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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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The Truth Behind A Place for Mom and Caring.com

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Jan 20, 2018 2:39:00 PM

The internet is the new frontier in marketing.  Companies have learned how to use the system to effectively and efficiently market to their desired consumer group.  Some companies have also learned how to abuse this system.  Many companies have resorted to paying a “referral fee” to people or websites that will promote their products many times without directly acknowledging that they are being paid to do so.  This unethical practice is largely unknown

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Seven Top Time-Saving Tips for Caregivers

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Dec 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Caregivers are always pressed for time.  They are constantly in demand by both their loved ones who they care for, and the pressures and responsibilities of living a normal life.  This list is written for the caregiver who is always looking for ways to save time in their life.

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Tags: caregiving, Senior care, stress, shopping, elderly, multi-tasking, time saving tips

6 Questions to Ask About Your Seniors Companion Pet

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Dec 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Wondering if it’s a good idea to find a new pet for a parent or grandparent? It’s a question that often comes up around the Holidays. Like the Christmas my brother decided to give my parents a voucher from the local pet shelter for a dog or cat, without asking if they wanted one. We certainly had a lively discussion over dinner that year!

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Senior care Knoxville, Dementia, Senior care, pets, companion pet

Top 8 Gifts for Adults Living with Dementia

Posted by Zach Wegman on Nov 30, 2017 3:14:57 PM

 

If you are anything like me, shopping for the holidays or special occassions is a nerve-wracking and anxiety-producing experience. Finding the perfect gift is completely impossible. Finding an acceptable gift is an almost Herculean task that requires stamina, determination, and luck. Whether it is for Christmas, Birthday, or even just because, buying a present can be stressful. Buying a gift for your loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer's is no different. To help you find an acceptable and maybe even perfect gift, I’ve gathered a list of 8 great ideas:

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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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When We Know Better, We Do Better!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 1, 2016 3:54:19 PM

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Nourishing Life in Assisted Living

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Sep 18, 2015 12:06:43 PM

September 13-19th is National Assisted Living Week. The theme for this year is “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit.” In twelve years of working in senior care, I have seen many situations where Assisted Living communities have truly nourished life for seniors.

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Tags: activities of daily living, aging, aging parents, exercise, Therapy, Assisted Living, Assisted Living Knoxville, cognitive stimulation, eldercare, National assisted living week, Senior care

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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