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Asking For Help in the New Year

I am ready for the near year. I, for one, am thankful to leave 2014 behind me and I’ve talked to many people who feel the same way. For many, 2014 was full of loss, stress, and health complications. 2015 is a a new year, a new chapter, a time for change. There is no... Read more

Does Your Elderly Parent Need Care?

Is it time to start elder care services in your parents’ home? Should mom move in with you? Is it time to look for a care facility? Is keeping up a home too much for your elderly parent? Is it time to take the car away? These are very common questions that adult children are... Read more

Delegate Your Elder Law Needs Appropriately

Sometimes the best approach to doing something difficult is to let someone else do it. This may sound like I’m encouraging the couch-potato philosophy of Homer (that’s Homer J. Simpson and not the blind poet from ancient Greece), but it is actually something straight out of the playbook of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Often, as... Read more

For Seniors There’s No Place Like Home

“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze For the holidays, you can’t beat home, sweet home.” Perry Como sings the famous tune of the season, “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…” It’s... Read more

Made by Me: A Thanksgiving Crafternoon

It was just a few hours, but it was a few hours that mattered. Tony and Veronica Singfield, owners of Preferred Care at Home North Atlanta, armed with craft supplies and cookies hosted a Thanksgiving Crafternoon with the seniors at Del Mar Gardens of Smyrna. This particular “Crafternoon” was dedicated to making Thanksgiving cards to... Read more

7-Day Gratitude Challenge

November is the time of year when we stop and thing about what we are thankful for. Maybe it’s gathered around Thanksgiving dinner, or perhaps it’s jotting down a daily list throughout the month; whatever the method, it’s not surprising that people who take the time to foster gratitude are happier people than those who... Read more

Senior Care for the Holidays: 5 Signs Family Caregivers May Need Help

Next week is Thanksgiving, the official kick-off to the busy, holiday season. “Busy,” is often the first word used to describe the holiday season. A time that should be restful and full of family, is in reality a stressful flurry of activities and to-do lists. For the family caregiver, the busyness of the holidays is... Read more

Memory Loss: Dispelling Myths on What Is Normal and What Is Not

November 14 is a day to remember, if only because it’s Memory Loss Awareness Day. But why celebrate the fact that it’s getting easier to forget things everyday? As we age it’s easy to focus on the negative attitudes about memory loss, as we struggle to remember some acquaintances name or to find a word... Read more

Playful Home Exercises for Bed-Bound Seniors

Slip-and-falls, a leading cause of injury-related death, are a legitimate worry among the elderly. So common are these injuries that many seniors know first hand the effects of a fall — no doubt having seen friends their age, healthy and independent, immobilized and homebound due to a sudden and unforeseen fall. Surveying the scene surrounding... Read more

Dear Family Caregiver, You Inspire Us

Dear Family Caregiver, Thank you. Thank you for what you do, day in, day out. It often goes without saying, but it is something that desperately needs to be said: thank you for the sacrifices you make to care for your loved one. Sacrifice. It’s something you understand all too well. You sacrifice your own... Read more
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