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Documenting Your Life Story

June 23, 2020 12:41 pm Leave your thoughts

Perhaps you’ll notice the brevity in this month’s post. What I hope you will take away after reading is the heartfelt sentiment from which I write, hoping to encourage you to document your life story or that of a loved one. About 3.5 years ago, my husband and I came across a company called StoryCorps. StoryCorps has expertly crafted their... View Post

The What and Why of Advance Directives

June 23, 2020 12:37 pm Leave your thoughts

Advance Directives People often don’t know about them until the situation is less than ideal. We want to change that. Part of happier aging is planning for your future so everything doesn’t come crashing down without you and your loved ones being prepared. When you think about aging in place and happier aging, it’s important to remember the planning piece... View Post

Mental Competence and When to Step in for Mom and Dad

June 23, 2020 12:31 pm Leave your thoughts

There’s no doubt about it–helping your loved ones can be difficult. You observe little things at first, such as forgetfulness.You let it go for a while, but soon you find yourself trying to evaluate a host of “little things” that collectively are adding up to the big question, “Is Mom or Dad mentally competent?” We have some answers and also... View Post

What Happens After I Call a Home Care Agency?

June 23, 2020 12:14 pm Leave your thoughts

While no two health care agencies operate exactly the same, there is a general sequence of steps that new clients can expect after they decide to make that initial call.  We’ve outlined the 5 steps you can expect when calling Silver Lining Home Healthcare. Let’s start with a fictitious, but very common, scenario: Mrs. Greeley is a 76 year-old who... View Post

Caregiver Credentials

June 19, 2020 6:46 pm Leave your thoughts

Know Who’s Caring for Your Loved One Have you ever been to a doctor’s appointment or had a visit to the hospital and noticed how many different medical personnel there can be tending to you? Unless you ask, it can be hard to know exactly what each person’s job title is let alone what credentials they carry. The same can... View Post

Tips and Tricks to Living with Forgetfulness

June 19, 2020 6:39 pm Leave your thoughts

Does a friend, loved one or someone you know have difficulty remembering things? We all do at some point, but with certain age-related diseases, forgetfulness may become a part of daily life. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help with forgetfulness and help maintain independence as long as possible. (Remember, the primary factor when considering how long... View Post

Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

June 19, 2020 6:33 pm Leave your thoughts

With CNAs being in high demand in today’s job market, we thought it a perfect time to explore the vital role they play on health care teams. Are you or is someone you know considering entering the healthcare profession? Are you exploring options for a career change? Becoming a CNA might be just what you’re looking for. Read on! What... View Post

Does Insurance Cover Home Care?

June 8, 2020 3:19 pm Leave your thoughts

Yes. No. In some situations. As you probably know there is no short or easy answer to this question. While many insurance providers will pay for certain home care services, the specifics vary from plan to plan. What you may not know is that many insurance companies follow Medicare guidelines when it comes to coverage for home care. For that... View Post

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