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Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccine Information For Health Care Providers

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program aims to protect people against known and emerging infectious diseases here in Nebraska. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the lives of all Nebraskans and this program intends to provide the COVID-19 vaccine when it is made available for allocation. The CDC believes that the COVID-19 vaccine will […]

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How to get the coronavirus vaccine in your ALF in MD

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MARYLAND IS IN PHASE 1B: All licensed, registered and certified health care providers Front line hospital staff Nursing home residents and staff Assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities Law enforcement and firefighters, EMS Education staff, including K-12 teachers, support staff and daycare providers Correctional health care staff […]

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How Will ALF’s & Nursing Home Residents Get First COVID-19 Vaccines?

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A national distribution plan relies on CVS and Walgreens, with bumps expected by Emily Paulin, AARP, Updated December 14, 2020 FG TRADE/GETTY IMAGES With the country’s first coronavirus vaccine now authorized for emergency use, many in America’s hard-hit long-term care community are turning their attention toward logistics. How do they actually get the vaccine? Inoculating residents and staff […]

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New COVID-19 Variants

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Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. At this time, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased […]

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Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building

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A day that began with thousands of President Trump’s supporters in Washington for demonstrations turned violent as many in attendance saw Wednesday as a last stand for Trump because Congress was set to confirm that President-elect Joe Biden won the election. Trump — who lost the popular and electoral college vote — continues to dispute the election […]

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Why The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Has Gotten Off To A Slow Start – NPR Interview

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LEILA FADEL, HOST: The campaign to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 is getting off to a slower start than officials had hoped – much slower. Here’s a key number – in recent weeks, about 3 million people received their first shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. But that’s far short of what officials had forecast […]

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Considerations for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities

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Given their congregate nature and population served, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are at high risk for SARS-CoV-2 spreading among their residents. If infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, assisted living residents—often older adults with underlying medical conditions—are at increased risk for severe illness. CDC is aware of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents of ALFs […]

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT KAMALA HARRIS

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Joe Biden has made a unprecedented choice in choosing Kamala Harris(a women of color) for his vice president. This decision will be the talk of the country for weeks to come. Here are 10 things you may have not known about Kamala Harris. 1. She Graduated from a Historically Black College with a Double Major […]

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Helping residents vote in your assisted living facility

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During the pandemic your residents safety is paramount. According to the CDC it is best to keep residents in, shielded from outside contamination as much as possible. This could make voting hard for residents; We want residents to maintain their right to vote and contribute to this countries progress. Attached is instructions on mail in […]

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Virtual Activities for Seniors

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Virtual Activities for Seniors By: Latonya Tilghman Providers of an assistant living facility are always focused on the resident.  Core values are in place to ensure their safety and medical concerns are met.  Providing a place with reliable care and that is comfortable enough for residents to call home is prominent in this industry.  The […]

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Are you stressed because of the Pandemic

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Pandemics can be stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress […]

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Skin care tips for your residents or elderly loved ones

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Skin types will vary for each of your residents or future residents. Some skin can be oilier than most and others may suffer from itchy, dry skin that may cause the skin to scale or crack. Use ointments or creams to replace lotion. Avoid hot water temperatures when bathing because it creates barriers on the […]

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How can people stay connected with their elderly family members during a time of restrictions on visits?

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Charlotte Yeh, chief medical officer at AARP said: Social connections are so important and this is a time where long-term facilities may be restricting visitors due to the risk of infection. But there are other ways of staying in touch. This is a time where we may go back to the old-fashioned ways of communication. […]

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Words of love for mom

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This Mother’s Day task the grandchildren with creating their own cards to remind her how special she is.  This personalized message will be heartfelt and memorable for your elderly mom/grandma or great-grandma of your family. If you’re looking for a special quote to use as a Mother’s Day greeting, here’s a list of some of […]

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Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home

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Search for Assisted Living Facilities & Home Care. Senior Service Maps was created by a senior care provider, in conjunction with senior care discharge planner, to provide a free streamlined search for families and other social workers in their quest for care/services for Seniors in need. We at senior service maps pride ourselves on removing the middle man; no […]

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Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have described the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease […]

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Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

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Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). What is social distancing? Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing: Stay at […]

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The rise of on-demand digital healthcare

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When you think of ‘on-demand,’ you think of consumers who want things at their own convenience, on their own time, and wherever they happen to be; A son living in New York wants the capability to search and choose an assisted living facility for his mother living in Florida. The healthcare industry is entering the […]

