Category Archives: education

Aging in Place by Keri L Story, MS, OTR/L

What is aging in place? The ability to live in one’s own home and community independently, safely, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level (CDC 2013). The aging population or silver Tsunami consists of 46.2 million people ages … Continue reading

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Wealth of Knowledge

It is a very well documented thing that as baby boomers retire they are taking a great wealth of knowledge, wisdom and leadership skills with them. Recently, I had one of those boomers, a daughter-in-law of a client, email me … Continue reading

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CPR or DNR

Every time I am in a client’s home I have to talk to them about things they don’t like to talk about. It just happens most people don’t like to talk about having to go to the hospital, or worse, … Continue reading

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Happiness and Touch

Touch is so central to our humanity that it is hard to even imagine living without it. For example, if a child is born blind, they can grow up and have a completely full and normal life. They will be … Continue reading

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Which Caregiver Experiences Burnout

I sat with a client and her daughter a short time ago. We talked about plans to allow Care N Assist to provide support services so the daughter could take time for herself. She was apprehensive. She couldn’t make up … Continue reading

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Getting In The Holiday Spirit

Have you ever noticed when you put on your holiday sweater for the first time each year how a million memories will come flooding back? Some of those memories are priceless, and others we could do without. I dare you to get … Continue reading

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Big Mouth Conversation

I talk about a health related topic in every article Care N Assist publishes. I have not in 43 publications said one word about oral health. I was reminded of this as the Area Agencies on Aging began to advertise … Continue reading

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