Monthly Archives: May 2014

Study: Exercise Treats Elderly Depression

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression will return over time. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham N.C., studied 156 majorly depressed patients 50 and older and found that afterContinue Reading

Pic of the week – Throw Back Thursday!!

TBT….Linda, Owner and Managing Director of From The Heart Elder Care and, Andrea, our Billing/Payroll Specialist have been friends since they were 8 years old.  This picture of them was taken in 1978.  They remain the best of friends today!! True friends will last forever!! (Andrea is on the left and Linda on the right)Continue Reading

Vernon chooses its Senior of the Year (who happens to be OUR client!!)

Jacqueline “Jackie” Reich was named Vernon’s Senior of the Year before nearly 150 township senior citizens and guests at a luncheon at Minerals Resort & Spa. In addition to a letter of commendation from the county’s state legislators, there also was a plaque that read, “Presented to Jacqueline Reich ‘Outstanding Senior of the Year.’ ForContinue Reading

Successful Senior Care Franchises

It used to be that for elderly people who did not have family to care for them, the only option was living in a nursing home once they were unable to live independently. No longer! Successful franchises are cropping up as entrepreneurs react to a growing demographic: people living longer who are not necessarily ill,Continue Reading

Caregivers Cooking Healthier Meals at Home

When someone’s cooking for you, it’s easy to get trapped by politeness and gratitude. You’re thankful to have their help, and you’re afraid to rock the boat by making suggestions that might be taken as criticism. That’s natural, but it’s not going to pay off in the long run. After all, it’s you — orContinue Reading

How to Stay Happy

While most people would argue having a life you love will make you happy, it is arguable that happiness will help you to create a life you love. Our emotions create reality! So, follow these 10 suggestions below and I promise it will be very difficult for you to be UN-happy: 1. SET AN INTENTIONContinue Reading

The Do’s and Dont’s when looking for a caregiver for your loved one

Do: • observe your parent’s daily activities • know the type of care your parent needs • inquire about the levels of care • find out his or her qualifications • make a connection Don’t: • let your parent feel like a burden • interview the caregiver all by yourself • assume that the caregiverContinue Reading

Things to Consider if a Senior Lives Alone

(if an elderly relative or friend is living alone) How do you know when it’s time to help a relative make the decision to hire a home health care company to have a caregiver help? The answers to this questionnaire may help you make that decision. SAFETY NEEDS 1. Has your elderly relative had accidentsContinue Reading

Elderly Jokes

Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other,” Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?” “Outstanding,” Fred replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualization, association, etc. It was great.” “That’s great! And what was the name of the clinic?” Fred wentContinue Reading

How Do I Explain Alzheimer’s to the Kids?

Be simple and direct, but not overly technical. Alzheimer’s is a big word that may not mean much to kids of any age, and “disease” can sound like something catching. So simplify: “Grandma has a memory problem.” Or, “Grandma has a disease that is sort of like if you had a tape recorder in yourContinue Reading

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