Freedom News

Archive for April 2012

The Women of the Panini Generation

While presenting a CEU seminar entitled “The Impact of Aging on the Family – Aging is a Family Affair,” I was struck with the realization that while speaking of the experiences of Baby Boomers, I now needed to include myself in...

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What Are the Effects of a Stroke?

Understanding why a stroke survivor may be behaving a certain way or experiencing certain symptoms can oftentimes assist the one providing care.

The effects of a stroke depend on the type of stroke, the area of the brain...

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Will the Government Pay for My Long Term Care?

A new population of seniors and those nearing the senior status are looking for some type of financial means to pay for long term care (eldercare) in case of failing health.  Many have taken care of family members who had no means to pay for...

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HOPE

“Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson

We all want to be happy, healthy, and...

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The Doer and the Dud

When it comes to family dynamics, especially during stressful times such as caring for a aging parent, adult children sometimes revert to child like behaviors. They often take on roles that fit their birth order, life styles, personalities, sex...

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Common Issues and Statistics Regarding the Family Caregiver in the Workplace

If employees spent less time worrying about home, would they be more productive at work?

National studies report:

A little over one out of every four households (29%) is involved in providing care for a chronically ill, disabled...

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My First Glimpse at Home Care

Before I started working for Freedom Home Healthcare, home care was something I never really thought about.  Even while working for an assisted living for five years of my life, the concept of a caregiver at home never crossed my mind.

It...

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