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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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We Attended an Excellent 2016 AFTD Education Conference...

Posted by Brook Dickerson on May 18, 2016 10:14:08 AM

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, education, frontotemporal degeneration, Choices in Senior Care, Dementia, dementia series, family caregivers, frontotemporal dementia, FTD, Living with alzheimer's, medical, seniors

May is National Aging Life Care Month...Choices is Here to Support You

Posted by Brook Dickerson on May 2, 2016 3:23:09 PM

A few weeks ago I got to ride with my teammate Jeremy as we delivered meals for the Knox County Mobile Meals Program. This is exciting for me because Jeremy is a fun guy. For a considerable amount of our journey, however, I did not get to talk to him. He kept making phone calls. I was disappointed with my teammate’s preoccupation (I’m selfish), but I started paying attention to what was happening on those calls. One of our seniors was confused about a doctor’s instructions. Was he supposed to quit taking his blood thinners before a procedure?

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Tags: aging, General, Advocacy, care management, Choices in Senior Care, communication, Geriatric Care Manager, medical, support for seniors

Questions to ask BEFORE Hiring a Caregiver

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Sep 4, 2015 11:44:26 AM

I want to start by saying I'm writing this not only as an Aging Life Care Professional™, but also as a daughter of someone that has in home care. Once help is needed in the home the situation is usually pretty stressful. Your loved one may be against the thought of "hired help", or even in denial of the fact that they need it. Hiring a caregiver for your loved one can be scary. The questions go on and on: Can you trust them? Do they have enough experience? Should I use a company or hire them privately?

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The Who, What, and When of Independent Living

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Aug 28, 2015 5:00:06 PM

What is independent living?

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Home Safety Series - Preventing Falls (Part II)

Posted by Jeremy Painter on Jul 22, 2015 4:29:53 PM

In part two of our Home Safety Series, we’ll focus on making your home safer by focusing on the bedroom, bathroom and other living areas. Our goal with this series is to help seniors reduce the risk of falling in their home environment. By taking a proactive approach to making these simple changes, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling.

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Home Safety Series - Preventing Falls

Posted by Jeremy Painter on Jul 10, 2015 2:57:19 PM

In this article, we'll examine a number of changes you can make to the main living area of your home that will help reduce the risk of falling.  Injuries sustained from falls continue to impact the overall health and quality of life for many seniors.  By taking a proactive approach to making these simple changes, you can help to prevent the increased risk of a fall.

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The Savvy Caregiver - Tips

Posted by Jeremy Painter on Jul 6, 2015 6:14:03 PM

Picture this: You have unexpectedly found yourself to be a caregiver, without previous training or conscious thought about how this role may change your daily life. Many caregivers experience a sense of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, as they navigate numerous new challenges.  However, caregiving can be a fulfilling experience, a time of increased self-discovery, a time of relationship and warmth.

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10 Ways to Love Your Brain and  Help Reduce Alzheimers/ Dementia

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Jun 28, 2015 9:58:32 PM

The following article, titled New research summary:  Lifestyle changes help reduce risk of cognitive decline, was published by the Alzheimer's Association on June 1st, 2015.

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