Friday, April 4 2014 5:06 PM
Categorized In Diet
The best way to a healthy, well-nourished body is through smart meal choices and regular exercise.
A healthy eating plan means choosing from a variety of foods packed with the nutrients you need while staying within your daily calorie needs. According to the American Dietetic Association, a healthy eating plan:
• Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
• Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans… Read Article
Have you decided to stop trying to make them move out?
Here are five things to consider when discussing Services@Home with your parents.
Your parents may be having problems living on their own. You may have assumed the role of caregiver for an ill or frail parent and find the demands overwhelming. Or maybe you live too far away to visit regularly, and you’re worried about not being there to help.
For many seniors and their families, the answer isn&rs… Read Article
Thursday, March 13 2014 12:48 PM
Categorized In Well-being
It’s no secret that adopting a balanced and healthy lifestyle is the key to a long and meaningful life. The challenge, for most people, is how to adopt that lifestyle.
Research focusing on individuals 100 years and older, such as National Geographic’s The Secrets of Living Longer, finds they are routinely engaged in events and activities. They work to strengthen and support each area of the widely-used Six Dimensions of Wellness developed by Dr. Bill Het… Read Article
Like many of my peers, I’ve become a caregiver by default. I’m the child living closest to my mom, 84-year-old Dorothy Erhart.
When she gave up driving more than a year ago, we turned to the Good Samaritan Society for assistance. Mom has always been an active, independent person who participates in a variety of church and service organizations.
Her caregiver, Heidi Ruegge, works for Good Samaritan Society – Services@Home. Heidi helps … Read Article
If you’re a senior and have to go to a hospital, it’s important to ask hospital staff if you have been “admitted” as an inpatient or if you are in “observational status.” This simple question can make the difference between Medicare Part A paying for rehabilitation and skilled care after a hospitalization, or you paying privately for that care.
In order to have rehab and skilled care paid by Medicare, a senior must first be admitt… Read Article
Monday, March 3 2014 12:46 PM
Categorized In Faith
Have you ever been asked to pray? In public? Out loud? If so, maybe you weren’t prepared or didn’t write something down in advance or felt uncomfortable or nervous about it.
I’d like to provide you with a few tools that might be helpful in “building a prayer.”
There are many models for prayer, so know that what I share here is not comprehensive, and it’s not the last word. It’s just some things that might help.
First… Read Article
Are your parents having problems living on their own? Maybe you’ve become their informal caregiver and find it overwhelming. Or maybe you live too far away to visit regularly and you’re worried about their safety.
For more and more seniors and their families, the answer to these issues isn’t moving into assisted living or a nursing home. It’s choosing home care provided by a qualified agency.
Your parents may do better physically and… Read Article
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.– (1 Corinthians 13:4–8, ESV)
What’s the secret to a long-lasting marriage?
Find out from these happily married couples who live… Read Article