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Supporting Hospice Caregivers

Supporting Hospice Caregivers

With a background in hospice, I experienced firsthand the challenges of the hospice team and the emotional investment and that giving our agency’s in-home Care Partners this training was essential. Service hours often increase when a loved one declines and requires...

Building Your Care Team For Success

Building Your Care Team By Kristine Dwyer, LSW Life was significantly changing in the home of Helen’s parents. Her father’s tremors had increased and his falls had become more frequent in recent weeks. He also had difficulty sleeping and caring for his personal needs....

SeniorNavigator for Fredericksburg Region

www.seniornavigator.org is a free on-line resource for seniors and their families in the Fredericksburg region (and across the Commonwealth) to research and receive information relevant to seniors. Categories covered include: Aging Well, Caregiving, Community,...

Art of Aging Life Begins at 50 Expo

Come out to the Art of Aging, Life Begins at 50 Expo on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, from 10 am - 2 pm at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. This free community event includes recreational activities, health services and educational workshops. Over 100 area organizations and...

MHAF Walk for Mental Wellness

Gather your friends, family, and coworkers and join the 9th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness on May 14, 2016! ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS 4 AM Wednesday, May 11. After that date, you may register at the Walk on Saturday, May 14. When you walk, you support: Helpline, a...

Preventing Falls

Many serious injuries result from falls in and outside of the home.  Our Tips for Preventing Falls sheet provides helpful suggestions to make your home and environment safer.

Understand the Risk of Stroke

In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability.  Stroke is an emergency and a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain....

Plan Ahead for Emergencies

Now is the time to plan ahead for emergencies. The American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency partnered in preparing an emergency preparedness checklist. Everyone is encouraged to review the checklist and take whatever actions are necessary to be...

How Home Care Helps Seniors Maintain Independence

Cultivating that sense of independence while also making sure the senior is safe, comfortable and has opportunities for life enrichment activities is the goal of personalized home care services. Here are a few ways that home care can provide assistance to enhance a...

Promotion vs. Maintenance of Independence

Ways to Promote Independence Non-medical home care aides in the promotion of a person's independence by providing opportunities for the person to maintain a better quality of life. Encourage him to do things for himself, even if met with reluctance or stubbornness....