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Avoid Readmissions

by Lois Etienne on February 24, 2013

in Caregiver Support,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet It can be very nerve-wracking when you or your loved one is admitted to a hospital or healthcare facility. And likely, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is what happens when the doctor discharges you. But thinking about the returning home process right from the start is one of the best things a [...]

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Tweet Seven in 10 senior volunteers (70 percent) say they plan on volunteering “forever” or they have no end in sight to their community service activities, according to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Ambitious goals, right? Actually, seniors can make a mark well into their elderly years by following a few [...]

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Tweet Older adults who have spent much of their adult lives honing skills in the workplace could be looking forward to a well-deserved retirement. Instead, a good share of them are rolling up their sleeves and getting back to work volunteering. And they’re making a difference in communities throughout North America. In total, the contributions [...]

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Tweet Did you know that nearly 40 percent of chronically ill older adults in the U.S. live alone? What’s more, a majority of those who are married have spouses with at least one chronic illness that can affect their ability to provide support. That’s according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal [...]

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Tweet On Tuesday, January 8, All Things Considered on National Public Radio aired a story featuring the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s CARE training program. As part of the story, reporter Ina Jaffe attended a family caregiver workshop hosted by John Moser, franchise owner in the Los Angeles area. All Things Considered is the fourth [...]

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Tweet Now we go from introspection (and eating too much), to New Year’s resolutions! I hope you have taken the opportunity to visit the website I recommended, www.caregiverstress.com. Now it’s time for some planning. I love the emergency preparedness plans that give us a goal for each month to try and accomplish. So, I’m going [...]

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Tweet The holidays are frequently a time of introspection. I’m always reminded that as one lies dying, they are not thinking about how they wished they could have gotten a couple more minutes in at the office. Relationships are what make us human. Take this time of year and pay more attention to people than [...]

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Tweet What are some of your favorite memories? Some of my most ‘feel good’ memories are listening to the sound of trains, singing at a Redskins football game (when I was 16), having babies and laughing until my cheeks and my sides hurt when I’m with my family. It’s funny though because my girls don’t [...]

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Tweet Live Chat with expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix November 30, 2012 at 1 pm PST Register now to attend at: https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia/family-caregiver-alzheimers-training/live-chat/ and – receive a free Alzheimer’s emergency kit – get a chance to win a caregiver package This chat will begin with a brief introductory webisode featuring Alzheimer’s behavior management resources and tips from [...]

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Tweet What are you most thankful for? This is something that I actually examine every now and then and have for years. I think it changes as we wander through the seasons of our own lives. I’ll always be grateful for my beautiful daughters and grandchildren. It’s interesting though, how our ‘thankfulness’ changes from being [...]

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