Month: April 2020

Moving Your Loved One Out of a Nursing Home or an Assisted-Living Facility Due to COVID-19

At one time and for various reasons, placing your loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility seemed like the right thing to do. Your loved one needed help — more help than you could provide. A nursing home or assisted living facility seemed like the place where Mom or Dad could get all the necessary assistance, without your own life being overly compromised. Then along came the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Now, those facilities might not appear to be so attractive nor helpful. . . . READ THE REST

Why Companion Care Is Important for the Elderly

We humans — by are very nature — are a social breed. Companionship is considered by psychologists to be one of the most basic of our human needs — right up there with food and water. Babies who have what they need to survive but lack human touch fail to thrive. Even the most introverted people need some interaction with others. Extroverts, on the other hand, crave it and need it all the more. However, when it comes to our elderly, companionship — as essential as it might be for living — can also be quite hard to come by. . . . READ THE REST

5 Ideas on What to Do with Leftover Ham

Mmmmmmm... Ham! So many of us rely on this tasty staple as the centerpiece our holiday meals — especially our Easter and Christmas dinners! But a baked ham often can be quite large — 10 pounds easily for a bone-in ham — and can be more than enough for those attending the holiday feast. Leftovers are almost always inevitable — but definitely not inedible! Besides making a lot of ham sandwiches, what can you do with all that leftover ham? We've come up with five ideas — some traditional, some not so traditional — to help you make leftover ham a little more interesting. . . . READ THE REST

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be a very stressful time for many people. Whether you're young or old, it's perfectly natural and normal to feel a great deal of stress and anxiety due to the many unknowns that have accompanied this outbreak. Fear about any disease can be overwhelming and cause strong negative emotions in adults and children alike. So in times like these, it becomes very important to find ways to deal with that stress and cope better with the current situation. . . . READ THE REST