A Healthy Variation on a Favorite Holiday Song

Nov 30, 2017 — Who doesn’t love that “Twelve Days of Christmas” song? Well, maybe not everyone, but it’s fun to test your memory to see if you can list all the drummers drumming, lords a-leaping, and of course, the five gold rings! Just for fun, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come up with an... Read More

Breaking the Ice Between the Generations at Holiday Gatherings

Nov 16, 2017 — We’ve learned so much of late about the value of intergenerational connections for older adults. Spending time with younger people provides a real mood boost for most seniors. Talking to children about the old days, offering advice, and sharing a legacy of their own history enhances a senior’s sense of purpose, which is a core... Read More

Family is Precious

Dec 22, 2016 — With Christmas a few days away and New Year’s Day just around the corner, this is the time we really take a step back and remember how precious life is. It’s moments like this that we cherish – a great-grandmother and her great-grandson coloring together and sharing a kiss. When you’re caring for an aging... Read More

ProperCare Profile: Meet Brad, Our Newest Care Manager

Jul 21, 2016 — Once again, we’re excited to announce another expert in care management has joined our growing ProperCare family. Brad Watson, LMSW, joins us as Care Manager with a wide breadth of experience in the helping professions. Brad doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t around older adults. Whether it was mentors at church, which looking back... Read More

ProperCare Profile: Meet Patience, Our New Director of Care Management

Jul 7, 2016 — With more than 15 years of experience helping individuals and families navigate complex healthcare systems, Patience Buchanan, LMSW, our new Director of Care Management, is a most welcome addition to our team. In addition to her many years as a case manager, skilled nursing admission/discharge planner and hospice social worker, she brings to the team an... Read More

Fasting May Help Fight Some of the Effects of Aging

Jun 22, 2016 — Fasting has a long and rich history. Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all praised the benefits of fasting. Many religions embrace fasting as part of their ceremonies as a way to become closer with God. Today, several scientific studies show that fasting may also have numerous health benefits. The definition of fasting has evolved over... Read More

Summer is the Perfect Time to Focus on Fall Prevention

Jun 7, 2016 — Fall Prevention Awareness Day isn’t until September 22 this year (the first day of fall), but falls are more common in the summertime, as people who live in colder climes get out more and people start painting houses, cleaning gutters, and becoming more physically active. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),... Read More

Honoring Trailblazing Seniors

May 19, 2016 — May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Blaze a Trail.” We’d like to take a moment and honor the numerous seniors – both Americans and seniors from around the globe – who have accomplished great things at advanced ages, demonstrating that age doesn’t have to be a barrier in living one’s dreams.... Read More

Seniors Have Numerous Living Options

May 5, 2016 — One of the greatest fears people have about growing older is losing their independence. And, to many, the first step of losing their independence is moving into a nursing home or assisted living community. And while the vast majority of seniors want to continue living in their own homes as they age, not all can... Read More

How to Deal with a Diagnosis of Dementia

Apr 21, 2016 — There are few things in life more devastating than a diagnosis of dementia. Having to face an uncertain future where life’s most precious memories are no longer accessible is something many of us can’t even imagine. Yet, this is a diagnosis that more than 7 million people around the world face every year. You will... Read More

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