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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Join us in honoring the dedication of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers by sharing a personal tribute message. alz.org/honor
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I always knew I have Mexican blood. On our Harbert-Herbert family side somewhere, I suspect. This is exactly what I feel about what I do for and with Tom. He's my husband. I want what is best for him. Why that surprises some people I will never really understand. It is an honor to care for him.

Anyway, watch the video if you can. Dr A-F is susinct, poised, and, I believe, so very brave to get this message out to all cultures drowning in individualism, competition, staunch independence, and wearing blinders to stay focused on keeping The American Dream myth the main goal. Short term helping someone, sure. Long term commitment that causes inconvenience, change of focus, sacrifice? Only if somehow forced into through guilt, finances, pressure to keep up appearances or better yet, to create the appearance of doing the right thing.

In my experience, employees of health services can fall into these traps too like with any ol' job. It just means they have unique dynamics to their work environment. All the same basic psychology, just some different applications while at work. It's work. It's a job. It's often about doing the least they can get away with and still get paid.

There are exceptions, and some pretty darn impressive ones! Just wish they would be norm. So, take a look at this video and see what you think: 😎
Dr. Arévalo-Flechas asks, “What makes the difference in the perception of caring for elderly relatives?” She uses her research of Hispanic/Latino caregivers to explain care-giving in cultural terms, using bilingual references as graphic examples. Lyda C. Arévalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, RN has earned a reputation, nationally and internationally, for cutting-edge research on the factors influencing Latino/Hispanic caregivers’ perception of the experienc...
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Nope. Not a drop. We are Vikings!!! And others but no Latin American in the pile. I did the DNA test on ancestry.com. 
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Author and caregiver,  +Judith D Henry and her siblings may feel like meshuggenehs as they juggle care for their mother with humor and love. Lots of oy vey  moments make The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving a fun read for caregivers who need information in easy-to-digest portions.  http://thecaregiversvoice.com/tcv-review/the-caregivers-voice-review-the-dutiful-daughters-guide-to-caregiving/
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Sure wish this was around for Mom when Grams was hard on her. For those of us who still have time lets arm ourselves with healing humor :)
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Saint Keanu. Mother Theresa would be proud :)
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Thanks Linda. You have helped teach me, part of God supplying all our needs. Your support means the world to me 🌻
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OMGOODNESS! This specific blog post is so true for us too, day or night! "Free Spirit," ol' Al.
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It's been an AMAZING weekend so far and Amazon's Audible still shows STUFFology 101 as trending #1. Help us keep the momentum and post a review to AMAZON.com if you've read the book. This is SOOO IMPORTANT. http://www.amazon.com/Stuffology-101-Your-Mind-Clutter/dp/B00QU4NU7U
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Someone. Anyone! Wake me up from this dream! It this really happening? The Associated Press reports The Top 10 Audiobooks on Audible.com #1 Nonfiction -… - Brenda Avadian - Google+
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Relaxing and enjoyable, clean. Love the setting!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
We have great care there. Have gone probably 10 times and only 2 long waits. Receptionist needs to be friendlier if she can get training or something.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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Not what's advertised at all. Barely assisted living at The Anchor. No specially trained staff as "Direct Service Workers" Management caring and friendly but not able to do their jobs with so many problems: untrained, underpaid staff, high turnover, poorly arranged facility (though Impressive at first inspection), etc. Even management and nurse turnover.River to River money grubbing as far as I can tell. Treated me and my family with utmost disrespect, unethical (barely legal) traumatizing way to get rid of my husband (and I) instead of just admitting they couldn't care for him well and we needed to look elsewhere for help.... I was there every day but 3 of my husband's 6 week stay. Trust me, don't trust the friendly, professional management or CEO, CFO, and don't be fooled by marketing and beautiful new building at The Anchor especially.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Beautiful building (mix between lodge & hotel), great staff, caring community of residents. Food better than average for this area, but heavy on simple carbs, low grade beef, saturated fat, potatoes, rice, overcooked vegetables, and menu repetitious. Salad bar very basic & all prepackaged, rarely has anything locally in season fresh. Management company is Meridian who limits food purchase to Sysco so food options restricted primarily for that reason. No attention to individual dietary needs or preferences. Activities mostly sedentary, nothing active but limited exercise 3x/week. Irregular outings mostly limited to local performances. We have occasional in-house entertainment and gatherings. Seated smoking area limited to two rocking chairs at front entry - messy & unpleasant placement. Pond out front not maintained well. I thought this operation would be a bit more "cutting edge" since it's so new, but not so. Three stars reflects caring CNAs, kitchen staff and in-house management, ambiance of common areas in building, a "spa" has walk-in tub, movie theatre fun when operational & popcorn machine works. Lovely residents top my list of features. Unfortunately no racial & ethnic mix though, all Caucasian. Just sayin'....
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago