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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, […]

November is National Caregivers Month

If you are a caring person, thank you. If you are a care giver, God bless you! While there is no comprehensive “Dr. Spock” how-to guide for caring, there is a consensus that caring for oneself while caring for someone else is of primary importance. Below are a few resources that can support the caregiver as he or she carries […]

Who’s Looking for You?

Mike and I recently took a Fraud Protection Workshop co-sponsored by AARP and Triad (a local cooperative of Law Enforcement and Social Service Agencies). Although it left me feeling as exposed as when wearing a hospital gown that ties in the back, I do think it’s worthwhile for all of us to become more aware of the creative cons out […]

Free Dementia Awareness Workshop – Asheville

Understanding Yourself as a Caregiver…FREE WORKSHOP presented by Park Ridge Health and Mountain Home Care DATE AND TIME Monday, November 14, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST LOCATION Biltmore Church – Arden Campus 35 Clayton Road, Arden, NC 28704 View Map REGISTER HERE: Park Ridge Health and Mountain Home Care As one of America’s leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow’s philosophy is reflective […]

Get Up and Get Out

Though the threat of snow dimities as the days get longer, lingering winter inertia can still anchor a person indoors rather than motivate us to rack up the fitness points with a healthy walk. I’ll admit that been relishing in hibernation myself, spending hours in my studio practicing watercolor techniques. But I know the steady exposure to dry indoor air and limited sunlight is something I must resist. I […]

Prepare for Garden-Variety Exercise

Now that spring is finally here, you’re no doubt going to spend time planting, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Yard work can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety. Back pain is the most common injury resulting from gardening.  Every spring […]