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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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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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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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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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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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Want a Career That Gives Back? Join Our Team.

by sfpadmin on July 5, 2016

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” – Tia Walker There are jobs and then there are careers. What sets the two apart? A job is something you have to do; something you slog through from day-to-day, waiting on a paycheck. A …

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Keeping a Loved One at Home

by At Home Preferred on February 6, 2012

I talk with many families about our services and invariably, the first question asked of me is, “how do we know what we need?” Naturally, my response is “I don’t know,” that is, until we uncover the answers to a few basic questions. The first consideration is the physical and …

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Our mission is to be the most experienced and dependable staffing resource for families and individuals who have made the choice to see that a loved one remains at home, living comfortably and confidently within their home and community.

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