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Samantha Wendel named President, Armistead Senior Care

Posted on: July 11 2017

Armistead Senior Care is proud to announce that Samantha Wendel, CSA, CMC, CDP has been promoted to the position of President. Samantha has an incredible combination of experience, education, and most importantly- the passion for delivering exceptional care to people as they age in Vermont and New Hampshire. Samantha has over 12 years experience with Armistead as a Caregiver, Client Services Coordinator, Care Manager, Director of Care Management, and most recently as Vice President. She has earned distinguished certifications as an Aging Life Care Professional™, Certified Care Manager (CMC), Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified Dementia Care Practitioner (CDP), and...

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Posted in Announcement

Tips for Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

Posted on: July 05 2017

I think it's safe to say that summer has finally arrived here in Vermont and New Hampshire. Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. Please check on your older family, friends, and neighbors, especially if they do not have access to air conditioning.  There are several reasons for elderly heat vulnerability. People's ability to notice changes in their body temperature decreases with age. Many seniors also have underlying health conditions that make them less able to adapt to heat. Furthermore, many...

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Posted in Aging in Place

Good Read for the Sandwich Generation

Posted on: May 05 2017

Attention Sandwich Generation Members: If you need something to read while relaxing on this upcoming soggy spring Saturday and Sunday, I highly recommend Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  by Roz Chast.  It’s not new, it came out in 2014 and won lots of awards, but I finally got around to reading it. This memoir details the author's journey with her parents aging, decline, moving and ultimately their passing. The graphic novel style makes it an easy read. It is heartbreaking, funny, unflinchingly authentic, and relatable - if you are going...

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Posted in Advance directive

8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents

Posted on: March 16 2017

8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents Unintended barbs cut to the quick and can’t be taken back. Here are some better options.   By Linda Bernstein  Published March 6, 2016 at Next Avenue   I’m going to say something politically incorrect here: Sometimes our elderly parents make us a little nuts. (And sometimes they out-and-out drive us crazy.) We love you, Mom and Dad, but we’ve heard the story about Aunt Cissy pouring wine into the dog’s bowl so many times we can tell it ourselves – in our sleep. ...

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Spotlight On Our Caregivers-Jillian

Posted on: February 08 2017

Armistead Senior Care continues to shine a spotlight on our incredible Caregivers who give their hearts and souls to our clients each and every day. They are out in the community making a difference by sharing their compassion and skills in caring for our clients and allowing them to age in place. Today's spotlight belongs to Jillian. Although Jillian has only been with Armistead since June, she is a highly motivated young woman. She has recently earned her LNA license and has applied to enter nursing school this fall. Jillian comes from a family of nurses and ultimately,...

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Posted in Aging in Place

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