If you are caring for a loved one in their home, FSL offers an educational series to empower family caregivers. One of the topics we don’t currently offer, but encourage caregivers to learn is First Aid and CPR. In this post, we will focus on training from the American Heart
Rose was struggling with simple tasks like bathing and grooming. She was beginning to isolate herself as she noticed her ability to remember was deteriorating more and more. Even getting around her house with her walker was becoming difficult; her current roommate was hoarding and the house was getting out
Chances are if you own a pet you know the benefits of having a furry companion. They keep you company, are always happy to see you and know very well when you are down. Horses have long been admired for their ability to move people from one place to another
We all need to “sleep in” occasionally. Sometimes, however, extra sleep may indicate illness. A recent study showed that sleeping for nine hours or more, nightly, could signal greater risk for dementia. Lengthy sleep habits were also connected to a decrease in brain volume. Need Extra Sleep? Look for the
Craigslist Cassie has got to go! Yes, Cassie is still here and she is a thorn in my side! Apparently, my parents now have a fourth bundle of joy. Not even their golden child, Kitty, can hold a flame to this new addition to the family. My concern isn’t particularly
As our loved ones age, family caregivers may find themselves in the odd position of telling older relatives to eat the same vegetables we once refused to eat growing up. It’s important to supply low-income seniors with healthy ingredients and support their diets by helping them prepare nutritious meals. Here
We are all busy individuals and in this day and age we are busier than ever. If you happen to be a caregiver, caring for loved ones or your own children, or both, you most likely have no time for yourself. At the beginning of a new year it is
Imagine the joy. Imagine the undeniable joy in your mother’s face as her life takes an unexpected turn… for the better. Going from the difficulties of being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease to being re-introduced to the happiness of what life has to offer; Dana got to experience that firsthand,
Maya Angelou once said, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Many of the low-income seniors of Cottonwood, AZ were in pursuit of a safe place to call home when they found Highland Square.
Do you take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit program? If not, you’re missing out on the opportunity to tell your state tax dollars HOW to impact your community! Donations to qualified charitable organizations qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state taxes. People often ask “how do I
Being a caregiver to a loved one is no easy task and oftentimes, caregivers find themselves putting their own needs aside. This leads to a situation known as burnout, wherein the stress and demands of caring for a family member build to a breaking point. Below are a list of
“Affordable housekeeping Valley-wide. Best prices in town!” I don’t know about you, but that line doesn’t necessarily scream trustworthy source. Especially since that was the tagline on a Craigslist ad. Yet for some reason my mother and my younger sister, Kitty, thought it sounded like a deal worth taking.
Aristotle knew what he was speaking of when he said that the essence of life was: “to serve others and do good”. The more it is researched the more we learn that volunteerism, or donating your time to a cause, brings about not only mental wellness but physical as well.