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This Was Me and It Could Happen to You!

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Jun 25, 2018 9:29:23 AM

Although  I  am  not  a  senior  yet,  I  took  a  tumble  that  interfered  with my  life  for  a  while.

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Absenteeism and Presenteeism: Why it happens and how to fix it

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Jun 3, 2018 11:18:49 AM

Absenteeism can refer to an employee taking frequent time off from work to address personal issues.  Presenteeism can refer to the inability of an employee to focus at work because of personal stressors, resulting in an ongoing decline in work performance.

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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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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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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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Advocacy: What is it and who needs it?

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Jan 10, 2018 11:32:00 AM

pexels-photo-210585.jpegAre 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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