Amada Senior Care Blog

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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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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