From the monthly archives:

October 2011

Vigorous Activity?

by Lois Etienne on October 28, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Okay, I’m taking a detour today. That last piece I published got me to thinking…what does 60 to 90 minutes of vigorous activity daily look like? Well, my best example is my 82 year old father. This is a gentleman who spent 24 years in the Army, then the next 24 years as a [...]

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Active Living

by Lois Etienne on October 26, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Experts advise that one’s lifespan is mostly determined by simple genetics, nutrition and exercise. People are living longer and that increased lifespan is due to a combination of genetic and acquired factors that include environmental factors and illnesses and disease. However, many older adults require home or assisted care, because activities of daily living [...]

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Tweet Fraud among seniors is a serious issue and not just from a loss of money and savings. There is stress, shame and fear associated with being . Here are several reasons why the elderly are targeted for fraud: 1)    Seniors are likely to have a “nest egg,” own their home or have excellent credit, [...]

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Tweet The following list, from the Home Instead Senior Care® network and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash, are 10 reasons seniors can’t or won’t give up their stuff and what to do about it. The Sentimental Attachment – it’s not the dress, it’s the memory [...]

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Tweet Family conflict is nothing new or unusual. As long as there have been families, there has been conflict. It seems no family is without a battle here or there, but throw in the responsibility of caregiving for an aging parent, and “conflict” can suddenly become a polite word for what happens. Under the stress [...]

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Mary Maxwell again!

by Lois Etienne on October 17, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet She’s back! If you’ve never met Mary Maxwell, you must be introduced. Over 8 million people have watched Mary Maxwell on YouTube give our Home Instead Prayer several years ago. She’s back this time with some “Tips to Save Money!” And who can’t use advice like that these days! Check her out!

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Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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Home Care Myth Busters

by Lois Etienne on October 12, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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Home Care Myth Busters

by Lois Etienne on October 10, 2011

in Finances,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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Home Care Myth Busters

by Lois Etienne on October 7, 2011

in Finances,Insurance,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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