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Family Matters: Intentional Communication Unites

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We grow close with the families we serve.  After all, the support we provide impacts the entire family, and not just the individual client.  Having developed relationships with so many families over the years, we have witnessed the ways that family members respond to the changing needs of their loved one.   Getting your family on […]

Getting Off to a Great Start with Care

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Our clients love to share stories about the strong bonds they developed with caregivers during their time together.  This happens, in part, thanks to our commitment to working with families and clients from day one to ensure we have the right people in place, and full understanding of their needs.   During this time of adjustment, […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Discuss Care

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Home.  The place where so many memories are created.  A place so familiar to you, navigating for a glass of water in the dark is second nature.  Our home is a place of comfort, and it should come as no surprise that people want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Age-related […]

Helping a Loved One with Memory Loss

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When we finally realize a good friend or family member is suffering from significant memory loss, we naturally want to step in and help.  Determining the best way to help is often a tough puzzle to solve.  No one taught us how to care for someone with memory loss.  Caring for someone who has dementia […]

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Moments of forgetfulness can plague all ages.  If these brief lapses come with a scare over your mental health, you are not alone.  The harsh reality of Alzheimer Disease is enough to make anyone concerned about their risk.   Given 1 in 10 people aged 65 or older have the disease, according to the 2017 […]

Brain Boosting Habits to Keep Us Sharp

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Our brain and our muscles are impacted by age in a similar fashion.  The older we get, the weaker and smaller our muscles become.  Tasks which were once easy, now require a little more effort to complete.  Age has a similar impact to our brain. Below are five ways we can give our brain a […]

Changes to Our Brain as We Age

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It should come as no surprise to hear that our brain is the most complex organ in our body.  After all, it serves as the command center for our entire nervous system.  Yet most scientists agree that we have only a minimal understanding of our brain’s complexity. One area science has allowed us to explore […]

Mind, Body, Soul- Compassionate Care During Illness

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In April 2014, Baher Malek and his family were thrust into chaos. Baher came down with an illness that mirrored the flu – chills, fever, headaches, and nausea.  But his illness quickly proved to be far more severe. Doctors struggled to fully understand exactly what had developed with Baher, in an occurrence so rare that […]

Respite Care: A Refreshing Approach

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Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or exhausted? Take a break! If you are among the 43.5 million people who provided unpaid caregiving services in the last year, chances are, you could use a break. For many, it can be difficult to admit that temporary help is needed.   But the need for some downtime is […]