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Getting Better Takes Commitment

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The title of this post can mean a lot of things. If we are ill, we have to commit to getting better, being compliant with medications and clinicians guidance, making the effort. If we are golfers, it means beating balls, … Continue reading

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Drop the Cynicism, Deal with Data!

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I know that sometimes my writing can come across as just a bit opinionated and blunt. 🙂 Guilty as charged. However, I try to make sure my writing is based on data, knowledge and research – doing my homework. I … Continue reading

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It Just Keeps Getting Better


I have written several posts recently about our experience applying the Music & Memory program to our home care services at Support For Home In-Home Care. I continue to smile and appreciate what our Home Care Aides are doing with … Continue reading

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Elders Impacting Health Care

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USA Today published a story titled, “Nation’s sickest seniors reshape health care”. The subtitle is, “10,000 SENIORS COST MEDICARE $1 BILLION”. That comes out to $100,000 for each of those seniors. That is an annual figure. As USA Today indicates, The … Continue reading

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Nurses and (other) Caregivers


AgingCare.com recently published an article called, “What Nurses Wish Caregivers Knew“. It is the result of some interviews done with hospice and hospital nurses. While there are some nurses we have met, through our own work at Support For Home … Continue reading

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“What Working Family Caregivers Need”

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Just saw an interesting little survey done by Denise of CareGiving.com with family caregivers who also work. There are no surprises in the results, but it reinforces our own experience, at Support For Home In-Home Care. Denise asked working family … Continue reading

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And You Expected Mother Teresa?


On AgingCare.com recently, a woman posted a cry for help, titled “How to get rid of our caregiver?” I have pasted it below, with a very large dose of [sic]: Mom is 93. I live with her and the male … Continue reading