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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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Embracing Teamwork by Collaboration

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Dec 6, 2016 11:41:48 AM

Part of our responsibility as Aging Life Care™ Professionals is to collaborate together, knowing that we are stronger together.  This is one of our core values at Choices in Senior Care and we commit ourselves to doing this routinely.  With the Holiday season upon us, our experience has shown that this is a time filled with many wonderful memories for our clients and their families.  This is also a time when many of our clients and families are seeing each other for the first time after a good period of time.

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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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Meaningful Connections

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Aug 9, 2016 3:08:25 PM

When a person is diagnosed with dementia it can feel like a death. The person you once had a relationship with, based on shared memories and experiences, seems to be slipping away as their ability to make new memories slowly disappears. How do you still engage, when the means by which you once connected seems to be fading? A person with a dementia diagnosis may be losing skills and abilities.  However, just as you continue to have a desire to connect, your loved one’s need for meaningful connection also remains.  They may no longer be able to initiate these connections and the means of connection may need to be different. A shift in your thinking may be required. Studies have shown that keeping someone with dementia active and engaged promotes a sense of self-worth, and can even keep that person independent longer. The search for new ways of connecting now begins.

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My Journey in Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 29, 2016 11:23:50 AM

Last week I talked about respecting your aging parents’ independence, while keeping them safe and engaged as they end their lives here with you. It is often a difficult but extremely rewarding task to care well for those you love during this time but incredibly important!

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Honoring Independence

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 19, 2016 4:58:36 PM

How do you respect your aging parents’ independence, but keep them safe and engaged as they near the end their lives? Can you? It is a difficult but very rewarding task to care well for those you love during this part of their life journey and sometimes mirrors how they raised you.

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Fall Prevention Tips for Home Safety

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jun 13, 2016 2:11:11 PM

Falls are a major home safety risk, and one that makes it difficult for our loved ones to stay independent in their homes. As we age, our bones break more easily and heal more slowly. Our vision may weaken; we may even lose some of our peripheral vision and depth perception. The good news is that we can do a few simple things to help our loved ones stay in their homes, assisting them in their desire to stay independent and healthy. Some safety issues and solutions our Care Managers want to share include:

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Consider Care Management for Someone You Love

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Mar 22, 2016 11:01:27 AM

A piece from one of our team mates:

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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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