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All In The Family

I briefly considered entitling this post, “And You Think You’ve Got Trouble?” It was inspired by a report about the legal difficulty and potential danger of attempting to evict “ghost children” from your home. The term “ghost children” refers to adults who “haunt” their parent by being present in the home, but not truly engaging in the family relationship. Thinking […]

Who You Gonna Call?

The Life Care Manager – A Stress Buster Everyone Needs In 2016 my husband wound up in the ER with what was eventually diagnosed as pneumonia with systemic encephalopathy. That was a scary sudden event and his stroke-like symptoms a valuable wake up call. In the ER that day, my usually able-bodied and lucid sweetheart couldn’t sit up by himself […]

Be Good To Yourself in the Garden

Oh My Aching Hand! All I did was prune three bushes and spread some mulch around with a rake on Earth Day. OK, maybe I also lifted weights and relocated a couch in the sunroom too soon after. But really, am I that fragile? The truth is, yes. I’ve reached the age where one needs to “prepare and take care” […]

What’s Your Expertise?

Next Repair Cafe: April 24, Grandview Facility, Hendersonville A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help. This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, dull pruning shears […]

The Things We Notice at Thanksgiving

Here’s information to debunk the old tale that eating turkey at Thanksgiving makes you drowsy. There are, however, other changes in behavior that you may want to pay attention to when getting together with parents and other elders during the holidays. These behaviors should prompt us to react with discretion and good judgement. Forgetfulness Confusion Neglect of physical appearance or basic […]

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me….

In the largest survey of long-term and residential care providers to date, responses received by LeadingAge from 689 providers revealed: High levels of caregiver vacancy rates in assisted living and nursing homes Major problems finding applicants and qualifed caregivers Signifcant wage disparity between people working as trained personal caregivers and unskilled entry level workers taking jobs at gas stations, big-box stores, […]