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Parenting Our Parents

by Melanie Lux on October 24, 2016

When we were children, our lives were anchored in place by our parents. They were love. They were wisdom. They were food, faith and discipline. They were that nightly kiss on the cheek that sent us into dreamland. Now we Baby Boomers are the parents of our parents. They are …

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The Power of Communication

by Melanie Lux on October 19, 2016

A friend of mine was recently at an urgent care office trying to get some information from the front desk. The receptionist didn’t have the answer so she got her boss who was obviously displeased at having her work interrupted. Her face was disinterested. Her answers were short. Her whole …

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Five Things Employees Want Beyond Money

by Melanie Lux on October 10, 2016

Let’s be real. We all need to make a living and that means we need a job – unless of course we’ve won the lottery or a relative has left us a pile of cash. So money is always important when taking a job. That said, not all jobs are …

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Life After Surgery Is No Picnic – Unless You Have Help

by Melanie Lux on September 20, 2016

Your doctors were very careful to explain all aspects of your surgery. What you needed to do before. What the surgery itself would involve. How long it would take to recover. You nodded your head. It all sounded so easy. And it was. Until you got home. Whether you had …

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Nursing Students: Build Your Resume with At Home Preferred

by Melanie Lux on September 12, 2016

Even though there’s a nursing shortage, competition for great jobs is fierce, particularly for young nurses just starting out. Even those who have flown through nursing school making great grades and acing practicums don’t always win the best positions. As strange as that may seem, nursing recruiters aren’t just looking …

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Easy Snacks for Older Adults

by Melanie Lux on September 5, 2016

You think kids are hard to feed, try seniors. They often have little or no appetite, refuse to eat and end up losing weight. The lack of appetite can be due to a number of things like poor teeth, a medicine that messes with their sense of taste, or in …

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Five Questions to Ask When Considering a Home Care Provider

by Melanie Lux on August 28, 2016

If you are considering hiring a home care agency for an elderly parent or a partner recovering from an illness, surgery or ill health, there is a lot to consider. First, you will be letting strangers into your home so it’s important to go through a well-known agency. Regardless of …

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Love Lives on Through Dementia

by Melanie Lux on August 24, 2016

Rob is a retiree who lives in Carmel with his wife of 50 years, Jean. Throughout their marriage, Jean was the outgoing one; laughing, telling stories, remembering every last detail of events that happened 20 years ago or two days ago. It was Jean who got Rob committed to exercising …

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The Secret Behind Feel Good Jobs: Helping = Happy

by Melanie Lux on August 14, 2016

There was a teller at the Wells Fargo branch where I bank. Every time I visited, she was over-the- top happy. She would smile at me, make small talk, offer a bottle of water, and close by asking if there was any other way she could help me. Being distracted …

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Five Reasons College Students Should Take a Homecare Job

by Melanie Lux on August 6, 2016

Many eons ago, young people spent their college years working on their degrees. If only it were  that simple today. Faced with rising tuition costs and the burden of student loan debt, more than 70 percent of college students have jobs while attending college. And it’s not just a few …

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