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When Life Feels Cluttered Physically, Emotionally, Relationally

A few months ago, I sensed the growing urge to clear the decks in my home. Although I am not a neat freak, needless clutter tends to annoy me. Plus, as I get older, I have a growing desire to lighten the load—a sentiment shared by many of my friends as well. If and when... Read more

Are You Overlooking Life?

Greetings one and all… Today, I am curious as to how you see Life. Are you focused on the here and now? Or, do you worry about what may happen in the days and weeks to come—focusing on what might be? Perhaps you are too distracted by demands and responsibilities to focus on anything. Regardless... Read more

Compassionate Care: We Reap What We Sow

Greetings one and all… Over the past two months, I had the opportunity to meet people throughout the state of Colorado at various conferences, workshops, and educational events. Whether in the Denver Metro area or in a remote mountain village, I heard stories and witnessed situations reflective of the time honored adage that we reap... 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

The 5 C’s of Living Well and Aging Well

Greetings one and all… In the fall of every year, I contemplate possible ideas for programming in the upcoming year. I review the latest publications on all aspects of aging, end-of-life care, and caregiving. I scan trusted websites in search of themes and consistent concerns. Last year, my efforts exposed serious issues as well as... Read more

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Elderly Parent

Is it time for Mom to stop driving? Does Dad need additional help around the house? Does a Power of Attorney need to be established for your parents? Is it time to start home care services? There are many difficult conversations that need to happen as parents age, knowing what to say, when to say... Read more

What is Loneliness and Why do We Feel Lonely?

Greetings one and all… Every year, my challenge as an educator is to create innovative, relevant programs for my clients and audiences. Consequently, I invest significant time and effort in reviewing the latest research and publications related to aging, caregiving, and end-of-life care. Every year without exception, a theme emerges reflecting societal concerns, needs, and/or... 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

Combatting Heart Disease: 7 Keys to a Healthy Heart

We at Preferred Care at Home love all things relating to chocolate, flowers, and celebrations.  While Valentine’s Day has (sadly) come and gone, we also know that February is about more than chocolate and roses.  We join with the American Heart Association (AHA) each February to raise awareness about heart disease so that we and... 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
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