November is Homecare and Hospice Month

by Holly Hamilton   Most Americans want to age in place, but the reality, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services senior policy analyst James Toews, is that too many individuals enter long-term care institutions unnecessarily or prematurely, … Continued

What is Respite Care? (by Jackee Schwartz)

from Jackee Schwartz   Respite care can make a difference in helping you take care of your loved one.  If you are a caregiver, you are well aware of how stressful and overwhelming it can become at times.  … Continued

From Barbecues to Pumpkins – by J S

by Judah Schuster, LNHA As the summer slides into the home stretch, vacations are in full swing, camps are going on their final trips and stores are having end of summer sales to make room for the new season’s inventory. … Continued

Preventing Falls

Did you know that every year, one in four older Americans fall?  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for people over 65.  Millions of people age 65 and older fall each year, but fewer than … Continued

Do you know how to recognize the signs of a stroke?

written by Paige Hessel   During a stroke, every minute counts. Fast treatment can reduce the brain damage that a stroke can cause. The most effective treatments are available if a stroke is recognized and diagnosed within 3 hours. Please … Continued

Ten Commandments for Caregivers

Good support from Today’s Caregiver Magazine, July-Aug 2016 edition: Ten Commandments for Caregivers: