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Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Importance of Socialization

Human beings are social creatures. We thrive on communication and touch, and begin to decline when we are isolated. Socialization is essential for all of us, from the moment we are born to the moment we die. Read More

Veterans: Caring for Our Country’s Bravest

Veterans are the most honored among us – they have served and protected our country so that we can go about our daily lives. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are approximately 21.7 million veterans in the U.S. Read More

November is Home Care Month

November is Home Care and Hospice Month; a great time to honor the millions of professional caregivers who make a difference in the lives of the clients they serve. Read More

5 Tips for Unlocking Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits

If your loved one wants to use a long-term care insurance (LTCi) policy to help pay for home care, it can be challenging and time-consuming figuring out what the policy covers and how to unlock its benefits. Read More

Holiday Recipes: Cauliflower and Fruit Platters

Holiday parties have been scheduled and you may be expected to prepare a dish. When deciding what to cook and who to cook for, the range of ages, dietary restrictions and food allergies you’ll need to consider could be vast. What are you supposed to take? You don’t want party goers turning up their collective noses at a dish you so proudly placed at the buffet! Read More

Meaningful Ways to Thank Caregivers

Caregivers give their precious time, energy and compassion to those in need. For family caregivers it is not a job, it is life. There are no coffee breaks or vacation days, only around-the-clock attention to care and important details that directly impact the health and well-being of a loved one. At times, being a caregiver can be mentally and emotionally draining. Read More

Family Gatherings and Frail Seniors – Helping Family Members to Understand

Regardless of how far apart we live, the holidays have a way of drawing us closer together. We may only see our friends and family once or twice a year, but when it comes to the holidays, we make sure getting together is a priority. Read More

50+ Adults: Tips for Working Fitness Into Your Daily Routine

If you’re an adult over age 50, you probably already have a busy schedule. If you struggle to find the time to exercise, it’s time to look at some simple tips and modifications that will help increase your physical activity without sacrificing time that could be spent on hobbies or visiting with friends. Read More

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and it is also the beginning of the holiday season. That makes this the perfect time to think about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and how it can change the dynamic of family gatherings. Read More

National Philanthropy Day

Today is National Philanthropy Day, the day we honor those who give their time and money to benefit their communities and the lives of the people in them. When we think of philanthropists we often think of those who give millions to build libraries or hospital wings. But most philanthropy is local, and it supports the good and healthy daily life that we all enjoy. Read More