How In-Home Care Changes Lives for the Better

Providing services for the aged is not a new idea or trend. As early as the 17th century until our present time, enough concern has existed about caring for the elderly that various laws have been passed and social systems set up to help ensure that people get the care they need as they age. But it can also be argued that quality, availability and even affordability of elder care have increased as time has gone by and as the population of older adults has increased. . . . READ THE REST

Words of Wisdom of the Elderly Worth Hearing

In many cultures, including Native American, African, and Mediterranean societies, the elderly are revered because the wisdom that comes from their life experiences is understood and appreciated. People from these cultures realize that there is much to learn from our elders. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in American society. The elderly can often be seen as a disposable generation and dismissed as having nothing left to offer. . . . READ THE REST

Safer at Home

For the most part, Americans are in the “safer-at-home” mode of thinking. Many challenges are ahead, but many have already been met. In the midst of these times, many families are torn between having in-home care for an elderly loved one or sending that senior to receive out-of-home care at a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Which is better? What are the risks? . . . READ THE REST

Why Providing Memory Care at Home Might Be Better for Your Loved One with Dementia

While it might be a given that those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia need help, where that help needs to take place can be less apparent. It would be a quick and easy assumption to think that proper dementia care can only take place in a facility. But that's simply not true. In fact, there are a number of reasons why it makes sense for dementia patients to receive care and assistance right in their own homes. . . . READ THE REST

Scams to Watch Out for During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Opportunists. There are always people who take advantage of situations and fellow human beings, usually for their own benefit and often by using criminal means. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly no exception. Beyond efforts to stay safe from the virus itself, we all must also remain vigilant against fraudulent attempts to monopolize on the COVID-19 situation and protect our hard-earned savings. . . . READ THE REST

5 Great Moms of the Golden Age of Television

Mother — an iconic character if there ever was one. TV, especially in its "Golden Age" (the late 1940s through the late 1950s), glorified moms and perpetuated the image of what it meant to be the matriarch of the all-American family. TV moms in the twentieth century were often well kept and put together, while being dedicated to their homes, dutiful to their children, and loyal to their husbands. They were sometimes funny — even sarcastic — and often wise in their own ways. Let's take a fun trip down memory lane to take a look back at five moms as television presented them to us so long ago. . . . READ THE REST

Meeting You Halfway

While social distancing is very important right now, we all still need that personal touch. This is especially true for isolated seniors. Needs conflicting with fears are what causes all of us headaches. We have many great clients and would-be clients who are waiting for the virus to pass. The truth is that it might never fully pass. At what level of COVID-19 treatment and protection are you willing to provide needed care for your loved one? While we have several safety protocols in place, no one has a perfect answer to this question. But it's still one that needs to be addressed. What if there were an intermediate step? An option where we could check your loved one on a regular basis without risking direct contact? . . . READ THE REST

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

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