As the demand for caregivers continues growing, we are delighted to learn about Missouri’s plan to supply more caregivers with the proper training and education to enter the field. MoHealthWINs is a state-wide grant program to improve the education of students in health-related disciplines and provide continuing education for the health care workforce.
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April 16th is official National Health Care Decisions Day – dedicated to building awareness of the importance of advance health care planning. A 2006 study revealed that despite the fact that 71% of Americans had thought about end-of-life preferences and 95% had heard of a living will, only 29% actually had a living will.
From guiding the blind to fetching the Sunday paper, “man’s best friend” has proven to be a great friend indeed. It seems that as research increases, the benefits provided by our four-legged friends do as well – particularly for seniors.
March Madness is here and sports fans are gathering with friends and family to enjoy the excitement. Although few people are aware, bonding over sports can be quite beneficial for senior fans – even those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Another steamy summer is upon us, but don’t start that three month air-conditioned hibernation just yet. St. Louis offers lots of good times that won’t work up a sweat. These are five of our favorite senior-friendly summer activities.
Alice Endy and Ryan Whittington are attending the 2012 Missouri Alliance for Home Care conference at Tan-Tar-A this year. We are joining our colleagues from across Missouri to discuss common problems and issues related to home care. While brainstorming and learning from other home care providers, we will gain helpful knowledge and best practices.
ST. LOUIS – Over 25 years ago, Kit Whittington was the primary caregiver for her grandmother, who had been diagnosed with cancer. Kit was the only family available to assist with her care and because she also worked full time, acting as the primary caregiver grew increasingly difficult both physically and emotionally. She knew this was an unsustainable lifestyle and hired an independent caregiver to assist her. She soon discovered that her grandmother was not receiving the level of care she deserved:
If you are like me, you like to talk face to face with a person to make sure you are hearing the information clearly. This Sunday, October 30th 2011, you have an opportunity to visit with over 50 exhibitors and attend eight informative seminars related to services for seniors, all in one day.
Finding resources in your community can be a challenging task. Ask a family member caring for a loved one, and they will tell you there are times they feel as though the chips have been stacked against them and they just needed help. As a home care provider, Seniors Home Care regularly helps seniors in the community connect with reliable resources in a attempt to improve the quality of live for seniors in need.
May is National Older Americans Month, and while the nation celebrates the contributions of its seniors, the Administration on Aging is taking a look at the many ways technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives. Technology is ever-changing, and today’s seniors are quickly learning how the latest innovations, particularly in cell phones, can help stay them connected with family, friends and the information that is important to them.
What would you do if you could no longer drive? Or you were unable to get to your doctor's appointments, see friends at social outings, or even go grocery shopping?
I often find myself asking certain questions about a business: “How long has it been in business?”, “Where is the company’s location(s)?” “What is the corporate culture?”, “Why did this company start in the industry that it did?”, etc. I think it’s important to know what motivates a business and by getting a background and history of a company, I can better assess if it is one I would like to patronize and support. Let me take a few moments to share the Seniors Home Care story with you.