Category Archives: Elderly Care

Holiday’s Are For Everyone

      It would be nice to think that everyone had someone that cared about them but the truth is that many elders in nursing homes and even those that live at home have no one to visit or care for them.      It would be great if they could have visitors all year long but…

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It’s Been Three Years

      Well it’s been three years since I lost my parents and it still seems like it was yesterday. To this day I have so many questions about how and why things happened the way they did. Yet I know that it probably wouldn’t have changed things much. They died how they lived and it…

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Senior Living

This home is obviously one that is owned privately , not by a church or government. Which means that bottom line for these people is profit at any cost to seniors. I will bet you that this was all happening in the evening or night time when staff was unsupervised or supervised by some one…

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Another Senior Living Home Shut Down

I feel furious about seniors being abused and/or neglected. I worked as an Activities Director at two different nursing homes. This story comes to us out of Pennsylvania. This is about an elderly woman who lived in one of this companies senior care living facilities. A senior care living facility is right in between a…

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Christmas and Depression

Very often young people don’t understand how anyone could be depressed around the holidays. However as one gets older you do understand that with age comes loss. The elderly who are in nursing homes lose the most. Not only have they had to say goodbye to family and friends who have passed on, but they…

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Hand It Over

Today as you know is Halloween and kids across the country will be trick or treating dressed in various costumes in the pursuit of free candy. A little candy would be OK but on this night kids will come back with bags and buckets of all kinds just bursting at the seams with the varieties…

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Pertussis

Pertussis or Whooping Cough has reared it’s ugly head again, mainly in California and the Pacific Northwest where they say there is a high rate of vaccine refusal by parents. Babies don’t usually get the vaccine till they are at least two months old. so infants under that age are very much at risk for…

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Happy Birthday Dad, Wherever You Are

For those of you who don’t know, my dad passed away two years ago from colon cancer. It’s his birthday today and I miss not being able to talk to him. My dad was not perfect in anyway but he tried. He was a hard worker all his life and was loyal to my mom…

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Thanksgiving and Nursing Homes

A lot of you have probably given some thought at least to what your Thanksgiving plans will be. Some of you have relatives or friends in nursing homes. I’m asking that you don’t forget those folks and at least pay them a Holiday visit. Although it can be a strain, try to bring them home…

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Elderly Woman Assaulted

     Last week I caught a news story about a 79 year old woman who was the victim of a home invasion and assault. It’s not difficult for a young adult male to push an old woman aside and take what he wants for himself out of her home, however this individual beat this woman…

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