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Check back here frequently for the latest news related to seniors living a full and active life in their home. Please call if you see something of interest or if you would be interested in having a member of our leadership team speak to your organization on one of these topics please call, we’d be happy to oblige.

The many faces of Alzheimer's

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Alzheimer’s manifests itself in a number of ways, and while there’s no cure and little treatment, early detection can go a long way towards making one’s rema ..

November is Family Caregivers Month!

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, November 05, 2014
November is family Caregivers Month by proclamation of our President. To start off the month, I thought I'd share some interesting facts about family caregivers: - Caregiv ..

What are "Activities of Daily Living"?

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Activities of Daily Living, otherwise known as, "ADLs" are the core activities that a human must take part in during a day. The specific definition can vary depending on whom  ..

Alzheimer's takes away more than memories, it takes our heroes.

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Today I read that Glen Campbell recorded his last song, "I'm not Going To Miss You (". A tribute to his wife and children and a  ..

Cleanliness is next to... impossible

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, October 07, 2014
As we enter cold and flu season and the Enterovirus becomes more popular, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the importance of handwashing. The CDC says that handwashing may be t ..

It's time to get REAL

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
We've long been proponents of technology to improve Senior's lives. Today I came across the RealPad from AARP. It's an Android 4.4 (KitKat) powered, 7.8 inch tablet. The t ..

Caregiver secretly weds man and leaves him broke

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
In this story ( form the Detroit Free Press, a caregiver from an agency married an 80+  ..

AARP Public Policy Institute releases the 2014 Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
AARP Public Policy Institute recently released their 2014 LTSS study results. Essentially this is a ranking of states based on "Long-term Services and Supports for Older Adults, Pe ..

You Scream, I scream, We all scream...

Joe Tirio - Thursday, July 31, 2014
...for a little personal attention. July is National Ice Cream Month and I enjoy a frozen dairy confection as much as the next guy. But as I was growing up, ice ..

342 Words On Spotting Elder Abuse

Joe Tirio - Friday, July 25, 2014
Wrapping up Elder Abuse Awareness month, I wanted to turn attention to some of the warning signs of elder abuse in its various manifestations. Physical  ..


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