Dear Sheila: 90-Year-Old Romeo

Sheila McKannay


23 May, 2017

Dear Sheila, My dad was once a reserved professor but now he has dementia and has become flirtatious and inappropriate. When I take him for a walk or to a restaurant he waves and tries to talk with all the women. He’ll call out, “Sweetheart, come over here.” They’ll...

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Caregiver Profile: Riley Weidle

Elizabeth Ohollaren


16 May, 2017

Riley Weidle has been with Family Resource  Home Care for only 8 months, but in that time has made a positive and lasting impression on her supervisors and clients. Just 24 years-old, Riley’s first experience working with seniors came a few summers ago when she was hired to work...

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Coaxing a Non-Compliant Client

Susan Friedrich


16 May, 2017

You’re following the care plan and doing everything right; your client’s laundry is done, the house is clean, lunch is made, and the weather is perfect for a walk outdoors. But your client is still in bed, refusing to get up and let you give her a bath. This is...

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Avoiding Food – Drug Interactions

Susan Friedrich


19 April, 2017

Did you know that eating particular foods may change the way your body processes certain medications? This is called a food-drug interaction. Some foods may make a medication less potent, meaning the patient won’t get the full benefit of the medication, while other food and drug combinations may increase...

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Caregiver Profile: Delores Moore

Elizabeth Ohollaren


18 April, 2017

Tacoma caregiver, Delores Moore, describes herself as a “happy camper. What can I say,” she says, “I just love caregiving and I love my clients. I’ve worked for Family Resource for 7 ½ years, and other than getting a little tired now and then, I’m just very happy. I’ve...

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Dear Sheila: Bickering Siblings

Sheila McKannay


18 April, 2017

Dear Sheila, I have one sibling and we both live across the country from our parents. Mom is 87 and dad is 90 years old. For years my brother and I have had the same argument; I say mom and dad need help to stay safely in their home...

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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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