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Embracing Teamwork by Collaboration

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Dec 6, 2016 11:41:48 AM

Part of our responsibility as Aging Life Care™ Professionals is to collaborate together, knowing that we are stronger together.  This is one of our core values at Choices in Senior Care and we commit ourselves to doing this routinely.  With the Holiday season upon us, our experience has shown that this is a time filled with many wonderful memories for our clients and their families.  This is also a time when many of our clients and families are seeing each other for the first time after a good period of time.

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Tags: aging, caregiving, Holidays, how to help, meaningful connections, socialization, Support, support for aging parents

Thinking “outside the box” when it comes to gift giving for seniors!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Nov 29, 2016 2:29:44 PM

Are you plagued with questions about what to get the parent or grandparent who has everything? How about some "outside the box" ideas to make holiday gift giving a little less stressful and more special:

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Tags: aging, aging in place, caregiving, Holidays, how to help, meaningful connections, seniors, support for seniors

We Care Passionately for Our Clients!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Nov 18, 2016 8:45:24 AM

Choices in Senior Care cares passionately about meeting our clients’ medical, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. We meet their medical and physical needs through comprehensive Care Management: coordinating medical care; attending doctor’s appointments, medical procedures and emergency room visits; providing 24/7 on-call and medication oversight; transitions to/from skilled care and home; and by providing a variety of local resources. We also provide non-medical caregiver services to our clients including: personal care, light homemaking services, medication reminders, companionship and some transportation. But, we offer so much more!

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Tags: aging in place, caregiving, care management, health, independence, seniors, socialization, Support

We Strive for More...

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Nov 10, 2016 4:47:02 PM

What does it mean to strive for more?... For Choices in Senior Care it starts with staying in tune with the Communities we serve, identifying needs and gaps, then striving for more by developing programs and resources to meet those needs and fill in those gaps.

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Tags: caregiving, coaching, communication, family caregivers, how to help, resources, seniors, Support

We strive for more: Developing a Cognitive Stimulation Program

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Oct 19, 2016 8:57:27 AM

In the early years of our company, we saw a need to develop a program for clients living with dementia. In an effort to better serve these clients, we researched available cognitive screenings.  Looking over research related to cognitive stimulation benefits, we realized that finding a screening sensitive to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), often the precursor to dementia, and mild dementia would be helpful.   Having such a screening tool would enable Choices in Senior Care to appropriately recommend cognitive stimulation programming to our clients at a time when it might be most beneficial in possibly slowing conversion to dementia from MCI or slowing the progression of dementia.

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Tags: aging, Aging care, caregiving, cognitive benefits, Dementia, Support

Dehydration in Older Adults

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Oct 10, 2016 11:16:56 AM

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Tags: aging, health, Safety

Just a Phone Call Away!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Oct 3, 2016 11:10:25 AM

As an Aging Life Care Professional™, I hear from family caregivers who talk about being unsure where to turn with their unique care partnering challenges and concerns.

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Tags: aging, aging in place, caregiving, caregiver support, coaching, family caregivers, Senior care, Support, support for aging parents

Holding Space in the MySpace Era

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Sep 28, 2016 10:02:56 AM


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Tags: aging, friendship, grief, social media, Support

Holding Space

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Sep 21, 2016 8:46:08 AM


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Tags: caregiving, family caregivers, friendship, Support

Thoughts on Grief and Grieving

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Sep 15, 2016 10:44:14 AM

I have experienced grief, and know people who have experienced grief. Some are still grieving. And really, so am I on some days. Grief is weird.

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Tags: aging, grief, grieving, Support

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