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Elderly Home Care Decisions

by: Greg Newell If your inclination is to start looking for "nursing homes" in your area, perhaps you're one of the many who haven't considered the options. Most seniors just need a little help. They made that house a home and they want to stay in it. (more…)
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Memories – Three Things Your Parents Did

Most of us know how to provide a warm and loving environment for our children.  One of the major sources on which we draw is our own childhood experience.  That which we remember with fondness we try to recreate and that which we remember with something less than total fondness we try to avoid. However,…
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A Nursing Home at Holiday Time

By Sandy L. White Have you visited a nursing home at Christmas time? It can be as magical as watching little children light up when they see twinkling lights, pretty packages, Santa Claus, hear Christmas music and smell cinnamon, ginger and pine. (more…)
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Memories of My Mom – A Shopping Tale

My mother died a few years ago at the age of 93.  She lived alone right up to the end when we finally convinced her it was time to move to an Assisted Living Center but the first of 3 strokes intervened on the day I was taking her to inspect her new home. Over…
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Enjoying Visits With Your Elderly Family Member

By Erin Treder It's not easy to see someone close to you lose her ability to communicate as she once did. As the family member of a person who is confused, you may find communicating with your loved one increasingly difficult. Alzheimer's disease and related dementia can affect a person's ability to understand information and make…
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Caregivers – Be Proud of Yourselves

Taking care of elderly parents can be a demanding and sometimes unrewarding task.  It doesn’t make all that much difference whether you have your parents in an assisted living center and feel the pinch of finding the time for frequent visits, or whether you have them at home with you.  The sense of responsibility; the…
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Music Activities for Seniors in Nursing Homes

By DJ Hughes Music activities for seniors in nursing homes and other care facilities can help their emotional and psychological needs. Music, songs, singing and playing instruments all contribute to creative expression and stimulation, as well as group participation. Seniors in geriatric and palliative care can benefit from a vibrant music program. Alzheimer's and other dementia…
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6 Essential Tips to Keep the Home Safe for the Elderly

by: Joseph Pressley It is common that some individuals who reach the phase of old age still remains in their home with the company of a few family members or some may live alone. Home provided for the elderly must be safe, comfortable and must be free from any hazards. It must be a place…
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Find Senior Care

by: Muneeb Ahmed Where to Find Senior Care There are many ways that you can go about trying to find senior care for your loved one. You can search online, where you can often find online reviews written by people who have been under that person or facility's care, you can look in the local…
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