Amada Senior Care Blog

Maintaining Close Bonds with Parents from Afar

“Dear Mom…” Jenny lifted her pen to look at the Mother’s Day card she was writing. There was a lot of blank space to fill under these words. Something about the empty card was intimidating. She had a lot to say to her mother, yet too few ways to say it. She was at a loss for words. Jenny’s mother lived far away, in her home town of Raleigh, North Carolina. In Chicago, Jenny’s life revolved around her job and her husband. Though she was an only child, she always felt like her mother was more of a sister than a…

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Accepting Dependence on Care from Others

Dr. Seuss once said, “To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.” From your perspective, who is most present in your every day? Who supports you, offers companionship, and imparts meaning into your life? For many of our readers, it is a caregiver. If you’re the caregiver – it may be the senior you care for. When we find ourselves in situations that call for it, most of us know to approach elder care gently. We take notice of and are sensitive to the frail health of many seniors, but we…

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Policy Battles and an Angel: The Story Behind Clarence M. Triplett’s Obituary


On April 21, the Vicksburg Post published a short obituary for Clarence M. Triplett, a Korean War veteran, great-grandfather and former client of John Merrell’s Amada Senior Care office in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Triplett had passed away at the age of 83 on April 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife Warrene, two brothers, one son, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The final lines of Mr. Triplett’s obituary said, “The family would like to extend their many thanks to Marissa, his caregiver, from Amada Senior Care and St. Joseph Hospice and their staff for taking such good care of…

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4 Innovative Technologies to Improve Senior Care


Gone are the days of medication reminders in the form of plastic pill boxes and magnetic fridge calendars. No longer do you have to call your elderly parent several times throughout the day, praying they will pick up the phone, fearing the worst if they don’t. Why is mom not answering? Did she slip in the bathroom while getting out of the tub again? Did she forget to turn her stove off again? Now, with advancements in technology, our job as children who care for our elderly parents has gotten significantly easier. Amada Senior Care offers The BeClose System that…

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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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