Amada Senior Care Blog

Navigating Long-Term Care Insurance for Your Parent


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


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


“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


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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Excerpts of Love Through Decades Past

Lucille Ball

On Valentine’s Day, love surrounds those who are fortunate enough to have found it, while the rest of us may find ourselves annoyed by the online posts of dinner dates, flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears. As irritating as it can be at times, true love and dedication to another is certainly something to be celebrated and to aspire for. Because of this, we’ve collected excerpts from love letters, songs, quotes, and books that go hand-in-hand with the history they belong to. On July 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and World War I began. Cecil Slack served as an…

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