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Care Management - The New Employee Benefit

Posted by Jen W on Sep 26, 2018 11:34:06 AM

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, education, care management, cognitive benefits, communication, Dementia, independence, meaningful connections, medical, Palliative care, seniors, socialization, Support

Why Cracker Barrel is the Best

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Mar 13, 2018 7:22:51 AM

When you think of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, you might think of long drives, your grandmother, or biscuits. Cracker Barrel is off almost all exits in the south. Going on a long trip? Chances are you have seen multiple signs for Cracker Barrel.

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Top 10 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch When You Need to Pass the Time

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Mar 7, 2018 9:11:39 AM

As many of you know, Netflix and chill is becoming more and more popular every day. Personally, my favorite pastime is to binge watch a 7 season/24 Ep. show in one sitting. Now this takes time, commitment, stretching, grocery shopping prior to my binge, and shower breaks (recommended).

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Tips For The Emergency Room

Posted by Jen W on Jan 17, 2018 2:37:00 PM

Tips for the Emergency Room

No one wants to visit the Emergency Room, but it happens all the time! An ER visit is always unexpected and it makes us anxious. Because we are worrying, we may not think as clearly as usual. Taking a few minutes to prepare in advance will help you receive a better continuity of care at your next ER visit. Here are some helpful tips.

 

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, care management, health, medical, Support, Erlanger Hospital System, senior care chattanooga, hospital, Kindred Hospital

12 Reasons to Consider a Move to Assisted Living

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Dec 16, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Families often ask if it’s time to think about a transition for a loved one to an assisted living facility. There are no hard and fast rules and each family situation is obviously different. As Care Managers, we complete an assessment with a client at home to help outline options to address this question.

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World Heart Day: A Day for Changes

Posted by Sarah P on Oct 1, 2017 9:40:05 AM

World Heart Day is the World Heart Federation’s largest awareness raising campaign every year. One of the primary groups of people the Federation is trying to communicate information to is seniors. I’m sure you have heard about many different types of ailments and diseases, but cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death around the world. 66% or two-thirds of deaths related to CVD are in the senior population. Small heart-conscious changes can help prevent or manage CVD, and also improve your overall health and quality of life.

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, exercise, care management, cognitive benefits, health, heart disease, medical, medication, seniors

Older adults and reasons for falls

Posted by Sarah P on Aug 23, 2017 6:50:51 PM

You get an unexpected call from a family member and brace yourself for difficult news.  You are told, “Mom is OK, but fell at home and is in the ER.  I think she is going to need surgery and may have a long road to recovery.”  As you think about this call you wonder, why has Mom been falling more lately?

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, exercise, care management, coaching, health, medical, resources, Safety, seniors, Support

You're a Caregiver...Now What?

Posted by Jen W on Aug 10, 2017 2:25:32 PM

“So now I am a caregiver. This is a role I hadn’t expected in this season”. We hear this often from family members caring for loved ones living with dementia. They feel unprepared, alone and lack confidence for this new role. Old strategies and approaches no longer seem to work. Caregiving can take its toll on families making them more susceptible to health problems, feelings of isolation, and financial stress. To help address this need, Choices in Senior Care has been offering the Savvy Caregiver Training Workshop: a 6-week, 12-hour Workshop series geared toward the family dementia caregiver. This free Workshop helps family caregivers increase knowledge and improve skills. Often, we see a shift in “outlook” as participants experience some “ah-ha” moments while interacting in class with each other and through studying the Workshop materials. The strategies discussed during the Workshop are designed to reduce the effects of caregiving stress and to enable attendees to develop a sense of control or mastery: to become a Savvy Caregiver!

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Tags: aging, Aging Driver, Alzheimer's disease, education, care management, cognitive benefits, communication, Dementia

What our Core Values mean to us..

Posted by Jen W on Jul 28, 2017 4:51:37 PM

Little motivation is needed when you are in your career choice and a job that you enjoy. It is easy to feel good about what you do when you are having a good day; but on those days when you are at work and being challenged, those are the days that someone is celebrating you and what you have done for them.

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, care management

Easy Recipes During the Hot Summer!

Posted by Jen W on Jul 7, 2017 3:45:37 PM

The hotter months can leave you extra exhausted from it being so DARN HOT! Stay focused on eating healthy with these easy recipes.

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Tags: aging, caregiving, education, exercise, care management, cognitive benefits, Dementia, health, resources

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