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TELEVISION AND SENIORS

It might surprise you to learn that older adults watch more television than younger people do. Watching TV comprises most of the leisure time for adults aged 70 to 105 years old.

Television can be an avenue to learning new things, connecting with the world, creating a diversion, and providing some light entertainment. However, it can also supplant physical or recreational activities and real-world interactions.

Click here to learn more about television and seniors.

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JUNE 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome to the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

05/21 – Laurie Beal

05/28 – Raonlasheen Coleman

05/04 – Miranda Hall

05/24 – Deborah Quinn

05/04 – Kim Stoner

05/13 – Elizabeth Zettel

Happy Birthday Wishes:

6/7 – Dee Hiscock
6/7 – Shelly Nutter
6/12 – Kim Stoner
6/13 – Shawna Gilliam

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

6 Years – Carol Dankert-Rustenholtz

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Our June 2021 High Five goes out to Denise McGrail!

This month, our High Five goes out to Denise McGrail! Denise is being recognized for the impact she has had in her first few months after joining the Fresh Perspective Home Care family. She is outstanding caregiver who maintains a flexible schedule so she can provide compassionate care to her clients when they need it most. Denise picks up extra shifts to ensure those in need aren’t alone and is always happy to help others. As the home care industry faces challenges with significant staffing shortages, it’s refreshing to know that caregivers like Denise are there to lend an extra hand wherever needed. We appreciate Denise as much as her clients do as she consistently makes it a priority to provide quality, compassionate care to others. Thank you, Denise, for being part of the Fresh Perspective family! We are so grateful for you!

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please contact email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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MAY 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome to the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

04/15 – Stephanie Baugh, RN (Welcome back!!)

04/21 – Madeline Wick

04/29 – Katie Badawi

04/29 – Luanne Miller

Happy Birthday Wishes:

05/02 – Marce Brown
050/7 – Penny Brinks
05/13 – Patricia McGrew
05/15 – Chris Verile
05/26 – Stephanie Baugh
05/28 – Hope Partanen

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

1 year – Leeanna Wagner
4 years – Mihret Craft

 

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Congratulations Rachel Greenway! Our May 2021 High Five Award Recipient!

This month, our High Five goes out to Rachel Greenway! Rachel joined the Fresh Perspective Home Care family about 6 months ago. In this short time, she has acquired a wide range of caregiver skills and grown to be recognized as one of our top performers. First and foremost, Rachel can always be counted on to provide respectful/compassionate care to her clients. She also maintains her compliance and training on time and volunteers to fill available shifts, ensuring our clients receive the assistance they deserve.

Most recently, Rachel accepted the role of On-Call Weekend Caregiver. This important role serves as a backup for clients whose scheduled Caregiver is not able to provide service on their scheduled weekend shift. Rachel has proven to be very adaptable to a variety of client personalities and their diverse care needs. Rachel is truly a team player and dedicated to our shared Mission and Goals. Congratulations and a big high five for a job well done! We look forward to your continued success with Fresh Perspective Home Care.

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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Fresh Perspective Home Care Featured in AAA Insider May Newsletter!

Recently, The Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan (known as 4AM) selected Fresh Perspective Home Care to be featured in their AAA Insider May Newsletter as the Affiliate Member Spotlight! 4AM is a statewide association that advocates on behalf of our Michigan seniors. They are a collective voice and action to promote healthy aging, dignity and independence. This Association is responsible for the 16 Area Agencies on Aging across the state of Michigan. We couldn’t be more proud to be part of this wonderful organization and wanted to share this article!

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Affiliate Member Spotlight:
Fresh Perspectives Home Care & Fresh Perspective Care Academy

Part of Fresh Perspective Home Care’s Mission is to service its Clients with honest, patient, and compassionate care in the comfort of their own home with a focus on privacy, dignity, well-being, and overall quality of life. To support this mission, they maintain a strong focus on the education and training provided to their Caregivers through the Fresh Perspective Care Academy. The Care Academy includes both a live and online training platform. It has grown significantly to include over 1500 hours of content including a variety of training specific to the industry, customer service, communication, administration, and many more. In 2020, Fresh Perspective added a fully equipped in-house training facility to its Care Academy. This facility includes a socially distanced classroom for in-person and live video training along with several pieces of DME (durable medical equipment) often used in client homes while providing care. These initiatives allow caregivers the flexibility to expand their skillset, train in a controlled environment and complete coursework at their own pace.

Fresh Perspective Home Care, however, is not the sole caregiving source for its clients. Family, friends, spouses, and neighbors also play a large caregiving supportive role. This begged the question as to how to reach these supportive caregivers and provide them with a level of education and training. As a result, the Fresh Perspective Family Learning Center was created. The Family Learning Center is a free on-line tool filled with video and written content designed to help family and friends learn to better care for their loved ones. Topics include: Memory Care, Caregiver Basics, First Aid, Medical Conditions, and Assistance with Daily Care to name a few. This valuable learning tool not only provides insight into the challenges faced by those in need of supportive home care, it also includes course work to help individuals grow their companion and family caregiver skills. The Family Learning Center is free to everyone.

