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Turn a Neighborhood into a Community

It’s a gift to take an action that begins to turn your neighborhood of individuals into a community. A web of people who know something more than one another’s faces. Think, act, enjoy. The gift of community has 360 degree impact. The origin of the word “community” comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, … Neighbors […]

How-To Tips for Family Caregivers

My recent post “Released From the Hospital, Now What?” focused on only one of the difficult moments faced by family caregivers. Now here’s a video series for children and spouses assisting older adults at home. You’ll find practical how-to tips on a variety of medical/nursing tasks few of us are prepared to do. AARP Policy Institute’s Home Alone Revisited report highlighted a […]

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A Caregiver Resource Bouquet

Roses are red, violets are blue…but, you can look out your window now to see the flowers. For a gift that may truly brighten your day I offer this caregiver resource list featuring proven, beneficial strategies. Comprehensive Help Comfort Keepers®, has released a new caregiver resource to guide families on how to care for their senior loved ones and themselves. Caring […]

Six Ways To Take Control of the Aging Process

We live in a world where everything is changing increasingly quickly. And on top of that we notice the accelerating appearance of personal change: grey hairs, wrinkles, age spots, and the disappearance of agility, flexibility, memory, and friends. We can easily feel that everything in life is beyond our control. It’s unfortunate that so many people seek ways to deny aging, […]

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, […]