Meg’s beloved husband Rick passed away on her birthday. It had been two years, and Meg didn’t think she’d ever be the same. Most days she had trouble motivating herself to get dressed. Even the thought of preparing a meal exhausted her. More often than not she ate a granola bar and meal supplement drink…

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Getting a situation resolved for your senior doesn’t often mean that you can just do what you want and then get forgiveness later. This is her life, after all, and you might find that you have to have tough conversations about what happens next.  Do Some Centering Before You Even Try to Have the Talk Odds are pretty…

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February 1 National Baked Alaska Day National Freedom Day National Get Up Day   February 2 National Tater Tot Day National Groundhog Day   February 3 National Carrot Cake Day National Girls and Women in Sports Day   February 4 National Homemade Soup Day National Thank a Mail Carrier Day   February 5 World Nutella…

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For the elderly, fall prevention means injury prevention. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of three seniors will fall this year, but fewer than half of them will talk with their doctors about it. The CDC also states that falls are the number one cause of injuries in seniors,…

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       Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.   There are a number of…

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Thank you James for my caregiver Loida! She has been with me for 4 ½ months now. She is always on time, she knows exactly what to do on each care visit and she treats me like family. She is always willing to help and she goes above and beyond my expectations. Thank you, thank…

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When you’re short on time, caring for a parent is more challenging. You only have a few hours to get through a full day’s chores when you stop by your dad’s house before or after work. You have your own home to keep clean and organized, too.  Your goal is to make sure that you keep…

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Sandra Shewry Acting Director Erica S. Pan, MD, MPH Acting State Health Officer   GAVIN NEWSOM Governor State of California—Health and Human Services Agency California Department of Public Health December 5, 2020   TO:   All Californians SUBJECT: CDPH Allocation Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine During Phase 1A: Recommendations ​Recommendation A: Populations for Phase 1a During Phase…

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Your senior may run into big difficulties if she’s eating the majority of her meals completely alone. This is something you and she might not think about until she’s actually experiencing the effects of having been alone for a while. These are just a few of the ways that solitary eating can create issues for your senior and some…

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