrating Father’s Day with Alzheimers

Holidays of any kind can be a difficult time for a family living with Alzheimer’s disease, or any memory loss issues. Father’s Day is no exception. No one wants to ignore the special day, or the love they still feel for their Dad. Yet we’re mindful not to cause any additional anxiety or distress. And…
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Will you need Home Care or Home Health Care

It’s confusing and sometimes difficult to know which care is needed, home care or home health care. Do you know the differences? A good way to quickly assess which care will serve your relative, follow these simple suggestions. The first thing to remember about receiving help, you don’t need to be frail, unable to care…
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How to Choose Assisted Living and Personal Care Communities

By David Gardner When advanced age robs a person of their ability to adequately care for themselves, family may be forced to consider a retirement community or assisted living facility. While the decision is not an easy one and can be hard to accept, it assures them that their loved one will receive the care…
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Look Ma no hands

By Joy Loverde If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his presentation, “To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon…
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Joy Loverde Vacation Suggestion: Trip of a Lifetime

By Joy Loverde Several years ago, my sister, Carol and I took our mother, Alba, to her home town of Lucca, Italy (Tuscany) to visit her cousins. Mom and her cousins are in their eighties, and haven’t seen each other for over 45 years. When we arrived, tears of happiness flowed as we hugged and…
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Need Senior Housing? Who you gonna call?

By Joy Loverde Lately there’s been a lot of controversy regarding senior-housing referral websites and financial kickbacks through high-commissioned care providers' communities.  When Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Assisted-living Communities, and Nursing Homes pay web owners to send prospective residents their way, it begs an answer to the question, how much can you trust people who…
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