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    "Encouragement and reassurance are important. As CAREGivers, we need to be patient, and let them proceed at their own speed. It can be a challenge, but you must take time to love them and let them try, otherwise they will give up on life."   Read more

    September 18, 2017
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    Sarah was well-versed on senior care from her previous work and from being around her grandfather, but she learned even more from her Home Instead training. "The dementia training was great and enhanced what I already knew,"   Read more

    August 08, 2017
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    A family caregiver and her senior mother update their living arrangement to benefit both their needs.   Read more

    July 26, 2017
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    A family caregiver tries to remain positive while caring for her declining mother.   Read more

    July 12, 2017
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    Penny can thank her sister-in-law for pointing her toward Home Instead Senior Care. "My sister-in-law works with a hospice company as a private-duty caregiver and recommended Home Instead Senior Care..."   Read more

    July 06, 2017
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    Small changes to a family caregiver's diet and exercise habits benefit her and her senior mother.   Read more

    June 28, 2017
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    Time away from her senior mother gives a family caregiver respite and an opportunity to reflect.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
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    "On my first day," Elise recalled, "she warmed up to me a little, so much so that her husband was impressed and encouraged. The next day, I got her to eat a little, drink a full glass of water and accept a sponge bath.   Read more

    June 02, 2017
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    A family caregiver finds focus and contentment while sharing a list of things she’s grateful for.   Read more

    June 02, 2017
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    The seemingly smallest caregiving issues can sometimes become the most stressful for family caregivers.   Read more

    May 18, 2017
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    Terra once crawled under a vacant mobile home to retrieve two malnourished kittens, including one whose eyes were matted over. After cleaning them up and feeding them, she found a home for them, giving them to a family.   Read more

    May 09, 2017
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    With help from the family, a move to a new city is successful for a senior parent with dementia.   Read more

    April 25, 2017
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    A family caregiver and her senior mother have a good experience with their new Home Instead CAREGiver.   Read more

    April 12, 2017
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    About a month after joining Home Instead Senior Care, Erica was assigned to the five-member 24/7 team that assists a challenging dementia client. But the responsibilities aren't anything Erica had not faced before.   Read more

    April 11, 2017
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    Moving takes an emotional toll on a senior, as she says goodbye to her beloved friend and CAREGiver.   Read more

    March 28, 2017
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    Pam said fond memories of helping a private-duty client for seven years before she moved to hospital work had weighed heavily on her mind during the final six or seven months at the hospital.   Read more

    March 23, 2017
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    Technology can benefit both seniors and caregivers, if necessary privacy precautions are taken.   Read more

    March 17, 2017
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    A family caregiver and her senior mother use resources to help protect their personal information from scammers.   Read more

    February 27, 2017
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    Planning and assistance helps make a move easier for a family caregiver and her senior mother.   Read more

    February 17, 2017
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    Natalie has always wanted to help others. “I love what I do. I love every single person with whom I work, whether it is clients, their families or Home Instead staff. I’m close to the CAREGivers I see every day,” Natalie added.   Read more

    February 10, 2017
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