Issue: March 2017: Is Perception Reality? Nursing Home vs Assisted Living Communities – Understanding the Differences

Publish Date: March 1, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March 17th with this festive stew. It is perfect for leftover meat. Save all your pork and beef roasts and prepare my Irish mother’s recipe.

Festive Irish Leprechaun Stew

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Published: March 1, 2017

Adding It Up: Little Steps, Big Decisions

There’s a humorous cartoon floating around social media. It’s an image is of an old-fashioned ad and in it, a girl using a rotary-dial telephone. The text that accompanies the...

Perception vs Reality

Not planning ahead for care in later years can result in emotional and financial stress when families are forced to decide too quickly on a caregiving solution. For many years,...

How to best begin a family conversation with an aging parent?

When your parent is of sound mind and making decisions that you disagree with (not endangering ones) consider the value of continuing the conversation in a positive way even if you...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Steps To Take Before Moving Into a Nursing Home

News that you need nursing home care should be greeted with hope and optimism. The care and surroundings at some nursing homes is excellent. But you do need to prepare for the cost by...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Is Eating Gluten Free the Right Choice For You?

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the nutritional term, “gluten free”. I’ve wondered if it was a “buzz word”, or senseless trend when, in recent years, many of my...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Dry Eye Syndrome

At the end of the day, after staring at a computer screen for hours, your eyes start to feel tired and sandy. You may be one of the 30 million Americans that suffer from dry eye disease,...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Discovering Your Own Fountain of Youth, Regenerative Medicine

Stem cells have the ability to develop — through a process called differentiation — into many different types of cells, such as skin cells, brain cells, lung cells and so on....

INSIDE ADVISOR: High Blood Pressure (HTN)

High Blood Pressure (HTN) is a very common problem in the USA. High Blood Pressure (HTN) is a very common problem in the USA. There are NO symptoms of HTN. It will creep up on you and...

Travel Smart – Know the Legends: Devils Tower

When I travel I love to learn about the legends and lure about a specific destination. Have you ever seen the movie “A Close Encounter of a Third Kind”? The Steven Spielberg...

Just Click Away with Votran

Votran’s award-winning website, Votran.org, can help new and experienced riders get the information they need to get around Volusia County. Votran.org offers information...

It is Time to Plant a Spring Garden

Ladybug Festival – March 11, 2017, 2-5pm With a milder than usual winter this year now is the best time to get a jump start on your spring garden. With a diminishing chance of a...

How to choose a care facility for your loved one: Ten key indicators to consider

Nursing Home Checklist How does the reception area look, smell, and feel? Request a tour of the facilities you are considering before selecting a facility. When you arrive at the...

March 2017 Days of the Year

March is Kidney, Nutrition, Peanut and Umbrella Month 1 National Pig Day 1 World Compliment Day 1 Fruit Compote Day 1 Horse Protection Day 2 Old Stuff Day 2 Dr. Seuss Day 2 Banana...
Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans – Part 3: False Confidence, When to Consider Giving Up Driving and our Desire to Remain Independent.
In this issue, you’ll find the final part of the 3-part series entitled Aging Happy: Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans. Here we will address the topics of False...
Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security
Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security Let’s address 4 more issues on the Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans: Cutting...
From Despair to Delight: A story of Self-Sacrifice through love, service and faith
Helene’s Near Misses — A legacy of caring and daring greatly Helene Kereluk of DeLand is the queen of near misses. Or, she simply may be the most fortunate...
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