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Memory Care During COVID-19 Crisis?
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Over the past few months, we have received many calls from family members upset and frustrated that they are not able to see their loved ones living in assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care facilities. Many families soon realized that the required care was more than they could provide themselves. Elizabeth’s mother Pearl lives in a memory care facility.…

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In-Home Care During a Pandemic
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Nancy is 85 years old and has advanced dementia. She lives with her husband John in Sun City, Texas, and is unable to care for herself. For the past year, Nancy has relied completely on the care provided by her husband and in-home care professionals. In early March we received a call at the office from John. He was concerned…

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Falls Prevention for Seniors
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Each year, millions of older people, those 65 and older, have falls. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. It is important to look at the reasons falls occur because many falls can be prevented. There are three risk factors that can help us identify the…

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Transitioning Home from a Hospital or Nursing Facility
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Have you ever have brought a family member home and felt unprepared to care for them? Did you arrive home only to realize that you didn’t have supplies, medications, equipment, or skills to properly care for your loved ones? You are not alone. Here is the Blue Water Homecare “Home Ready Checklist” to help transition you or your family member…

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The Caregiver Crisis Has Landed
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A 2019 Forbes Magazine article outlined the caregiver crisis. Writer Robert Mauterstock reported that “more than two-thirds (68 percent) of Americans believe they will be able to rely on their loved ones to meet their long term care needs when they require help.” Unfortunately, this belief is mostly unrealistic in today’s busy culture. Families are having children later in life.…

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