Saluting great Caregivers

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Home healthcare is a dynamic industry.  There are many aspects of home healthcare that require superhero type skills to achieve fantastic accomplishments, most days it takes a village.  Some may not realize, but a great percentage of our time and energy are used  focusing  on…

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Diabetes

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  Surprising number of deaths linked to undiagnosed diabetes   By Linda Thrasybule MyHealthNewsDaily   People who don’t know they have Type 1 diabetes may account for a surprising number of deaths from one complication of the condition, a new study says.   Nearly a…

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Seniors and Depression

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The American Journal of Psychology published an article which linked factors such as bereavement, sleep disturbance, disability, prior depression, and female gender as important risk factors for depression among elderly people. Caregivers, be it family or paid, are on the front line of care and are…

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Numbers Don’t Lie

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Below is an interesting article recently published in The New York Times. We are not surprised by the evidence revealed in this recent study.  We are repeatedly confronted with the burdening effects of caring for aging loved ones.   Many family caregivers don’t talk about the intense stress they feel performing…

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WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY ·       DAY OFF FROM WORK ·       TIME SPENT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS ·       HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS ·       RIBS ON THE GRILL ·       WATERMELON ·       SWIMMING AT THE BEACH OR IN THE POOL ·       FIREWORKS ·       APPRECIATING THE…

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Father’s Day Wishes

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Have you ever wondered how Father’s Day came to be? I did, and went searching.  I googled and found a website on the history of Father’s day.  Amazing.  http://www.theholidayspot.com/fathersday/history.htm   Father’s day traditions are as diverse as fathers themselves.  When I was a child, father’s…

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I recently sat with a client who resides in a lovely independent living community.  She is a very confident 92 year old person who is experiencing failing health.  Despite her physical decline, what seemed to bother her the greatest was her inability to meet new…

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