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Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Search for senior care/service providers by desired area. Senior Service Maps was created by a senior care provider, in conjunction with senior care discharge planner, to provide a free streamlined search for families and other social workers in their quest for care/services for Seniors in need. We at senior service maps pride ourselves on removing the middle man; no […]

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Older Adults & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Search for senior care/service providers by desired area. Senior Service Maps was created by a senior care provider, in conjunction with senior care discharge planner, to provide a free streamlined search for families and other social workers in their quest for care/services for Seniors in need. We at senior service maps pride ourselves on removing the middle man; no […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

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Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Content Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Economic Injury […]

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Assisted Living Corona Virus Checklist

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Our placement coordinators are still working hard to coordinate with discharge planners to place clients; We have a backlog of referrals that we are working on sending to current members. Assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities can take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Each […]

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WHAT STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU SUSPECT A COVID-19 INFECTION – FLORIDA AHCA

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The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners. To see the latest case count please visit COVID-19 page, the Department […]

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What steps to take if you suspect a COVID-19 infection – Maryland OHCQ

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To request COVID-19 testing for a suspect case, health care providers must contact the MDH Infectious Disease Bureau at 410-767-6700 during business hours and after hours call the MDH Emergency Call Center at 410-795-7365 to arrange the initial disease consultation. COVID-19 testing can only be conducted with prior authorization from MDH physician–epidemiologists and is restricted […]

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Activities to do with a parent that has Alzheimer’s or Dementia

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  I’ve been an occupational therapist for over forty years. I’ve treated adult patients with a multitude of diagnosis often involving cognitive loss. I would leave at the end of the day to return to my family’s needs. When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 87 everything changed. I could no longer leave it […]

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How to start an assisted living facility tutorial.

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With baby-boomers outnumbering young adults, there is a critical shortage of assisted living facilities in the United States. Whether you are a seasoned investor with 100 properties or a new entrepreneur – starting an assisted living facility is one of the best business decisions that can be made. In 2007, during the height of the […]

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What grab bars to use in a assisted living facility.

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Here is a brief video grab bars I use in my assisted living facility. They are very inexpensive compared to others I have seen and used in the past but they seem to hold up over the years. Here is what I use: 1. 18′ Grab bar: https://amzn.to/2O3BDSN 2. 24″ Grab bar: https://amzn.to/3030o7R

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What chairlift to use in an assisted living facility.

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Here is a brief video of the chairlift i chose for my new assisted living facility. Here are links to more affordable chair lifts that I have purchased on amazon in the past that worked well, they are for straight runs: 1. https://amzn.to/2Lz6W6t 2. https://amzn.to/2O3mSzk

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What furniture I use in my Assisted Living Facilities

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I brief tour of a room in progress of my new assisted living facility in Columbia Maryland. Subscribe for more videos! I am working for the purpose of helping educate people on starting, owning, and maintaining assisted living facilities. Product info (also listed some items I have in other assisted living facilities)   1. Bed […]

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Senior Wellness

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As we get older, our bodies undergo many unwanted changes; physical and mental. It is important to adapt in order for us to enjoy our mobility and clear headedness for as long as possible. It can seem like a tedious undertaking to some, but there are many fun ways to get your mental and physical […]

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Mindful Minimalism

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When we think of minimalism, some of us imagine the Japanese practice of having extremely few belongings. We visualize bare walls, empty rooms, sleeping futons rolled up into the closet, and hardly any personal keepsakes. In western society it is unimaginable to walk into a room without furniture, or see only enough supplies in the […]

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Hurricane Safety Checklists

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According to the national hurricane survival initiative the most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family and your home prepared. By starting early, you’ll avoid the rush at home supply stores, grocery stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued. […]

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How to attract baby boomers to your business

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Baby boomers are adults who were born between the years 1946 and 1964; They make up roughly 20% of America’s population. Baby boomers are longest-living generation in history. They are at the forefront of what’s been called a “longevity economy,” whether they are generating income in the workforce or spending their Social Security checks. According to a […]

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Attract new clients to your senior care business with no referral fees!

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Attract new clients to your senior care business with no referral fees with Senior Service Maps! Senior Service Maps is a revolutionary site that helps families/social workers find the appropriate care for seniors. With Senior Service Maps senior care providers receive referrals at an unprecedented low rate of $24.95 per month, and you can cancel […]

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6 Amazing Benefits of Home Care for the Elderly

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When it comes to care for your senior mom and dad, the answer isn’t always a nursing home or assisted living facility. In fact, they may be able to comfortably stay in their own home for many more years with a home care service. From companionship to having someone to look after your elderly loved […]

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Is Medical Marijuana a good treatment for Alzheimer’s?

