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07 May 2014

It Hasn't Killed Me Yet

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Should seniors care about their nutritional & physical choices?

"We pondered life an death
He light a cigarette
He said "These dang things will kill me yet;"

                                         - "People Are Crazy" Billy Currington 

 So goes the second chorus of a popular song by country singer Billy Currington about his run in with an "old man" in a bar. It's not an unfamiliar sentiment, certainly Billy didn't come up with it because I've heard many individuals myself rationalize what they suspect may be harmful by saying "hasn't killed me yet." Or has it?

 

03 April 2014

Everyone Isn't for Everybody

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“Now let’s talk a little bit about the type of caregiver who will be coming to your home.” It’s a phrase I offer with some hesitation as I’m sitting in the living room or on the patio of a family’s home who has contacted us about the potential to refer in-home care to their parents and/or loved one.

I always quickly try to add to that “You know, some personality traits or preferences? Like do you do well with someone who is more talkative or maybe more reserved, proactive versus someone more prone to wait for direction?”

Psycho-social matching is one of the key distinctions in home care services my company prides itself on, but phrased the wrong way you can swiftly find yourself backed into a corner with a tall order that can only possibly be filled with a prayer, a wish and some dust from the home care fairy herself. Obviously with good reason as most families desire the world in an individual they’re going to entrust the care of their loved one to.

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