Freedom News

Archive for February 2012

Act F.A.S.T. if Showing Symptoms of Stroke

Act F.A.S.T.

F ace Ask the person to smile.  Does one side of the face droop?

ArmsAsk the person to raise both...

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A Smile, a Touch, a Giggle

As Rosalynn Carter once said, “Caregiving is a universal subject. There are only four kinds of people in this world:

Those who have been caregivers Those who currently are caregivers Those who will be caregivers Those who will...

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The Health Benefits of Pets for the Elderly

What do we do to keep ourselves healthy?  Hopefully, we exercise, eat right and take vitamins – all good examples of what we need in order to attain a healthy lifestyle.

What if something is missing to truly enhance our...

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Making Difficult Decisions With our Parents Instead of For Them – Part II

 (Please refer to Blog dated 12/27/2011 for reference to Part I)

“Having the Conversation About a Difficult Decision”

Some of the bigger, more challenging conversations children have with their...

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match!

During my many years in home care, I have been the individual responsible for matching caregivers to clients and vice versa.  I have been called a scheduler, coordinator, client service representative and even a care manager, among other...

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5 Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

Few would dispute that caregiving is physically and emotionally draining. Whether one is caring for a disabled child or a senior parent, the responsibilities seem endless. Sheer exhaustion can lead to heightened levels of emotions.

What...

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