(A ‘Long-Term Care’ Slice) - Congratulations to the Toronto Star for having the guts to give this ‘soft news’ positive story front page dominance – a refreshing change! Thank you from all of us suffering from ‘outraged fatigue’ caused by so much of the news of the day. See the feature documentary by Randy Risling, read the entire project at the star.com. Stamped Approved!
"When words fail, music speaks".
As your dementia progressed, your memories faded away. Your abilities slowly declined and the names of your wife, kids, and friends escaped your mind. But the one thing you never lost, was your passion and ability to play music. As soon as your fingers felt the keys, somehow, the notes came to you, and you could play any song, beautifully and effortlessly.
You may have never known my name, or who I really was- but I know that you remembered something about me. Your eyes lit up every time we were together- from the first time we met 3 years ago, until your very last day.
Thank you for serving our country as a fearless solider in World War 2. Thank you for introducing me to your amazing wife and family. Thank you for mindlessly singing songs, smiling and making everyone laugh every single day. Thank you for teaching me how to play Amazing Grace on the piano- that song will forever have a special place in my heart. You and I had a special bond that I'll never forget. -
Rest easy Billy. ❤️ #longtermcare#longtermhealth#endingsmatter#dementiaawareness#seniorsmonth#preventativehealth#functionalmedicine#holistichealth
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I battle all the time with a love hate relationship with being a nurse. Turns out I was in the wrong position. I switch back to geriatrics, my first shift was last night in the memory unit 💙 that is what was wrong. I love kids but being with my kids and then other people’s children wasn’t my cup of tea. I love the elderly, even if they’re yelling at me at the top of their lungs for giving them their medicine. It doesn’t hurt my feelings, it doesn’t bother me one bit. And that’s honestly why I became a nurse was because of an elderly man. So glad to be back. 💙💙💙 #nurse#geriatrics#geriatricsnurse#longtermcare#backtomywhy#lpn#mycareer
I care for my 89 year old mom at home. It’s working so far, but I do bring in home care to help which makes it workable. I am extremely busy at work and with my family, so taking this on has been a huge stressor. Taking time off for appointments, picking up medications, etc., takes a lot of time I just don’t have. I can’t miss another day of work. Can I get some suggestions on how to better manage this situation?
Being pulled in too many directions
Dear Being pulling in too many directions,
Hi, and may I say, your mom is truly blessed to have you. I don’t know if you have family close by, or if you are in this alone, but, you need help. If you have family close by, you need to have a family pow-wow and write a list of the things you need help with. Let them decide what they can or will do. Then make a schedule and make them stick to it. If they have no interest or say they can’t, then hire someone else to help (like a Geriatric Care Manager) and hit their pocketbooks. That is an easy fix. But, if you are alone in this, then there is help for you. That in-home care person you have to help, well they can take their clients to doctors appts, pick up medications take mom out for outings if she is able to go out. If that isn’t something you feel comfortable doing, then hiring that Geriatric Care manager is the way to go.
We provide services like this so give me a call or email me so we can talk about it.
Thanks for reaching out,
#2 Anger at the person with a disease, or others.
Anger that no cure exists or that people don’t understand what’s happening. Anger that you are in this ‘Alone’.
In the case of Dementia or Alzheimer’s, reactions like, if he asks me that one more time I’ll scream! This is so stressful and can make you feel like you are on a wheel in a cage. It can get better though, I promise.
Know what community resources are available; Contact someone you trust, ask for help, there are several agencies who can direct you, and you can always call me. Or use the online Community Resource Finder (communityresourcefinder.org) to find resources in your community. Adult day programs, in-home assistance, visiting nurses and meal delivery are just some of the
services that can help you manage daily tasks, relieve stress, and begin to take your BLEEPING life back. Depend on others when ever possible. You are NOT alone!
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How do you show love to your aging father? Let us count the ways.
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Where do you fall on the scale today?
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#1 Denial about the disease and its effect on the person who’s been diagnosed. I know Mom is going to get better! But is she really?
Understand what’s happening as early as possible; symptoms of any illness/dementia may appear gradually. It can be easy to explain away changing or unusual behavior when someone seems physically healthy. Instead, consult a doctor when you see changes in health, memory, mood or behavior. Don’t delay; some symptoms are treatable. And most importantly, ‘knowing’ will relieve the stress. This will be the best way to begin to “Get Your Bleeping Life Back”. And start to develop a care plan for yourself and your loved one. You must have a plan!
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Having a little love bug to hug and get you out and about is a therapy like no other. How many of you couldn't get by without the love of your pet to help you through the tough days?
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One day they will just be memories. Hold on tight today and savor the moments.
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Dad is in the hospital and set to discharge in a week. The Discharge Planner told me is it not safe for him to live home alone. She suggested placement in an assisted living facility if I am unable to take him home, which I am not. There is just no room with all of my kids being there. The Discharge planner gave me a list of placement agents to assist me with this process, but I have no idea how to choose one. Your website says you provide this service. What makes you different from them and how would you choose one over the other?
Confused about Placement Services
Dear Confused about Placement Services,
Well first let me say, I am happy the discharge planner gave you choices. I like choices! With that being said, I usually tell people to call and ask at least two agencies what they do and how they do it. Then pick one and only one to work with.
But, to answer your question... if I gave you all my secrets here, then I might give another agency the secret to my success. Suffice to say, I care, I become part of your family, you become part of mine. I have been through this myself, so I feel your pain, and, I want for your loved one, what I would want for my own family. Call me and I will ‘tell’ you what makes me different. Call someone else first though, and then you can compare. I would not give anyone your dads name, or your full name until you decide who you are going to work with though, just ask questions, you will know when you talk to the right person to help you.
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You'll never regret taking a moment to hold their hand.
Luo Yulian,71, is preparing supper for his son Ren Yongping, 40, an inborn cerebral palsy patient. She adopted him when he was newborn. But she found the boy was abnormal soon. She thought the boy would die if she send him away in a poor village of northern China. Then she started her 40 years long march to take care of her child with disability.
The photos from a on-going project "The people who need long term care in China". #longtermcare#disability#cerebralpalsy#cerebralpalsymom#poverty#adopted child
photo by Liu Bowen 刘博文 @lbwsmail
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🚶🏻♂️I uploaded a recent post about proper posture in a seated position. Here’s one in a standing position!
❌I just want to say that my posture is not perfect. It’s actually far from perfect. I have really bad flat feet, which affects my knees, hips, and back. I am always making a conscious effort to try to fix my posture so that I don’t run into more problems in the future. You might not have problems now, but if you will if you don’t fix it! .
✅LEFT PICTURE: (GOOD POSTURE)
1.Head is neutral with the spine
2.Shoulders are rolled back
3.Back is straight
4.Hips are in a posterior pelvic tilt
5.Knees are straight
6.Feet are not pronated
🛑RIGHT PICTURE: (BAD POSTURE)
1.Head is not neutral
2.Shoulders are rolled forward
3.Back is arched
4.Hips are in a anterior pelvic tilt
5.Knees are hyperextended
6.Flat feet (pronated)