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Technology That Can Help Your Mom With Aging Alone

By Shelly Nutter | Apr 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Technology That Can Help Your Mom With Aging Alone

As of 2018, approximately 14.3 million older adults lived alone. Of those, 9.5 million were women. If your mom’s expressed the desire to age at home, she’s not the only one. Around 44 percent of U.S. women who are 75 or older were living alone in 2018. Living alone doesn’t have to mean risking your […]

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When Mom Can’t Swallow, Here’s What to Do

By Shelly Nutter | Mar 25, 2021 | Comments Off on When Mom Can’t Swallow, Here’s What to Do

Late-stage Alzheimer’s disease comes with many challenges. At its most severe, Alzheimer’s may cause your mother or father to have difficulty swallowing. This happens concurrently with a loss of interest in food. Don’t panic. There are many ways to mitigate this issue. Try some of the following: Introduce Soft Foods There are many foods that […]

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Using Music to Keep the Mind in Shape

By Shelly Nutter | Mar 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Using Music to Keep the Mind in Shape

We might all listen to very different kinds of music, but research has shown that listening to, performing, and enjoying music in any of its myriad of forms, keeps the brain engaged in the aging process. It is a workout for the brain in a way that’s similar to physical activity being a workout for […]

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

By Mike Beckett | Mar 9, 2021 | Comments Off on MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

Congratulations to Debra Burton Our March 2021 High Five Award Recipient! Deb began working with Fresh Perspective Home Care in the fall of 2020. She has proven to be a great asset in many ways and provides quality care that clients compliment her on regularly. Clients request her by name, and she is always very […]

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FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

By Shelly Nutter | Mar 8, 2021 | Comments Off on FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome to the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team! 02/01/2021 – Justin Mead 02/02/2021 – Jayla Lockhart Happy March Birthday Wishes: 3/2 Justin Mead 3/20 Jamie Payno 3/20 Trieste Buchanan 3/23 Penny Bishop And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating March Anniversaries! 1 Year – Adrianna Eaton, LPN […]

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MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH!

By Mike Beckett | Mar 8, 2021 | Comments Off on MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH!

Meeting a Senior’s Dietary Needs As our loved ones age, their nutritional needs change, as do their abilities to tolerate various food textures and flavors. Dexterity challenges might make it more difficult to eat foods that crumble. Swallowing issues due to stroke or Parkinson’s might make larger bites more challenging. Denture or jaw pain might […]

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Five Areas Where You Should Focus on Fall-Proofing

By Shelly Nutter | Feb 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Five Areas Where You Should Focus on Fall-Proofing

Falls are very common as you age. Some falls are minor, but more than 800,000 older adults end up in the hospital after a fall. Head injuries and hip fractures are two of the most common reasons for a hospital stay after a fall. Why do older adults fall more often? There are several factors, […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Communication – How Can You Help?

By Shelly Nutter | Feb 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Disease and Communication – How Can You Help?

Were you aware that there are millions of people who have Alzheimer’s disease? One of the things that you should know about this disease is that it affects the communication skills of the person who has the disease. Family caregivers often struggle to communicate with their elderly loved one when they have Alzheimer’s disease. However, […]

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FRESH PERSPECTIVE HOME CARE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FAMILY LEARNING CENTER

By Shelly Nutter | Feb 5, 2021 | Comments Off on FRESH PERSPECTIVE HOME CARE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FAMILY LEARNING CENTER

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 […]

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

By Shelly Nutter | Feb 5, 2021 | Comments Off on MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

Congratulations to Carol Dankert-Rustenholtz! Our February 2021 High Five Award Recipient! Carol stated, “I became a nurse because I wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of my patients while spreading a little sunshine along the way!” Carol was hired at FPHC in 2015 and her high standards of professionalism are what make […]

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