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Asking for help!

Posted on: May 11 2015

Here is a follow-up to Susan's blog from last week! Every Day I'm Shufflin': Needing Help We all need a little help sometimes....some of us more than others. My adult life has been spent as a caregiver: as a mother and as a nurse.  So when I hit the part in the Parkinson's Owner's Manual that read "Caregivers", I thought of myself. When I read further, I was appalled to find that the book was intimating that I would eventually need one!  In fact, shortly after my diagnosis, when Michael J Fox...

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Compassionate Caregivers Wanted

Posted on: April 05 2015

Do you love helping people, especially our seniors?  If so, then ARMISTEAD SENIOR CARE is the place for you. We are presently seeking compassionate and reliable caregivers in both Vermont and New Hampshire for various daytime, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.  Our South Burlington, VT office offers services in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Franklin, Lamoille, Washington, Addison and parts of Orange counties.  Our Lebanon, NH office offers services in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont along with the Lake Sunapee area.  Duties vary but may include personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation,...

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Seniors and Alcohol Abuse

Posted on: March 30 2015

By Loren Stein, M.A. If you're over 60, you may use alcohol in much the way you did when you were younger. You may have a glass of wine at a meal, a beer or two at a ball game, or a gin and tonic at a party with friends. And if your doctor says it's fine for you to drink, there's probably nothing wrong with it. But if you've found yourself feeling tense and irritable when you're not drinking, you may have a problem. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and...

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It’s National Nutrition Month

Posted on: March 23 2015

from Feeding America More than 49 million Americans struggle with hunger. People who struggle to get enough to eat often have a hard time getting enough of the kinds of foods that help promote an active healthy life—foods like fresh fruits and vegetables; whole grains; lean proteins; non-fat and low-fat dairy. Join Feeding America to help families get the food they need to stay healthy and strong.

Visit the Feeding America Healthy Food Bank Hub for tips on living a healthier life Join the conversation on Twitter at#hungerandhealth Watch our video about Illuminating Intersections: Hunger and...

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Armistead’s Lebanon NH Office Seeks Administrative Assistant

Posted on: March 15 2015

Armistead Senior Care is a premier in-home care agency providing top quality personal care and other support services for seniors and people living with disabilities.  We are currently seeking a full time Administrative Assistant.  The position is responsible for assisting in securing new clients, conducting client assessments and providing support to scheduling and office administrative functions. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic, personable, professional who is passionate about helping seniors and people with disabilities to join an energetic team that strives to provide excellent customer service to both clients and caregivers. Minimum of Associate's...

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Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

Posted on: March 02 2015

Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. By Mayo Clinic Staff Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn't need to rule your life. Instead, consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.

1. Make an appointment with your...

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Homeward Bound - Leave the Hospital, Long-term Care or Rehabilitation Facility with Care and Confidence!

Posted on: February 23 2015

  Armistead Senior Care's new "Homeward Bound" program is an individualized plan of care focused on keeping you safe and comfortable in your home, including:

 Discharge planning – 2-4 hours in the hospital and your home with a Certified Geriatric Care Manager; Home visit, pre-discharge, to make sure everything is ready for you; Transportation; Prescription pick-up and medication management; Meal preparation; Clean linens and towels; Safety presence with an awake overnight caregiver to provide help with ambulation on your first night home; Check-ins by a caregiver, twice a day for 3-5 days...

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