The Tank Chair
What senior wouldn’t want one of these?
The Story behind the TankChair:
Seven years ago Liz Soden loss the use of her legs in a horrible auto accident. The entire Soden family, her husband (and handyman) Brad and 5 kids were die hard campers. One day while the family was on a camping trip, Liz remained inside sobbing because she could no longer spend the day exploring with her family.
BABY BOOMER'S ARE INCREASING THEIR USE OF MARIJUANA
Aging seniors who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s starting using marijuana long before it became such a social stigma. Then, they enjoyed it because it gave them a sense of euphoria. It also reduced their inhibitions, and made everything seem more enriching, including sex. Today, Boomers (who use marijuana) say it relieves pain, reduces their stress levels, and they sleep better.
SCAM ALERT: THE GRANDPARENT SCAM
This is REAL and thousands of grandparents are being scammed every year. Please visit this link for the details.
Briefly, con artists are calling into elderly people at home and saying, “Grandma this is your favorite grandson.” The elderly person on the other end will volunteer a name, “Gary is that you?”
“Yes”, the con artist will say. By the end of the conversation the con...
National Senior Living Providers Network
Hello, I am Tom Ratcliff, co-founder of the National Senior Living Providers Network. This is an Online Community totally dedicated to marketing to Senior Care Job Seekers and Senior Care Service Providers.See for yourself....please visit us at www.nslpn.com and take advantage of news and information.If you know someone who is involved in Senior Care, please tell them to pay us a visit.Thank...
Finding the Right employees in Senior Care
I have been working in Senior Care since the 1980's. It isn't easy finding the right skill set and temperament in employees for a career in taking care of our aging population. I know a lot of workers need a job, but usually their skill set from another industry doesn’t mesh enough to assure a successful transition.
You can’t take a business owner from the auto industry and expect them to...
Is your son or daughter visiting Grandpa or Grandma soon?
next time your kids visit one of their aging relatives who may be
living in an assisted living center or skilled nursing home tell them
to bring their laptop full of interesting pictures.Laptops are
a great device for viewing pictures by the elderly who have sight
problems. The picture can be made bigger on a laptop and you can ‘zoom’
in on a face or some other interesting item in...
When it is time to transition Mom or Dad
There may be a time when Mom or Dad either needs an in home caregiver or more hands on attention that can be provided at an assisted living facility or nursing home.
Most elderly folks will resist leaving the security and familiarity of "Home". I know I would. But, at some point it is simply too risky for them to go days without someone taking care of their basic needs. One option is non...
There is No Reason to Fill In the Senior Citizen Generation Gap
I am always being reminded by my 15 year old how out of touch I am; or how I don’t take enough time to just have fun; or all I think about is getting my projects done; or I worry too much about how much things cost ,or, or, or.
I am sure my son’s generation will do just fine (as long as their mothers follow them all through life picking up after them). It’s just how we go about getting...
The Vital Role of Military Nurses from WWII to the Present
The link below is a collection of stories assembled by the United States Library of Congress that is a must read for all Nurses. These are stories of valor, heartbreak, sacrifice, joy, sadness, exhaustion, and tradition that only another Nurse could understand.
When our wounded soldiers returned from the battlefield broken and in horrible pain only a military nurse could provide the...
Grandma & Grandpa Rudy - The Depression Years
Grandma Rudy just about wrote my first term paper…
I was in the 11th grade and I had to write a paper on the Great Depression. We didn’t have computers or the internet then, and, our set of encyclopedias only went to the letter “C” since Dad stopped shopping at the ACME supermarket that year.
That weekend we had our usual Sunday dinner at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, so...