Words that begin with “W”

Wherever you are, wherever you go, whatever the situation; often the best word to employ will start with  “W”.

 

By |November 10th, 2015|Professional Series|0 Comments

Don’t Get Caught Naked – Tips for the adult family home caregiver

Oh,oh….have you ever felt totally surprised…unprepared…maybe even…n a k e d?
Caregiving is full of the unexpected!  I’d like to help you be better prepared for your cargiving experience by sharing the stories from my caregiver journey.  Included are tips that will streamline your day.
I’ll share these  stories and tips with you in my upcoming book:
Don’t […]

By |May 15th, 2014|Caregiver hints and tips|0 Comments

Hey Twinkle Toes…tame those barking dogs!

By Holly Pitas

“My dogs are barking!”  I had no idea what she was talking about.  Bertie explained to me her expression for saying her feet hurt.

Even following her Doctor recommendations and prescribed medications, most everything on her body ached at some point each day. It was the painful feet that she considered most intolerable.  She […]

By |April 16th, 2011|Caregiver hints and tips, Tips and Resources|0 Comments

Do you dare to wear purple?

By Holly Pitas

“Warning …I shall sit on the pavement when I am tired….and learn to spit…”

I laughed out loud! Who knew an old woman would ever think such a thing.

Circa 1989, browsing greeting cards in a gift shop in Woodstock NY, I discovered this charming poem by Jenny Joseph. Although only in […]

By |March 20th, 2011|Senior Living Perspective, Tips and Resources|0 Comments

What’s in Grandmas mailbox?

By Holly Pitas
The old fashioned postal service is a reliable tenet of daily life. Delivered at pretty much the same time each day, mail has worked its way into our biorhythms. Checking the mail is a regular activity. What fun to find a

personal note from a loved one. Written just […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Senior Living Perspective, Tips and Resources|0 Comments

Let’s take a ride…

By Holly Pitas
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By |December 1st, 2010|Caregiver hints and tips, Tips and Resources|0 Comments

Here come the seagulls…

By Cori Marsh.
If you are a family caregiver and have out of town relatives come in for a short visit, have you noticed how much better your loved one seems to be while they are here?

Have you been in a position to ask them for help, or tried to talk to them about […]

Would it be a good idea for mom to move in with me?

By Holly Pitas

Living with an elderly parent can work wonders in certain families. Multigenerational households were common before the 1960’s and are still the norm in most of the world.
The invitation to move into the household is often sparked by the child’s love and sense of duty. For some families this is precious […]

Want to Get More Done, Faster?

By Holly Pitas

As an Assisted Living Professional you have a lot to do, and little time to do it all. Looking for a great way to work together better with Discharge Planners?

In one place, bring together the people and tools you need to fill your empty beds.

5 cool things about online marketing that can make your day!

1.    Go Green.

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By |May 14th, 2010|Professional Series|0 Comments

How to Optimize Low Tech Etiquette in a High Tech World.

By Holly Pitas

Y’all come back now, Y’hear!  Do you remember that last line of the theme song from a 1960’s TV show.  “The Beverly Hillbillies” had Granny to look after the family. With her watchful eye and shotgun in hand, Granny took charge of the household.

On most days, you probably feel a kinship with Granny. As an assisted living professional you are charged with looking out for the better health and welfare of the elderly, and staff  in your facility; albeit,  minus the shot gun. In your fast paced day you often have only a few minutes to convey the depth of caring attention you and your staff provide.

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By |May 11th, 2010|Professional Series|0 Comments