Posted on: July 26 2016
I am sharing this article published online by The New York Times last week. It addresses many common situations and emotions faced by our loved ones and those that are helping them with their next Cycle of Life. Here is the original article. Helping the Elderly Downsize By KAYA LATERMAN JULY 22, 2016 In her long career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross has been described by friends and colleagues as practical and calm. But two other traits, humor and patience, went right out the window when she decided to downsize. “You ask yourself what you want to keep, and...
Posted in Aging in Place
Posted on: July 16 2016
Now that you have done some research and are aware of some resources, compile a list of them and share it with your siblings or other family members. Ideally, you are having relaxed, on-going conversations with your loved ones about their health and lots of other matters-now it is time to bring up “the future.” Asking them to envision where they see themselves getting older can be a great conversation starter. Ask open-ended questions and give them time and space to answer. Over the course of these conversations discuss as many scenarios, as possible. Some examples include...
Posted in Aging in Place
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...
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