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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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Five Fun Things to Do With Seniors

by Melanie Lux on July 24, 2016

Remember the old Cindi Lauper song, Girls Just Want to Have Fun? I’d like to propose a new version, Seniors Just Want to Have Fun! We might think our elderly parents enjoy quiet time, but the reverse is true. They want to have fun, laugh and enjoy the people they …

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Want to Work After Retiring? Try Home Care

by sfpadmin on July 20, 2016

I recently met a friend for coffee. I wasn’t sure what to expect; she’d taken early retirement when she hit 62, and at first she was excited about leaving her 9-to-5 life behind. But within months, she was complaining about being bored and not having any money for all of …

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Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends

by sfpadmin on July 10, 2016

Who can forget those wonderful Beatles’ lyrics, “I get by with a little help from my friends?” Pretty magical, but who among us imagined those lyrics as advice on how to live life as we age? We need this advice more than ever. Americans today are living longer than ever …

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