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Lunch and Learn Webinar for the Working Caregiver Part 3

Navigating the Journey of Life Part 3

Join us for our lunch and learn webinar series for the working caregiver.
“Navigating the Journey of Life - Part 3”

Teacher, coach, mentor, friend - we have had many people guide us throughout our lives, but who is there to navigate us through the aging journey?
Join professional Care Manager, Trisha Menoni, RN, BSN, for part three as she guides you on the path toward successful aging.

Please join us meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/896351869

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 896-351-869

Webinar Replay: Navigating the Journey of Life Part 2

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Lunch and Learn Webinar for the Working Caregiver

Navigating the Journey of Life pt 2

Join us for our lunch and learn webinar series for the working caregiver.
“Navigating the Journey of Life - Part 2
Teacher, coach, mentor, friend - we have had many people guide us throughout our lives, but who is there to navigate us through the aging journey?  

Join professional Care Manager, Trisha Menoni, RN, BSN, as she provides us the tools to avoid pitfalls and roadblocks and guides you on the path toward successful aging.

Join us for our lunch and learn webinar 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 • 12PM -12:30PM CST

Register today!
http://bit.ly/CaregiverWebinar2017

Lunch and Learn Webinar for the Working Caregiver: Navigating the Journey of Life Part 1

Navigating the Journey of Life pt. 1

Join us for our lunch and learn webinar series for the working caregiver.
“Navigating the Journey of Life - Part 1
Teacher, coach, mentor, friend - we have had many people guide us throughout our lives, but who is there to navigate us through the aging journey?  

Join professional Care Manager, Trisha Menoni, RN, BSN, as she provides us the tools to avoid pitfalls and roadblocks and guides you on the path toward successful aging.

Join us for our lunch and learn webinar 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 • 12PM -12:30PM CST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/896351869 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112 

Access Code: 896-351-869 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready 

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Today!

My Mom Isn't Like this Webinar

Hope you can join us today - Wednesday October 19th, 2016 at Noon CST for our Lunch and Learn Webinar Series for those who may be caring for a loved one or parent.
Today's topic is: “My mom isn’t this way when she is home!: Is it dementia, delirium or denial?”
A hospitalization or infection can change everything. What is dementia and what is normal aging?  Trisha Menoni from Partners in Senior Care will provide insight to help you determine if it’s dementia, delirium or if you may be in denial.

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Download our handouts here.

Health & Resource Fair at DesPlaines Frisbie Senior Center

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Visit me at the DesPlaines Frisbie Senior Center for their annual Annual Health, Housing and Resource Fair October 12, 2016.

I love to attend senior fairs. It's such a highlight of my position here at Partners in Senior Care. I love to talk about how home care can help seniors remain as independent as possible for as long as possible at home. Everyone wants to age at home. Partners in Senior Care can help, after all, it’s our family taking care of your family. Sometimes seniors believe that if they rely on a caregiver for assistance, they will lose their independence. Nothing can be further from the truth. A caregiver can help prevent the crisis that may send a senior to the hospital or emergency room.

Look for my resource table. I will have lots of information on hand to help seniors make informed decisions about home care. Assistance with dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders or just caring companionship – as few as four hours a day - will help seniors stay healthy and engaged at home. We can even help when a senior has been discharged home after surgery. Read More...

Lunch and Learn Webinar: “My mom isn’t this way when she is home!” Is it dementia, delirium or denial?

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Lunch and Learn Webinar Series for the Working Caregiver - October Webinar

“My mom isn’t this way when she is home!” Is it dementia, delirium or denial?

A hospitalization can change everything. What is dementia and what is normal aging? Trisha Menoni from Partners in Senior Care will provide insight to help you determine if it’s dementia, delirium or if you may be in denial.

Join us: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 • 12PM -12:30PM

Click to join: http://bit.ly/CaregiverWebinar

Next webinar, December 14, 2016
“Having ‘The Talk’: Assisting seniors and their families in accepting additional assistance.”

