Happy Memorial Day

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“Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.” – ...

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Caregiving at home

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Opting for elderly care at home entails various safety considerations on your part to ensure that grandmother with cat on her handsyou are not posing any threat to their health and safety. Due to the lack of coordination and reduced sensitivity to their environment, elderly individuals sometimes lack the capacity to assess the their environment about whether it poses hazard to ...

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Home For the Holidays: Checking on Mom and Dad

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Being home for the holidays is a great time to review your senior loved ones health and living situation. Check out this infographic below about what to look for,

[INFOGRAPHIC] Holiday Check-In with Mom and Dad

If you notice your loved one is having trouble remembering to take their medications or keeping them organized, Alert Response can help. Check out our medication dispensers. They can set up to four daily ...

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Coping when a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia

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senior couple 2When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it can seem like your whole world has been turned upside down. While your previous normal no longer exists, there are still things you can do to cope more effectively with a changing and often challenging situation.

1)  It is helpful to remember that someone with dementia has a new reference point for ...

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Avoiding Burnout: Caregiver Tips

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Joanne’s mother, Betty, had rheumatoid arthritis for years. Suddenly and unexpectedly, Betty was disabled by the pain, fatigue, and limited mobility that she had feared since her diagnosis.

Joanne convinced her fiercely independent mother that living alone was no longer an option. And Joanne, the eldest of four children, knew that caring for her sick mother fell on her shoulders. Joanne was a legend in the circles of her family, friends and colleagues for her ability to act with grace under ...

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Maintaining Independence During Your Senior Years

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Our primary goal at Alert Response is to help our customers safely maintain their couple Computerindependence. We want to give them the confidence to go about their daily activities while knowing that should something happen, help is only the push of a button away.

How do you know if you know if your loved one would benefit from an Alert ...

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Finding Solutions for During the Day

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Pensioner with floretsWhen you first started helping your loved one settle into their retired lifestyle, you were likely introduced to all kinds of helpful services that make a seniors life easier.  For most, the goal is to stay in their home, or the home of a loved one, for as long as possible. But sometimes problems arise with aging ...

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