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The Emotional Impact of Quality Care

The burning question of how to care for an aging loved one presses on our society now more than ever. We are facing the silver tsunami of an expanding senior generation with increased longevity but more health problems. In 2011, Baby Boomers – the generation born after troops returned home from World War II – began to turn 65 years old. Since then, 10,000 Americans have turned 65 every day. Each of these senior citizens will most likely need some form of long-term care. Whoever you have in place to care for you or your senior loved one, and whatever relationship you…

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Navigating Long-Term Care Insurance for Your Parent

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When you first noticed that your parent’s age was limiting them, what questions came to mind? Did you struggle to accept the reality of their aging or worry about their wellbeing?  Did you wonder what preparations were in place for their needs? Besides the questions you may have asked yourself, there is one question you must ask your aging parent: “Do you have a long-term care insurance policy?” After a health crisis, anyone may find they need long-term care. But since senior citizens especially are at a higher risk for debilitating health problems, they are more likely to need it. Long-term care…

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Facing the Unknown After Discharge

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George gripped his wife Anne’s hand tightly as the ambulance rushed them to the hospital. As George looked at her lying on the stretcher, he could tell she was in immense pain. Guilt and worry overcame him as he replayed her fall in his mind. Earlier that day, Anne left their breakfast table to get George’s cane from the living room. She accidentally caught her foot on their rug and with nothing in reach to break her fall – she collapsed on the wooden floor. Luckily George was there to call for help. The EMTs in the ambulance suspected that Anne…

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Caregivers of the Year Honored at Amada’s Annual Conference

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“My friends and family call us the ‘Turtle Rescue.’ Any time my kids and I see a turtle trying to cross the road, we rescue it. We stop traffic, one of us watches the right, one of us watches the left and one of us gets the turtle off the road. Some people get really mad at us, but it doesn’t matter, as long as the turtle gets home in one piece!” As Amada Nashville caregiver Susan Jaco shared her heart through this story over lunch at Maggiano’s Italian restaurant, Amada Franchise’s receptionist Michelle Mendoza, and caregivers Britni Waller and…

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Six Clever Tricks to Help you Sleep

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French novelist Jules Verne once said, “Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!” Caregivers and senior citizens are both familiar with what a struggle it can be to practice healthy sleep habits and routines. When aiding an elderly patient, caregivers may not know how to ensure that their senior gets an ample amount of sleep at the right times. Senior citizens, whose bodily, emotional, and mental well-being depends on the cornerstone need of sleep, feel frustration first-hand when they are not able to get a good night’s rest. There are multiple reasons…

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