A Paradigm Shift for Dementia Programs

David Lawrence


22 February, 2017

For the last several years, eldercare has continued its growth as a very dynamic and exciting field. New advances in technology, organizations, and new concepts of how to best serve our elderly clients are coming at a rapid pace. But every once in a while a new, innovative and...

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Dear Sheila: Safety First

Sheila McKannay


20 February, 2017

Dear Sheila, My wife and I, together with my brother and his wife, will be traveling out of town to visit our mom and celebrate her 80th birthday. While we’re there we plan to take a close look at her home to see what we can do to make...

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Caregiver Profile: Rachael Figueroa

Elizabeth Ohollaren


20 February, 2017

Rachael Figueroa speaks slowly in a calm, soothing voice.  Her patient and kind style fits perfectly with her work as a caregiver. “Right now I have six clients,” said Rachael. “I’ve been with one of my clients since I started at Family Resource Home Care and I see him...

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Dear Sheila: Seeking Friendships

Sheila McKannay


20 January, 2017

Dear Sheila, Mom is 89, lives alone, and has really slowed down. She used to be socially active but many of her friends have passed and she spends a lot of time alone. I take her shopping and to the doctor but she says she’s lonely and wants to...

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Family Resource Home Care for the Whole Family

David Lawrence


20 January, 2017

Aging is personal ― but it affects everyone in the family. When older adults become unable to care for themselves, whether by illness, accident, aging, or a combination of factors, the lives of family members change in significant ways. Adult children who may not speak regularly now must communicate...

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Keeping Safe in Cold Weather

Selam Workie


11 January, 2017

It seems like it was only yesterday that we were talking about the risk of heat stroke and dehydration. Now we are thinking that a cup of hot tea sounds like a good idea. To avoid burns, it’s important that hot drinks are not too hot before giving them...

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Caregiver Profile: Caroline Bugo

Elizabeth Ohollaren


5 January, 2017

Caroline (Carol) Bugo grew up in Kenya where she had her first caregiving experience with her grandmother. In Kenya, she worked as a phlebotomist but in 2005 decided to move to the United States. She landed in Boston where she had a friend and because of her positive experience...

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Dear Sheila: Nothing to Live For

Sheila McKannay


22 November, 2016

Dear Sheila, My 92-year-old mother lives in the Alzheimer’s unit of a long-term care facility. I visit her about twice a week and she still knows who I am, but every time I arrive she tells me that she hasn’t seen me for years. She also says things like,...

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The Good Life

David Lawrence


21 November, 2016

Photos of seniors holding hands while strolling on the beach; jogging on a nature path; golfing, playing tennis, even surfing. These are some of the images that I see online when I enter terms like “seniors living the good life.” We all want to live “the good life” as...

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