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Advocacy: what is it and who needs it?

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Aug 30, 2018 4:20:00 PM

Are you an advocate? Do you help someone voice their needs and concerns? Do you provide needed information, or help make sense of information given to someone? Have you ever answered the question, “What would I want if I were in the other person’s shoes?” If so, chances are good that you have been an advocate. It’s both easier and harder than it sounds. If you are with your mom in the hospital, she might not want to pursue aggressive treatment for her latest exacerbation of her congestive heart failure (which now includes pneumonia), even though you believe she should. Can you effectively advocate for her in this case? You can, but it might be challenging. An advocate must adopt the views and preferences of the one advocated for, and make sure those views and preferences are heeded.

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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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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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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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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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May is Aging Life Care Month!

Posted by Jen W on May 24, 2017 4:12:49 PM

What is Aging Life Care?

Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, education, General, parkinson's, care management, cognitive benefits, health, meaningful connections, medical, resources, seniors

April is Stress Awareness Month-- Let's Talk Stress in Seniors.

Posted by Jen W on Apr 6, 2017 12:53:56 PM

As we enter the senior stage of life, most of us look forward to the wisdom that comes from age and experience. As retirement draws near there is anticipation of having more time for grandchildren, to pursue hobbies and to travel. Yet many of us find ourselves experiencing unexpected stress. Stress in seniors can result from concerns about declining health or unexpected illnesses, whether we will have enough money to live off of, the loss of a partner or worries over adult children.

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Unfixable Problems

Posted by Jen W on Mar 8, 2017 3:12:22 PM
"I'm sorry", the doctor says, "there's nothing more we can do". 
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