Veterans, Red Poppies and Memorial Day

  Veterans, Red Poppies and Memorial Day Statistics show that we are losing 430 WWII Veteran’s daily. 16 million served and we have as few as 690,000 left today. Since this is my May article it seemed an appropriate time to share some information on Veteran Benefits and an another wonderful program called Honor Flight. First of all, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was
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Haphazard Hygiene

hy·giene [ˈhīˌjēn] conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness: synonyms: cleanliness · sanitation · sterility · purity · disinfection Have you recently noticed a decline in your loved one’s personal hygiene? When this occurs, it is typically one of the warning signs that they could use some assistance. Chances are that there is more going on than meets the eye (or the nose). Un-kempt and greasy hair, unshaven whiskers, dirty clothes, body odor, and bad breath are all indications that your loved one is struggling more than you think. Lack of proper personal care
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The Importance of Preserving the Past

“Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart” -Richard Carlson By the time this is printed I will have attended two major events honoring our greatest generation. The Washington State Legacy WWII project “Washington Remembers”-celebrating and recognizing the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the Polson museum’s Pioneer of the Year award honoring two of our local citizens. In the nearly 27 years that I have served people, my deepest regret is not starting much earlier than I did recording, documenting and photographing the wonderful and interesting people that have crossed
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Assisted Living Communities and Adult Family Homes-What is the Difference?

What’s the difference between an adult family home and an assisted living community? There’s a huge difference when it comes to the right fit for an individual. When I started in this industry in 1988, our communities were called “retirement homes”. Even then I wondered, who in their right mind “retires” and then moves into one of these places? The term assisted living came much later, but really fits what these communities truly are. However, having said that, one does not have to be in need of any assistance to move in. I had many people move into assisted living
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Categories: Senior Housing and Care.