Posted on: June 30 2016
Armistead Senior Care is a local company with a local presence and a great reputation. We were founded in 1999 by Rachel Lee Cummings, while attending college in Vermont. Rachel is still involved with Armistead Senior Care as a member of our Board of Directors and she is currently Deputy Director of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA). We have strong, deep, local roots because of Rachel's passion regarding Caregiving. Armistead is one of the oldest senior care agencies in the state of Vermont. Our exceptional Caregiver’s and staff have the greatest impact...
Posted in Appreciation
Posted on: June 21 2016
We participated in The Longest Day yesterday; it was a wonderful day to reflect on daily living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s. Yesterday was the first of what will be an annual event on Church Street in Burlington. We were proud to walk alongside the Alzheimer’s Association, individuals, family members, Caregivers, and community members to shine a big purple spotlight on the difficulty of caring for those with this condition. As we marched down Church Street and rallied around the steps of City Hall, I was watching the face of the spectators. I...
Posted in Alzheimer’s Disease
Posted on: June 17 2016
This Monday, Armistead Senior Care is participating in The Longest Day, an Alzheimer’s Association® event held annually on the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association®. This event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their Caregivers. We will be hosting a BBQ lunch at both our Vermont and New Hampshire locations for our Caregiver's and community members. At 4:00 pm, we will attend the Rally on the Church...
Posted in Advocacy
Posted on: June 08 2016
*Guest Blog Post today by Deena and Shannon, Armistead Client Services Coordinators* What is a Rock Star? Well…dictionary.com states: a rock-‘n’-roll star or celebrity in any field or profession, or anyone who is highly admired. Here, at Armistead Senior Care, a Rock Star is also a Caregiver that provides consistent, professional and compassionate care to our clients. Please help us in recognizing the following Caregivers for rockin’ it during the month of May! New Hampshire: Brenda S and Josh S Vermont: Polly G and Barbara P Thank...
Posted in Announcements
Posted on: June 03 2016
Time to begin gathering resources to assist you in this new cycle. The word “care” may begin to creep into your consciousness. Let’s begin with resources. One option is to hire an Aging Life Care Manager as they can handle everything from a needs assessment to a move. Here at Armistead Senior Care, our three Aging Life Care Managers act as a liaison between clients and families who do and do not live close by, overseeing care and quickly alerting families to problems. They offer guidance and support with arranging and monitoring in-home help and...
Posted in Articles
Posted on: May 26 2016
Try to embrace this new cycle; now instead of you being the focus of your parent’s lives, they need some attention from you. Take an interest in their social life, discuss their hobbies, find out who their close friends are (ask for their phone numbers at some point), and try to make time to see them on a regular basis if you live nearby. If you live far away, schedule a weekly phone call or video chat. Play games with them, either in person or online. I know that you are very busy but taking time...
Posted in Aging in Place
Posted on: May 16 2016
We think our parents will always be our parents, in the original sense: they will take care of us, they will always be capable, and we can always rely on them. Unfortunately, as many of us have learned, this is just not true. There comes a time when our roles reverse, and it’s difficult, on many levels. I am new to Armistead Senior Care but I am not new to Caregiving. Unlike my colleagues, Heather, Samantha, and Annmarie, I am not a Certified Aging Life Care Professional. I am a daughter, a sister and a mother who...
Posted in Aging in Place