From the monthly archives:

February 2012

Another Mary Maxwell

by Lois Etienne on February 29, 2012

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet     Mary Maxwell is at it again. It’s funny that my sister, who also writes a blog called Church Born, Bred & Brewed, also talked about dresses today. My advice is make sure it’s comfortable AND if anyone is willing to buy you a dress, take them up on it!      

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Emotions in Retirement

by Lois Etienne on February 27, 2012

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Today, Dave Bernard from US News & World reported on the “Grey tsunami” (approximately 10,000 people daily reaching the age of 65) that will continue for the next twenty years. Retirement can generate a variety of conflicting emotions and new challenges to deal with. Here’s a look at some of the emotions that can [...]

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Energy Audit Your Home

by Lois Etienne on February 24, 2012

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that money is flying out of leaky windows, being used up by old appliances and evaporating through insufficient insulation. Aside from reducing expenses, energy conservation is good for [...]

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Save Lives, Learn the Signs

by Lois Etienne on February 21, 2012

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Every year more than 50,000 people die from pneumonia in the United States according to the latest CDC data. Sometimes, it is very sad to realize that elderly patients with pneumonia die in the hospital simply because they are brought in too late. Early symptoms of pneumonia in elderly are very subtle and can [...]

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Tweet How many of you have said, “If I could just have a couple of days to lie in bed and relax”? We’ve probably all said it at one time or another, especially when we’re sick. But nurses will tell you that the truth is, lying still in bed is the same as riding in [...]

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Get Your FREE CEUs Here!

by Lois Etienne on February 15, 2012

in Caregiver Support,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet A lot of us need to take Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to keep our license for our profession. RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, PT’s, SW’s, and now even the new certification for caregivers is requiring ongoing CEU’s. The Home Instead Senior Care network is offering free continuing education credits (CEUs) in conjunction with a web series [...]

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Tweet Okay, it’s Valentines and I just wanted to share something a little different. Have you ever given someone a heart attack? Well, you might be thinking about that time you nearly killed your parents when you were a teenage…okay, let’s not go there. BUT, here’s a new, improved way to give someone a heart [...]

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Tweet Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence. The issue of seniors and driving is a controversial one. No single senior is the same when it comes to how long he or she can safely continue to drive. State [...]

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Tweet A new study has found that men in their 70s and 80s may be more likely than women of the same age to develop the memory loss and cognitive problems that often herald Alzheimer’s disease. High blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and other known — and treatable — risk factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) [...]

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Tweet Senior care is about much more than nursing homes. No longer are nursing homes the primary resource for seniors in need of care. Instead, nursing homes today are reserved for those with the most challenging care needs, while the needs of most seniors are managed more efficiently and cost-effectively in their own homes or [...]

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