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Talking to Your Doctor: Taking an active role in your health.

How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. But, talking to your doctor isn’t always easy. It takes time and effort on your part as well as your doctor’s.

Join us Wednesday, September 15, 2016 from 12PM -12:30PM when Trisha Menoni from Partners in Senior Care discusses tips you can use today to regain control of your health.

Here's the link to join: https://www.gotomeet.me/PartnersinSeniorCare

Click here to download the presentation & additional handouts.


10 Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

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Are you or someone you know overwhelmed with the care of a loved one? It may be caregiver burnout. Don't know? Take our quiz —> here.

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able -- either physically or financially. Caregivers who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Many caregivers also feel guilty if they spend time on themselves rather than on their ill or elderly loved ones.

Here are 10 tips to manage caregiver stress. Read More...

Taking Care of YOU: Care for the Caregiver

Care for the Caregiver

Partners in Senior Care presents a lunch and learn webinar series the second Wednesday of the month.

Our next webinar: Taking Care of You: Care for Caregivers will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 12:00PM-12:30.

Did you know that higher levels of depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges are common among women who care for an older relative or friend? Join Trisha Menoni from Partners in Senior Care as she provides tools you can use to gain control of your life.

Register today at bit.ly/CareforYOU

Breakfast with Condell Hospital Discharge Planners

Home health agencies, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, physicians and hospitals are accountable to Medicare and are reimbursed based on outcomes. Private duty home care agencies, on the other hand, spend more time with the patient, but have even less accountability for the outcome of the patient. Read More...

Know a Veteran who needs Home Care?

1 in 3 seniors in this country is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran.
If you know a senior who served during wartime (WW2, Korea, Viet Nam, Gulf War) - or their surviving spouse and they need a caregiver – they may be eligible for a unique benefit through the VA called “Aid and Attendance.” This benefit provides funding - up to $25,000 annually to help keep loved ones safe and comfortable with home care.
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Do you have a loved one with diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious disease (click here for a factsheet about diabetes). People get diabetes when their blood glucose level, sometimes called blood sugar, is too high. Diabetes can lead to dangerous health problems, such as having a heart attack or stroke. Many complications can result from diabetes, including vision loss, slow healing of wounds, and neuropathy (damage to nerves that results in loss of movement or sensation) in the feet or hands.   Many complications can be prevented by following nutritional treatment plan and prescribed plan of care.  Read More...

Happy Independence Day!

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Happy 4th of July from Partners in Senior Care!

Independence.  The word means different things at different times in our lives.  The first time you were allowed to cross the street on your own or bike to the park by yourself.  Your drivers license.  Your first paycheck. Your first car. The first evening alone in your first apartment.  Your first date night with your husband without kids.  The day you become an empty nester - you hope. These are all incredible milestones of freedom and independence. And we remember every one of them.
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Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life?

Lack of social support is related to negative impacts on health and well being, especially for older people. Having a variety of positive social supports can contribute to psychological and physical wellness of elderly individuals. Support from others can be important in reducing stress, increasing physical health and defeating psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. Read More...

Summer Fun with an Aging Loved One

Now That Summer is Finally Here, It’s a Great Opportunity to Have Some Summer Fun!

It is official: Summer has begun! For an aging loved one, summer is an ideal time to get outside, get some fresh air, and do some fun summer activities like talking walks, birdwatching, and going to an outdoor music concert.
Because winters can be isolating with cold, snowy weather that prevents seniors from getting outside, it is important for caregivers and families to take advantage of the warmer weather and help the senior be active. It probably goes without saying how important exercise and time outside breathing in fresh air is to someone’s physical well-being, but it is equally important for their mental and emotional health. Being outside, enjoying the sunshine and the company of others can do a world of good to boost a senior’s mood. And a happier mood and positive outlook can lead to a longer and healthier life. Read More...