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Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran Today and Everyday

Monday, November 11, 2019, is Veterans Day. A day set aside to acknowledge the sacrifice and to say “Thank you.” Don’t let the day slip away without acknowledging the... Read more

Sundowning, a secret danger of Dementia

It catches you by surprise. Your dad just grabbed your arm and yelled in your face. This isn’t him – he is kind, soft-spoken, and gentle – but it has been happening more and more ever since he was diagnosed with dementia. This change in behavior may be due to something known as Sundowning, which... Read more

An Agency Versus the Private Caregiver: 3 Questions to Consider

Should you choose an agency to provide care for your loved one? Or, should you hire a private caregiver? It is an overwhelming task to find the right private caregiver or home care agency. Safety, quality care, and peace of mind are the most important considerations when it comes to the care of your loved... Read more

Spring has Sprung!

Greetings one and all… Spring has officially sprung according to the calendar. To confirm the arrival of the season, it felt and looked like Spring along the Front Range this week. In fact, a friend of mine noted that daffodils are blooming in her garden. A sure sign of the season. Metaphorically speaking, I am... Read more

Are You Planning on Aging Alone?

The strict definition of a solo ager or elder orphan is someone who lives alone, has no children, and does not have a life partner. But a broader definition of solo aging highlights the reality that we are ALL at risk of aging solo due to circumstances—the death of a spouse or partner, a divorce,... Read more

Feeling Sad and Grateful this Thanksgiving

“While I contemplate my feelings of sadness, I also intentionally reflect on the areas in my life where I am grateful. I am grateful for my beautiful daughter who gasps with delight over snowflakes and sunsets. I am grateful for my mischievous son who belly laughs and gives bear hugs.... Read more

What You Should Know About Veterans Day

Did You Know…on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 an armistice, or a suspension of hostilities, went into effect between Germany and the Allied Nations eventually ending... Read more

4 Ways to Pay for Senior Home Care

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“You hope your mother, father, or spouse can remain home, but, you wonder, is it really possible? Is home care... Read more

Elder Employment: the on-going fight against Ageism

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Preferred Care at Home has a long history of campaigning against Ageism, and discrimination in elder employment is one of the most common forms of... Read more

What Can We Do?

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“One unfortunate misstep resulted in a devastating detour for our dear friend. A harsh reminder that life can change in a heart... Read more
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