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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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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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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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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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