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Blog: Senior Living & Advocacy
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Sep 26, 2021, 3:58 PM
Did you know falling isn’t a normal part of aging? Though they’re preventable, over 30,000 adults die every year as a result of falls. So why do seniors fall? And what preventative steps can you take? Take a quick read to learn more about falls and fall prevention
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Feb 22, 2021, 5:45 AM
Are You A Caregiver For A Loved One? In response to this question, a daughter of one of my clients seemed dumbfounded. “What do you mean ‘caregiver’?” she asked me. “She’s my mom, I’m her daughter, that’s why I help her.” True, this person is your parent. And if you care for a parent, you may not…
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Feb 6, 2021, 10:57 AM
You became a full-time caregiver for your loved one out of commitment, love, and a sense of responsibility. If you feel exhausted, stressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated, you are not alone. Caregiver’s burnout is more common than you think.
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Jan 24, 2021, 12:41 PM
As parents, our role is to take care of our children. As we age, a time may come that we need the help of our adult children. While it makes sense that our children would share the load equally, in reality it isn’t so simple. Many factors contribute to this inequality and family dynamic is one of…
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Sep 30, 2020, 3:46 PM
Remember the instructions you get on an airplane? In case of emergency, first put the mask on yourself and only then attend to anyone around you. As a caregiver, you need to follow the flight attendants’ instructions. Caring for a family member can be physically and emotionally stressful, so you…
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Sep 26, 2020, 12:03 PM
When caring for a loved one at home, the family must become care providers, but they often lack the necessary knowledge. A care plan can help identify loved ones’ care needs and points to appropriate solutions.
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Sep 13, 2020, 11:16 AM
“Expect the unexpected,” “Hope for the best plan for the worse,” “Better be safe than sorry.” We are all familiar with, and even find ourselves saying these phrases all the time. Unfortunately, we are not always prepared for unexpected disasters like the wildfires we have in our area now.
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Dec 11, 2019, 3:07 PM
If you’re of the sandwich generation, you know that stress is a big part of your life and it affects not only you, but everyone around you. While you can’t change what is given, aging parents who need your support and young children who are still under your wings, there are things you can do to ease…
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Aug 15, 2018, 11:48 AM
“What do you want to be when you grow up” is a question that never crossed my mind as a child. If anything, I knew from a very young age that it would involve working with people. And true to the genes passed to me by my grandmother from one side of my family and my dad on the other side, I also…