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Turn your Passion into a Career!

FSL is looking for passionate, professional and service-minded providers to join our Adult Behavioral Health Therapeutic Program (ABHTH). Positions are open for those who have: Experience in the field of behavioral health Interest in opening their home to those needing support The ABHTH Program provides Home Care Training to the

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 9

Since last we spoke, we finally got my mother in to see a neurologist! Whoo hoo!!! They were able to perform the primary mental assessment to determine if we are officially dealing with Dementia. And therein ends the end of the celebratory news. The not so good news is that

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Home Away from Home

How your support helps give families peace-of-mind There is a question that haunts every family struggling with a case of mental illness – who will take care of that family member when parents/current caretakers no longer can? Lynn struggled with that question for a long time, ever since her sister,

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Giving Adm-IRA-bly!

Anyone with an IRA knows that at age 70-and-a-half, you are required to begin taking distributions that count as taxable income, every year. It’s called a Required Minimum Distribution or RMD. But did you know that instead of incurring income tax with your RMD, you can use your RMD to

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 8

When I was a little girl my father was always the quiet, recluse type. My mother was the outspoken, take charge piece to their unit. I remember this one occasion hearing my parents making a fuss. This was one of the only two times my father ever raised his voice

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Self-Care Awareness Month

Caring for aging parents or ailing relatives is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs. So often, the position is unrecognized and unappreciated. September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, and FSL would like to remind caregivers to take care of themselves. Self-care is often neglected, but it is an

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 7

Who would have thought that Craigslist Cassie would actually be of some assistance? Please be clear, that I am placing emphasis on some. However, the place we are at with my parents allots for assistance from any source we can get it. Believe it or not, Cassie was extremely instrumental

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A Better Life – Connected

How you helped Emma find the missing pieces of her life. Despite the promises of social media and the like, people need time with people. Sharing stories and news with friends in an intimate setting has no real substitute, though there are plenty of distractions available to try and fill

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A Legacy that Lives On

It’s a popular plot in the TV world. A non-profit is in trouble. Without significant financial help, it will be forced to close its doors forever – leaving the people it serves helpless. But then, right before all is lost, a humble, yet generous, donor writes a check and saves

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19 Electricity Saving Tips for the Summer

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average monthly electricity bill in Arizona is $120.51. It certainly doesn’t need to be that high. There are multiple methods you and your family can incorporate to save electricity this summer. Here are 19 tips how. Have your air conditioner serviced yearly

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 6

I would love to start today off with some the details about the awesome weather and breathtaking scenery, however, there’s more pressing news to get to. Surprisingly, it’s not another horror story about my parent’s incompetent housekeeper, Craigslist Cassie.  It’s not even another account of how my siblings continuously toss

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, and June 21st is The Longest Day – a day we raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  On this day, the FSL team will be wearing purple to show our support.  The staff of the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be

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Tips for Managing Medications

Managing medications can be complicated, but it’s incredibly important. Use these tips to safeguard your health when taking prescription (and over-the-counter) medications: Take medication at the same time daily. Take medicines before/after another memorable activity. For instance, always take your medicine after brushing your teeth in the morning, or take

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