Category Archives: Stories

What ancient Egyptians believed about Death

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find … Continue reading

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Elephants, Caregivers, and Elder Care

Elephants and eldercare?  Caregivers and elephants? Got your attention? I thought I would write about the unseen, yet apparent, bond that often develops between living intelligent beings when they experience life over time, and the journey toward the otherside.  The … Continue reading

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A valuable Gift for all Elder Care Aides…

Dear Friends, Nobody works harder for so little than caregivers of of the elderly.  We caregivers have to spread cheer for our own families and also for those we care for, whether or not they are a relative. In honor … Continue reading

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Have we found the key to eternal youth?

  Genes for a longer, healthier life found Multiple branched-chain amino acids are already being used to treat liver damage and are also added to sport nutrition products. Now it appears that branched-chain amino acid catabolism is also a conserved … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Exploited by a Caregiver: A Story

  Adrianne Morris, 90, has been getting in-home care for the past decade. “I’ve made a decision to die in my home,” she said.  An aide comes to her apartment for a few hours every day.  “She helps me do … Continue reading

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Community Based At Home Care Programs

BACKGROUND Researchers estimate that 19.6 percent of seniors hospitalized were readmitted within 30 days of discharge, in part due to the failure to adequately attend to the care transition at discharge. Nurses have long asked how the transition from hospital … Continue reading

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Southern California Senior Care Auditing Service Starts with Sally Silagy

CertifiedCare has announced that Sally Silagy is the first CertifiedCare Senior Care Auditor (CSCA) to open her doors in California, specifically in the lovely town of Castaic, California. Sally, a former family caregiver, said that her new senior care auditing … Continue reading

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