Signs of Anger Issues

If you are experienced as a caregiver for older adults, it is possible you have seen signs of anger issues. For some, anger outburst happen because a senior citizen is feeling vulnerable, which can magnify emotions and reactions. In separate cases, anger occurs in response to other problems, whether that is illness, pain, or memory loss. When you see signs of anger issues in an individual you are caring for—whether those indicators are physical abuse, verbal abuse or periods of paranoia—talk through your experiences with a professional to find relief. Coping with Physical and Verbal Abuse If you are caring

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How To Choose the Right Pet Adoption

Choosing the right pet for you or your family is an important decision that requires a lot of research about breeds, sizes and adoption facilities. Whether you want a purebred dog from a kennel breeder or a rescued cat or mixed-breed dog from an animal shelter, it is a good idea to research the pet adoption facility you are interested in. Pet adoption locations will differ on things like adoption fees, selection of animals and additional services, depending on what kind of adoption place it is. Shelters differ from kennel breeders in their adoption process, so it is smart to

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Lasting Matters Organizer

Lasting Matters Organizer

Will They Know What to do Without You? Don't leave your legacy or important instructions to chance. Help those who care about you most by planning ahead for the future.  Make sure those close to you know what you want, where to turn, and have the information they need at their fingertips. Use The LastingMatters Organizer to easily convey your intentions as a compliment to your will and estate plan. Use it to explain matters like the disposition of your belongings, handling your social media accounts, and to pass along information about family traditions and history. It is a straightforward,

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When You Should Compromise

Compromising can be a difficult thing to do with people. While it’s a great way to make two people happy about a situation, it doesn’t always work out that way. That’s because there are some situations in which you shouldn’t compromise. Knowing when you should compromise will help you save time and energy. When You Should Compromise What It Means to Compromise You probably know what it means to compromise. When two people do not agree on something, each person decides to do a little of what the other person wants, and the other person does the same. That way not

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His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T6UbR-pR6U[/embed] His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s is a real problem facing real people every day. If you or someone you know has faced it, you understand the emotional toll it takes. When we came across one couple’s journey, it touched us so deeply that we spent two full days capturing their love story to be shared with the world. John and Kerry McNeely learned of Kerry’s Alzheimer’s in 2014, shortly after a trip to Europe. Soon after, John sought help for her at Silverado.  At the memory care community, he was able join a family support group to

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Hiring Staff for Your Home Care Franchise

Women And Men Process Salt Differently

As a home care franchise owner, there will come a time when you need help handling your workload. While many home care franchise owners spend their first months as their company’s primary or sole caregiver, an expanding client base means that you’ll soon need to expand your workforce. Hiring Staff for Your Home Care Franchise There are lots of qualities you can use to screen and evaluate caregiver candidates for your home care franchise. At Visiting Angels, our corporate team regularly guides new home care franchise owners through the staffing process – giving them tips on how to find strong candidates,

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12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens

12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens

Whoever said “Kids say the darndest things” probably never gave second thought to another HUGE demographic so generous with witty wisdom.  We often forget that our senior citizens have racked up years of worthy stories (after all, most of them lived through World Wars), that perhaps they’re the ones we should look to for good advice and laughs.  We’ve rallied up some poignant (also frank and funny) wisdom straight from the hearts of some of our Silverado residents for your daily inspiration.  12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens “The secret to happiness is love.” - Bill

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