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How to Initiate Family Discussions

How to Initiate Family Discussions By Terri Murphy I am often asked, “How do I initiate a conversation with my parents to address the concerns that I have”? This is not an easy thing to do, but it must be done if you are concerned for a loved ones safety and well-being. Start discussions early before you are in the middle of a crisis. Include all family members. Explain your purpose for initiating the conversation. Make sure that they know...

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6 Cheerful Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day is for everyone! Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – everyone can celebrate! It’s the perfect occasion for showing love and affection to family and friends. It’s also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your older adult. We’ve rounded up plenty of fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas they’ll love – 6 categories of activity suggestions and 4 thoughtful gift ideas. 6 cheerful Valentine’s Day activities for seniors 1. Create a festive environment Putting up decorations makes any holiday...

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Managing Your Parents Finances

Taking over your parents finances is undoubtedly one of the most difficult transitions for a family. Finances tend to feel like a taboo subject and often times it feels like you're taking away their independence. While it is for your loved ones protection, safety and well being here are some tips we've found from "Caring Daily". Caring Daily is a caregivers resource full of articles, websites and information. Hope Senior Home Care does not partner with Caring Daily. If you...

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Communicating in an Alzheimer’s World

Communicating in an Alzheimer’s World By Terri Murphy   It takes a lot of energy, learning, and patience to deal with Alzheimer's disease. In order to begin the process of dealing with communication in a world filled with Alzheimer's, you first need to make a simple important decision.  You have to want to decrease both your stress as a caregiver, and the stress of the person suffering from Alzheimer's.  You have to want to change the dynamic. Does the following...

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Pet Therapy – Promotes Healing

Pet Therapy – Promotes Healing By Terri Murphy   Research finds that pets truly possess the power to heal their owners, especially the elderly.  The most serious disease for older people is not cancer or heart disease, but loneliness.  Most of us don’t evaluate our loved ones needs until we see them struggling with normal every day activities.  We don’t look at how lonely their day is.  Daily companionship is just as important as meeting their other daily needs.  ...

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Winter Brings Challenges and Blessings to Seniors

Winter Brings Challenges and Blessings to Seniors By Terri Murphy   The holiday season brought special times to the lives of many seniors. They enjoyed family gatherings, special times with friends, and gift giving.  It is a time when seniors reflect on their lives, understand their place in the history of their family and they watch the younger generations prepare to move forward with their lives.  But then the long winter sets in and many find themselves lonely and isolated....

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How to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

How to Make the Holidays Less Stressful and More Enjoyable By Terri Murphy   I’ve always loved the Holidays – the gathering of family and friends, the traditions, the presents!  However, caring for aging loved ones either in their homes or in a facility can change the way you celebrate your Holidays dramatically.  Though initially difficult and emotional, I have found that by changing your mindset – looking at it as creating new “traditions” rather than dwelling on how things...

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Holiday Shopping with Seniors

Holiday Shopping with Seniors By Terri Murphy   For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship.  But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account.  One source of holiday stress can be holiday shopping.  While many seniors are still able to get out and enjoy the pleasure of shopping for their...

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Hope’s Holiday Party 2017

Last night, we hosted our annual caregiver Christmas party at Gilbert's Lodge. Although, not every caregiver was able to attend we had a pretty good turn out and lots of fun! We even had a special guest arrive, one of our clients! It was an evening filled with laughter and friendly faces, meeting new people and reminiscing with long time friends. Thank you to every one who came out, we hope you had a blast like we did!    ...

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