Dear Sheila: A Second Set of Ears

Sheila McKannay


17 March, 2017

Dear Sheila, My parents still live in their own home with help from a caregiver 6 hours a day. They each have health problems and their caregiver drives them to doctor appointments at least 2-3 times per month. The problem is I can’t get good, clear answers from either...

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Alzheimer’s Cafes

Selam Workie


16 March, 2017

Over 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 an innovative and exciting...

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Caregiver Profile: Mavis Boateng

Elizabeth Ohollaren


15 March, 2017

Mavis Boateng’s full-time client calls her “Angel” because, says Mavis, “my client always tells her family that I am her angel. She treats me like a daughter and sometimes says to me, ‘I wish I had your skin color.’ I think she just likes black people and she feels...

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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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