Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween can be a scary time for seniors

While most of the time senior citizens want to participate with people out and about doing everyday things, there are certain occasions that bring more fright than pleasure to these events. One such day is Halloween. Why, may you ask, … Continue reading

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Reasons behind the neglect

There are very few people in this world that wake up one day and decide that it is a good idea to neglect, mistreat or even abuse an older person in a nursing home. Those that do think about these … Continue reading

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The workers, the workers

So, I have expressed my utter disdain for convalescent centers (which used to be termed nursing homes). Part of my disdain goes toward the workers in these establishments. Okay, perhaps I am way too hard on individuals that are indeed … Continue reading

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My outright fear of nursing homes

While many people harbor fears of storms or monsters or animals, my fear has much to do with nursing homes. You see, when I was a young girl, my paternal grandfather had his leg amputated due to gangrene caused from … Continue reading

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Dignity comes in many forms

I am extremely serious when I speak about providing my elderly clients with a little thing called dignity. For those of you that are unaware, dignity can be provided in many forms and with many emotions. Sometimes in order to … Continue reading

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Keeping the castle clean

It is so important to keep an elder’s home spic and span, therefore keeping them organized and healthy to boot. I haven’t iterated for some time now how important certain things are to senior citizens. Keeping your clients fed – … Continue reading

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Preparations in advance help a caregiver to get through a week

Although there are so many things in life that we cannot possibly prepare for, what we can we should – especially when it comes to elderly caregiving. If we do set our sights on the week ahead, it can only … Continue reading

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