Caregivers Help

Caregiving changes your life!  It is either soul enhancing or soul smothering.  Yet Gail Sheehy, author of Passages in Caregiving, Turning Chaos into Confidence, suggests some universal "helps" that can offer refreshing new air during the hard pull of caregiving. 1) Have conversations with your siblings (community members) before a crisis emerges. 2) Hold a [...]

By | 2012-11-19T16:00:05+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seniors and Hoarding—A Tight Spot for a Caregiver from Aging Issues

Seniors and Hoarding When an elderly parent is exhibiting hoarding behaviors due to Alzheimer's or dementia, here are some techniques that you can try to manage the hoarding. Be Kind and Gentle—Don't use harsh language or tone of voice, and try to be patient. Remember, your loved one is not doing any of this on purpose, [...]

By | 2012-10-22T18:46:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Information on Prescription Help by Kay Curtis

Former Illinois Cares RX beneficiaries have had to struggle with the unrelenting summer heat and the loss of the state prescription drug plan. As you know, starting July 1, 2012, these individuals are now responsible for paying their plan premium and higher co-pays for their prescriptions at the pharmacy. Two options currently available to former [...]

By | 2012-08-20T16:30:12+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stacey’s Grapevine

These are the dog days of summer. It’s definitely hot outside but the Adult Day Program is the coolest place to be! Our goal is for each participant to have a fun-filled and socially interactive day. The sounds of laughter fill our center the majority of the time! I would like to share a couple [...]

By | 2012-08-15T16:18:16+00:00 August 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments