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COVID-19 Tested/Client Approved

Ensuring your safety in a time of crisis Care Connections At Home, a Sarasota-based private duty skilled nursing agency recently cared for an elderly client residing in a local rehab center while she recovered from surgery. The facility was known to have residents who had tested positive for COVID-19. Our client did not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny…

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Aging Parents in Crisis: What Can Be Done from Afar

It was my mom in Pennsylvania. She tells me that she has some difficult news, that my father’s been admitted to the hospital with serious delusions and she’s concerned for their future. I hold my breath. How could this be? I had just seen my father on one of my annual visits to my hometown only a month prior, and…

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Dementia and Music: A Language of Compassion

“Music heals the wounds that medicine cannot touch.” – Debasish Mridha Walking into the nursing home, my husband and I go mostly unnoticed. Feet shuffle by us without pause and faces are frozen in their expression. We feel like we’ve encountered an invisible wall standing between us and the facility’s residents. Even our smiles and small talk can’t seem to…

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Self-Care for Caregivers

Do yoga and breathe deeply. If only it were quite so simple! Most of us know that we should slow down and find our Zen, but our needs as caregivers often go deeper than that. Our wellbeing extends far beyond the physical. Feeling vibrant means that all the parts of our life are full and rich: our emotional landscape, our…

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Purple Is the Color of Love: A Journey through Hospice

Massaging her feet, the twilight draws me into a place of sudden and unexpected knowing. I trace an outline of calloused soles, cracked from the weight of recent years spent walking a harder earth than she was used to. An insight: Even though strokes took away her speech and much of her mobility, they can never take away this sacred…

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