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Time to clone yourself? Hiring a little extra help for home or residences….

One of the very best gifts I gave us during this stressful year was hiring a paid visitor to entertain my mother at her assisted living residence 1-2 days each week for a few hours.  “Super Amber” has come into our lives–an actress … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Cooperative Caregiving

  When I was very young, visiting a grandparent in a nursing home with my parents, I never understood why the families who came would only visit their own family member and ignore the rest, when so many people were so … Continue reading

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Flower Power at the Memory Care Facility

“I get in plenty of trouble when they see me come out here,” she said, “But let ’em fuss at me. I outlived all my children and I’m too old to care.” She snapped off a geranium head and tossed it over her shoulder with moxy.
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