Why Choosing Hospice Care Improves Life and Death

Senior Elderly Hospice Care Twin Cities MN By Anne E. Denny Hospice is a mission driven approach to caring for the dying that: Embraces what is possible even while experiencing limitations from a disease. Values and respects the individual’s choices, heritage and traditions. Honors the whole person by attending to physical, emotional, relational and spiritual well-being. Cares for family members, recognizing the […] Continue reading →

Life Long Traveling

Senior Care Travel Safety Education Twin Cities MN By Chris and Laurie Kemp, CSAs Do you like to travel but you are worried about traveling alone? These days there is no need to travel by your self! There are ways to travel with a group that are safe and fun. A cruise can be one of the most cost efficient ways to travel […] Continue reading →

Cost of Senior Care Keeps Rising

Senior Care Rising Costs Twin Cities MN By Lori J Larson, CSA The annual Genworth Cost of Care Survey indicates the cost of caring for seniors in the United States, and more specifically in Minnesota, are rising and rapidly. “Most people don’t realize how expensive the care can be until a parent or family member needs it.” Said Joe Caldwell, long-term services […] Continue reading →

Recommended Reading

What If It's Not Alzheimer's? A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia Twin Cities MN What If It’s not Alzheimer’s?  A Caregiver Guide to Dementia Editors Gary Radin, Lisa Radin, There are many types of dementia, Alzheimer’s being the most well-known, yet another type of dementia we are hearing more about is frontotemporal degeneration otherwise known as FTD. Recently at the Meeting of the Minds Conference, more attention was given […] Continue reading →

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Senior Elderly Health Education Information Twin Cities MN Laughter is the Best Medicine by Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Recently my church had a Senior Luncheon and the program was titled “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. Our Parish Nurse presented on medication; management and pharmacology or intermixing of drugs and the most common side effects etc. Then we were led in laughter by a […] Continue reading →

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova Twin Cities MN Elder Care Education Reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova This book has been in the news recently because of it being made into a motion picture by Sony Pictures Classics. Lisa Genova the author and neuroscientist had her work rejected by several publishers originally so she self-published.  Still Alice became 5 on the top seller list in January 2009.   […] Continue reading →

Our Cups Runneth Over

Elderly Assisted Living What to do with Keepsakes Twin Cites MN Our Cups Runneth Over By Chris and Laurie Kemp We have lived in our house for 27 years. As we emptied many of the kitchen cabinets for some work that is being done, we discovered that we have collected over 100 coffee mugs. That number does not include the two boxes of cups we gave […] Continue reading →