Visit their website at www.FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com and click on ‘Client Resources’ to access the Family Learning Center or simply type http://flc.ipced.com/freshperspectivehomecare into your browser.

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Get Out This Spring

In most parts of the country, we are seeing the signs of spring everywhere. Birds are back, singing brightly each morning; flowers are starting to bloom, whether it’s tulips or dandelions; Temps are rising, and days are getting longer. It’s been a long, hard winter for many of our elderly population as events remained cancelled, gatherings were limited, and even seeing family was difficult if not impossible. With rapid vaccinations happening around the country, your aging parent may be ready to enjoy spring to its fullest, but still using some precaution is wise. Here are some safer ways for your senior to celebrate spring, whether it’s by herself, with you or even with her senior care provider.

  • Have a picnic. Many outdoor activities are much safer to have this spring, so if your community is deemed safe for outdoor activities, your senior may love planning a picnic at a local park or lake. Her senior care provider can help her pack up a lunch and even drive her to the location if needed. Plan a picnic near a playground and maybe even your parent can meet her grandkids or grand-nieces and nephews at the park for a lovely outdoor meal.
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  • Explore local trails. Spring is a great time to get out to parks and walk or bike the trails. Your parent can spot all kinds of plants and animals spring to life after a winter of hibernation. She might see animals building new homes, or spot lots of buds just starting to turn green and open up. Getting outside can be a great mood lifter after all those dark, cold months.
  • Work on the yard. Depending on your parent’s physical abilities, many people love the opportunity to get back out into the yard and prepare for spring flowers and green grass. Gardening is a great form of exercise as well as a stress reducer. If there are aspects of gardening your parent now needs help with (such as hauling bags of fertilizer), enlist the help of a family member or senior care provider for the tasks she cannot do so that she can still enjoy the ones she can do.
  • Go to an outdoor concert or market. Spring brings out the talented to share their gifts so now is a great time to look at your community calendar to see if there are any events your parent is able to attend. Maybe there’s a concert at an outside stage she could bring a lawn chair to and enjoy while staying socially distant from strangers. Or you might find a farmer’s market that she can wear a mask to and still peruse the many fares they have to offer.
  • Feed the birds. Do some spring cleaning for the birds and get those feeders cleaned out, put out, and filled with the seeds and food that will attract the birds that are now back in the neighborhood.

As your parent ventures out, just remember to continue to abide by area ordinances and rules so that your parent can stay healthy and safe while getting back out into the world to celebrate spring.

If you are considering home care in Vicksburg, MI, for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at Fresh Perspective Home Care at (269) 329-4717. We are here to help!

 

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FREE FAMILY CAREGIVER ON-LINE LEARNING TOOLS

The Family Learning Center is a free tool to help family and friends learn how to better care for their loved ones. Topics include: Memory Care, Caregiver Basics, First Aid, Medical Conditions, and Assistance with Daily Care to name a few. This valuable learning tool not only provides insight into the challenges faced by those in need of home care, it also includes course work to help you grow your skills as a companion and family caregiver.

Please take advantage of this valuable family resource and feel free to share it with other!

Take a look at the Family Learning Center by visiting our website at www.FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com and click on the Client Resources tab. Or simply follow this link directly to the Family Learning Center: http://flc.ipced.com/freshperspectivehomecare

We hope you find this to be as valuable a resource as we do!!

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Congratulations to Kelly Kroll
Our April 2021 High Five Award Recipient!

Kelly was selected as our High Five Award recipient for the month of April because of her consistent dedication and high level of compassion with which she delivers such excellent care to her clients. Kelly has been part of our Fresh Perspective Home Care family for over 9 years. The care she provides does not go unrecognized as clients report their extreme satisfaction and express that she really does make a difference. We couldn’t be prouder to have Kelly on our team and we sincerely appreciate the impact she has each and every day.

Congratulations Kelly, we are excited to present you with the April 2021 High Five Award! You are truly leading from your heart in the care you give and that is simply remarkable.

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FRESH PERSPECTIVE APRIL TEAM UPDATE

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome to the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

03/01/2021 – Chris Verile

03/19/2021 – Megan Fuller

03/25/2021 – Kerri Bailey

Happy April Birthday Wishes:
04/06 – Megan Fuller
04/16 – Joan Pettit
04/17 – Latasha May
04/17 – Cassie Lawton
04/25 – Ronda Wemus

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating April Anniversaries!
5 Years – Penny Brinks
5 Years – Jamie Payno
7 Years – Marce Brown
8 Years – GayeAnn Densberger
13 Years – Shelly Nutter