Archive for 2012

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Simple Steps for a Good Night’s Rest

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. But life, work and family demands sometimes make getting enough shut-eye at night difficult. And if you are an older adult, insomnia can […]

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Skyping with My 83-Year-Old Mother

For over 40 years, I have lived at least 1500 miles from my mother. Our standard routine for many of those years was for me to call her twice a week and chat for 15 minutes. We would catch up […]

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Home Care Aides – An Answer for an Evolving Need

I had never heard of home care until I started working with Barbra London and the folks at Freedom Home Healthcare in Hackensack, NJ.  While my job at Freedom had nothing to do with providing care, finding care givers or […]

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 was a date with great meaning to my father-in-law, Lee. A survivor of Pearl Harbor, Lee was the acting National Pearl Harbor Survivor Association president for two years. His role with the survivors was an essential part […]

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Tips On Communicating Effectively with Someone Who Has Aphasia

Everyone longs to communicate and connect with others. But for those who have been diagnosed with Aphasia, a condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate via speech, engaging with others can be very difficult,frustrating and, at times, isolating. It’s […]

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‘Tis the Season to be Thankful and Enjoy Great Food

It’s Thanksgiving, a time to be with your loved ones and to sit down to a delicious feast!  But although it’s just one day out of the year, Thanksgiving tends to mark the beginning of a food free-for-all that can […]

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Weathering the Storm Together- The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Now that the dust has begun to settle and our regular routines have started to become somewhat normal again, I want to make sure that the past two weeks at Freedom Home Healthcare are not forgotten. At Freedom Home Healthcare, […]

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Home Care Month – In Celebration of Home Health Aides!

If home care is the body of a profession dedicated to honoring and caring for individuals wherever they may call home, then the Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is the heart that sustains that body. To celebrate National Home Health […]

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Ageism: A Form of Bullying

What comes to mind when you think of bullying? Most would imagine children who are getting picked on in school or older siblings being mean to their younger brothers or sisters. What about the ageist stereotyping and prejudices that exist […]

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Funny Money

Some families are very open and honest about finances while others are “funny about money.” They can even be reticent or refuse to discuss their finances with their adult children. Money itself isn’t funny, but people’s attitudes towards it often […]