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Thirty (30) Self-Care Tips to Help for Seniors and Caregivers Fight the Winter Blues in this Extended Pandemic

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Feb 14, 2022

Table of Contents Take Care of Your Physical Health (7)Take Care of Your Winter Mental Health (4)Set Aside Quiet Time (5)Make Sure You Stay Connected (5)Seek Out Support and Assistance (2)Pamper and Treat Yourself (4)Address Financial Issues That Are Causing You to be Blue (3) The pandemic started in February 2020. We are in the…

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The Ultimate Guide for Paying for Home Care Services in St. Louis, MO in 2022

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Feb 11, 2022

Table of Contents What type of Home Care Does Medicare Cover?Do Medicare Advantage Plans Pay for Home Care?What Type of Home Care Does Medicaid Cover?How Can a Family Member be Paid to Provide Home Care to a Family Member via Medicaid?What State and Local Government Agencies Pay for Home Care Services?Can I Pay for Home…

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Six (6) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver for Valentine’s Day

Six (6) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver for Valentine’s Day

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jan 30, 2022

You and millions of family members across America may have a primary family or professional caregiver that assist a special loved one by providing caregiving on a daily basis. Millions of family caregivers and professional caregivers provide care on a daily basis for our family members. Seventy (70) million of them are family caregivers. Many…

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Family Caregivers are the Real Valentines and Caregiving Takes Real Heart

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jan 28, 2022

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on February 14th.  The most recognizable visual of Valentine’s Day is the red heart. I have been a family caregiver. I own an agency that provides assistance to family caregivers. I want to honor family and professional caregivers across America on this Valentine’s Day.  I know that caregiving takes real heart and true…

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12 Tips for Caregivers and Seniors on How to Stay Safe and in Shape Like a Winter Olympian during the Pandemic

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jan 24, 2022

Stay in shape like a Winter Olympian!  The 2022 Bejing Winter Olympics will start on February 3rd and last through February 20th.  I love the Olympics! I look forward to watching figure skating, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, ski jumping, ice hockey, bobsledding, snowboarding, curling, speed skating and more.   On top of being the Founder…

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PRACTICAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

PRACTICAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

By Pam Stone , BSW, Certified Case Manager (CCM) | Dec 30, 2021

As we or a loved one ages, no one looks forward to needing a caregiver. However, the reality is that many of us will need some amount of help as we age or that we will be the one to provide such help. Caregiving can be overwhelming even for those who are dedicated to providing…

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Eleven (11) New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Eleven (11) New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Dec 23, 2021

Currently, nearly 10,000 baby boomers a day turn 65 years old. This is going to continue for the next 30 years. The United States population that is over 65 years of age will grow from just under 50 million to nearly 90-100 million in the next 30-40 years! These numbers will continue to have a significant impact on family caregiving. Here are eleven…

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Ten (10) Stress Busting and Self-Care Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

Ten (10) Stress Busting and Self-Care Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Dec 3, 2021

The holiday season typically includes a lot of hustle and bustle. There are holiday traditions and expectations that one might find overwhelming to fulfill if they have a busy family or are a professional caregiver. The current extended pandemic adds another layer of stress to caregiving and holiday expectations. We recommend the following tips to…

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Caregivers Get Your Booster and Flu Vaccinations before holiday gatherings

Caregivers Get Your Booster and Flu Vaccinations Before Holiday Gatherings

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Dec 2, 2021

  As we enter the winter holiday season, I recommend that you get your COVID booster and seasonal flu vaccinations before anticipated family and holiday gatherings. Family gatherings have proved to be a leading vector for the spread of the COVID virus. As we wrestle with the more contagious Delta variant and as we are…

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Eight (8) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Eight (8) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Oct 29, 2021

“What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?” You, like millions of other family members across America, may answer this question with, “ I am thankful for our primary family or professional caregiver who helps provide care to our special loved one.” Millions of family caregivers and professional caregivers provide care on a daily basis…

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