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December 17, 2010

Visiting Family & Friends This Holiday Season?

As the holidays approach you may find yourself visiting family and friends you haven’t seen in quite a long time.  If they happen to be elderly there may be a chance their health may have deteriorated significantly since the last time you’ve seen them.  If this is the case, the following article which was written in The Wall Street Journal back on July 4th, 2010 by Kristen Gerencher can serve as a good starting point for different care options available if your loved one is no longer able to care for themselves.    (more…)

December 3, 2010

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Care Agency

It’s 8pm on a recent Tuesday as I arrive at the airport for my red eye flight.  I’m heading to New York for a conference that starts in the morning.  As I’m waiting at the gate I can’t help to notice a man visually upset, pacing back and forth and constantly getting on and off the phone.  I’m trying to mind my own business but can’t seem to notice that he is extremely stressed and I can only wonder what the problem may be.  Twenty or so minutes pass by and they begin boarding the jet.  The same man is still in disarray and he is now standing behind me in line.  I was planning on getting a few hours of much needed sleep and now I’m certain he is going to take a seat next to me.  Sure enough as I take my seat in 17A he comes in right behind me in 17B.
As he is stakes claim to the middle seat he begins rummaging through a bunch of loose papers.  It’s at this time I start to pick up on the telephone conversations he is having.  It appears there is some sort of medical emergency with a family member and he is on his way to help.