On Labor Day, Reflect on Work History with Family & Friends

What was your first job?
Delivering papers, flipping burgers, answering phones, taking dictation, bagging groceries, mowing lawns, babysitting: about these initial occupations, most of us can say, “been there, done that.”
Several blogs published by local offices of Home Instead ...

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Q & A: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

If you’re considering assisted living or home care services for yourself or a loved one, you’ve likely encountered some unfamiliar terminology (check out prior posts on commonly used acronyms in senior living).

One of the terms used most ...

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Tips for Talking to Seniors in Care Settings

A previous post offered tips for visiting a senior loved one in assisted living/continuing care communities; these tips are focused on communication during that visit.

Often, when a senior family member or friend has transitioned to senior housing, a ...

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Glossary of Terms Used in Assisted Living & Senior Care Settings

Abbreviations and acronyms abound in assisted living and other senior care settings, as we’ve learned from recent posts. But there are also a host of terms used widely in these venues that are not easily recognized by those outside ...

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