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Seniors At Home brings Hollywood’s Best and the Community Together to Talk About End of Life Issues
Death is never an easy thing to talk about. But last Thursday, a sold-out crowd of over 900 people packed the Castro Theatre for End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering—a thought-provoking performance by award-winning actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn and a community conversation about ...
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Living a Full Life with Parkinson’s with Comprehensive Care
Susan had just celebrated her 61st birthday with her husband, Bob, daughter and close friends when she got the call that would change their lives forever. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system and progresses over time. Request a Consultation According to the ...
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Is it Time to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?
Managing the care of an aging loved one can often feel like a full time job, especially if family members live far away, or an illness or complex health condition is in the mix. The support of a geriatric care manager can be extremely helpful in taking the stress off ...
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“Where’s My Mother?” Answering Difficult Questions from Someone who Has Dementia
Often, individuals with dementia ask about and search for relatives who are deceased. These difficult questions evoke strong emotions for the rest of us: we may become anxious about how to respond, saddened when reminded of the person, or perhaps confused about how the person with dementia could forget their ...
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Three Mindfulness Exercises to Reduce Caregiver Stress
Caring for an aging loved one will inevitably come with challenges along the way. If you sometimes feel like you are managing one crisis after another, it might be hard to take the time to celebrate and acknowledge the little things that go well and check in with how YOU ...
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A Caregiver-Client Match “Made in Heaven”
After undergoing major surgery last spring, Peter was determined to handle his recovery all on his own. Living alone at 68, he had never needed help from a caregiver and he declined the suggestion. He had supportive friends and family nearby, and felt that after leaving the hospital he could ...
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How to Support a Loved One with Same Story Syndrome
What is Same Story Syndrome? It is common for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia to repeat questions and stories, also known as Same Story Syndrome, throughout the day, but it can pose a challenge for those who are caring for them. Tips To Support a Loved One With Same Story ...
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Physical Therapy Services Keep Seniors Moving and Independent
The first time Dora fell it felt like a fluke. She suddenly lost her balance and found herself on the floor. At the time the 75 year old was quite active and enjoyed living alone, caring for the home she loved, and taking daily walks around her neighborhood. Though she ...
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Caregivers Step into the Shoes of Someone with Dementia at a Recent Staff Training
What is it like to navigate the world as an older adult with dementia? How much more difficult are tasks like walking or taking your medication when you’re faced with changes in your sensory capabilities such as decreased vision, hearing loss, or arthritis pain? At Seniors At Home, we believe ...
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The Importance of ‘Being There’ for People with Serious Illness
Two Palliative Care Volunteers Share their Stories The first time Gary Stower arrived to meet with Charlie, a critically ill client of Seniors At Home, Charlie point-blank said, “So, why are you here?” Gary, who had recently completed Seniors At Home’s in-depth Palliative Care Volunteer Training Program, was initially thrown ...
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