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Care that makes you feel at home

Care that makes you feel at home

In my new role, I am now associated with a number of Diakon senior living communities and if there is one consistent factor I see, it’s the fact our staff members recognize that no two people are alike. That means we have to develop ...
Need a snow plow? Nah …

Need a snow plow? Nah …

Karen watched the snow pile up in the driveway. Soon, she and her husband would no longer have to worry about shoveling or paying someone to do it. And yet their move would soon be upon them. How would they manage with the weather being so ...
Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

I have a friend whose husband developed a form of cognitive illness in his mid-70s. From caring for him to making sure he took his medications, got to physician appointments and ate adequately, she had her hands full. And evening, which ...
‘Pre-Hab’ 101: Maximizing your short-term rehabilitation

‘Pre-Hab’ 101: Maximizing your short-term rehabilitation

Last month I wrote about the value of short-term rehabilitation for people who experience a health emergency, a hospitalization or injury or who just otherwise need help in transitioning to safe living at home. While short-term rehab ...
Five ways short-term rehab can promote a faster recovery

Five ways short-term rehab can promote a faster recovery

As a long-time executive director of senior living communities, I have seen firsthand the impact short-term rehabilitation can have on people’s health and wellness. If you’re not familiar with short-term rehab, it offers older ...

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