Monthly Archives: July 2012


Safety Tips for Seniors

Home safety tips for seniors include hot weather precautions. Caregivers and eldercare in summer means getting out and doing more. Emergency preparedness for hot weather includes prevention. Summer time is also a time to be aware of your aging loved one and those with chronic illnesses. They are at an increased risk for heat related […]


Book Review: Easy to Love But Hard to Raise

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories edited by Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashistra is an excellent choice if you a parent with a child who has special needs or if you are someone interested in the subject of parenting challenging children. The book is filled with short, true […]


Alzheimer’s Disease – Lee’s Story

In 2008, at the age of 62, I was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease(also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s). Not long after, I retired after serving 23 years as the President/CEO of the Private Industry Council (PIC) of San Luis Obispo County. While I thought I was functioning well, there were ample signs a few years […]


Making the Move to Home Health Care

Many people in the nursing profession first went to work as nurses because of the opportunity to help people. It is no secret that the job is fast paced and demanding. Some nurses have found that changing their career paths to home health care affords them the ability to step out of the fast lane […]