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  As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a disease brought on by aging that  affects memory and intellectual abilities of older adults and seniors. Alzheimer’s alone stands for up to 80% of all dementia cases according to the Alzheimer’s Association. With continuous progression of the disease, there is currently no cure to […]

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Breathing to the Emotions: Living a Life of Vitality & Longevity

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  I’m sure you’ve heard the term “take a deep breath” in relation to anger, nerves, excitement, whatever emotion have you. Chances are, you’ve even used it at some point in time yourself. However the phrase be manipulated, the expression holds great truth in it’s words. Aside from the known fact that it is a […]

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Seniors: Drink Coffee & Live Longer

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It is evident that we all love a little “pick me up” to help get us through each day, but the long standing controversial topic “Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?”  has had its fair share of mixed reviews throughout the years. Proven to be a conversation worth discussing,  as studies progress, it has […]

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Nutritional Boost for the Elderly Body, Mind and Soul

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  As we age, our bodies begin to change drastically. Our metabolism begins to slow, our limbs aren’t as fast moving as they once were, things we once enjoyed now seem like a nuisance. The thought of exercise and diet can be intimidating, overwhelming, even troublesome. The truth is, you are capable of so much […]

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3 Fun and Mentally Healthy Activities for Seniors

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It is no secret that physical activity on a regular basis is important for our mental and physical health. Routine exercise has been proven to improve the health of those already suffering from disease or disabilities, especially as we age. As the brain is a muscle, the mind works no differently. We tend to isolate […]

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5 Impactful Ways Trump’s Presidency could affect Seniors

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With newly elected Donald Trump taking office, many seniors are wondering how the new administration will affect them. On the campaign trail, President Trump has spoken on several issues directly relating to seniors. Here are a few of President Trumps promises and how they could affect the senior population in America.   Estate Taxes President […]

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Why seniors should visit the gynecologist yearly

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“Recent guidelines recommend woman over the age of 30 should receive pap-smears once every three years, confusing many woman to think that yearly visits to the gynecologist are no longer necessary.  To the contrary, issues such as urinary incontinence, decreased libido, hot flashes, hormonal changes, vaginal dryness and mood swings are just a few of the […]

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Planning activities for Alzheimer’s residents

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Planning activitis for Alzheimer’s residents Clients with Alzheimer’s/Dementia function at different levels; be sure to take into consideration what level of activities you choose. And remember to focus on your clients enjoying the activity than the activity itself. Clients with Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be easily confused or disoriented; it is important to ease them into the […]

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Tips to market your Assisted Living Facility

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Here at Senior Service Maps we believe in educating senior care providers and helping them succeed. Here are a few advertising tips.     Facebook Having a social media page is an important tool to keep your business in front of your friends and family. With a business page on facebook you can easily upload […]

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Marketing tips for Assisted Living Facility owners

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Marketing tips for Assisted Living Facility owners Here at ssMaps.com, we pride ourselves in helping our senior care companies connect with potential clients. By not charging a referral fee, ssMaps.com stands as a platform for marketing your ALF facility, making a once difficult and costly task, easy and affordable. If you have not read our […]

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Why seniors should get regular dental screenings – By Dr. Erin Wolfson

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Taking care of one’s teeth and gums is as important for senior citizens as it is for youngsters — if not more so. The state of an elderly person’s oral health can have a significant bearing on quality of life: how comfortably one can eat, speak, and smile. Poor oral health can lead to tooth […]

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Don’t use referral agencies in 2017!

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Bring on 2017! Senior Service Maps was created to give care providers a powerful cost effective means to advertise their companies. We believe charging referral fees puts the care provider at a financial disadvantage; as soon as they accept a new client they have to pay a hefty fee . We are happy to announce […]

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How to keep my small assisted living facility filled

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How to keep my small assisted living facility filled Owning a small assisted living facility means you have to wear many hats. You must be a care provider, cook, cleaner, event planner, and a marketer. When you have a few empty beds, that could mean a large percentage of your income. In addition to our […]

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Meeting the Growing Boomer Generation

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Senior health services have become a fast growing industry in America, and it’s easy to understand why. Over the next 15 years, the entire Baby Boomer generation will pass the age of 65. When that happens, there will be nearly 84 million seniors living in America, nearly one-fifth of our national population. And with the […]

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A story from the heart

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A personal Story of choosing a Home Care: Many think it would be difficult to get their parents to accept the idea of in-home care. I even felt they would see it as unnecessary (“we can take care of ourselves”) and a financial burden (“I can’t afford that”). But it turned out to be very easy to […]

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