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  1. Jan
    10
    January 10, 2018

    In this brief video, Mary Anne, our Client Care Specialist, shares some advice on managing the ups and downs of bringing in a caregiver for your loved one.   Read the full article.

  2. Jan
    01
    January 01, 2018

    Ah, the dreaded elderspeak. It’s an easy communication trap to fall into, and we often fall into it without realizing we’re doing so...   Read the full article.

  3. Dec
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    December 28, 2017

    In this brief video, Mary Anne, our Client Care Specialist, shares how her own experiences as a CAREGiver inspire her every day.   Read the full article.

  4. Dec
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    December 27, 2017

    A senior mother and her daughter relish the comforts of home and routine after a busy day   Read the full article.

  5. Dec
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    December 20, 2017

    In this brief video, Paula, one of our registered nurses, talks about how rewarding the caregiving experience is.   Read the full article.

  6. Dec
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    December 13, 2017

    Elizabeth shares the many blessings she’s thankful for, and how each enhance her life as a senior caregiver.   Read the full article.

  7. Dec
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    December 10, 2017

    In this brief video, Diana, our Client Services Manager, shares how her family’s experiences influence her work with our Home Instead families.   Read the full article.

  8. Dec
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    December 01, 2017

    No one likes to talk about death. By not talking about it, however, what we’re really doing is setting our families up for an even more difficult experience than the loss of a loved one alone. But where, and how, do we start the conversation?   Read the full article.

  9. Nov
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    November 29, 2017

    Elizabeth shares the many blessings she’s thankful for, and how each enhance her life as a senior caregiver.   Read the full article.

  10. Nov
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    November 20, 2017

    In this brief video, Beth, our Director of Operations, shares how her own family’s experiences inspire her every day.   Read the full article.

  11. Nov
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    November 15, 2017

    A family caregiver talks about the uncertainties of everyday life while caring for a senior parent.   Read the full article.

  12. Nov
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    November 10, 2017

    Patty Mascari (President and Owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Montgomery County-D.C.), a caregiver herself, shares how her own family’s experiences inspire her and her entire team in their service to local families every day.   Read the full article.

  13. Nov
    01
    November 01, 2017

    Why is it so hard for adults to talk about health care matters with their aging loved ones?   Read the full article.

  14. Oct
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    October 25, 2017

    Planning and assistance help a family caregiver enjoy a respite from her caregiving responsibilities.   Read the full article.

  15. Oct
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    October 11, 2017

    A family caregiver's love and patience helps diffuse moment of frustration for her senior mother.   Read the full article.

  16. Oct
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    October 01, 2017

    It’s true that caregiving for a senior loved one can provide many challenges for families, but by acknowledging it, sharing it with others, and accepting whatever help you can, it’s possible to keep your stress levels at a manageable level.   Read the full article.

  17. Sep
    01
    September 01, 2017

    The impulse to wander appears to be a built-in feature for humans, and one that, for reasons we don’t fully understand, intensifies in the elderly.   Read the full article.

  18. Role Reversal: A Real-Life Freaky Friday?
    August 01, 2017

    Imagine what it would feel like to suddenly be in your loved one’s shoes, to be facing all of the changes he or she is facing, and think about how you would like your child to treat you.   Read the full article.

  19. Jul
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    July 26, 2017

    A family caregiver and her senior mother update their living arrangement to benefit both their needs.   Read the full article.

  20. Jul
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    July 12, 2017

    A family caregiver tries to remain positive while caring for her declining mother.   Read the full article.

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