Hot Weather Safety Tips

Hot Weather Safety Tips

The summer can be a wonderful time of year.  Often, it is a time filled with family, road trips, and countless outdoor activities.  While the higher temperatures make all of these things possible, they can also be reason to take precaution.  This is especially true for elderly people; as their bodies have a harder time […]

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Living with Arthritis

One of the most prevalent afflictions that plague senior citizens today is arthritis.  Based on statistical data, it affects more than 53 million adults in the United States alone.  The disease is most common in the elderly, with a higher occurrence in women rather than men.  Arthritis is not one size fits all as the […]

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COPD

People are bombarded with information about various diseases on a daily basis.  Diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s are very well known, with news about related medical research and statistics being shared constantly.  Even with the constant barrage of available medical information, many people would be surprised to find out that the third leading cause […]

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Caregiving for a Loved One with Mesothelioma

Caring for a family member with malignant mesothelioma can be overwhelming, but it also can be richly rewarding. And sometimes, it can be both. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer most often caused by a long ago occupational exposure to asbestos. It may start with a diagnosis of the patient, but it soon engulfs […]

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“Undercover Boss” – Part 4 – Conclusion

So we talked about a lot in these last few blogs; my experience as a direct caregiver, things I learned with respect to the caregiver, the client and their family, and the agency as well.   The conclusion of the matter is this: communication and cooperation will go very far when it comes to having […]

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