Caregiving

Tina Roberts

We were so pleased to read [this article][1] that was recently published in The Journal World. We are so fortunate to have such great resources in Douglas County, and encourage those who are caregivers to take advantage of our services as well as those of our partners in the community ...

Introducing: A Unique Approach To Home Care

Benefits of Home Senior Care

**Benefits of Home Senior Care Opens New Office in Lawrence, Kansas** LENEXA, KS – January 20th, 2013 – Benefits of Home Senior Care, a Lenexa-based provider of high-quality in-home senior care services for the elderly, has opened a new satellite office in the Lawrence, Kansas area to serve as a ...

Lawrence husbands embrace new roles as caregivers

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/oct/26/201300/ At age 87, Foster “Bud” Laming does all of the cooking, cleaning, bill paying and shopping. He also takes care of his wife of 59 years, Gloria, who suffered a stroke eight years ago. Bud helps Gloria, 79, get in and out of bed and a wheelchair, organizes her ...

BOGO: Buy One Get One Massage Free Special ends Thursday September 30!!

Laura Bennetts

Therapeutic Massage appointments available Monday through Saturday, Day and Evening. Certified Massage Therapists. Call 842-0656.

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

Are your parents having trouble communicating with their physicians?

Tina Roberts

Sometimes, by the time your parent finally gets in to see the doctor, they have forgotten what originally made them call and make the appointment. Maybe they aren't hurting anymore, or they are, but just don't want to be a nuisance, because they know how busy their doctor is, and ...

Pain Management throught Palliative Care

Kristin Jones

Below is a link that we at Midland Care think you will find interesting! There are 3 videos (please excuse the commercials before the vid clips, Its well worth the extra 30 seconds!) The Clips discuss what palliative care is and who it can benefit. Its become increasingly more popular, ...

TAKE THE CAREGIVER'S STRESS TEST TODAY

Kristin Jones

*I find it difficult to make time for my own health appointments and other needs.......... yes/no *I am unable to work, or my work suffers, due to my caregiver responsibilities..............yes/no *My sleep is frequently interrupted or disturbed as I provide care for a loved one........yes/no *I can't continue to provide ...

Five Tips for Caregivers

Tina Roberts

I just read this [article from Seniors List][1] that stated 5 tips for Caregivers. Really, they are great tips for anyone! Watch your diet, get plenty of rest, get organized, take time for you to relax and play, and don't be afraid to ask for support. Our *Caregivers Support Group* ...

Effective Communication Tips

Tina Roberts

One of the most stressful situations when it comes to care giving is being able to maintain communication. [This article][1] that I recently read from the Mayo Clinic's website cites many different strategies that you can use to effectively communicate with your loved one who has Alzheimer's. Some of these ...

Senior care centers work...for all the adults

Jane Stevens

Another in a great list of blogs from The New York Times' "New Old Age" blog is [this one by Paula Span -- Adult Day Programs: A Reprieve for Families and the Elderly][1] -- about senior care centers. Studies have shown that they work well for the care-givers. > “It ...

Dementia risk is higher if you are caring for a loved one with dementia

Tina Roberts

[This article][1] from WedMD just reinforces the fact that if you are a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimers, you are more likely to also develop the disease. It is so very important for the caregiver to take care of their own needs so they can be there to ...

Taking care of the caregiver

Tina Roberts

One of the most important things that a caregiver does for their loved one is to take care of themselves. This is also the most difficult. As this article from [www.thirdage.com][1] states, one in three caregivers who care for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia will actually die ...

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