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Thursday March 28, 2013 - Issue #632

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefOf Bunnies, Backyards
and Beach Bummin’  

Although this is the week we celebrate Passover and Easter, don our new holiday garb, and do everything for the young ones from hiding matzah to holding Easter egg rolls, believe it or not, summer is also just around the corner...read more 

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Give Me a Lift
By Valeri Thelen, Staff Writer


The toilet seat should not be overlooked as a way to help a loved one stay independent as long as possible. It also can be a location of great concern for those prone to falling or for caregivers who must help transfer their loved ones in order for them to use the toilet....read more


Guest Column

What to do About Mom or Dad
Find the Expertise You Need in a
Professional Geriatric Care Manager
by Cheryl Smith, MA

 

You are managing your time pretty well—things are tight and there are activities you would like to add to your schedule, like a yoga class or a new hobby, but you just can’t juggle one more thing...read more


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CareVerses

My Favorite Days

by Lisa Cohee

My favorite days begin as such
with a bit of sunshine and lives to touch

My favorite days consist of this
a sweet elderly lady who asks for a kiss

A woman who has been through so much pain
who simply needs me to fetch her cane

An elderly man, so quiet and lonely
asking “Won’t you come sit and talk to me?”

A woman who speaks only once in a while
but with a glance she’ll say plenty 
to make me smile...read more


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Of Bunnies, Backyards
and Beach Bummin

Featured Article

Give Me a Lift
Guest Column

What to do About Mom or Dad - Find the Expertise You Need

Caretips

Respite Tips
CareVerses

 


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