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End-of-Life Care Discussions May Improve Quality of Life

Discussions of death and dying are not easy. It is an emotional journey, and there is no direct answer or explanation. Our whole focus at Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care is the specialization of quality, personal care, at any stage in life. We strive to be your advocate, to guide you through various situations, whether its simply guidance at home or helping a loved one who is dying. Last night, on ABC Nightly News, Dr. Tim Johnson and a team of reporters delved into the topic of end-of-life care. While this is a personal conversation that is important to discuss among the patient and their physician and family members, we at Take Care still fully believe in importance of education and in the facilitation of health care and age-related conversations. We share this story, video, and report with you in hopes to broaden and enlighten a topic that may affect you, a friend, or a family member.

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Caring for aging parents

On NBC's TODAY Show this morning, Meredith Vieira highlighted an important topic for every mother, daughter, father, and son. Caring for an aging parent is far from easy and there are more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States. Psychologist Dale Atkins and AARP's Amy Goyer offer advice on navigating and coping during what can often be a stressful and difficult time. Your parents are always your parents. Help your parents maintain their dignity and independence.

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Choosing Home Health Care

In a recent informational article written by Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care's owner and executive administrator, Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, she provides relevant questions one should pose to a private duty home care agency when considering their services. Read the full article in the May 2010 issue of SCENE Magazine.

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Twitter: Even at Age 104

Another sign that age does not dictate limitations on life and socialization. One 104-year-old woman has found Twitter, the social networking site, to be useful. Ivy Bean of Bradford, England, has maxed out the 5,000 friend limit on Facebook and uses Twitter regularly to update her 24,000 followers on her latest happenings, from having her hair done to watching "Deal or No Deal" on TV.

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Debates on Reverse Mortgages for Aging Adults

Shawna Reeves Nourzaie, a California social worker who led a reverse mortgage seminar at the 2008 National Council of Aging conference in Washington, D.C., said the loans typically have fees that exceed 10 percent of the reverse mortgage debt...The loans should be a 'last resort' for seniors, because of the expense associated with them, said David Certner, AARP's legislative counsel.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

I don't know if you hear this often, but your work touches so many people in a ripple effect all over the world. I know because our family is so spread out and you touched us all. It's such a comfort to know that Mom and Dad's wish to be together and in an independent apartment was the right choice for them and for us. Again thank you for all that you did.

Lisa, daughter of clients

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